Finish Carpenter

Washington - Seattle, WA - Full Time

We’re hiring finish carpenters to work on our high-end residential construction projects. Dowbuilt finish carpenters have highly advanced interior and exterior carpentry skills and a demonstrated ability to execute work within very tight tolerances. This position requires an aptitude for providing creative constructability solutions to a variety of design challenges and is key to executing the high-quality work that Dowbuilt is known for.


As a finish carpenter, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Reading and interpreting architectural and shop drawings
  • Managing building layout and dimensional control
  • Establishing clarity around deadlines, ensuring that any slipping deadlines are identified early, and new deadlines are communicated to the Foreman and Superintendent
  • Preparing and executing the daily work plan
  • Working and planning with subcontractors to make sure the project is ready for them to begin work each day
  • Helping fellow carpenters put new work into place, from framing to finish
  • Working with Superintendent to order materials
  • Evaluating cabinets, door and window details, and shop drawings
  • Providing mentoring and coaching to fellow Carpenters, Apprentice Carpenters, and Laborers
  • Identifying when other workers or subcontractors are not working in a safe manner and reporting unsafe practices to the Foreman or Superintendent


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

  • Experience hanging doors and setting windows
  • Experience waterproofing; knowledge of how to properly flash exterior doors and windows
  • Proficiency with use of builder’s level
  • Thorough understanding of structural framing details
  • Knowledge of trim installation, including trim around doors, windows, base, base shoe, and crown molding
  • Familiarity with coping techniques for base & crown
  • Familiarity with scribing techniques for cabinetry & other trim work
  • The ability to mill materials to exact dimensions
  • The ability to cut tapers in trim boards when walls are out of plumb
  • Familiarity with making jigs for routering door and cabinet hardware
  • Familiarity with cabinetry and casework installation
  • Full understanding and working knowledge of tools required to perform high-level carpentry
  • Crown molding install at various wall angles with coped or mitered joinery
  • Paneling fabrication and install
  • Familiarity with some stair work including handrails and skirt boards
  • Satisfactory math skills figuring out angles and pitches for roofs, stairs and railings
  • Glue up joinery skills for shelving, table, or bench tops
  • Familiarity with sharpening techniques for chisels and plane blades
  • 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 $50,000 in 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) earned at a rate of 1 hour per every 30 hours worked
  • Tool purchase and tool loan programs
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Mentorship and career development opportunities
  • Opportunities to build for Dowbuilt in other regions, if desired

The compensation range for this position is $35.00 - $45.00 per hour


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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