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Sample carpenter job description

[Company X] is looking for a carpenter to assist in on-site assembly for construction and renovation. The carpenter will build stairs and porches, construct walls and beams, and install cabinets, windows, and doors. An ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, timely, and able to complete projects within budget constraints. They will also be comfortable handling a range of carpentry tools and materials. Other responsibilities include inspecting worksites, keeping work areas clean and secure, ensuring safety on-site and in the workshop, and demonstrating excellence of craft.

Objectives of this role

  • Advance construction projects by building and installing key functional elements
  • Keep work areas and equipment clean and secure
  • Maintain good relationships with clients and third parties
  • Ensure compliance with safety protocols on-site and in the workshop
  • Collaborate with a skilled team of fellow craftsmen
  • Demonstrate excellence of craft to drive further business


  • Install cabinets, doors, and other structures on job sites
  • Use power tools and other equipment for construction and installation
  • Troubleshoot construction issues with project team
  • Ensure all relevant zoning laws, building codes, and workplace safety regulations are followed
  • Attend site scouts and meetings prior to beginning construction
  • Train incoming and junior personnel in job functions

Skills and qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Professional interpersonal skills
  • Accurate and detail-oriented approach
  • Ability to work well under pressure and within time constraints
  • Capacity to multitask without sacrificing quality or safety
  • Willingness to work outdoors in a range of weather conditions

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with power and hand tools, like saws, drills, and hammers
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to follow plans, blueprints, and sketches
  • Good math and spatial reasoning skills
  • Knowledge of carpentry best practices and techniques