Entry Level Trim Carpentry

Entry Level Trim Carpentry


The Entry Level Trim Carpenter answers directly to and is under the supervision of the project foreman, site supervisor, and company owner. The responsibilities of the Entry Level Trim Carpenter include but are not limited to, moving and storing of construction materials within the entire job site and the general cleanliness of the job site as well. Typical tasks may include sweeping, cleaning tools, moving lumber, and generally ensuring a safe working environment by keeping workspaces clear of debris that may pose a hazard. This person will also perform additional tasks as delegated by Journeyman Carpenters, Foreman, Lead Foreman, and the Site Supervisor, or Company Owner. He or she is to adhere to all procedures established by the company Handbook and Safety Manual and will be required to provide a minimum of specified hand tools while on the job site.

Skills & Education

Employment as an Entry Level Trim Carpenter is open to all education levels. The Entry Level Trim Carpenters will be trained to learn the techniques of QBC. This is an important position because this role is the one that aids in the efficiency and productivity of all the other roles on the jobsite. It is the standard entry-level position for those looking to learn the trade and gain the skills necessary to advance to Journeyman Trim Carpenter and Foreman within QBC. Consider this an apprenticeship that allows you the opportunity to seek mentorship under industry veterans in Trim Carpentry.

Entry Level Trim Carpenter Essential Job Functions

Entry Level Trim Carpenters must be able to complete the following essential functions:

  • Working alone or with other co-workers to achieve specific tasks throughout the day that assists in the production of the company
  • Frequent bending to reach work surface or to pick up materials or scraps
  • Frequent squatting to reach work surface or to pick up materials or scraps
  • Frequent kneeling to reach work surface or to pick up materials or scraps
  • Extended standing, entire day is spent working on your feet unless you are kneeling or sitting in a position to achieve a necessary task
  • Frequent use of a ladder when necessary to complete a task, climbing and descending with and without materials and/or equipment
  • Occasional use of scaffolding
  • Frequent lifting of 5-25 lbs. on flat ground, up-stairs, possibly up a ladder if necessary
  • Occasional lifting of >25lbs. on flat ground and up-stairs.
  • Frequent and Extended exposure to stairs, must climb and descend them multiple times daily to achieve required production.
  • Frequent and Extended exposure to severe cold and hot temperatures
  • Frequent and Extended exposure to severe weather conditions, working inside and outside on a daily basis
  • Frequent and Extended exposure to rough terrain of the job site
  • Frequently assembling and fastening material together to construct wood framework of structure, using bolts, nails, or screws.
  • Frequently anchoring and bracing forms and other structures in place, using nails, bolts, anchor rods, steel cables, planks, wedges, and timbers.
  • Frequent walking
  • Occasional use of Pneumatic Nail Guns of various types and manufacturers
  • Occasional use of Power Tools such as but not limited to:
    • Circular Skill Saw
    • Table Saw
    • Miter Saw
    • Sawzall
    • Various types of Drills and Staplers
  • Frequent and Extended use of Hand Tools such as but not limited to:
    • Tape Measure
    • Speed Square
    • Hammer
    • Utility Knife
    • Chalk Line
    • Screwdrivers
    • Plyers
    • Nail Set
    • Multi-Tool
  • Frequently carrying lumber and construction materials such as but not limited to:
    • Pre-Hung doors, Door Casing and Base Trim, Cabinets, Counter Tops, Hardware, Metal Doors and Frames, Shelving

Plywood Sheathing including but not limited to ½” and ¾” x 4’ X 8’ Sheathing.