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We are looking for a full-time Workshop Assistant to join our team to support the running of our forge.

Duties will initially include:

  • Maintenance of workshop and machines
  • Manage stores and supplies for running classes
  • Metal fabrication work
  • Production cutlery fabrication
  • Assisting with preparation of classes

We are looking for a motivated, confident person who has a can-do attitude. The ideal applicant will have the following attributes:

  • Is good with their hands, experieced using tools
  • Has a good mechanical knowledge of how things work
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Is keenly interested in bladesmithing, blacksmithing, or metalwork
  • Lives within one hour of Tharwa
  • Has their own transport
  • Is prepared to commit to this role for the next three years

This role offers the following benefits:

  • The opportunity to work with, and learn from, some of Australia’s best bladesmiths and blacksmiths
  • An environment where hard work and commitment are rewarded with autonomy and flexibility
  • Developing you skills in a broad range of applications

The following attributes will be looked upon favourably:

  • welding skills
  • woodworking skills
  • familiarity with G-code, CAD, CAM
  • digital design skills
  • knifemaking or blacksmithing skills
  • stores management experience
  • trade background

The successful applicant will receive pay at the award rate plus superannuation.

Applicants are invited to apply for this position by submitting a one-page resume, along with a one-page cover letter that addresses the following:

  • What is the most recent thing you have made?
  • What is the coolest thing you have made? (If you have a photo, please attach it to your application)
  • If you landed this role, where would you see yourself in three years?
  • Contact details for two work referees

Please submit your applications (PDF or DOCX) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications will remain open until we find the right person.

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