Apprentice / Laborer Carpenter

Job Number: 013
Term: full-time
Closing Date: March 31, 2020

Under general supervision, perform apprentice-level work in construction, repair and maintenance of structures and related physical facilities, follow direction from carpenters or foreman, and perform related work as required.


  • Chipping, patching, grinding or polishing concrete surfaces using abrasive tools or machines.
  • Removing/stripping forms.
  • Assisting in building/preparing/erecting formwork for concrete pours.
  • Bolt, nail and align forms.
  • Positioning, joining and aligning structural components.
  • Shoveling cement and other materials into portable mixers or applicators.
  • Mixing, pouring and spreading concrete.
  • Operating hand tools, vibrators, power actuated tools as required to perform tasks including inspecting and ensuring proper, safe use.
  • Installing and dismantling heating/hoarding, temporary fencing, guardrails, handrails and barriers as required.
  • Installing shoring.
  • Cleaning and preparation of work sites.
  • Load, unload, and identify building materials, machinery, and tools, and distribute them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans, specifications and directions provided.
  • Perform demolition work and salvage useful materials.
  • Identify, pack and transport hazardous materials in accordance with MSDS and OH & S regulations.
  • Provide assistance to craft workers such as carpenters, concrete finishers.
  • Participating in daily tool-box talks.
  • Reviewing and preparing daily Field Level Hazard Assessments.
  • Participating in weekly safety meetings.
  • Ensuring proper Personal Protective Equipment is used for all tasks.
  • Advising supervision of unsafe conditions or acts that may be a hazard or danger to self and other workers.
  • Ensuring work areas are kept clean and free of hazards.
  • Ensuring tools and equipment are returned to job boxes and tool cribs.
  • Reporting all incidents, “near miss” incidents including damage/non-damage, injury/non-injury incidents.
  • Reviewing and participating in the preparation of safe work practices/procedures as required.
  • Other tasks and duties as required on the jobsite.


  • Ability to solve arithmetic problems quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to get along well with others in a team environment.
  • Positive attitude towards safety.
  • Ability to take direction and follow through on instructions.
  • Punctual and reliable.
  • Ability to cooperate well with others.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Willingness to coach and mentor junior carpenters and apprentices.
  • Willingness to take initiative is self-motivated.


  • Perform all tasks assigned by supervisor. With only the right to refuse UNSAFE work.


  • To field supervision, Foremen, and Carpenters
  • Ensure compliance with all Occupational Health and Safety legislation, guidelines, standards, policies, procedures and practices. Responsible for performing work in the safest manner possible.


  • Grade ten (10) as a minimum.
  • Apprenticeship – Level 1 through 4 certification.
  • Non-ticketed skills equivalent to Level 1 through 4 certification.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Willing to work in a variety of areas and jobsites and willing to travel as required.
  • Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
  • Frequent walking, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, kneeling, and reaching, heavy lifting and carrying. Work in tiring and uncomfortable positions; outside and inside; on slippery or uneven walking surfaces, ladders, and scaffolding; and around machinery with moving parts. Exposure to hot and cold temperatures, excessive noises, fumes, and toxic chemicals.

Valid certifications including (but not limited to):

  • H2S Alive
  • Standard First Aid
  • Ground Disturbance, 201 Standard
  • Fall Arrest
  • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS-0 9)
  • GCS yearly orientation
  • Aerial Work Platform
  • Spotter Training

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