Okland Construction Title: in PHEONIX, Arizona


  • Carpenter Foreman

Job Site:

Greater Phoenix Area

Salary Type:


Position Summary:

Builds rough wooden and steel structures, such as concrete forms, scaffolds, and other rough carpentry items according to sketches, blueprints, drawings, and/or oral instructions. Leads crew members according to supervisor directions. Could also be involved with installation of protection (floors, walls, casework, etc.), installation of doors, hardware, trim, division 10 specialties, completion of minor punch list items and minor touch-up, demolition, and other daily items that might arise due to project conditions, schedule, and needs from project management.

Required Tasks:

  • Provides guidance, direction, and instructions to the crew of what and where to build structures.

  • Responsible for the following activities in their crew: developing and building a working relationship with co-workers, motivating crew to ensure quality and sustained Okland values, evaluating information to determine compliance with standards, coordinating work and activities of others, resolving conflicts and negotiating with others.

  • Supervises employees in a crew to ensure efficient and effective productivity by properly scheduling work activities.

  • Drafts, lays out, and specifies technical devices, parts, and equipment.

  • Makes decisions and solves problems related to the construction work. Confirms decision, if necessary, with superintendent.

  • Communicates with people outside of the organization (e.g., customers, vendors, subcontractors, owners), if necessary.

  • Judges the quality of materials and services to ensure quality of work.

  • Works closely with the superintendent to calibrate the direction that work must be performed.

  • Interprets for others the meaning of information from plans and supervisors.

  • Estimates the quantifiable characteristics of products, events, or information.

  • Monitors processes, materials, and/or surroundings.

  • Verifies that grade and elevation are exactly according to plans.

  • Installs rough door and window frames, subflooring, fixtures, partitions, prefabricated building components, and/or temporary supports in structures undergoing construction or repair.

  • Reads, studies, and analyzes plans and diagrams to fully understand the layout and to determine the dimensions of the structure or form to be constructed.

  • Inspects equipment, structures, premises, and/or materials for evidence of deterioration or damage.

  • Performs safety inspections as necessary per direction from supervisor.

  • General lay out of/for woodworking projects.

  • Verifies trueness of structure using plumb bob or level.

  • Assembles and fastens material together to construct wood or metal framework of structure, using bolts, nails, or screws.

  • Anchors and braces forms and other structures in place, using nails, bolts, anchor rods, steel cables, planks, wedges, and timbers, or other forms of attachments.

  • Accurately erects forms, framework, scaffolds, hoists, roof supports, or chutes, using hand tools, plumb rule, and level.

  • Fabricates, assembles, and/or dissembles parts by hand or by woodworking and metalworking machines.

  • Climbs ladders, concrete formwork or any other structures necessary to erect formwork and access elevated areas.

  • Adheres to and performs functions according to company and OSHA safety guidelines.

  • Completes inspection, safety, and daily reports for work and areas within area/scope and submits to superintendent.

  • Updates and uses relevant knowledge to complete own work.

  • Moves and lifts heavy objects.

  • Performs demolition or repairs on existing structures, and repairs cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials.

  • Uses basic carpentry and concrete fabrication techniques.

  • Regular, timely, and predictable attendance is required for this position.

  • Performs other duties as determined and required by project need.

Additional Tasks:

  • Marks reference points or cutting lines on work pieces, and measures materials or distances, using pencil, scriber, chalk box, square, measuring tape, and/or rule to lay out work.

  • Cuts or saws boards, timbers, or plywood to required dimension, using handsaw, power saw, or woodworking machine.

  • Cuts, shapes, fits, or joins wood or other construction materials.

  • Bores holes in timber, masonry or concrete walls, using power drill.

  • Operates vehicles, mechanized devices, and/or equipment as required and if certified.

  • Applies adhesives, caulking, sealants, or coatings.

  • Digs holes or trenches for foundations, posts, poles, or related items.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • 4+ years of experience in different formwork and systems, concrete placement and removal, and concrete finishing (if necessary)

  • Previous experience in demonstrating team leadership and involvement is strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:

  • Solid and thorough understanding of various tools and components of systems

  • Understands plans and shop drawings and how to translate and relay information to others.

  • Thorough understanding in reading, interpreting and processing shop drawings, plans, specifications and other documents is required.

  • Ability to lead others, ensure quality, and develop team members.

  • Ability to track material usage, understand basic cost functions, and reporting is necessary.

  • Ability to track labor time, tasks at hand, and reporting to project management in timely fashion is required.

  • Basic OSHA and similar training is necessary; training will be provided.

  • Ability to understand and capture safety concerns and issues for team members.

  • Ability to follow verbal directions, implement changes, and monitor material and equipment usage.

  • Required to be exact or highly accurate and meet strict deadlines.

  • Ability to identify proper tools for specific functions.

  • Ability to listen and follow directions.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.

  • Ability to be responsible for the health and safety of others by working safely.

  • Ability to adhere to strict quality control measures.

  • Ability to read and understand a tape measure and/or other measuring devices.

Tools Requirements:

The following tools and equipment are required to use for this position:

  • 4’ Level

  • Plumb Bob

  • Framing and Speed Square

  • Side Cut Pliers

  • Wire Cutters (Dikes)

  • Cat’s Paw

  • 2’ Pry Bar

  • 14” Screwdriver and Small Reversible Screwdriver

  • 8” and 12” Crescent Wrench

  • Hammer and Slide Hammer

  • Utility Knife

  • Tape Measure

  • Chalk Box

  • Hand Saw

  • Tool Bags

  • Gloves

  • Boots

  • Container for Tools

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and/or hear. Safety requirements necessitate no language barrier exist between employees and supervisors. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl. The employee must also lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. The employee may be required to lift heavy objects in awkward positions that require flexible range of motion. Specific vision abilities include close vision and peripheral vision. The employee is also required to frequently inspect the project and will be exposed to ongoing construction and various weather conditions, including rain, sleet, snow, wind, and heat. The noise level in the work environment may range from moderate to loud. The employee is also required to frequently walk on uneven surfaces.

Hazards: May be exposed to extremes of heat and cold as well as certain unsafe environments; occasionally works near moving equipment and mechanical parts and electrical equipment; possible exposure to fumes or airborne particles; possible exposure to internal liquids. This is a safety sensitive position where a momentary lapse of attention can result in serious injury or death. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally very loud. Must follow all safety requirements carefully.