Experience: 10+ years
We are looking for a uniquely qualified individual that can take the lead on a new construction project. You must be able to build a house, using Adult Build program participants, whom you will train in basic carpentry/construction skills.
The qualified individual will feel comfortable leading instructional sessions in the classroom, or building projects in the field. You will work with a crew of five individuals who are in a construction skills training program.
You must be able to develop and deliver a curriculum, read and interpret blueprints, create and follow a production schedule, maintain a clean and safe jobsite and drive a company vehicle. Preference give to those who are Lead Supervisor certified and have OSHA 10 hour or better certification.
Full Job Description Below
Milwaukee Christian Center Inc.
Job Title: Adult Build Carpentry Supervisor
Department: Neighborhood Improvement Project
Reports To: Tim Twaddle: Program Manager
Yolanda Espino: Case Manager
Building new homes for low income families.
Training Adult Build participants in all aspects of carpentry.
Building new homes conforming to local building codes.
Providing supervision to Adult Build Participants.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Other duties may be assigned as determined.
- Reads and interprets work orders.
- Train Adult Builders in the art of carpentry.
- Maintain a safe work environment for Trainees.
- Prepares material list. Selects materials and structural units, such as lumber, prefabricated doors, tub surrounds, and floor covering.
- Determines sequence of activities concerned with fabrication, assembly, and erection of structure.
- Assigns workers to such tasks as cutting material to size, building concrete forms, erecting wooden framework, and laying flooring.
- Prepares layout.
- Shapes materials to prescribed measurements using circular, saber, and handsaw or other power tools.
- Assembles cut and shaped materials and fastens them together with nails, screws, dowel pins, or glue.
- Verifies trueness of structure with plumb bob and carpenter’s level.
- Erects framework for structures.
- Builds porches and stairs.
- Fits and installs prefabricated window frames, doors, doorframes, weather stripping, interior and exterior trim, and finish hardware, such as locks.
- Hangs gutters and downspouts.
- Erects scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground level.
- Interprets MCC policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.
- Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet schedules.
- Recommends measures to improve methods, equipment performance, and quality of workmanship. Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of work crew. Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.
- May purchase materials needed for jobs by charging at local store and transporting to job site.
- Prepares daily timesheets.
- Maintains tool and equipment in proper operating condition.
- Updates Construction Manager on progress of each project as requested.
Serves, at times, as coach and mentor to Assistant Carpenters and Helpers.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and two years’ related carpentry experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, building inspection orders, and building orders. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to clients and staff. Knowledge of idiomatic Spanish helpful.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Measuring skills required.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Requires safety, and supervisory training and good working knowledge of carpentry, masonry and related hand and power tools.
The ability to establish and sustain harmonious working relations and to communicate effectively with clients and employees at all levels is essential to accomplishment of primary responsibilities.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid unrestricted (except for vision) Driver’s license required.
City of Milwaukee residence required.
Regular attendance, with rare unscheduled absences, and no extended absences beyond about three months, is critical to maintenance of construction schedules and meeting due dates.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS 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 frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, talk or hear, and to travel locally by car or light truck. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.