Carpenter Helper – Portland

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R&H’s mission is to deliver an exceptional customer experience and we believe that our craftspeople are an integral part of that process.  A great carpenter helper  is self-motivated and takes pride in his/her work.  We like to have fun and empower all of our employees to maintain a healthy work/life balance.  R&H’s culture has led many employees to choose to spend 30+ years of their career here, and we are committed to giving employees the resources and advancement opportunities necessary to cultivate a successful career in construction.

Essential Duties Include:

  • Responsible for keeping the job site clean and orderly
  • Dig trenches
  • Material handling
  • Demolition
  • Erect scaffolding
  • Build rough forms
  • Direct traffic when needed
  • Operate forklifts/equipment
  • Basic carpentry tasks
  1.   At R&H everyone is empowered to work safe.  As a carpenter helper you will be expected to work safely in the field and ask questions about any safety issues/concerns you may have.


  • Basic  knowledge of commercial construction
  • Basic knowledge of spoken and written English, sufficient to understand instructions
  • Personable and professional
  • Collaborative, problem solver, hard working
  • Takes personal responsibility for issues that arise
  • Basic carpentry tools available


  • Construction field experience
  • OSHA 10 or 30-Hour training a plus
  • Oregon Driver’s License is a plus

Physical Activities:

Key: Rarely (0-20%), Occasionally (21-50%), Frequently (51-80%), and Continuously (81+%)

  • Continuous standing, walking
  • Frequent Stooping
  • Occasional Crawling
  • Repetitive motions of hands/wrists
  • Frequent Bending
  • Occasional Kneeling and Climbing
  • Continuous Grasping
  • Frequently push, pull, lift and carry up to 100 pounds.

Work Environment:

This position generally requires 8 hours a day.  The workweek is Monday-Friday and occasionally on weekends/nights depending on the project.  This position is requires work in the outdoors in all types of weather.  It requires walking, standing, bending and stooping for extended periods, at times in confined spaces.  Work occurs on ladders, scaffolds and other above ground locations.  Employees may be exposed to dust, fumes, noise and unpleasant variation in temperature.  Work requires lifting and carrying heavy objects.  Some positions require working around chemicals and caustic compounds.  R&H will provide all necessary personal protective equipment to keep you safe.

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