Window and Door Fitter Job in Selby, North Yorkshire at Abbey Windows and Doors
North Yorkshire, Full Time £35k - £40k
Abbey windows and doors is a leading company of specialist window and doors installation. we specialize in high performance doors and windows, providing a service to both local customers , businesses and building contractors.
Due to continued expansion we currently have vacancies for a window and door fitter based in Selby and surrounding areas.
As a window fitter, you’ll be responsible for installing windows and doors in homes and businesses, ensuring fittings are fit for purpose and weathertight.
The job role of a window fitter involves the following duties:
You primarily work on customer premises and commercial building sites. If you’re working on existing buildings, you firstly carefully remove the old glass using hand and power tools. You then put in place the new windows and adjust the frames to fit exactly, using hand tools such as planes and saws.
Finally, you fix the new windows into place and make any repairs that need to be done to the plasterwork around the window frame.
Some Window Fitters specialize in fitting conservatories or doors with glass panels. You may work alone, with one other person or in small teams. Some of the work could be outside in all types of weather.
Using hand and power tools to remove old windows, doors and conservatories
Measuring up a space for new windows or doors
Fixing single or double-glazed windows and doors in place
Building conservatories and glasshouses
Sealing fittings to make them weathertight and improve buildings’ energy efficiency
Working with UPVC, metal or wooden fittings
Clearing away leftover materials after a job.
· Managing resources
· Implementing ideas
· Developing a plan
· Attention to detail
· Verbal communication
· Working with numbers
· Remove old windows and doors with hand and power tools
· Measure the space(s) for the new windows or doors
· Fix the glass in place, making sure it is safe and level
· Seal the fittings to protect against the weather
· Clean away leftover materials and fix any damage to timber or plaster
You would normally be helped by a fitter’s ‘mate’.
You might work with traditional wooden- and metal-framed products as well as modern UPVC units. You could also learn the special skills needed to repair and replace windows in old buildings.
As well as fitting windows on site, you may sometimes work on making the glass sheets. You’d need an awareness of safe working practices when handling glass.
As a window fitter, you could progress to work on larger, more high profile projects, or move into a role as a project manager or estimator.
A knowledge of the building industry is essential.
carpentry or joinery are useful skills .
· Construction & the Built Environment
· Glass Industry
Additional skills which may benefit anyone considering a job as a window fitter include:
Understanding of building and construction
Good Maths and logical thinking skills
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to work well under pressure
Good at working with your hands.
You would work around 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday, with possible overtime when necessary. You will be Remote working and part of a team on most occasions.
You would work both indoors and outside, using ladders or scaffolding to reach the upper stogeys of buildings. The work can be physically demanding, with heavy lifting involved.
You would normally need a driving license , a van will be provided and equipment.
Key candidate requirements:
Good level of communication
Strong team working skills
Ability to work on your own initiative
Expected start date: asap
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent