Reports directly to: Construction Project Manager(s)
Service week (days/hours): 40 hours/week, primarily Monday through Friday 7:30 am 3:30 pm.
Expect to work one Tues-Saturday shift every month.
Required meetings: Monthly all-staff meeting, weekly departmental meeting
Driving: Drivers license required, personal vehicle not require
Personal tools required: Basic Carpentry Hand Tools
At Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia (HFHP), we are builders who work alongside, not for, others. We are driven by accountability and defined by our stick-to-itiveness.
The BUILD Department directly improves the living conditions of low-income families by creating safe, healthy, affordable dwellings through the construction of new multi- and single-unit new housing, rehab projects, and owner-occupied home repair work. The Lead Carpenter performs hands-on construction work while managing processes and personnel in a way that efficiently utilizes Habitat's unique set of resources and partnership model to create safe, healthy, and affordable homes.
Perform the hands-on and supervisory activities necessary for the construction, rehab, and repair of residential homes. Under the supervision of Project Management staff, and in coordination with other key HFHP (Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia) staff and subcontractors: effectively utilize the labor and enthusiasm of Habitats volunteer workforce; uphold HFHPs quality and safety standards; work as a community partner; and promote Habitats mission to create housing opportunities and revitalize neighborhoods.
Key Responsibility: TECHNICAL WORK
- Perform and lead hands-on home construction work across a variety of skills including rough framing; installation of windows, doors, finish trim, flooring, kitchen, and bath installs/renovation; hanging and installing drywall; siding and exterior finishes
- Coordinate with other site staff, site volunteers, sub-contractors, and vendors to assure timely completion of construction projects
- Independently plan, organize, and efficiently execute work order tasks
- Perform any additional duties requested by the Project Manager
Key Responsibility Area: PROJECT TASK MANAGEMENT
- Take ownership for completing projects on schedule, plan for material procurement and labor resource needs
- Communicate goals, updates, and challenges with the Project Manager and fellow site staff
- Implement HFHP safety practices and ensure that all employees, subcontractors, and volunteers adhere to these standards
- Adhere to OSHA, BPI, and EPA standards and practices
- Maintain HFHP work vehicle, tools, and equipment
Key Responsibility Area: SUPERVISION OF SITE STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS
- Manage, supervise, and train junior carpenter and construction interns in construction trades with a focus on mentoring and encouraging leadership and technical skills
- Together with site staff, manage and lead volunteer workdays in basic carpentry and construction tasks, including workday preparation, skills and safety training, and close volunteer supervision and engagement throughout the workday
- Exemplify a positive and respectful work attitude and require the same from all members of your work team