Carpenter Available in Canada By Bill’s Woodcutting Ltd

As a Carpenter, you will be responsible for constructing, installing, and repairing various structures and fixtures made of wood, plywood, and other materials. Your role involves interpreting blueprints, measuring and cutting materials, and assembling components to create finished products such as furniture, cabinets, doors, and frameworks for buildings.

Job details

  • Location: 711 Liard AvenueWatson Lake, YTY0A 1C0
  • Salary: 32.00 hourly / 40 hours per week
  • Terms of employment Permanent employment: Full time Day, Weekend, Flexible Hours, Morning
  • Start date: Starts as soon as possible
  • Vacancies 1
  • Verified

Overview

Languages

English

Education

  • Secondary (high) school graduation certificate

Experience

2 years to less than 3 years

Work setting

  • Construction
  • Renovation
  • Millwork/pre-fab shopwork
  • Residential

Level of expertise

  • Maintenance and repair

Responsibilities:

  1. Project Preparation:
    • Review and interpret blueprints, sketches, or project plans to determine materials, dimensions, and specifications for construction.
    • Calculate measurements, quantities, and angles accurately to ensure proper fit and alignment of components.
  2. Material Selection and Procurement:
    • Select appropriate lumber, plywood, and other materials based on project requirements, quality standards, and budget constraints.
    • Order and procure materials from suppliers, ensuring timely delivery and availability for construction projects.
  3. Cutting and Shaping:
    • Measure, mark, and cut materials using hand tools, power saws, and woodworking machinery, such as table saws, miter saws, and routers.
    • Shape, trim, and sand components to smooth surfaces, round edges, and ensure proper fit and finish.
  4. Assembly and Installation:
    • Assemble and join components using screws, nails, dowels, or adhesives, following established techniques and industry standards.
    • Install finished products, such as cabinets, doors, windows, and molding, in buildings or structures, ensuring proper alignment and functionality.
  5. Repairs and Maintenance:
    • Inspect existing structures or fixtures for damage, decay, or wear, and perform repairs or replacements as needed to restore functionality and aesthetics.
    • Maintain tools, equipment, and work areas in clean, safe, and organized condition to ensure efficiency and safety.
  6. Safety and Compliance:
    • Adhere to safety regulations, building codes, and industry standards to ensure safe working conditions and compliance with construction requirements.
    • Use personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow safety protocols when operating machinery, handling hazardous materials, or working at heights.
    • Qualifications:
    • High school diploma or equivalent; completion of a carpentry apprenticeship program or vocational training is preferred.
    • Proven experience as a carpenter or woodworking tradesperson.
    • Skills:
    • Proficiency in carpentry techniques, including measuring, cutting, shaping, and assembling wood and other materials.
    • Familiarity with hand tools, power tools, and woodworking machinery.
    • Attention to detail and precision in interpreting blueprints and executing construction projects.
    • Problem-solving skills to troubleshoot issues and implement effective solutions.
    • Tasks
    • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings and sketches to determine specifications and calculate requirements
    • Prepare layouts in conformance to building codes, using measuring tools
    • Measure, cut, shape, assemble and join materials made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel and other materials
    • Build foundations, install floor beams, lay subflooring and erect walls and roof systems
    • Fit and install windows, doors, stairs, mouldings and hardware
    • Maintain, repair and renovate residences and wooden structures in mills, mines, hospitals, industrial plants and other establishments
    • Additional information
    • Transportation/travel information
    • Valid driver’s licence
    • Work conditions and physical capabilities
    • Bending, crouching, kneeling
    • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
    • Handling heavy loads
    • Overtime required
    • Physically demanding
    • Own tools/equipment
    • Steel-toed safety boots
    • Hard hat
    • Personal suitability
    • Client focus
    • Reliability
    • Team player
    • Values and ethics
    • Who can apply to this job?
    • Only apply to this job if:
    • You are a Canadian citizen, a permanent or a temporary resident of Canada.
    • You have a valid Canadian work permit.
    • If you are not authorized to work in Canada, do not apply. The employer will not respond to your application.
    • How to apply
    • By email
    • [email protected]
    • How-to-apply instructions
    • Here is what you must include in your application:
    • References attesting experience
    • Highest level of education and name of institution where it was completed
    • Advertised until
    • 2024-03-13
    • Here are some frequently asked questions to help you gain a better understanding of this Carpenter:
    • 1. What does a carpenter do?
    • Carpenters are responsible for a variety of tasks related to construction and woodworking, including:
    • Reading and interpreting blueprints, drawings, and specifications to understand project requirements.
    • Measuring, cutting, and shaping wood and other materials to build structures, frames, and components.
    • Installing and assembling structural elements such as walls, floors, ceilings, and roofs.
    • Building and installing cabinets, shelves, doors, windows, and other fixtures.
    • Repairing and replacing damaged or deteriorated woodwork, structures, or components.
    • Using hand and power tools, such as saws, drills, and sanders, to perform precision work and achieve desired results.
    • 2. What are the primary responsibilities of a carpenter?
    • Primary responsibilities include:
    • Planning and organizing construction projects, including estimating materials, time, and labor required.
    • Selecting and sourcing appropriate materials, lumber, and hardware for each project.
    • Operating and maintaining hand and power tools safely and effectively.
    • Following building codes, regulations, and safety standards to ensure compliance and quality workmanship.
    • Communicating and collaborating with other tradespeople, contractors, and project stakeholders.
    • Maintaining a clean and organized work area, including proper storage of tools and materials, and disposing of waste and debris responsibly.
    • 3. What skills are essential for a carpenter?
    • Essential skills include:
    • Proficiency in carpentry techniques such as framing, joinery, and finishing.
    • Knowledge of construction methods, materials, and building codes.
    • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, plans, and technical drawings.
    • Attention to detail to ensure accuracy, precision, and quality in all aspects of carpentry work.
    • Physical strength and stamina to lift and maneuver heavy materials and equipment.
    • Problem-solving skills to troubleshoot issues, make adjustments, and find creative solutions on the job.
    • Communication and teamwork skills to collaborate effectively with others and coordinate project tasks.
    • 4. What qualifications or training do carpenters need?Carpenters typically learn their trade through a combination of formal education, apprenticeship programs, and on-the-job training. Many carpenters start as apprentices, working under the guidance of experienced journeymen or master carpenters to learn the skills and techniques of the trade. Some carpenters may also pursue certification or licensure in specific areas of carpentry, such as residential or commercial construction.
    • 5. How can I become a carpenter?
    • To become a carpenter, you can start by enrolling in a carpentry or construction trades program at a vocational school, community college, or technical institute. These programs provide hands-on training in carpentry techniques, tools, and materials, as well as instruction in safety, blueprint reading, and construction principles. After completing your education, you can seek apprenticeship opportunities with construction companies, contractors, or unions to gain practical experience and further develop your skills.
    • 6. What are the challenges of working as a carpenter?
    • Challenges may include:
    • Working in varying weather conditions, such as extreme heat, cold, or rain, when performing outdoor construction tasks.
    • Handling heavy materials and equipment safely and effectively to prevent injuries and accidents on the job site.
    • Meeting tight deadlines and project timelines while maintaining quality and craftsmanship in carpentry work.
    • Adapting to changing project requirements, specifications, and client preferences during construction projects.
    • Balancing multiple tasks and responsibilities on the job site, such as framing, finishing, and trim work, to complete projects on schedule and within budget.
    • 7. How can carpenters excel in their profession?
    • Carpenters can excel by:
    • Continuously learning and expanding their skills through advanced training, certifications, and professional development opportunities.
    • Building a strong reputation for quality workmanship, reliability, and attention to detail in carpentry projects.
    • Networking and building relationships with contractors, builders, and industry professionals to find job opportunities and grow their business.
    • Embracing innovation and technology in carpentry tools, techniques, and materials to improve efficiency, productivity, and quality in construction projects.
    • Maintaining a strong work ethic, professionalism, and dedication to customer satisfaction to build trust and loyalty with clients and employers.
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