Washington, DC 
Posted 12 days ago
Job Description
Job Title
Washington, DC 20024 US (Primary)
Job Type
Full-time Regular
Job Description

The Carpenter, under the supervision of a foreman/lead, provides direction and supervision while working alongside his/her assigned crew.

Duties and Responsibilities

Installs Footing Forms: Places wall footings, grade beams and footing steps. Installs column footings and caps. Installs rebar templates, embeds and anchor bolts. Installs water stop systems with proper alignment.

Builds and Installs Wall and Column Forms: Installs various types of wall form systems. Braces, stabilizes and aligns wall forms. Installs, anchors, and embeds miscellaneous metals in correct locations. Frames ledges, openings, block-outs and sleeves in correct locations. Strips vertical formwork.

Builds and Installs Structural Deck Forms: Installs various elements of the structural deck systems including but not limited to beam bottoms, beam sides, pans, and life-line systems. Installs and removes post shoring, reshoring systems, and scaffolding. Frames ledges, construction joints, openings, block-outs and sleeves in correct location. Sets handrails. Strips horizontal formwork. Sets grades for horizontal decking systems. Properly rigs loads and materials to be moved by hoisting equipment.

Set Slab-on-Grade Forms: Set keyways. Accurately sets, positions and stabilizes expansion joints. Sets high tolerance edge forms. Provides layout for control and construction joints. Dismantles floor forms.

Preps and Sets Tilt-up/Precast Forms: Sets high tolerance edge forms, chambers and reveal strips. Preps forms for casting (i.e. filling joint and sanding).

Works with Building Layout: Establishes grades and elevations. Works with control lines and offsets.

Work Environment: Work involves exposure to outside weather conditions and dirt, dust, fumes, and/or loud noises.

Ensures a Safe Work Environment

Participates in Training/Certifications

Job Requirements
  • High School diploma and minimum of two years of related experience and/or training
  • Ability to read, understand, and complete job related documents and forms
  • Know the abbreviated and common construction terms for the equipment and materials used
  • Ability to calculate mathematical figures such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, and proportions to practical situations
  • Ability to read and use a tape measure and apply associated math skills
  • Ability to deal with problems involving specific variables in standardized situations
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished by written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to understand the basic concepts of shop drawings
  • Ability to exert heavy physical effort, handling average weight objects up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to kneel, stoop, crouch, balance, climb or crawl
  • Ability to correctly rig and hoist material and signal cranes
  • Ability to work at heights

EOE Disability/Veterans


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2+ years
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