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Joiner Jobs

Joiner Jobs

How to Enter

Whilst there are no specific entry requirements for Joiners in the Trade & Industrial sector, most New Zealand employers prefer candidates who have, or are working towards, a National Certificate in Joinery (Level 3 or 4).

Personal requirements of a Joiner can often include:

  • Hard-working and adaptable

  • Great attention to detail and safety-conscious

  • Able to follow instructions

  • Good at problem-solving

  • Can work independently and as part of a team

  • Proactive and quick to learn

Typical Responsibilities

Joiners can expect to do some or all of the following:

  • Engaging with prospective customers and clients

  • Discussing briefs and providing quotes

  • Drawing designs and plans

  • Measuring, cutting, assembling, sanding and finishing materials such as wood

  • Construction items like cabinets, doors, frames and stairs

  • Installing finished products


With experience Joiners could further specialise in working with wood, such as Boat Building, Cabinet Making or continue training to become a qualified Carpenter.

Salary Range

34K – 57K per annum (NZD)