Job description

Are you…

  • Wanting to be a part of a tight-knit Crew who is appreciative and dedicated to preserving the history of classic mahogany boats?
  • Seeking a way to express an innate talent by using your hands and mind to create fulfilling results?
  • Personable and a team player?
  • Able to comprehend given instructions and execute the task at hand?
  • Looking for a future based on your abilities and mindset?

Do you…

  • Have extensive finishing and wood working skills and want to learn about the unique craft of wooden boat building?
  • Do everything with excellence to the best of your ability and have attention to detail?
  • Value integrity and live by it both in your work and personal life?
  • Want to be a part of a unique company that is committed to continuing legacies?

If so…

We are looking for self-motivated and passionate people who appreciate elegance, quality, and style.

Absolute Classics is a Kelowna based business, established in 1988. We specialize in the restoration and sales of classic mahogany boats and related products for clients around the world.

Due to an expanding niche market and significant growth, we are currently searching for a skilled woodworker to join our Crew of like-minded individuals. Ideal candidates will embody an uplifting attitude, have integrity, an openness to learn, possess a very strong work ethic and enjoy working with their hands to create.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Follow instructions and the methodical process of restoration
  • Complete assigned tasks
  • Learn necessary skills in the area of disassembly, templating & fitting, hand tool use, fairing, staining, varnishing and outfitting the boat for use on the water
  • Effective use of time is important as is productivity, being able to stay on task and be self motivated
  • Hit targeted billable project hours and accurately track them through Shop Monkey, our work order system
  • Keeping the workshops clean and organized


  • 3 - 5 years of finishing, wood working experience and the use of power tools including hand planes
  • 3 - 5 years working in a shop environment as part of a team


  • Boat building experience
  • Lead hand/Leadership experience in a shop environment


Our Core Culture Values:


Stay true to ourselves and others with our believed morals and ethics. Under promise, over deliver and keep our agreements without compromise. “When honesty is given, respect is earned, trust is gained, and loyalty returned.”


Preserve history, protect the provenance, and honor the work done by those before us. Ensure the future of Absolute Classics is built on solid core values and quality.


Let your passion and intention show in everything you put your hands and mind to.


Be thankful for everything we have, everything we are able to do, and everything we are. Celebrate the wins of our crew and our clients and give thanks to those who contribute to our success and way of life.


Remember to not take things too seriously! Enjoy and appreciate the little things in life and laugh often! Choose happiness and share that with those that are important to us, including our clients. Make the journey for them worthwhile and exciting.

If you are looking to contribute an integral role in a dynamic and fun environment where every day brings new challenges and interesting developments, then this is the place for you! Please submit a cover letter with your resume.

Available Hours 35 – 40 hours/week, wages based on experience and skillset


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $30.00-$40.00 per hour


  • Casual dress
  • On-site parking


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends