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Lead Carpenter 


The Lead Carpenter is a hands-on finish carpenter that is 100% in charge of their projects. The Lead Carpenter will perform all facets of carpentry with their team, interact with clients and schedule, organize, and direct field employees to achieve completion of a renovation project on time and on budget. On a daily basis, the Lead Carpenter will inform management of the progress of the job, including any delays, customer concerns, or problems.


The Lead Carpenter is the On-site Manager of the Project. The Professional, Certified Lead Carpenter is considerate, timely, and well organized. The Lead Carpenter will be responsible for many day to day activities required to profitably and successfully complete the project.

  • Ensure company and customer satisfaction through professional appearance, expert workmanship and polite communication.
  • Attend all company/client meetings approved by the Production Manager.
  • Create an anticipated project schedule (critical path) in advance of project commencement, adjust schedule as needed based on production realities. Advise subcontractors of proposed schedule. Verify and confirm material lead times and purchase orders as needed to maintain efficient schedule.
  • On a daily basis, inform the Production Manager of the progress of the project, including any customer concerns, problems, delays, etc.
  • Supervise the activities of the company’s field carpenters and/or independent subcontractors, which include, oral and written communication as needed.
  • Be responsible for the efficient and profitable use of the company’s time, manpower and materials on each project as included in project estimate sheets.
  • Responsible for tracking the progress and profitability of the projects under his or her supervision and reporting to the Production Manager.
  • Ensure the image of the company is supported by the appearance and activities of the installation teams and job sites.
  • Maintain an operational inventory of necessary tools, safety equipment, equipment and vehicles to perform specific activities assigned by the Production Manager.
  • Receive progress payments and final payment from the client upon completion of the project or as directed by the Production Manager.
  • Assist in the company’s marketing program as directed by management, which may include canvassing, home shows, job site marketing, customer satisfaction, etc.
  • Maintain an on-hand supply of and properly complete company lead sheets for all field and office inquiries from potential prospects and submit completed sheets to the Office Manager.
  • Attend seminars and shows to obtain new product knowledge and new installation procedures.
  • Seek additional responsibility and guidance from company management employees as needed to enhance existing skills, learn new skills, and create potential for advancement within the company.
  • The Lead Carpenter is ultimately responsible for all activities related to the completion of all jobs he/she is on. This includes but is not limited to activities such as – Finish carpentry, rough carpentry, demo, insulation, clean up

Education (We will Train if Necessary)
Minimum Requirements –

  • Achieve NARI Certified Lead Carpenter Designation
  • Maintain NARI Certified Lead Carpenter Designation

Advancement Requirements –

  • Achieve Massachusetts Construction Supervisors License
  • Maintain Massachusetts Construction Supervisors License
  • Achieve NARI Certified Remodeler Designation
  • Maintain NARI Certified Remodeler Designation

Optional Education Examples –

  • Achieve EPA RRP Certified Renovator Certification
  • Maintain EPA RRP Certified Renovator Certification
  • Achieve Appropriate OSHA Certification
  • Maintain Appropriate OSHA Certification

Tools Required

  • The Lead Carpenter should have and maintain all necessary tools for themselves as well as all company personnel onsite.

o This excludes all necessary tools C1, C2, and Apprentices are required to have within their respective job descriptions.

  • Transportation for all tools and materials that are needed to complete all phases of general construction. This includes ladders

o Example: Full size truck

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $28.00 - $32.00 per hour

Carpenter II


The Carpenter II is a frame to finish carpenter with at least 10 years experience in the field specific to residential carpentry. Excellent Finish Carpentry skills and Cabinet Installation a must. This position is responsible for directly working with and learning from the Project Manager.


  • Must be willing & able to do physical work (heavy lifting & bending are part of job)
  • Exceptional social skills and friendly manner
  • Ability to multi-function, organize & prioritize
  • Be proactive in all aspects of the business-and make things happen with a positive, can-do attitude

*Must have own power and hand tools

*Must have valid driver's license

*Must have reliable transportation

*BCI will be required prior to hire.


- Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays

- Industry training and educational opportunities

- Advancement opportunities

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 - $25.00 per hour


  • Carpenter Foreman: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations


  • Paid time off

Typical start time:

  • 8AM

Typical end time:

  • 4PM

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

This Job Is:

  • A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks)


  • Monday to Friday

Job Application Form


2949 Hartford Ave, Suite #4
Johnston, RI

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