Journeyperson Carpenter

Klover SEPA Inc. Quakertown, PA $25.00 to $28.00 per hour

I.                    General Summary of Position

The Journeyman Carpenter exists to build, install, and repair structures, fixtures, and other items using different types of materials including wood and steel with the highest level of quality and efficiency. 

II.                  Essential (Core Competencies) Duties

·         Accurately measure height, width, length, and other proportions.

·         Basic material take-off to ensure proper material selection and quantity needed.

·         Perform proper layout for work to be put in place.

·         Move building materials to proper workspace.

·         Work with materials such as wood, metal, plastic, fiberglass, and/or drywall.

·         Utilize appropriate tools and materials to build or repair structural components.

·         Join materials with nails, screws, staples, or adhesives.

·         Use levels, rules, plumb bobs, framing squares, and lasers to ensure everything is level and secure.

·         Check work along the way to ensure it meets specification and quality standards.

·         Work with light-gauge and load-bearing steel framing for building interior partitions, soffits, exterior framing, and curtain wall construction.

·         Build and/or install windows, roof systems, stairs, blocking.

·         Cut, hang, and install drywall with minimum waste.

·         Install all types of ceiling grid systems (standard, slotted, and specialty products).

·         Install millwork and casework.

·         Install doors, frames, and hardware.

·         Install bath accessories and in-wall blocking.

·         Install exterior sheathing.

·         Install insulation.

·         Always exercise the proper use of PPE.

·         Set up and safely use company equipment.


III.                Qualifications

Preferred Education and Experience:

·         High School Diploma or GED

·         Participation in a secondary or post-secondary trade curriculum

·         7+ years’ experience field carpentry experience Knowledge and experience working with commercial carpentry tools and building materials

·         Knowledge and understanding of construction safety devices and PPE

Key Competencies:

·         Self-motivated to grow personally and professionally through on-going education as a result of the rate of change in the position.

·         Conscientious with customers in areas such as meeting customer needs, wants & expectations.

·         Ability to make decisions that promote successful outcomes for employees, customers, and/or the organization

·         Ability to successfully adapt (personally and professionally) to changes in the internal and external environment

·         Ability to build a relationship with another person or group through effective communication skills (listening, speaking & behaving).

·         Ability to focus on and meet target goals and objectives.

·         Ability to work effectively and productively as a member of a cross-functional team

·         Proactively defining & resolving problems before they become an issue, and identifying & resolving identified problems for optimum results

·         Ability to manage one's internal states, impulses and resources.

IV.                Work Environment

Carpenters work indoors and outdoors on many types of construction projects, with varying degrees of exposure to the elements. This may include extreme heat (>85 degrees for longer than one hour of exposure), extreme cold (<32 degrees for longer than one hour of exposure), excessive humidity and noise. Some hazards may be present such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, toxic/caustic chemicals, and slippery/uneven walking surfaces.

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