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Trim Carpenter

Trim Carpenter Job Description

Job Title: Trim Carpenter
Reports to: Project Manager/Superintendent/Foreman

As a member of the team, you accept the core values; Honor, Courage & Commitment of Tactical Construction, Inc., and the customers we represent. In all activities, satisfying and exceeding the expectations and desires of our customers shall be the number one priority along with creating a growth culture focused on employee development and success. From this basic standard and the adherence to our company’s mission, vision, and core values, we shall conduct our daily business.
Trim carpenters install doors, windows, trim, floors, molding, cabinets, counters, etc. for commercial, residential, and industrial buildings and other structures based on blueprints and specifications.
The Trim Carpenter is accountable for performing the duties and responsibilities described below. The list, however, is not necessarily an exhaustive description of the duties and responsibilities associated with the job.
  • Trim:
    • Doors – Measure, cut, and install and adjust all interior and exterior wood doors and related trim.
    • Metal Doors and Knockdown frames – Install and adjust all metal frames and doors and related trim.
    • Windows – Measure, cut, and install all exterior windows, manufacturer windowsills, and related trim.
    • Molding – Measure, cut, and install chair rail, base, shoe, case, and crown molding.
  • Installation:
    • Cabinets/Vanities – Layout and design and installation
    • Counter tops – Layout, scribe, and installation
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed and assigned.
  • Perform all duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Ensure a safe work environment for all employees by following safety protocols, identifying, and correcting or reporting safety risks, and maintaining a jobsite free from debris, clutter, and hazards.
  • Be dependable, reliable, and consistent by showing up to work as scheduled, on time and ready to work hard.
  • Be a team player by striving for harmony and working with managers and team members to complete tasks.
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a positive and respectful attitude.
  • Always communicate clearly and respectfully and listen actively to understand.
  • Communicate issues, concerns, suggestions, with the supervisor or appropriate staff member.
  • 3-5 years of trim carpentry experience in the construction industry (preferably commercial)
  • High School diploma or GED preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of OSHA and safety regulations; OSHA 10 required; OSHA 30 preferred.
  • Preferred certifications to include fall protection, lull/class 7, boom/man lift.
  • Ability to measure/plan, read and follow cabinet prints.
  • Critical thinking skills to analyze blueprints and layout prints, spot potential discrepancies between prints and measurements, and find ways to adjust.
  • Must own/maintain all required PPE and hand tools.
  • Knowledge of and experience using hand tools, power tools, and measuring tools.
  • Good communication skills to maintain job site safety and relay information while working with other construction professionals.
  • A valid driver’s license with reliable transportation is required.
    • Employees are required to have reliable transportation to get to the job site, travel between job sites, purchase materials, etc.
    • Employees operating a company vehicle are required to have an acceptable driving record per our insurance policy/carrier requirements.
  • High motivation, work ethic, and enthusiasm
  • Must possess excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to operate a smart device for timekeeping, communications, etc.
  • Must be of legal working age in New York State, and eligible to work in the U.S.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Must be able to safely work with sharp tools or power equipment.
  • Must have manual dexterity, a good sense of balance, and excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • Use muscles to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects. Must be able to lift individually and as a team heavy construction related materials.
  • Prolonged periods walking, standing, climbing, bending, sitting, and kneeling.
  • Requires long periods of physical activity without getting tired or short of breath.
  • Bend, stretch, twist, reach out, climb, kneel, stoop, crouch, or crawl.
  • Keep or regain the body's balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
  • Use fingers and hands to handle, grasp, move, assemble and control materials, objects, tools, etc.
  • Make quick, precise adjustments to machine controls.
  • Repeat the same movements (i.e., Make fast, repeated movements of fingers, hands, and wrists).
  • See objects/controls in bright/glaring light, see details of objects, determine distance between objects.
  • Understand the speech of another person and speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • Hear sounds and recognize the difference between them; focus on one source of sound and ignore others.
  • The position regularly operates using hand and power tools and requires the ability to lift construction related materials/supplies/equipment. As job sites vary, the above list is not necessarily an exhaustive description of the physical demands associated with a particular job.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Insert/edit any environment characteristics specific to the position (i.e., noise, height, weather, etc.)
  • Exposure to extremely loud sounds and noise levels.
  • Often wears protective attire, such as hard hat, safety goggles, safety shoes, etc.
  • Often exposed hazardous tools such as power saws.
  • Often exposed to high places, such as scaffolding and ladders.
  • Sometimes exposed to cramped workspaces that require getting into awkward positions.
  • This position operates in both interior and exterior construction sites and is constantly exposed to the elements of a commercial or residential construction site. As job sites vary in exposure, the above list is not necessarily an exhaustive description of the exposures associated with a particular job.
The Company may make reasonable accommodations such as a change or adjustment to a job or work environment to enable a qualified individual with a disability to satisfactorily perform the essential functions of the position, providing this accommodation does not cause an undue hardship. Any employees requiring reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources.
Company operating hours are Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm. Full-time employees are regularly scheduled and expected to work 40 hours per week. Part-time employees are expected to work as scheduled. Overtime as needed and approved by the manager. All employees are required to take meal breaks in accordance with New York state law.
Our teams meet at the jobsite. Therefore, this position requires travel to a jobsite each day, typically in the greater Rochester area. Most work projects require an extended period at a single location, though occasionally jobs are postponed or delayed which may require transportation to more than one jobsite in any given day or week. There are occasional worksites outside the Greater Rochester Area; though, wherever possible, consideration is given to the location of the employee’s home and willingness to travel. Reliable transportation is required to travel between job sites, purchase materials, etc.

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