Journey-Level Carpenter – 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 journey-level carpenter 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:

  • Building Construction.  Typical tasks: blueprint reading, layout, concrete finish, installation of reinforcement bar, seismic, metal stud framing, finish carpentry, commercial door and hardware installation.
  • Remodeling of Existing Structures.  Typical tasks: demolition, frame walls, attach covering material such as plywood sheathing, wallboard and paneling, install doors, windows, cabinets, fixtures, millwork and hardware.
  • Exterior Envelope Work.  Typical tasks: tearing off old decking, repair EFIS, replace flashing, water proof the building.  Also includes tasks listed under building construction and remodeling of existing structures.
  • Safety.  At R&H everyone is empowered to work safe.  As a journey-level carpenter you will be expected to set an example of how to work safely in the field and respectfully correct any safety issues you see on site.


  • Skilled and great knowledge of commercial construction
  • Basic knowledge of spoken and written English, sufficient to understand instructions
  • Able to read blue prints
  • Attention to detail, analytical approach to problems
  • Personable and professional
  • Collaborative, problem solver, hard working
  • Takes personal responsibility for issues that arise


  • Construction field experience
  • OSHA 10 or 30-Hour training 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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