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At Lewis Creek Builders, we are all about people: our employees, our clients, and our community. As a member of the Lewis Creek team, you will have the opportunity to learn and take on new challenges in a supportive and respectful environment. We work hard to provide the highest level of service to our clients and have fun doing it. We welcome humans of all backgrounds and identities.

LEAD CARPENTER

Residential Construction and Remodeling


Role Qualities

A successful candidate has a well-rounded background in residential building and remodeling, outstanding communication skills, and enthusiasm for the work and the team. The Lead Carpenter role requires strong organizational skills and the ability to be both an advocate and facilitator for the client, the project, and the crew. A successful member of the Lewis Creek Builders team is kind, flexible, and dedicated to providing excellent service to our community. 

 

Role Summary

The goal of the Lead Carpenter is to oversee and facilitate the successful execution of construction projects from start to finish. This role manages the work of journey-level carpenters and apprentices, coordinates with and supervises subcontractors, and acts as the primary point of contact for the client during the build phase. This is a hybrid ‘belt-on’ and ‘belt-off’ role, with anywhere from two to twelve hours per week dedicated to belt-off tasks such as project management, subcontractor coordination, and interfacing with clients.

 

Principal Duties:

  • Supervises and participates in the construction, installation, repair, maintenance, and inspection of all elements of residential carpentry including framing, sheathing, wall assemblies, floor assemblies, roof assemblies, demolition, drywall installation and repair, and finish carpentry.

    • Delegates tasks effectively and efficiently, utilizing the skills of other team members and helping them build on those skills as appropriate.

    • Manages and directs daily operations of the jobsite, setting clear expectations for schedule, quality, and behavior.

    • Applies company and industry standards to the work, initiating corrective actions when necessary to secure satisfactory results and timely project completion.

    • Assists in the performance evaluation process for carpenters and apprentices. 

  • Using the project work scope and budget, develops a project schedule, planning for materials procurement, equipment usage, subcontractor work, and other necessary procedures.

    • Keeps organized records of time, invoices, and receipts related to the project and submits them to the office weekly.

    • Act as a primary liaison for the client during the build phase, attending weekly progress report meetings with clients, presenting project information and updates, setting critical expectations, and escalating questions and issues to the appropriate team member as needed.

    • Documents and communicates change orders, schedule changes, and any variance from the plan reflected by the project documents.

  • Provides input and collaborates with the Sales, Design, and Project Management team to determine material and labor estimates as requested.

    • Provides feedback to Project Manager on budget documents and project approach.

    • Reviews select small scope projects such as rot repairs, work orders, and warranty repairs as needed to provide insight, estimates, and industry knowledge.

    • Takes a collaborative approach to project management by mastering and internalizing the project, budget, drawing set, and schedule. Works on a peer to peer basis with Project Managers to meet project goals and deadlines.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated skills in managing client expectations and serving client goals.

  • Strong knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials common to the trade.

  • Strong knowledge of common codes, standards, and regulations.

  • Understanding of basic structural loads and considerations related to walls, loads and footings.

  • Skill in installation, repair, and maintenance of all systems and assignments common to all aspects of carpentry in residential construction and remodeling.

  • Familiarity with estimating time and material requirements for projects in all aspects of carpentry in residential construction and remodeling.

  • Experience managing others in either/both a direct site management role or a project management role. 

  • Strong organizational skills and excellent communication skills.

  • Desire to grow in knowledge of the trade including new techniques in green building, passive home construction, and all associated materials in an ever-changing industry.

  • Physical requirements include but are not limited to: Ability to lift 40+ pounds, stand, walk, bend, reach, and kneel for extended periods of time. Ability to work from heights on ladders, scaffolding, and other OSHA-approved setups

Qualifications

10+ years of carpentry experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education deemed appropriate by hiring managers.

 

Compensation

Position is an hourly full-time position with an hourly pay rate of $28.00-$40.00 per hour. Actual compensation varies based on qualifications, skills, success and experience of the candidate

 

Benefits

At Lewis Creek Builders, people are at the heart of everything we do. We are dedicated to providing the very best service to our customers and a positive, supportive work environment where our team can thrive. We are proud to offer and maintain a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Health insurance, 3 competitive plans to choose from

  • $1000 HRA account for employees enrolled in a health plan

  • Dental insurance

  • Company-paid STD/LTD/Life insurance

  • IRA with company contribution matching up to 3%

  • 10 days paid vacation upon hire, 15 days after 3 years, 20 days after 5 years

  • 5 paid sick/personal days

  • 6 paid holidays

  • $250 equipment allowance for all staff, $600 tool/equipment allowance for carpentry staff

  • Support for work-life balance and flexible work schedule and location, as feasible

  • Opportunities for continued learning and professional growth

 

Other Duties

Other duties will invariably come into play with this position. Duties are not limited to those outlined above.

JOURNEY-LEVEL CARPENTER

Residential Construction and Remodeling

Lewis Creek Builders is looking to grow our team! We're currently searching for a Journey-Level Carpenter with 5+ years experience in frame-to-finish residential building/remodeling.

Lewis Creek Builders is a full-service design-build team. We are architectural designers and craftspeople well-versed in the most practical and energy-efficient products and methods that provide the best quality and value to our Vermont neighbors.

Role Qualities and Qualifications:

  • 5+ years carpentry experience, residential remodeling preferred.

  • Mastery of framing and interior and exterior finish work.

  • Demonstrated willingness be an active participant in your own growth and the growth of a team.

  • Highly organized and able to work effectively with minimal supervision.

  • Passion for our craft and a consistently positive attitude.

  • Strong communication skills and sense of accountability.

  • Interest and/or background in energy efficiency and home performance is a plus!

 

Compensation/Benefits 
At Lewis Creek Builders, people are at the heart of everything we do. We are dedicated to providing the very best service to our customers and a positive, supportive work environment where our team can thrive. We are proud to offer and maintain competitive compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits package which includes: 

 

  • Health insurance, 3 competitive plans to choose from

  • $1000 HRA account for employees enrolled in a health plan

  • Dental insurance 

  • Company-paid STD/LTD/Life insurance

  • IRA with company contribution matching up to 3%

  • 10 days paid vacation upon hire, 15 days after 3 years, 20 days after 5 years

  • 5 paid sick/personal days

  • 6 paid holidays

  • $250 equipment allowance for all staff, $600 tool/equipment allowance for carpentry staff 

  • Support for work-life balance and flexible work schedule and location, as feasible

  • Opportunities for continued learning and professional growth