Carpenter Helper

Brown Industries - Baton Rouge, LA3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $25,000 - $35,000 a year
Brown Industrial Construction is a South-East Louisiana-based heavy civil contractor. We are a family-oriented company with strong values and a high-quality culture. Our environment encourages individual growth and innovative thought. We are seeking experienced full-time Laborers to assist with heavy civil construction projects in and around the Gulf Coasts chemical and industrial facilities.

Summary/Objective:** The Carpenter Helper will assist skilled craftsperson(s) by performing supportive duties as directed and will work under immediate supervision. Must have a general knowledge of carpentry and use of hand and power tools to assist the Carpenter and/or Carpenter Foreman with various tasks. Assist Carpenter/Carpenter Foreman with designing, constructing, erecting, installing, and repairing of structures, fixtures and other items of wood, plywood, and wallboard. Helper will look for opportunities for improvement in all tasks, means, and methods regarding the work, and be willing to learn from others. Must learn and understand all safety hazards related to the work and learn to safely and effectively use or operate work-related tools and equipment. Will be required to work in a plant operations or construction job site setting.

Essential Functions: The following are intended as general illustrations of the work in this job class and are not all-inclusive for this position.

Assist Carpenter in laying out work

Assist Carpenter with lifting, positioning, securing, and cutting of materials during installation

Clean work areas, machines, and equipment

Ensure work area remains stocked with materials needed

Assist other craft workers as needed

Competencies: Must have the ability to communicate effectively with management/ supervision

Work at various tempos, and concentrate amid distractions

Decision-making skills necessary

Detail-oriented; must be able to remember, examine, and observe details

Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. The position regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust and asphalt.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.The position lifts heavy objects, walks and stands for long periods of time and performs strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions. The employee lifts, pushes, pulls or carries objects; uses abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue; and effectively jumps, sprints or throws objects. The position requires good manual dexterity (hand, hand with arm, two hands) and multi-limb coordination. The position requires the ability to quickly move arms and legs. The employee must have excellent stamina.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are a member of the DISA Contractors Consortium and require all employees to enroll in DISA and pass a hair follicle and oral fluid drug screening.

Upon offer of employment, E-Verify I9 verification is required.