Carpenter Apprentice

Cardinal Construction

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Summary and Overall Objectives of the Position

Carpenter Apprentices perform a variety of assigned tasks during all project phases that require physical labor on jobsites. Tasks are wide-ranging and vary in complexity. Apprentices assist craftworkers under the direction of a Project Superintendent.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Arrive on-time to assigned jobsite
Communicate with Project Superintendent/ Assistant Superintendent for assignment and direction of daily task(s)
Work well with others including supervisors, co-workers, and other subcontractors on assigned jobsites
Complete work task(s) in a safe and timely manner
Take part in daily jobsite huddles and safety talks
Maintain a clean and organized jobsite
Use personal and company provided tools in a safe and respectful manner
Perform other tasks as assigned
Additional Requirements

The individual in this position must:

Demonstrate company core values of Positivity, Integrity, Teamwork, Continuous Improvement, and Personal Accountability
Show ability to prioritize tasks and responsibilities independently

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Individuals in this position will work indoors and outdoors in all types of weather and perform a variety of physical labor activities. He or she must have physical stamina sufficient to perform construction-related activities including, but not limited to lifting and carrying a minimum of fifty (50) pounds; repeated pounding, standing, bending, stooping, climbing in and around equipment, and up and down ladders throughout daily work shifts. He or she must be able to work at a minimum of two stories height on a structure or powered lift.

Position Type and Expected Hours or Work

This position is full-time. The expected number of hours worked each week is forty (40) hours, however, overtime hours may be required on occasion. Typical work hours are Monday thru Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. However, our work hours are driven by client/owner needs, scheduling, and location demands, and individuals in this position may be required to start earlier, stay later, or on weekend days to meet those needs.


Minimal travel is expected for this position, however, from time to time, may be necessary depending on jobsite locations. Any travel will take place primarily in the state of Iowa and will typically involve same day travel only.

Required Education and Experience

– Not Applicable.

Preferred Education and Experience

– High School diploma or GED.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Cardinal Construction, Inc. is strongly committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and all applicants for employment. For us, this is the only acceptable way to do business. It is our objective to obtain individuals who are qualified or qualifiable for positions of employment by job-related standards of education, training, experience, and performance and to avoid the establishment of artificial barriers to employment or promotion.

Therefore, we follow the law and do not discriminate against employees or applicants based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic testing information, creed, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and childbirth and/or related medical conditions, military service or any other traits or classifications protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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Cardinal Construction

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