Job Description - Lead Carpenter

LEAD CARPENTER JOB DESCRIPTION

Definition: A lead carpenter is defined as a craftsman with extensive skill and experience level, able to manage job sites with multiple employees and trade contractors.

Job Requirements
Education - High School Graduate

Experience
Minimum of five years in all phases of residential construction. Supervisory experience.

Knowledge
Extensive knowledge of residential construction and remodeling trades, practices, procedures, techniques, tools and equipment, materials, specifications, quality control, cost control, safety and applicable building codes.
Proficient at blueprint reading.
Able to do layout, framing, finishing of typical projects, including new homes, room additions, and remodeling.
Ability to draw appropriate sketches to communicate details to employees, and others.
Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to do material and labor estimates. Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to interpret job cost reports.

Interpersonal and Communications Skills
Able to clearly explain steps, provide clear directions, and answer questions about construction processes to employees and subcontractors.
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 progress of multiple employees and trade contractors on a single jobsite.
Able to quickly identify potential schedule conflicts and generate and implement needed modifications.
Able to complete and fulfill paperwork required for purchase orders, and time sheets.

Problem Solving
Job requires that alternative solutions be quickly generated to resolve scheduling conflicts, project delays, and design modifications.

Working Conditions
99% of time is spent working at job sites. Substantial driving is required.

Physical
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.

Hazards
Normal hazards associated with construction environment.

Compensation
Commensurate with experience


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