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.
- 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.