Construction Carpenter

Posting ID : A1068503349
Date Posted : 2015-08-19
Category : Skilled Trades Artisan

Construction Carpenter Job Description

Responsible for designing, building, installing, and repairing structures, fixtures and other items using different types of materials including wood and steel.

Primary responsibilities
Prepare the layout of the project.
Clean and prepare construction sites by removing debris and possible hazards
Load or unload building materials to be used in construction
Estimate height, width, length, and other proportions.
Work with materials such as wood, plastic, fiberglass, or drywall.
Utilize chisels, planes, saws, drills, and sanders to repair and erect structures.
Join materials with nails, screws, staples, or adhesives.
Use levels, rules, plumb bobs, framing squares, and surveying equipment to ensure everything is level and secure.
Build stairs, mantles, and furniture.
Install cabinets and molding.
Remodel homes and businesses.
Replace panes of glass, ceiling tiles, and doors.
Install partitions, doors, and windows.
Follow blueprints and building plans to meet the needs of clients
Measure, cut, or shape wood, plastic, fiberglass, drywall, and other materials
Construct building frameworks, including wall studs, floor joists, and doorframes
Inspect and replace damaged framework or other structures and fixtures
Help other craft workers with their duties
Must be able to work as part of rolling on call schedule
Assemble prepared components for various structures, including set props, cabinets, frames, paneled doors, etc. . .

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:
Trade school graduation, or equivalent, and 5-10 years of experience as carpenter
Knowledge of shop practices and skill in using shop tools and equipment

Important Qualities:
Detail oriented. Carpenters perform many tasks that are important in the overall building process. Making precise measurements, for example, may reduce gaps between windows and frames, limiting any leaks around the window.
Manual dexterity. Carpenters use many tools and need hand-eye coordination to avoid injury. Striking the head of a nail, for example, is crucial to not damaging wood.
Math skills. Because carpenters use basic math skills every day, they need to be able to calculate volume and measure materials to be cut.
Physical stamina. Carpenters need physical endurance. They often lift heavy tools and materials while standing, climbing, or bending for long periods.
Physical strength. Many of the tools and materials that carpenters use are heavy. For example, plywood sheets can weigh 50 to 100 pounds.
Problem-solving skills. Because all construction jobs vary, carpenters must adjust project plans accordingly. For example, they may have to use wedges to level cabinets in homes that have settled and are sloping slightly

Interested parties should email resumes via fax to or mail to 3113 Mogadore Road Akron, Ohio 44312.

Required experience:
Carpenter: 5 years

Required license or certification:
Drivers License

Required education:
High school or equivalent

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