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Lead Carpenter in Portland, OR at BetterJobs

Date Posted: 1/14/2019

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Job Description

Job Title: Lead Carpenter

Location: Portland Area

FSLA: Non-Exempt

About Charter Construction

Founded in 1983, Charter Construction Inc. has established itself as a company that sets the standard for performance, integrity, and quality. In January 2015 we became an employee owned company (ESOP). Our long-standing, loyal relationships with repeat clients are a testament to that commitment. Equally important is the way we build relationships with owners, developers and design professionals. We know that extraordinary results are only possible when everyone communicates clearly and collaborates creatively. We foster this open, forward-thinking approach in every phase of every project.

Our success also lies in our unwavering commitment to customer service. Anticipating problems before they occur, paying close attention to project details, and efficiently managing costs are all components of our philosophy. Our team of dedicated, experienced professionals continually seeks improvement and challenge. We employ and retain the most skilled and the most committed. Our staff combines the best real-world construction know-how with leading edge practices and technologies. Our team combines razor-sharp skill and knowledge of the ever-changing construction industry.

Whether a high-end custom home, a complex remediation or commercial project or someone s residence or business that flooded or burned down, Charter Construction delivers value, predictability, aesthetic sensitivity, and a commitment to exceed client expectations.

Commitment to Safety

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment, more specifically, our goal is to minimize the exposure of employees, clients, and the public to health and safety risks. Accordingly, we make every effort to comply with relevant federal and state occupational health and safety laws and to develop operations, procedures, practices and programs that further this goal. All of our employees are expected to work diligently to maintain safe and healthful work conditions and to adhere to all operating practices and procedures designed to prevent injuries and illnesses.


General Summary:

  • Perform variety of finish and rough carpentry services consistent with plan specifications (i.e. interior and exterior framing; window and door installment; siding; roofing; stairs and handrails; decks; floor systems; drywall; cabinet fabrication; finish carpentry).
  • Accurately interpret plan specifications; ensure proper selection and install of materials.
  • Responsible for making sound decisions; ability to accurately evaluate self-performance.
  • Promote cooperative team environment with common goals; identify and solve problems.
  • Ability to work and communicate cooperatively and effectively with residents, clients, customers, and Charter personnel.
  • Ensure and promote proper safety protocol

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated expertise as multi-skilled carpenter/craftsmen.
  • Three to seven years of related work experience.
  • Ability to inspect, repair, install, modify, rebuild, construct, and maintain carpentry services.
  • Capable of working effectively among diverse teams and manage multi-faceted tasks.
  • Good leadership and interpersonal skills; related field experience in lead carpenter role.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain OSHA 10 and other safety certifications.
  • Must have valid driver s license and willing to travel to multiple job sites.


This position offers a competitive compensation structure; medical, vision, and dental insurance benefits; paid time off (vacation, holiday, sick); 401(k) employer match; ESOP; life and AD&D insurance; short and long-term disability insurances and other benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer. This means we do not discriminate in employment decisions or policies in violation of law on the basis of any legally protected status. What is a legally protected status varies depending on applicable local, state and federal laws, but may include race, color, national origin, citizenship status, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, genetic information, families with children, political ideology and veteran status. Our policy of nondiscrimination applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, compensation, benefits, placement, promotion, termination, reduction in force, and transfer. Our employment decisions, including factors such as merit, performance, qualifications, skills, dependability, and reliability are made based on ability to perform the job. We comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination in employment.