A carpenter is responsible for planning and execution of the forming, pouring and stripping of substructure and superstructure concrete components and falsework associated with bridge construction.

General Responsibilities:

  • Must work quickly, productively and safely without error and consistently meet the production goals as set by the Superintendent or Project Manager.
  • Must consistently produce quality workmanship as judged by Company standards as well as those set forth by PennDOT Inspection.
  • Must have reliable transportation and show up to work on time every day.
  • Must possess a current valid PA driver’s license in order to operate any company vehicles.
  • Must be willing to travel to any and all job sites without exception (including staying away from home if necessary)
  • Must comply with all company safety and personnel policies.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and carry 100 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb, bend, stoop, kneel, lift overhead, work at heights, walk/work in rough terrain in order to access equipment, tools, materials, and jobsite in order to complete work.
  • Must be able to work the hours necessary in order to achieve the goals of the company.

Job specific skills: 

  • Must demonstrate an ability and willingness to learn all aspects of bridge construction.
  • Must possess and be proficient in using a wide variety of hand tools (hammers, drills, saws, vice grips, wrenches, levels, tapes, etc. necessary for carpentry.
  • Must be able to read and understand blueprints.
  • Must be proficient in forming footings.
  • Must be proficient in forming walls, wings and be able to tie in corners using EFCO forms, Ulma Forms and Wood Forms.
  • Must be proficient in forming diaphragms, cheekwalls and shear blocks.
  • Must be proficient in forming bulkheads.
  • Must be proficient at hanging and adjusting overhang jacks and forming all parts of overhang falsework.
  • Must be proficient at forming parapets.
  • Must be proficient at setting and adjusting Bidwell rail.
  • Must be proficient at preparing beam seats.
  • Must be able to tie and carry rebar as well as complete all tasks done by laborers and rebar placers.

The following skills are not mandatory to a carpenter.  However, they are helpful to the company and those that are proficient in these skills will be looked upon favorably with regard to advancement, etc.

  • Finishing concrete including beam seats, bridge deck gutter lines, bullfloating bridge decks.
  • Welding – both deck pans and shoring and bracing.
  • Setting Bidwell Machine and operating Bidwell Machine.
  • Hook up and wire pumps.
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