New Construction Apprentice
Job Details
3816 Latrobe Drive Office - Charlotte, NC
Full-time, Non-Exempt
$16.50 Hourly
Tuesday through Saturday Work Week


Love to build things? Build homes, communities and your career as a New Construction Apprentice with Habitat CLT Region!


Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region is searching for New Construction Apprentices to oversee specific construction tasks and projects with the intention to learn and grow in the knowledge and skills that are required to be a Construction Site Supervisor.  The Apprentice will both manage projects independently and support and work on the homes of the Site Supervisor they are assigned to assist, while upholding the standards of safety, partnership, quality, and team participation.


Working to build homes, communities and hope in Charlotte and the surrounding area, Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region has partnered with more than 3,000 families since 1983. This year, we will help over 300 families through new home construction, recycling existing homes, critical home repair projects and financial literacy training. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a leading nonprofit organization in the field of affordable housing.


Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region offers competitive wages and a great affordable benefits package. Pay as little as $28 per month for health insurance! Complimentary vision, short & long-term disability and life/AD&D. Dental and FSA accounts also available. Retirement Plan with up to 3% match. PTO for full and part time positions. Up to ten paid holidays for full-time team members.



Job Description


Essential Functions (other duties may be assigned):

  • Assume leadership roles both during individual work days, and of entire projects as assigned by Supervisor
  • As requested, assist with site prep work that goes into a project from clearing to foundation in order to gain experience with this stage of construction
  • Gain proficiency at a variety of back office tasks required of a Site Supervisor including: ordering, scheduling, invoice approvals, construction workflow and critical path planning, sub-contractor expectations and management
  • Communicate effectively with other internal departments (Development, Volunteer Coordination, Family Services, etc) to ensure smooth completion of projects from start to finish
  • Plan for each work day to insure that all necessary resources - material and human - are available to complete the task list
  • Perform or supervise, monitor, and delegate tasks to volunteers, home owners and other team members as appropriate
  • As requested, provide leadership on special construction projects such as off-site builds and events
  • Provide a safe working environment at all times – abiding by all Habitat Charlotte Region, OSHA, and EPA safety standards
  • Maintain Habitat equipment, as assigned
  • Habitat Charlotte Region related tasks and training opportunities as requested by supervisor       
  • Show initiative
  • Consistent and reliable attendance
  • Represent Habitat in a positive and professional manner
  • Adhere to schedules and deadlines.
  • Be an effective team member when working with staff and volunteers
  • Demonstrate a positive and respectful attitude when interacting with employees, homeowners, volunteers
  • Ability to perform all construction tasks related to projects
  • Attention to Detail
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational Skills
  • Strong leadership ability
  • Desire to increase proficiency in focus area(s)
  • Motivation, self-direction, and personal integrity
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to be insured by Habitat’s insurance provider
  • Willingly adhere to Habitat’s Code of Conduct Policy and any other policies set forth by the organization
  • Habitat Charlotte Region related tasks as requested by supervisor


 Physical requirements:                   

  • Ability to climb ladders and scaffolding
  • Ability to work and maneuver on roofs and high spaces
  • Ability to work in tight confines and within crawlspaces
  • Ability to maneuver over uneven ground
  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs. unassisted
  • Ability to stand most or all of any given day
  • Ability to work outside for extended periods of time during all months of the year 
  • Ability to perform basic computer skills


Internal Interactions: Construction Department, other departments as required by trainings


External Interactions: Sub-Contractors, Code Enforcement Officials, Habitat Volunteers and Donors, Habitat Homeowners, Utility Companies


Level of authority: Responsible for the oversight of specific construction tasks and projects. Does not have direct reports.


Personal Vehicle: Reliable transportation to work is required


Service Week:  Tuesday - Saturday


Estimated Time Commitment:    40 hours / week



Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region is a drug-free workplace.  A pre-employment drug screen and clean background check is required.