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Lead Carpenter

Job Title
Lead Carpenter
Job ID
San Francisco,  CA 94111
Other Location

Pay Rate: $35-49/hr

COVID Vaccination Requirement: Habitat GSF has implemented a requirement that all employees be fully vaccinated to enter a HGSF work site. New hires will be required to submit proof of full vaccination prior to starting at a HGSF work site. Habitat GSF will make reasonable accommodations for valid exemptions based on disability, medical, or religious reasons.

What We Do
Come be part of the affordable, home-ownership movement! Join us and make an impact on people’s lives! Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco believes in the power of homeownership to create generational impact. To this end, we build homes for first-time homeowners and sustain homeownership by helping homeowners retain their home as an asset for generations to come.

Your Impact
The Lead Carpenter plays a critical role in ensuring that Habitat Greater San Francisco will efficiently builds new homes. This position reports to a project’s Superintendent and learns, executes, and leads volunteers on a variety of construction tasks, The Lead Carpenter will contribute to site safety, security, and a positive work environment are key aspects of this role.

Primary Responsibilities
General Carpentry (80%)
  • Interpret the Construction Drawings to provide all layout and critical dimensions for walls, floor, and roof framing
  • Coordinate framing with MEPF to avoid conflicts and re-work
  • Ensure all framing complies with project structural details, architectural finishes, and sustainability requirements
  • Develop and place material orders
  • Develop RFI’s to design consultants as necessary
  • Monitor framing execution, which will be completed by a combination of in-house crew and volunteers, to ensure quality and compliance with project requirements
  • Ensure that inspections are completed before work is covered and walk inspections with the Superintendent
Leadership (20%)
  • Provide training and direction to in-house crew in order to build their skills to effectively execute carpentry tasks
  • Lead and layout other carpentry tasks as necessary, including but not limited to siding and interior finishes
  • Prioritize work with Superintendent to ensure project schedule is met
  • Model and enforce safety on job sites​​​​​​
Minimum Qualifications
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a lead carpenter role doing framing on new construction
  • Experience with Multi-family residential builds.
  • Ability to clearly communicate construction details with architects, engineers, building inspectors, co-workers, and lay volunteers. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Must be solution-oriented and come to work with a positive attitude
  • Valid CA driver license, clean driving record, and access to personal vehicle required. Must be able to travel as need through the tri-county service area ( SF, Marin, San Mateo)
  • Must be able to travel within HGSF’s tri-county service area ( SF, Marin, San Mateo)
  • Must be able to pass background check
    (In accordance with state and county law: convictions do not necessarily rule out employment, it depends on the nature and severity of the conviction and is evaluated on a case by case basis, check is conducted on last 7 years only.)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with blind wall framing is a plus
  • Experience framing with Structural ATS is a plus
  • Experience using Procore is a plus
Work Environment
Works in outside conditions that occasionally include inclement weather, heat, and humidity. Noise level will be loud at times. Work on heights required. Driving required.

Physical Demands
Must be able to move objects and use abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue. Constant movement and use of limbs; this position requires good manual dexterity, coordination and stamina, and the ability to lift and carry at least 80 pounds, go up and down stairs and ladders, and endure the full workday on their feet. Must be able to frequently communicate in English (verbal), including hazard communication, giving, and receiving trainings, working as part of a team, and supporting volunteers. Must be able to recognize and respond to potential hazards based on both visual and auditory warnings systems at all times.

Compensation for this role is competitive, DOE. This full-time position offers medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, employee assistance program (EAP), Flex Savings Account (FSA), 403b retirement account, commuter benefits, 20 paid vacation days, 3 front loaded sick days (accrue up to 72 hours per year), and 13 paid holidays.

EEO: Habitat Greater San Francisco is an equal opportunity employer. Habitat Greater San Francisco strives to reflect the diverse community it serves. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.
Habitat GSF receives federal funds through Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) and is required by federal law, to the greatest extent possible, to provide job training and employment opportunities to Section 3 residents. *Section 3 residents are defined as public housing residents or low-income persons who live in metropolitan area or non-metropolitan counties where HUD-assisted projects are located.
Pay Range
$35.00   Hourly to $49.00   Hourly

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