Framing Carpenter

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Job Detail

  • Career Level High School or Equivalent
  • Experience 4-6 Years
  • No. of Openings 1

Job Description

BRAAX Construction specializes in a diverse range of construction including concrete formwork, framing, renovations, remodel, new home builds, and multi-family units. As an employee in training, you should exhibit enthusiasm to learn, eagerness to build your knowledge, and willingness to put in the effort to develop your skills.

We are looking to hire an experienced Framing Carpenter to construct the framework of the building and other structures according to construction plans. The framing carpenter’s responsibilities include using plumb bobs and levels to ensure that structures are exactly vertical or horizontal, constructing window and door frames as well as staircases and flooring, and installing temporary supports for structures as required. To be successful in this role, you should be able to interpret blueprints and have sound knowledge of building codes and safety regulations. You should demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills and ensure that all tasks are completed in a timely manner.

Key Accountabilities

  • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and sketches to determine specifications and calculate requirements
  • Prepare layouts conforming to building codes, using measuring tools
  • Measure, cut, shape, assemble and join materials made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel, and other materials
  • Build foundations, install floor beams, lay subflooring, and erect walls and roof systems
  • Fit and install trim items, such as doors, stairs, molding, and hardware
  • Maintain, repair, and renovate residences and wooden structures on commercial and residential sites
  • Selecting, measuring, and marketing materials for exterior doors and windows, foundations, floors, walls, and roofs
  • Cutting and shaping materials and joining them with nails, screws, bolts, or glue
  • Developing work plans
  • Reading and interpreting blueprints
  • Work with power tools, lift heavy materials and kneel or crouch for long periods of time.
  • Able to make quick mental calculations
  • Work safely and wear special equipment to protect against injury
  • Ask questions when you are not sure

Education, Experience, and Skills Required

  • High school diploma
  • Carpentry trades experience – a minimum of 4 years
  • Valid BC driver’s license with a clean driving record. Experience operating a truck & trailer is an asset
  • Self-driven with the ability to multi-task
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Possess good organizational and time management skills
  • Reliable and consistently punctual with an eye for detail
  • Knowledge of workplace health & safety practices and responsibilities associated with it
  • Self-driven with the ability to manage and motivate others
  • Proactive, hands-on, roll up your sleeves, and do whatever it takes to get the job done attitude
  • Contributor to a positive and results-oriented team environment with the desire to learn and grow
  • Physical stamina to maintain a productive 8-hour workday. Ability to lift weight up to 50lbs
  • Proficient operating skills of all major construction tools & equipment
  • Provide all your own personal safety gear including waterproof outerwear and gloves
  • Willing to work evenings, on-call, and weekends when requested

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