Job Description - Carpenter


Definition: A carpenter is defined as a craftsman with a skill and experience level greater than a helper or laborer, but less than a lead carpenter. The carpenter will generally have a smaller tool inventory and may need direction to perform more advanced carpentry skills.

Job Requirements
Education - High School Graduate

Minimum of three years in all phases of residential construction.

Knowledge of residential construction and remodeling trades, practices, procedures, techniques, tools and equipment, materials, specifications, quality control, cost control, and safety.
Proficient at the following tasks: stain-grade trim work, hang doors, drill and set door hardware, set windows, layout for stairs and common rafters, read blueprints, utilize appropriate math skills.
Able to read blueprints.
Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to do material estimates.

Interpersonal and Communications Skills
Able to understand verbal and written instructions..
Adept at establishing relationships with all parties involved in the construction process that facilitate harmonious working relationships during project, and permit prompt resolution of problems and conflicts as they occur.

Organizational Skills
Able to organize assigned tasks, for completion alone or with help.
Able to complete and fulfill paperwork required for personal time sheets in a timely manner.

Problem Solving
Able to envision all steps in assigned tasks.

Working Conditions
99% of time is spent working at job sites. Some driving is required. Valid driver's license is required.

Job requires ability to perform tasks on all areas and aspects of construction project. Requires ability to climb ladders for heights of up to 60 feet, and crawl for distances of 50 feet.
Job requires ability to work with tools, lumber and materials. Ability to lift and manipulate objects of up to 80 lbs for 50 feet is required.

Normal hazards associated with construction environment.

Commensurate with experience

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