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  • Domestic Appliance Engineers
    with Castle Furniture Project

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO48279 - Created/last updated: 04/08/2020


    About this opportunity:Castle Furniture Project is expanding to Glenrothes! We are looking to add to our team of Domestic Appliance Engineers and assistants who will help with the repair and testing of white goods that have been donated to the Project. Tasks will include testing machines as they come in to determine their working order, repairing and cleaning white goods to make them ready for sale, carrying out PAT tests and function tests and ensuring that the correct Test Labels are applied and visible, stripping unusable machines for parts, ordering new parts.

    If you are a qualified Domestic Appliance Engineer, we would particularly welcome any time you could offer from a couple of days a year to a couple of hours a month.

    Takes place:Please contact us to find out when this opportunity takes place.
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:No details were provided about the training made available to volunteers. Please contact us to find out more.

    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - We pay transport costs, at standard class public transport rate, to and from the Project. For those volunteers who need to use their cars due to a lack of public transport, we will pay a mileage rate of 30p per mile.

    Experience required:A curiosity in how machines work, what happens when they stop working and how to get them working again would be useful! Any experience of Domestic Appliance repair work would be great, but a willing to learn would also be great. Being interested in the

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    No restrictions were specified.

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsUnit 2 Southfield Industrial Estate Ashley Road Glenrothes KY6 2SE

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is not suitable for Saltire Awards (for volunteers aged 12-25).

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