Home Repair Lead Carpenter

1310 Conant Street
Maumee 43537
Hours Per Week: 40
Salary: $36,000-$39,000
Certifications Desired: Drivers License, OSHA 10, Lead, First Aid CPR

Contact: Angela Tennaro - atennaro@mvhabitat.org
Last Updated: 04/16/2019
Expiration Date: 06/01/2019

Job Description:

Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity's HOME REPAIR LEAD CARPENTER is responsible for successful completion of jobs given which includes completing on time, on budget, and maintaining a high level of quality, safety and professional communication; volunteer management; and working as a community partner and promoting Habitat’s mission to eliminate substandard housing and revitalize neighborhoods.

 Candidate Requirements:

  • Able to problem solve and troubleshoot
  • Knowledge of construction methods and various trades such as demolition, framing, basic HVAC/Elec/Plumbing, underlayment, drywall handing, taping and finishing, painting, flooring installation, finish carpentry (trim, case, base, shoe, crown, cabinet installation, window, door and siding installation
  • Able to work indoors and outdoors, sometimes in tight spaces and able to adapt to conditions and circumstances
  • Solve math problems quickly and accurately
  • Quality control experience and basic knowledge of applicable building codes
  • Ability to interact and communicate well with the customer, manager, and subcontractors through the job in a polite and business-like manner
  • Self-starter and independent worker with attention to detail
  • Ability to work with various hand tools and keep tools and worksite in a clean, safe condition

 Position Responsibilities:


  • Plan, implement, oversee, and perform hands-on construction tasks as directed by the Home Repair Manager. ·        
  • Plan out each assigned project and stage necessary materials.  ·        
  • Supervise and lead work crews, contractors, volunteers and partner families during project.·        
  • Assist with the recruiting of skilled volunteers from throughout the community to work on projects, and support in other aspects of the affiliate’s ministry.·        
  • Assist in the recruitment processes to attract applicants for all Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity affordable housing programs.  ·        
  • Ensure Safety Policy and procedures are followed at each work site by staff, contractors, volunteers and homeowners. ·        
  • Take responsibility for timely, financially sound and accurate completion and reporting of all repair projects.
  • Ensure that the project meets the original scope of work and code requirements.  ·        
  • “Fixes” any construction task performed below acceptable standards by volunteers.
  • Assists in supervision of job sites on each designated workday and works to ensure construction is accomplished in accordance with approved permits and scope of work.

 Volunteers and Partner Families

    • Assists in training volunteers and partner families about construction tasks and appropriate safety measures
    • Treats Partner Families and volunteers with respect and dignity. Strives to make their construction involvement meaningful.
    • Understands elements that contribute to successful volunteering and helps ensure that volunteers have a positive, encouraging environment thus motivating them to return.

Other:  Perform other tasks at the affiliate as requested by management.

 Required Skills/Experience/Physical Requirements

  • Knowledge and experience in the construction/contracting business, especially as a residential carpenter
  • Must be able to safely use manual tools and power equipment
  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills, ability to foster trust, credibility and cohesive teamwork among persons with diverse talents, backgrounds and perspectives. This also relates to coordinating volunteers on the worksite.
  • Ability to work well and communicate effectively with Home Repair Manager, Habitat team and individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and to make on-the-spot decisions.  
  • Ability to work on a flexible schedule and to work some evenings and/or weekends. 
  • Well organized
  • Has a desire to learn new skills & techniques
  • Must be a good listener and be able to engage in well-considered discussions
  • Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to lifting equipment (up to 80 lbs. unassisted), bending, standing, climbing or walking.
  • Lead Safe Certification a plus
  • OSHA 10 or Habitat Competent Person Trained a plus
  • First Aid, CPR & AED Certification a plus
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license with ability to travel to construction sites in own reliable vehicle.
  • Must pass Criminal Background Check and Sexual Offender Check
  • Ability to drive Affiliate vehicles with trailers, as well as forklift

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