We are always looking for good people to join our team. We are currently seeking a Trim Carpenter, see below for more information. To inquire about the position, please call us at (717) 431-7090 or fill out our contact form.
Trim Carpenter Job Description
A carpenter is responsible for working with wood to build and repair structures and other items and they also may have to select and source appropriate materials depending on project needs. A trim carpenter, however, is responsible for, but not limited to, interior trim work on installing doors, chair rails, trimming out windows, crown molding, and other such related interior work.
Skills and Qualifications
- Installing cabinets, shelving, fitted furniture, some drywall and insulation
- Adding fixtures and fittings such as door handles, locks, hinges and closures
- Selecting lumber by size and strength to suit each job, sourcing wood to suit the customer’s budget and style
- Calculating the number of fasteners required for each job
- Liaising with clients, suppliers and other construction professionals
- Reading blueprints and designs to work to specifications prepared by other construction professionals, architects and building code recommendations
Education and Training
Carpenters usually need at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Most Carpenters complete an apprenticeship program where they can get practical training and classroom instruction. Carpenters can also complete specific programs at technical schools and colleges or earn a carpentry diploma, certificate or associate degree. They need to have a working knowledge of building codes and regulations, and some Carpenters specialize in a particular aspect of carpentry and gain specific qualifications in that skill. Education can be waived.
A Carpenter who has gained certification will have completed a set number of hours of experience. Most Carpenters gain experience through a variety of jobs, from small domestic repair and installations to working on construction sites building timber-framed structures and so will be able to work in a variety of settings. Some Carpenters specialize in a specific area, such as joinery or laying wood flooring, so experience in a specialty may be required for certain jobs. Three to five years of experience in related field. Will train the right person. 90-day probational period.
An experienced carpenter, with a valid State operator’s license. Teachable. Honest. Hard-working. Reliable. Team-oriented.