Apprentice Carpenter

Position Overview

The Apprentice Carpenter main job responsibility is to drive the dump truck and keep jobsite clean and safe. They are expected to procure materials, check them in on sight and sort them for use. They are responsible for servicing and maintaining shared company equipment, including but not limited to the Dump Truck runner van, Hepa air scrubbers, jack hammers, scaffolding, and other shared specialty tools. They will help on multiple jobs at a time and will take direct from the MDBI team member you are working with. They are expected to be constantly learning and asking questions.

Work Experience Requirements

Clean driving record

Educational Requirements

High School or GED is desirable

Required Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate in English.
  • Use of basic hand tools.
  • Ability to accurately read a tape measure.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to pass a MD DOT physical.
  • 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Body Positions: standing, sitting, climbing kneeling, squatting, ability to lift 150 lbs.
  • Body Movements: Carrying, use of hands, eyes and arms and voice.
  • This position requires the ability to perform physically demanding work on a consistent basis.
  • State Driver’s License and clean driving record.


All team members are responsible for effective communication between all members of the team.

  • Understand and act on relevant project information provided by team members.
  • Answer or respond to missed calls promptly during normal business hours.
  • Voice mailbox must remain empty to allow clients or staff to leave messages.
  • Check and respond to email messages in a timely manner.
  • Use Daily logs to record personal vehicle miles and general tasks.

Duties & Responsibilities

Carpentry Tasks

  • Set up and maintain dust and existing surface protection.
  • Safely and efficiently assist with demolition.
  • Assist with the construction, structural modifications, additions, and exterior structures.
  • Assist with the installation of windows and exterior doors to manufacturers specifications.
  • Assist with running duct work if project is too small for a sub.
  • May be expected to install small amounts of batt insulation, if project is too small for a sub.
  • Apply air seal and fire stop.
  • Small drywall repairs.
  • Assist with the installation of cabinetry.
  • Assist with the installation of appliances per manufactures specifications.
  • Assist with the installation of interior doors and trim.
  • Assist with the installation of prefinished flooring to manufactures specifications.
  • Some paint touch ups.
  • Assist with the installation of exterior decking, rails, pergolas and other features as called for on plans and/or to manufactures specifications.

General Tasks

  • Review and follow the OSHA Job Safety Report provided by the PM
  • Minimize our exposure to risk on projects.

Maintain Merrick Quality Standards

  • Dress appropriately in a clean Merrick shirt in pants free of rips.
  • Maintain clean and safe jobsites with out being prompted.
  • Ensure clients property is well protected through the course of a project.

Client Communication

  • Politely greet clients when they are on sight.
  • Redirect specific questions to the Lead Carpenter or PM.
  • Redirect Change Order Requests to the PM.


  • Attend all company update meetings.
  • Participate in educational demonstrations.

Company Policies

Adhere to and maintain the following company policies among the production team:

  • Alcohol or Illegal Drugs. Absolutely no alcohol or illegal drugs may be used on the job or anywhere near the jobsite, even outside working hours. Such use of alcohol or illegal drugs will result in immediate dismissal.
  • Tobacco products are not allowed on job sites or company vehicles.
  • All employees must be vaccinated for Covid-19

Measurement of Performance

  • Attendance log.
  • Minimal overtime.
  • Lead Carpenter Feedback
  • Participation in educational events.


Based on experience and skill level.

Work Hours

Standard work hours are 7-4

Evaluation Requirements

An annual review will be conducted as a discussion with the President. The evaluation will consist of a review of the job descriptions for each team member and an evaluation of how well each member of the team is meeting those requirements. Attention will be given to areas of weakness and how the job descriptions can be adjusted to accommodate those areas without compromising the overall mission of this position.

Chain of Command

  • This position reports directly Production and Home Services Managers.
  • Final oversight is with the Design Build Production Manager.

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