Cabinetmaker Kitchen 5

DETAILER / Project Mgr Cabinetmaking


Detailer position for experienced Cabinetmaker moving off the tools, transitioning to Detailer / Project Manager. South Island, NZ.



Experienced Joiner or Cabinetmaker looking for an “Off the Tools” position with an award winning, establish, busy Cabinetmaking company in the South Island, New Zealand.

The position is for a for a top-class joiner with 10-15 years’ experience who is seeking to transition to an “off the tools” role as a Detailer / Project Manager.


Will need:

Extensive experience in joinery / cabinet manufacturing and installation.

Be willing and able to learn new skills and be passionate and competent in the use of technology.

Will be a great communicator, problem solver and team player who can balance the needs of customers with sensible decision making.

In this role you join a team responsible for:

*            Site measuring, detailing, purchasing, and CNC programming using Microvellum.

*            Liaising with designers, factory, installers, subcontractors, builders, and clients.


Competencies required: 

*             A positive attitude with problem solving ability.

*             Logical thinking and good computer skills.

*             At least 10 yrs post apprenticeship bespoke joinery or cabinet making experience.

*             Ability to follow processes.

*             Self-motivated, reliable, and well organized.

*             Leadership qualities with excellent communication skills.

*             Ability to perform under pressure and take responsibility.


All applicants should have NZ residency or a current long term NZ Work Visa.

we are seeking an experienced Programmer/Detailer with project management skills and experience who will be responsible for the successful outcome of quality custom projects including kitchens, wardrobes, solid timber & commercial joinery.


In this role you will be part of a team responsible for:

* Detailing and CNC programming using software including 20-20, iMos and ASPAN.

* Purchasing products

* Designing workflow sequence, cut lists and parts

* Organization of sub trades

* Overview of project through to successful completion


Personal attributes will include:

* At least 5yrs joinery or cabinet making experience and qualifications.

* Strong computer skills, logical thinking and willingness to follow procedures.

* Being self-motivated, reliable and well organized.

* Leadership qualities and good communication skills.

* A positive attitude with problem solving ability.


Location –      South Island, New Zealand

Full time PERM position

Start a.s.a.p.  

Wage Rate     Negotiable with skills & experience



Appointments Recruitment Specialists

 Mobile            021 500 653 or (09) 478 9954


Free Ph         0800 030 125


 If you have contacted Appointments before, you are welcome to do so once again, we would be pleased to hear from you!


Cabinetmaking, Project Manager