Lead Carpenter




Newton, MA

Are you passionate about sustainability, the craft of building, and contributing to a thriving organization? Looking for work that aligns with your values? Join the team at steveworks!

steveworks is a family-run company that is transitioning to become a worker-owned co-op. We are seeking a Lead Carpenter with at least 5 years of residential construction and management experience to join our team. The Lead Carpenter manages and directs the tasks of all crew members and subcontractors on-site to ensure productivity, quality, and safety. They are responsible for clear and effective communication, customer satisfaction, material take-offs and orders, supervising and scheduling subcontractors and crew, inspections, and paperwork.

steveworks is a Triple Bottom Line company, committed to People, Planet, and Prosperity. Our residential remodeling projects exemplify craftsmanship, durability, value, and sustainability. We currently work in the near Boston suburbs. We believe supporting our employees, clients and the environment are integral to the success of our company and community. We are committed to diversity, inclusion, and creating a team that makes you want to come to work every day!

required skills and experience

  • excellent rough and finish carpentry skills
  • effective communication skills with clients, crew, subcontractors, and management
  • experience running a crew, scheduling subs, standing inspections
  • comfort with email communication, spreadsheets, and technology in general
  • effective problem-solving & ability to plan ahead
  • understanding of principles of sustainability, building science, advanced framing, air sealing, water management, and weatherization techniques
  • ability to calculate material takeoffs & order materials
  • budgeting and time tracking; reporting to management
  • track record of running a safe, clean, efficient job site
  • ability to take initiative when needed and show good judgment
  • ability to lead a job site team that is cohesive, mutually respectful, and works well together
  • OSHA 10 certification
  • RRP & Massachusetts CSL a plus

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time, year-round hourly position with a pay range of $33-37/hour depending on experience. steveworks offers a comprehensive health insurance policy for employees, including family coverage, Health Reimbursement Account, a 401(k) contribution, generous paid vacation and holidays, paid sick leave, and a tool allowance.

BIPOC, women, and LGBTQ+ candidates are encouraged to apply.

In your application please include a cover letter describing your experience and background, and why you think you’d be a good fit for steveworks.
Apply online at https://steveworks-llc.breezy.hr/