Carpenter Helper - Portsmouth, VA

Location: Portsmouth, VA

Job Type: Temp

Posted: 11/17/2020

Job Ref Code: 20-12-1505

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Your Job

Are you an ace with a tape measure and power tools? Do you like cutting and shaping all kinds of materials and know your way around a worksite? Are you interested in learning skills and training from experts, while getting paid at the same time? Well if this appeals to you, then we have a great opportunity for you as a Carpenter Helper.

Your Day


Carpenter Helper and related jobs may require the following:

  • Assisting carpenters on job sites with various tasks and gathering materials.
  • Cleaning job sites and servicing machines and equipment.
  • Cutting, fitting and installing insulation, tile or linoleum.
  • Spreading adhesives on flooring to prep for tile.
  • Building scaffolding, shoring, and braces.
  • Cutting or drilling holes in timber and lumber to specified dimensions.
  • Holding timbers, lumber, and paneling in place for fastening or cutting.
  • Assisting in the layout of foundation, building lines, and anchor bolts.
  • Setting hollow metal doors, frames and framing wood.
  • Installing trim, cabinets and toilets.
  • Loading and unloading materials from trucks.
  • Smoothing and sanding surfaces using power sanders.
  • Measuring, cutting, and shaping wood, plastic, and other materials.
  • Loading job materials into installation trucks and securing loads.
  • Protecting flooring, cabinet and customer appliances (laying down drop cloths, etc.).
  • Carefully assessing, cleaning, and inspecting work area for possible damage before leaving job site.
  • Adhering to all safety procedures and practices including drug-free workplace policy.
  • Obtaining required technical knowledge to use various tools, or computerized machines.
  • Completing on-the-job training programs; working with a mentor and learning basic job and safety principles.
  • Carrying or lifting heavy objects and to squat, kneel down, bend, or crawl in awkward positions.

You will need to have the following:
  • Physical strength, hand-eye coordination, endurance, depth perception, and ability to concentrate and to do the work.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (English), and ability to listen carefully to and follow instructions.
  • Good math skills and accuracy in reading/understanding measurements.
  • A positive attitude with strong customer service skills.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environments.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Good dexterity and attention to detail.
  • Good organizational and time management skills to ensure timely and thorough job completion.
  • Previous carpentry experience is a strong advantage, but no experience required.
  • Experience in construction is a bonus.
  • Dependable transportation, a valid driver's license, and no physical limitations to perform the tasks required.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum age of 18.
  • U.S. citizen or proof of legal residency.

Your Gain


What you may gain while on the job:

  • Staying active — This job will keep you busy and constantly moving throughout the day.
  • Communication skills — provide information and coordinating with supervisors, co-workers, and external partners to carry out job logistics and daily responsibilities.
  • Learning opportunity — gaining in-depth industry knowledge and a variety of carpentry and construction skills.
  • Teaching & mentoring skills — helping train and prepare new employees for the job.
  • Rewarding career — steady work and opportunities for advancement to supervisory, independent contractor, or general construction supervisors.

Your Experience

Less than 1 Year

Questions? Contact Your Local Branch Office

2886 Airline Blvd

Portsmouth, VA

757-612-4255757-612-4255

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