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CARPENTER JOBS IN SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION

Position: Lead Carpenter & Carpenter
Company: Fourth Pig Green & Natural Construction
Location: Greater Toronto Area, Ontario

We are seeking experienced people to join our well established (2007) construction company. Positions at the Fourth Pig provide an opportunity for growth and an opportunity for worker ownership. We are seeking to fill a Lead Carpenter position and general Carpenter position.

About Us:

Our mission is to foster ecologically balanced methods of construction and energy production in order to promote more sustainable and healthy communities. Founded in 2007 the Fourth Pig is a non-profit worker co-operative that is owned and operated by its members. Our members are invested in the success of the organization and we are proud to share and promote cooperative values.

To Apply:

Please submit your application through this form.

As part of the application form you will be asked to upload a single document that contains your resume and a cover letter highlighting your interest and experience with this position. Please include your name in the file name. In your letter please explain your interest in working for an environmentally focused company.

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

Please no phone calls. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Fourth Pig welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We support a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourage applicants from equity seeking groups to apply.


LEAD CARPENTER

Wage range: $32-$40/hour

Responsibilities:

The Lead Carpenter position focuses on performing a range of carpentry, supervisory and construction related tasks. The Lead Carpenter will also lead carpenters and apprentice carpenters in tasks. The Lead Carpenter will assist in maintaining a safe, clean and efficient job site and take on tasks as needed. Work includes but is not limited to building foundations, installing floor beams, laying sub-flooring and installing walls and roofing systems; fitting and installing trim, doors, stairs, moulding and hardware; measuring, cutting and joining materials made of wood or wood substitutes, metal and other building materials; using passive house tapes and membranes to create an air tight building to passive house standards, sealing around penetrations through the envelope and sealing to windows; repairing and renovating wooden and other structures; erect scaffolding, site cleaning, finish carpentry, framing and other construction skills related to renovations, additions and new builds

Skills/Requirements/Responsibilities:

  • Have 10+ years construction site experience, with strong skills in rough framing, (and or) finish carpentry, and has experience in new custom builds, renovations and additions
  • Knowledge of and experience in green and natural building techniques and products an asset
  • Experience and knowledge of Passive House techniques is an asset
  • Comfortable reading and interpreting floor plans and blueprints
  • Strong ability to do takeoffs and order materials
  • Experience in being able to lead a team of carpenters and apprentices
  • Knowledge of the current Ontario Building Code as it applies to residential low-rise and light-commercial construction
  • Knowledge and experience of laying out a project
  • Working at Heights, WHMIS and Standard First Aid training. Additional related training an asset
  • Own and supply a full complement of tools, and equipment
  • Posses a valid Class G driver’s license with insurance
  • Posses a reliable vehicle, (possession of a vehicle capable of moving large materials, such as lumber, insulation and tools)
  • Strong interest and ability to work in a team to maintain a positive and safe work environment
  • Raise and discuss relevant issues at the job site meeting
  • Inform the Project Manager of any errors, discrepancies or omissions contained within the Consultant’s design drawings
  • Maintain a safe job site and ensure that the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act are enforced
  • Maintain and enforce good construction standards and quality control
  • Maintain control and responsibility for the security and operation of directly owned equipment on the job site
  • Experience in other areas of construction an asset

Physical ability requirements:

Ability to safely carry out a full slate of physical demands throughout a work day of construction such as climbing ladders and scaffold, reaching and lifting overhead, shovelling, work an 8 hour day of physical labour, work inside and outside, ability to lift 50lb over a sustained period of time.


CARPENTER

Wage range: $30-38/hour

Responsibilities:

The carpenter position focuses on performing a range of carpentry and construction related tasks. The carpenter may also lead apprentice carpenters in tasks. The carpenter will assist in maintaining a safe and efficient job site and take on tasks as needed. Work includes building foundations, installing floor beams, laying sub-flooring and installing walls and roofing systems;fitting and installing trim, doors, stairs, moulding and hardware; measuring, cutting and joining materials made of wood or wood substitutes, metal, straw and other building materials; repairing and renovating wooden and other structures; erect scaffolding, site cleaning. Finish carpentry, framing and other construction skills related to renovations, additions and new builds

Skills/Requirements:

  • Have 5+ years construction site experience, with strong skills in framing, finish carpentry, and experience in renovations and additions
  • Knowledge of and experience in green and natural building techniques and products an asset
  • Experience and knowledge of Passive House techniques is an asset
  • Comfortable reading and interpreting floor plans and blueprints
  • Strong ability to do take offs and order materials
  • Knowledge of the current Ontario Building Code as it applies to residential low-rise and light-commercial construction
  • Working at Heights, WHMIS and Standard First Aid training. Additional related training an asset
  • Own and supply a full complement of tools
  • Posses a valid Class G driver’s license with insurance
  • Posses a reliable vehicle, (possession of a vehicle capable of moving large materials, such as lumber)
  • Strong interest and ability to work in a team to maintain a positive and safe work environment

Physical ability requirements:

  • Work an 8 hour day of physical labour
  • Work inside and outside
  • Ability to lift 50lb over a sustained period of time
  • Ability to safely carry out a full slate of physical demands throughout a work day of construction such as climbing ladders and scaffold, reaching and lifting overhead, shoveling


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 15 2021    ID: 60166