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Lead Carpenter

Job Description Summary

The Lead Carpenter will work on Job Sites of Auld & White. The Lead Carpenter is responsible for direct supervision of a crew of filed employees, and performing tasks as instructed by the Project Superintendent. The Lead Carpenter will construct, erect, install and repair structures and fixtures of concrete, wood, plywood, and wallboard using hand and power tools as directed by Project Superintendent.

Reporting Structure

The Lead Carpenter reports directly to the Superintendent.


The Lead Carpenter must possess 6 to 10 years experience in the trade of carpentry and commercial construction.

Essential Job Functions – Partial List

Study blueprints, sketches and specifications for information on type of materials required, such as lumber, concrete, rebar and wallboard, etc. Understand the dimensions of structures or items fabricated, and the type of finish required.

Prepare layout using transit, level, rule and framing square.

Mark cutting and assembly lines on materials using pencil, chalk and marking gauge. Shape materials to prescribed measurements using saws, chisels and planes. Assemble, cut and shape materials and fasten them with nails, screws, dowel pins and glue.

Erect scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground level.

Place and finish concrete

Maintain a positive outlook. Be enthusiastic and treat all members of the crew fairly.

Plan project crew production, including material delivery and storage. Ensure that right tools are available in sufficient quantity, and that crew is organized for maximum efficiency. Participate with the Project Superintendent in creating the three-week short interval schedule.

Meet and deal with clients and their concerns as directed.

Schedule and meet with inspectors as directed by Project Superintendent.

Ensure workplace safety. Observe proper worksite safety procedures. Utilize tools and equipment in accordance with operating instruction/manuals. Report any safety hazards or potential hazards to supervisor.