Carpenter, Adelaide

McMahon Services is one of Australia’s largest privately-owned construction, industrial and environmental services organisations.

As an international business, we operate from city centres through to remote locations and employ over 1,100 people across Australia and New Zealand.

McMahon Services is committed to long-term employment rather than just for projects. We are a family business and pride ourselves on our values of reputation, integrity, safety and excellence to deliver exceptional outcomes for our customers.

The Building & Construction group delivers commercial and industrial building, fit-outs and maintenance projects. Our commercial building team delivers projects ranging from $1m – $30m.

Our people are central to what we do. Our work environment is positive, collaborative, and open, and we operate as a team. We are firmly committed to looking after our staff, from safety in the workplace through to professional development, ongoing training, and equal opportunities.

With the company showing continued growth, this is a great opportunity to work closely with dynamic team of talented professionals.

Work Type: Full Time

Location: Adelaide, SA

About the role:

We are seeking qualified Carpenters to join our Building and Construction Services team to work on projects across the Defence Sector based in SA.

This will include, but is not limited to:

  • Writing and reviewing JSA’s and risk assessments
  • Working on a variety of maintenance and minor works
  • Reading, interpreting and communicating plans effectively
  • Reading blueprints, drawings and sketches to fully understand the requirements
  • General building works, framing, 2nd fix and hanging doors
  • Laying flooring, roofing repairs, or plasterboard install
  • Installing fixtures and hardware such as door handles, locks, and door closers
  • Inspecting places and conduct repairs or maintenance
  • Ensuring compliance with McMahon Services safety, quality and business processes

About you:

To be successful in the role, you will need:

  • Previous experience working as a carpenter on commercial projects
  • Certificate III in Carpentry
  • General knowledge of all building and construction site works
  • An ability to take direction and work unsupervised as a team player
  • Construction White Card and current Driver’s Licence
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • To be able to pass a Drug and Alcohol and Fit for Work assessment
  • Your own standard tools – speciality tools provided by the company
  • To obtain DCSI and Defence clearance
  • An ability to travel on occasions within South Australia to our regional construction sites. Additional LAFHA (living away from home allowance) would be provided

Highly regarded but not essential:

  • Defence environment experience
  • First & Second Fix carpentry experience with a focus on doors & door hardware
  • SCEC knowledge
  • EWP Licence
  • Working at heights

What We Offer:

Full-time position with attractive remuneration, including access to weekly pay, Employee Assistance Program, annual Family Day event extended to your wider family, as well as the opportunity for additional training and career growth.

The successful candidate will be provided with a company vehicle (or equivalent vehicle allowance) and phone to complete day-to-day work.

How To Apply:

If you believe this opportunity matches your experience, skills and work approach, and you are looking to join a construction company that embraces diversity and fosters its employees for long-term career progression, then send your application to [email protected] or Contact Matt Chancellor on 0419 822 902


Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted. This position is open only to those eligible to work in Australia

As an employer who embraces equal opportunity and diversity, we encourage female, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.