LOCATIONS: Dutch Harbor, AK


We are seeking a highly-skilled carpenter who can construct, erect, install, and/or repair structures and fixtures made of wood such as concrete forms, building frameworks, partitions, joists, studding, rafters, wood stairways, windows, and door frames. Also skilled in the installation of hardwood floors, cabinets, siding, drywall, batt or roll insulation, and roofing. Carpenter should be capable of working with little supervision while following all health and safety and security standards.

Job Title:                 Carpenter
Status:                      Non-Exempt Hourly
Reports to:             Foreman

Essential Job Duties

  • Read blueprints, drawings, and sketches and to fully grasp requirements
  • Take measurements and calculate the size and amount of material needed for a project
  • Use of all tools necessary to cut, shape, or smooth lumber and other material (e.g. fiberglass) according to measurements
  • Build window frames, doors, staircases, brattices, and frame buildings by using raw materials or pre-constructed items
  • Install items such as hardwood floors, siding, cabinets, drywall, and insulation
  • Lay out flooring, roofing, and drywall, ensuring they are level, plumb, and installed with as little waste possible
  • Inspect products and conduct repairs or maintenance as needed
  • Assemble/build scaffolding and other needed construction structures
  • Work safely in remote environments
  • Work at heights and on roofs
  • Driver license in good standing preferred
  • Be on time and present for all scheduled shifts
  • Perform any such duties assigned by supervisor

Other Duties

Other duties will include, but not be limited to, working with different crews and leading or participating in safety and crew meetings.  Must comply with all safety and security requirements. Working with concrete, carpentry, plumbing, welding, and general construction.  Must have knowledge and experience on the operation of various vehicles and equipment.


  • Proven work history as a Carpenter
  • Hands-on experience in working with all aspects of general construction
  • Excellent understanding of general construction techniques and methods of installation
  • Proficient in using electrical and manual equipment and measurement tools (powered saws, hammers, rulers, etc.)
  • Able to read and understand technical documents and drawings
  • Willingness to always follow safety guidelines
  • Good understanding of basic math
  • Good physical condition and endurance
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Successful completion of a trade school

Working Conditions

Worksites are in Washington and Alaska. Outside working conditions may include snow, ice, and high winds with gusts up to 50 MPH.   Employees are regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, potential fall exposure, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold and extreme heat, and high noise levels.

Physical Requirements

Employees will need to be able to climb in and out of holes and confined spaces, as well as maneuver up and downstairs, ladders, and equipment at all elevations.  Frequent bending, kneeling, walking, crouching, and consistently picking up or moving 50 pounds is required.  Employees will also be exposed to repetitive motion and overhead work and will need fine motor skills capability. Respirators, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, hearing protection, and other PPE will be required on various job sites. Must be able to hear verbal conversations over the phone and in-person with background noise. It requires the ability to work standing up or sitting down.

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