Power Construction

Union Carpenter - Chicago

Chicago, IL
WHO IS POWER? Power Construction Company is a 95-year old family and management-owned firm that is

Job Description

Union Carpenter

Posted: Wednesday, 8/16/2023
POSITION SUMMARY:
Carpenters are responsible for construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter's hand tools and power tools; install framing, and seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering. Carpenters
work with blueprints, specifications, and drawings to build, maintain and repair various types of structures.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Designs, constructs, remodels, retrofits and repairs interior and exterior structures made of wood, drywall, plaster, concrete and brick.
  • Study specifications in blueprints, sketches or building plans to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required.
  • Shape or cut materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saw.
  • Measure and mark cutting lines on materials, using ruler, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge.
  • Verify trueness of structure, using plumb bob and level. Assemble and fasten materials to make framework or props, using hand tools and wood screws, nails, dowel pins, or glue.
  • Remove damaged or defective parts or sections of structures and repair or replace, using hand tools.
  • Assemble or install metal framing or decorative trim for windows, doorways, or vents.
  • Cut and screw together metal channels to make floor or ceiling frames, according to plans for the location of rooms or hallways.
  • Erect scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground level.
  • Other job duties as needed.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
  • High school degree or equivalent education.
  • Participates in a union apprenticeship program or is a Union Carpenter.
  • Scaffold, crane signaling and rigging, aerial lift, healthcare, and powder actuated tools certifications/trainings a plus.
Power Construction is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. Power Construction is committed to increasing opportunities for historically disadvantaged workers (including women and members of disproportionately affected racial and ethnic groups), as well as residents of marginalized communities.

Power Construction At A Glance

WHO IS POWER? Power Construction Company is a 95-year old family and management-owned firm that is focused primarily on the greater Chicago metro area. Our unique business model and values-based approach means that our leaders are actively engaged, our employees build long-term careers and we foster trade partner relationships that drive customer value. Most importantly, it's what allows us to fulfill our fundamental promise: to exceed expectations, every time. LEAD WITH POWER Power’s leaders are not afraid to get their boots muddy. Whether they’re in the office or the field, they take a hands-on approach with every project. An integral part of their role is to empower other team members and promote the kind of collaboration we know leads to success. Their passion for construction impacts everything they do, from providing clients real-time updates to taking a big-picture view that ensures expectations are exceeded. Our longstanding tradition of growing from within means our leaders have internalized the Power beliefs and always focus on making clients and team members shine. THE NATURE OF POWER Above all, Power values relationships, people, innovation and creating a legacy that we stand by now and in the future. These beliefs guide everything we do - from recruiting top talent to integrating cutting-edge technology to giving back to our community. We’re proud of accomplishments like our zero litigation track record, industry awards, and customer ratings. But none of that matters as much as improving the lives of our stakeholders - the people we work with and the ones who use our buildings every day. A big part of our culture is our commitment to exceeding expectations. We believe in our ability to always do better, accomplish more and improve upon our own best work. It’s this belief that drives innovation and keeps our clients coming back. Everything we do is designed to serve others. Whether we’re working on The Lurie Children’s Hospital or a luxury home in Lincoln Park, we focus on the practices that make our clients, partners and team members the heroes of every commercial construction project. THE POWER OF GIVING BACK Chicago has always been our home, so it’s important for us to give back to the city and its people. Power with Purpose is our internal initiative to contribute to the causes that matter to us. Each year, our full-time team members volunteer with the organizations of their choice. Big or small, every action adds up and helps to build a better Chicago.
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