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Project Manager


The Carpenter, under the direction of the Project Manager, will primarily be responsible to perform various forms of labour to assist in the successful completion of construction projects from start to finish. This position will ensure high standards of workmanship and efficiency. This role will also adhere to company policies and standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, safety, and complete and on-time delivery.


  • Attention to Detail – Attends to details and pursues quality in the accomplishment of tasks, regardless of the volume of duties encountered.
  • Commitment to Health and Safety – Works in compliance with all applicable health and safety legislation and established policies and procedures.
  • Cooperation – Works with others to prevent conflict and share resources to encourage symbiotic relationships within the organization.
  • Economical – Ensures work is completed in a way that is conscientious of company resources.
  • Ownership – Takes pride in the work that is accomplished, and understands the function of tasks within the larger picture of the organization. Ensures deadlines are met and work is completed properly.
  • Problem Solving – Able to break down a situation into smaller pieces to identify key issues and figure out cause and effect relationships in order to solve. Use logic and analytical methods to come to realistic solution.
  • Teamwork – Works cooperatively and effectively with others to reach a common goal. Participates actively in group activities fostering a team environment.
  • Time Management – Balances a myriad of tasks; prioritizes duties as needed.

Job Duties

  • Perform various forms of labour to assist in the successful completion of construction projects from start to finish
  • Ensure high standards of workmanship and efficiency
  • Adhere to company policies and standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, safety, and complete and on-time delivery
  • Adhere to established safe working procedures and wear the proper safety equipment at all times
  • Ensure compliance with licensing laws, health and safety, and other statutory requirements
  • Ensure accurate and timely project close date; help supervisors to adjust working schedules to ensure deadlines are met
  • Aid in residential construction sites to ensure compliance with design, project specifications, regulations, and safety codes
  • Inform supervisor of the need to order materials as required
  • Assist in the resolution of design issues, change requests, material defects, and equipment problems
  • Assist with jobsite administration duties, such as timesheet completion, and any daily logs that need to be maintained
  • Perform daily maintenance and safety checks on all equipment and tools
  • Bolt, screw, clip, weld, solder, or otherwise fasten parts and components together using hand and power tools and equipment
  • Cut, drill, sand, or plane materials for snug fit
  • Dig ditches or trenches, backfill excavations, and compact and level earth to grade specifications, using appropriate tools
  • Load, unload, and identify building materials, machinery, and tools, and distribute them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans and supervisors specifications
  • Lubricate, clean, maintain, and repair machinery, equipment, and tools
  • Maintain a clean working area free from dirt and debris between tasks and at end of day

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Degree or diploma in a related field an asset
  • Certification(s) and/or licence(s) appropriate to industry
  • Knowledge of appropriate materials, methods, and tools required in various construction processes
  • Knowledge of construction equipment safety
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics, field drawings, and plans
  • Ability to respond quickly in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Ability to lift heavy objects, walk, and stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical labour
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work in a hot and humid environment
  • Ability to work individually as well as part of a team

Work Conditions

  • Exposure to hazards associated with the industry/trade
  • Extended periods of standing, and other physically demanding conditions
  • Hazards associated with conducting work outdoors
  • High noise levels
  • Lifting, moving, or manipulating objects up to 50 kilograms
  • Occasional travel
  • Operation and use of necessary tools, machinery, or equipment
  • Regular exposure to conditions including heat, humidity, and dust
  • Repetitive work
  • Use of required personal protective equipment

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