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General Carpenter

Dowbuilt is a construction company that was founded by top Pacific Northwest builders Jim Dow and George Schuchart 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 precision and 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 general carpenters have advanced carpentry skills and experience, a desire to work hard with a team of highly talented craftsmen and the ability to take on progressively more responsibility.  Candidates will show an aptitude for precision, a passion for troubleshooting unique build requirements and the ability to easily absorb and demonstrate new skills.  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

  • Ensure work performed is in accordance with plans and specifications
  • Foster a positive and constructive environment onsite
  • Strive to continually learn and develop new skills and capabilities
  • Establish and maintain quality control for all phases of construction
  • Maximize materials in order to prevent waste and stay within project budget
  • Provide mentoring and training to apprentice carpenters and laborers when directed
  • Work with superintendent/ foreman to ensure the project is ready for subcontractors each day
  • Be a positive advocate for safety in action and attitude; reinforce awareness to reduce the risk of injury or citations
  • Maintain job site security (ie. ensure safety of all people, tools, and materials)

Qualifications and Skills

  • 5+ years of high-end residential carpentry experience
  • Possess the following skills:
    • Journeyman level carpentry skills; foundation to finish capable
    • Experience with framing layout; rough framing of walls, floors and roof systems; calculating roof rafters; layout and framing of stairs, windows and doors
    • Work with full complement of basic tools and specialty tools
    • Lay out and set concrete forms
    • Read and interpret architectural drawings
    • Work at elevated heights and in confined spaces
    • Estimate materials and time needed to perform work
    • Familiarity with a variety of building materials
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety and health procedures for location; be a positive advocate for onsite safety
  • Demonstrate knowledge of proper use of tools and equipment
  • Excellent communication, team-building and mentoring skills
  • Able to anticipate and troubleshoot problems
  • Ability to follow direction and perform work as designated
  • Motivated, dependable and trustworthy

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.

Learn more about our incredible team and amazing projects by visiting: dowbuilt.com

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