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Finish Carpenter

Dowbuilt is a high-end builder that started in Seattle, WA in 2004 and now our talented teams can be found throughout WA, CA, HI, CO, and NY.  We focus on one-off projects like cutting-edge, innovative new construction, challenging remodels and additions as well as home service – all of which require exacting work with impeccable attention to detail. The culture at Dowbuilt is one of care.  Care for our people, care for our clients, care for the craftsmen we partner with - all resulting in care for the incredible designs we bring to life. While our employees’ skill level and experience vary from entry level to mastery, all share an inspiring work ethic and passion for the build.

Our talented finish carpenters possess highly advanced interior and exterior carpentry skills and a demonstrated ability to execute work within very tight tolerances. They have an aptitude for providing creative constructability solutions to a variety of design challenges and are key to executing the high-quality work that Dowbuilt is known for.

This position offers an opportunity to be a part of one-of-a-kind, architecturally significant builds and work with colleagues who are dedicated to the highest levels of craftsmanship and quality.  

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Read and interpret architectural and shop drawings
  • Manage building layout & dimensional control, proficient with use of builder’s level
  • Establish clarity around deadlines, ensuring that any slipping deadlines are identified early, and new deadlines are communicated to the Foreman and Superintendent
  • Prepare and execute the daily work plan
  • Work and plan with subcontractors to make sure the project is ready for them to begin work each day
  • Help fellow carpenters put new work into place, from framing through finish
  • Work with Superintendent to order materials
  • Evaluate cabinet, door and window details and shop drawings
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to fellow Carpenters, Apprentice Carpenters and Laborers
  • Identify when other workers or subcontractors are not working in a safe manner and report unsafe practices to the Foreman or Superintendent

Qualifications and Skills

  • Expected Competencies of a Finish Carpenter with at least 5 years of experience:
    • Ability to read and interpret architectural drawings and specifications
    • Understands the basics of hanging doors & setting windows
    • Understands waterproofing; how to properly flash exterior doors and windows
    • Thorough understanding of structural framing details. This helps with remodels
    • Trim installation. This includes trim around doors, windows, base, base shoe, and crown molding
    • Familiar with coping techniques for base & crown
    • Familiar with scribing techniques for cabinetry & other trim work
    • Ability to mill materials to exact dimensions
    • Ability to cut tapers in trim boards when walls are out of plumb
    • Familiar with making jigs for routering door and cabinet hardware
    • Familiar with cabinetry and casework installation
    • Must have full understanding and working knowledge of tools required to perform high level carpentry
  • Expected Competencies of a Finish Carpenter with 10 to 15 years of experience (in addition to the above):
    • Trim work in either paint grade or stain grade material is tight with no gaps
    • Crown molding install at various wall angles with coped or mitered joinery
    • Base coping expert
    • Paneling fabrication & install
    • Expert at dimensioning lumber to exact size – even tapered pieces of trim
    • Familiar with some stair work including handrails and skirt boards
    • Satisfactory construction math skills figuring out angles & pitches for roofs, stairs and railings
    • Ability to hang doors efficiently with dead even reveals on 3 sides
    • Customize doors to correct size and configuration including gluing up to 2-3 piece moving wall type doors
    • Ability to hang blank doors from scratch
    • Familiar with mortising & installing door hardware
    • Must have glue up joinery skills for shelving, table or bench tops
    • Familiar with sharpening techniques for chisels & plane blades. Keep edge tools sharp
    • Skilled and efficient cabinet installer. Scribed joints in cabinetry and other casework is tight
  • Be efficient, motivated, dependable, and ethical
  • Have a full complement of tools and specialty tools
  • Excellent communication, team-building and detail follow through
  • Ingenuity from technical knowledge experience with both traditional and new materials
  • Have reliable transportation
  • Be able to give and take direction and communication with people at all levels of the business
  • Some locations require the ability to communicate in Spanish at a basic level

What We Offer

  • Competitive Pay Commensurate with Skills and Experience
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • 100% paid Medical and Basic Life Insurance for employees
  • Cost-shared, affordable Dental and Vision coverage
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer profit sharing contributions

Why Work with Dowbuilt?

We are a fun, easygoing bunch of professionals who take a lot of pride in the work we do. We acknowledge the contributions and talents of our biggest asset (our team members!) by providing recognition, on the job training and opportunities for advancement.  We're looking for someone with a high-level of integrity, who shares our values as a business.

Dowbuilt is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity within our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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