Apprentice Carpenter

Rocky Mountains - Big Sky, MT - Full Time

We’re hiring an apprentice carpenter to support the overall organization, cleanliness, and safety on our job sites. Apprentice carpenters use basic tools to assist carpenters and subtrades with executing the daily work plan, under the direction of the site foreman and superintendent. This position offers an opportunity to be a part of one-of-a-kind, high-end residential builds while developing frame to finish skills, as well as the ability to read and interpret construction drawings.


As an apprentice carpenter, you will:

  • Perform light carpentry and occasionally assist with pickup framing, finish carpentry, site protection, etc. as opportunities arise
  • Ask questions to gain a better understanding regarding the proper use of tools and equipment
  • Work with and ask questions of job leads who are proficient with the use of builder’s level to understand building layout and dimensional control
  • Work with job leads and ask questions to understand framing layout and rough framing of walls, floors and roof systems, how to calculate roof rafters, layout and frame stairs, windows and doors
  • Identify when other workers or subcontractors are not working in a safe manner and report unsafe practices to the Foreman or Superintendent
  • Invest in personal tools and equipment per the required tool list found in this job description
  • Understand the dynamics of a busy jobsite, including safety requirements, site organization, and workflow
  • Maintain a safe clean and organized job site: pick up all tools and equipment, and secure job site each day to eliminate potential injury to self and others
  • Travel locally as needed


To be successful as a Dowbuilt apprentice carpenter, you’ll need:

  • 1-2 years of carpentry experience (residential preferred)
  • Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record; occasional driving of a company vehicle may be required for this position
  • Must complete or already have acquired the appropriate safety training commensurate with the position and location
  • Ability to follow instructions, take notes and perform work as designated
  • Ability to be an active listener, ask for help and suggest solutions
  • Demonstrate discretion and treat all proprietary company information as strictly confidential outside, and in some cases within, the company
  • A team player attitude, fostering a positive and constructive environment onsite
  • Good manners and respect for the team, subcontractors, and clients
  • Commitment to a high level of accuracy and efficiency
  • Drive to continually learn and develop new skills and capabilities
  • Commitment to safety in action and attitude; reinforce awareness to reduce risk of injury to self and others
  • Technical and working knowledge of building methods and construction practice
  • Basic knowledge of safety and health procedures (ongoing safety training provided)
  • Ability to manage stress and maintain composure in challenging situations
  • Accountability and trustworthiness
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. of tools and materials without assistance or restriction
  • Ability to climb ladders and stairways
  • Ability to work extended hours on your feet on a variety of surfaces (dirt, concrete, asphalt, mud, gravel, ramps, stairs, scaffolding, and uneven terrain)
  • Ability to work indoor and outdoor in all weather conditions from extreme cold to extreme hot, wet, dry or humid, and in a dusty environment
  • U.S. work authorization


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 team members by providing benefits that support you at work and in life:

  • Competitive pay commensurate with skills and experience
  • 100% paid medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance for full-time employees (30% coverage for dependents), first of the month following DOH
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer profit sharing contribution
  • 8 paid holidays each year, no waiting period
  • Paid Time-Off (PTO) - 12 days/year to start. This accrual rate increases with years of service.
  • Mentorship and career development opportunities
  • Education reimbursement


Dowbuilt is a construction company founded in 1980, and today our talented teams can be found from coast to coast. We excel at cutting-edge, innovative, never-been-done-before residential projects and home service—all of which require precision and impeccable attention to detail. We work with top architects, and our builds are regularly featured in publications such as Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, and Dwell.

The Dowbuilt culture is one of care—care for our employees, clients, and the talented craftspeople we partner with—resulting in care for the incredible designs we bring to life.


We’re committed to investing in our team members’ ongoing professional development. At Dowbuilt, we want everyone to have equal opportunity to play to their strengths, fill gaps in knowledge, and grow professionally. We believe that effective career development requires two-way, open communication between employee and manager. Expectation setting happens on both sides, along with support, mentorship, and goal setting at regular intervals. Find out where your career will take you at Dowbuilt.

Dowbuilt is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. 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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