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Construction Assistant (residential carpentry)

Habitat for Humanity
Full Time
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Posted Today
Job description
This position will perform day-to-day construction activities of all assigned projects. This position assists in all aspects of construction activity and volunteer leadership.
Build sites from Eastern Palm Beach County to Glades area | Car pool commute available from east to western communities

Responsibilities:
  • Scope of work includes: demo, framing, hanging, finishing and trim.
  • Perform hands-on construction tasks as directed.
  • Comply with all company policies, procedures, and safety requirements and maintain a safe and clean environment.
  • Direct volunteers on site to ensure all work done is high quality and completed on schedule.
  • Train and work with both skilled and unskilled volunteers on volunteer construction days. Create a work environment that keeps volunteers engaged throughout the day.
  • Assemble members of staff, and volunteers at start of each volunteer construction day and communicate schedule for the day/week.
  • Demonstrate positive attitude towards volunteers, subcontractors and staff on-site to build a strong partnership with all parties.
  • Work in conjunction with staff, volunteers and homeowners on projects assigned by supervisor.
  • Ability to teach volunteers how to use equipment safely and complete the necessary tasks.
  • Involve every future homeowner in the construction process.
  • Treat future homeowners and volunteers with respect and dignity. Strives to make their construction involvement meaningful.
  • Assist in identifying volunteer jobs/needs not currently filled and satisfies needs with appropriate volunteers.
  • Related duties may be assigned as necessary.
  • Ability to provide own transportation and tools within the service area to jobsites which includes all of Palm Beach County.

Requirements:
  • Must meet Affiliate’s driver guidelines for insurability.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Effective communication and listening skills both verbal and non-verbal.
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite and other assorted programs.
  • Must be able to provide clear driving record upon employment.
* Ability to sit stationary or walk and stand for extended periods of time. Must be able to twist, turn, bend, stoop, climb, * balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, push, pull and subject to environmental conditions, noise and hazards.
  • Worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines, such as lathes, drill presses, power saws, and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach; performs mechanical or skilled trade tasks of a non-repetitive nature.
  • Heavy work. Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Typical construction site settings combined with office environment; subject to both environmental conditions, activities occurring inside and outside and often extreme temperatures.
  • Limited travel may be required, fast paced environment with medium-high stress based on multiple projects, deadlines, timelines and the need to react quickly and respond quickly.

Preferred::
  • Strong commitment to the Habitat for Humanity mission, principles, and guidelines.
  • Attention to detail with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work with and serve a diverse demographic.
  • Strong aptitude to work in a team environment and to seek partnerships in planning and plan execution.

Apply at: www.habitatpbc.org/careers

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