Carpenter Job Description

Carpenter Job Description

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Carpenter provides status reports including the status of work projects, materials used, and hours spent performing labor to supervisor or other appropriate project lead.

Carpenter Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective carpenter job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included carpenter job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Plans and lays out work from blueprints, drawings, models, or verbal instructions using a variety of carpenter's hand tools, portable power tools, and standard measuring instruments, makes standard shop computations relating to dimensions of work, and selects materials necessary for the work
Ensures and delivers an adequate supply of tools, equipment, and materials needed to complete jobs are at work sites as required
Uses hand and power tools to measure, cut, and shape wood, drywall, and related materials to specification
Uses hand and power tools to fabricate, install and repair solid surface materials (countertops, partitions and wall surfaces)
Joins materials with nails, screws, staples, or adhesives
Ensures adequate supplies of tools, equipment, and materials needed to complete jobs are at work sites as required
Builds cabinets, shelves, wall units, TV backboards, consoles, work benches, frames, /
Repairs doors, cabinets, latches, shelves, wall units, /
Perform minor furniture repair
Assist in relocating staff by delivering and installing office and residential furniture

Carpenter Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Carpenter

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: OSHA, MRPT, NCCER, OSHA10, AAADM

Education for Carpenter

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the carpenter job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in Education, General Education, Technical, Construction, Communication, Associates, History, Theatre, Management, Graduate

Skills for Carpenter

Desired skills for carpenter include:

Job site safety ability to complete a company specific safety orientation
Job site safety
Building codes
Construction methods
Trades and regulations
Storage and preservation of building materials
Commonly-used concepts
Procedures within a particular field

Desired experience for carpenter includes:

Tape and mask rooms to be painted and paint walls as needed
Complete minor plaster and drywall repairs and small to medium concrete jobs to include forming and finishing
Assists in maintaining the working condition of the building structure
Maintains a daily log book highlighting problems and solutions
Knowledge and experienced in the proper care and operation of timber cutting equipment and tools
High skill level is required in the working and fabrication of joinery pieces

Carpenter Examples


Carpenter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of carpenter. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for carpenter
  • Selects and orders proper quality and quantity of materials necessary for the work
  • A strong a product knowledge in wood care procedures and wood care products is essential
  • Ability to interpret shop drawings and experience in wall & floor product restoration and minor decoration
  • Work as part of assigned crew performing rough and finish carpentry work other facility repairs
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly inspections, and routine preventative maintenance on the Joker roller coaster
  • Interpret and follow work orders and/or verbal instructions in order to complete assignments
  • Troubleshoot repairs and construction problems to determine best work method
  • Make a variety of repairs to buildings, roofs, fences, gates, walls, flooring, doors, stairs, carpet, fixtures
  • Perform take offs for various projects
  • Adhere to all departmental and company safety policies
Qualifications for carpenter
  • Communicate daily to department management the progress of assigned tasks
  • Assist in other Maintenance and Construction Trades as needed
  • A willingness to work shift if necessary, including days, evenings, and nights overtime, weekends, and holidays as required
  • Ability to work out of classification carpet installation, door repair, minor general maintenance or as directed
  • Use plaster or compound to patch minor holes and cracks in walls and ceiling
  • Performs carpentry and painting work associated with preventive maintenance and renovation

Carpenter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of carpenter. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for carpenter
  • Performs minor masonry and concrete work
  • Minor repair of doors, operators and door frames
  • Hang pictures, whiteboards and signage
  • Reconfiguration of modular furniture
  • Assisting trades electricians with minor electrical repairs
  • Sawing boards, panels
  • General installing, odd jobs and finish work on buildings
  • Assisting other trades personnel with common tasks
  • Be responsible for the planning and laying out of work from blueprints, drawings, models, or verbal instructions, using a variety of carpenter's hand tools, portable power tools and standard measuring instruments
  • Performs the carpentry duties necessary to maintain in good repair building woodwork and equipment such as bins, cribs, counters, benches, partitions, doors
Qualifications for carpenter
  • Required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel
  • Required to work at heights above 100 feet
  • Must possess the mental and physical capacities necessary to safely perform the job duties
  • Completion of a recognized apprenticeship or vocational program for a journeyman carpenter
  • Painting, spray painting, plastering and spackling skills
  • Minimum five (5) years recent experience in trade

Carpenter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a carpenter. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for carpenter
  • Makes recommendations on construction materials needed, and assists with obtaining quotes
  • Reads blueprints, specifications, and work orders to assess work required and determine installation and repair methods to use
  • Dismantles and removes damaged wooden structures and fixtures
  • Checks accuracy of work with levels, plumb bobs, and framing squares and makes necessary adjustments
  • Builds forms for concrete construction projects and constructs and erects scaffolding, platforms, and other support structures
  • Frames walls and partitions and installs doors and windows
  • Performs finishing work including installing interior and exterior trim
  • Repairs and maintains wood and related fixtures (e.g., floors, stairs, ceilings, doors, door frames, locks)
  • Operates specialized equipment and tools (e.g., saws, drills, sanders)
  • Repairs and maintains parts on vehicles (e.g., windshields, locks, headliners), as required
Qualifications for carpenter
  • Must have cabinetmaking experience or related expertise
  • Considerable knowledge of methods, material & techniques in building construction, repair & remodeling
  • Ability to understand & work from blueprints/drawings
  • Considerable knowledge of occupational hazards & safe operation in the trade
  • Knowledge of defects & flaws in construction and correction techniques
  • High School diploma or equivalent five to seven years of related experience as a journeyman-level craft worker

Carpenter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a carpenter. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for carpenter
  • Build other items as necessary
  • Excellent knowledge of brush painting spray painting
  • Repairs broken and malfunctioning furniture, doors, windows screens, trim, doors, flooring, siding, sheathing, stairs, railings, cabinets and simple furniture
  • This is a full-time position that may require overtime, both emergency and scheduled, pursuant to department protocols
  • Under supervision, performs journey-level rough and finished carpentry work in the construction, installation, and repair of wood structures and fixtures
  • Valid drivers license/reliable transportation recommended
  • Repair or alter buildings, sheds, scaffolds, partitions, concrete forms and other structures from plans, sketches or instructions
  • Operate power equipment such as saws, jointers, lathes, sanders, planers, boring and mortising machines
  • Perform all types of carpentry maintenance, restoration repairs and construction work, as directed
  • Adhere to the TCSA works requisition system and follow through with projects in an efficient and effective manner
Qualifications for carpenter
  • Must have 0-2 years experience and be willing to be part of the TEAM
  • Satisfactory completion of a military or recognized trade school or correspondence course, or have a minimum of four years apprenticeship or equivalent work experience
  • Must possess a certificate of completion from a recognized union apprenticeship program, University apprenticeship program, accredited trade school or have the equivalent amount of experience and training comparable to a journey level craftsperson in Carpentry
  • Able to maintain an active Top Secret SCI security clearance
  • Four years or more experience as a carpenter
  • Knowledge of all principles and processes involved in operating and supporting appliance functions at a large facility

Carpenter Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a carpenter. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for carpenter
  • Perform all trade and non- trade related works activities as scheduled / allocated and instructed by the Leading Hand Carpenter
  • Maintain TCSA tools, vehicles and machinery in a sound working condition
  • Ability to use a variety of carpenter's hand tools, portable power tools and standard measuring instruments
  • Paints structures both internal and external
  • Assist the other crafts in completing their duties
  • Combine lock cores and keys
  • Document work functions for regulatory agencies through the Preventative Maintenance Program
  • Fill out work tickets with the appropriate information
  • Install and repair a variety of door hardware and equipment
  • Maintain the necessary personal tools to carry out craft duties and keeps tools in a safe and reliable condition
Qualifications for carpenter
  • Ability to read blue prints if need be
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in carpentry work involving the layout, construction, repair, and maintenance of buildings and office equipment and furnishings
  • 1 year + of experience in carpentry
  • Must be 18 yrs old
  • Minimum of 6 months construction experience
  • Knowledge of hand tools and power equipment

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