I would like to fit into a company for a long-term period. I have many skills that will benefit the right employer. I have been looking for companies that can respectively offer me work for more than a year. I have been ready to find my place somewhere that needs what I will bring to the table. I enjoy learning, and school is still an option if that is what I need but given the chance I believe that trade taught is still just as valuable as a degree in the field I work within. I want to be able to tell my wife and kids that I have a real job and not just work. What I am looking for is the right company that will benefit from my contribution as much as I will benefit from them, job security and a future with a company as well as opportunities for personal growth.
• Project Management
• Time Management and Scheduling
• Jobsite Safety
• Crew Leadership
• Blueprint Reading
• Hand cut Stairs and Structural and Finish Carpentry
• Roof systems
• Client and Inspector Relations
• Weatherization and Envelope
• Team Building and Task Allocation Material Ordering
• Willingness to Teach and Learn
• I was hired as a Remodel Carpenter. All carpentry needed for the project.
• Air sealing and weatherizing as needed.
• I was in charge in creating and completing project final punch list tasks i.e. towel bars, medicine cabinets, appliance installs and final walk through
• I assisted the Project Manager in maintaining communication with other contractors.
• I was challenged to learn new sustainable techniques, technology, theory and science to minimize material usage and maximize the efficiency of any living space.
• I was in charge of advising on all projects and leading all structural carpentry.
• I sat on the Safety Committee and helped create the company's policies on safety response plans.
• I was hired to take over a fifteen-man carpentry crew for a primarily Iron Working company.
• My crew was responsible for the roof construction of the Burlingame Fred Meyer remodel.
• I was hired due to the extensive structural details and the Iron Worker lack of experience.
• Custom techniques of carpentry; cutting custom roofs, building custom stairs, etc.
• Being detail oriented and thorough as to cut down pick up time at the end of the job.
• Efficiency in lumber use and take for the job, cutting down waste and saving money.
• The benefits of a good employer who cared about his employees and the work they produced for him in return.
• Blueprint reading and layout skills.
• How to work on a smaller crew where everybody is expected to work on each aspect of the job.
• Foreman duties and how to delegate responsibilities to the right person for the job.
• Residential codes and being thorough, making sure everything is ready for final framing inspection.
• Basics of commercial framing. Use of the required tools of the trade.
• Wall framing, joist and floor systems, truss erecting and sheathing.
• How to be a part of a high production team.
• The importance of following directions and completing work assigned to me.
• Self-motivation, self-reliance and I earned the trust to supervise a few other men.