Landscape Construction and Carpentry

VEG is looking for that someone special with a flair for carpentry and an interest in working with ethically sourced timbers! We are looking for passionate people who want to make a difference by helping families, schools and community groups grow more food and become more self-reliant. 

Who are we:

Very Edible Gardens has been designing and installing permaculture inspired gardens in and around Melbourne for over 12 years with a strong focus on urban food production, backyard chicken systems, cypress wicking beds and other edible garden infrastructure. We provide DIY offerings for chook systems and wicking beds including wicking bed conversion kits shipped Australia wide.  

We pride ourselves in running our business ethically and in preparation for a lower carbon future and value people in our organisation above all else. 

The role: 

Very Edible Gardens is looking for a new team member to join our workshop, warehouse, and edible gardening team on a casual basis.

The role sees you in the workshop cutting and preparing timber for garden beds, constructing bespoke chook houses and other garden infrastructure and also in the gardens of Melbourne constructing wicking garden beds, chook straw yards, compost bays and more.

You will be working out of our warehouse and workshop in Brunswick, Vic

with the role initially being 2 to 4 days a week.

Duties include;

  • Loading and unloading of timber orders by hand and forklift 
  • Cutting and predrilling of DIY wicking beds kit sets
  • Construction of VEG small and large chook houses
  • Cutting of timber for chook straw yards and construction of gates and hatches
  • Ripping and planing of timber
  • Take an active role in existing and future product development
  • Driving of work vehicles for delivery of orders and travel to work sites
  • Onsite construction of wicking beds including manual handling of bulk materials into the beds
  • Onsite construction of chook straw yards including use of angle grinders, electric staplers and other tools
  • Cleaning and maintaining work areas.

Personal skills;

  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and a strong work ethic
  • Punctual with a professional attitude
  • Well presented, genuine, polite and respectful to clients and teammates
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Able to perform repetitive tasks.

Essential criteria;

  • Physically fit and able to perform manual and heavy lifting duties
  • Carpentry and landscape construction skills and experience
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Confident with hand tools and power tools including; mitre saw, band saw, table saw, thicknesser, drill, driver, router etc.
  • Interested in learning new skills
  • Passionate about working with a sustainable and ethically oriented business
  • Current drivers license

Desirable criteria;

  • Actively involved in or passionate about edible gardening, urban agriculture, backyard food security and permaculture
  • Experience around the landscaping and landscape construction industry
  • Experience in fencing, retaining walls and garden edging
  • Passion for product design and development
  • General computer skills including CAD
  • Working with children check

Pay:

The position pays above award rates.

Interested? Email your CV and cover letter outlining your experience, interests and suitability for this role to Brendon at veg@veryediblegardens.com

Applications close Monday 2nd May 2022.