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General Construction Carpenter

Jostin Construction

Jostin Construction

Cincinnati, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, December 3, 2021


General Construction Carpenters report to the Superintendent and provide support throughout a construction project. The person in this position needs to have the ability to be flexible as this position may perform various functions throughout a shift. The person in this position will need to be comfortable working in a public setting. Jostin requires all employees to work collaboratively as a team with other Jostin employees and trade partners.

Jostin is currently hiring for all 3 levels (1,2, &3) of General Construction Carpenters in Cincinnati and Lexington. Please see the preferred knowledge, skills, and qualifications for each level below.


A General Construction Carpenter 1 requires the mastering of the laborer classification skill set. Below are requirements for knowledge and skills for this level of General Construction Carpenter.


  • Knowledge of general contracting
  • Knowledge of power tools
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and best practices on a construction site
  • Knowledge of general trade work


  • Properly align walls
  • Visualize wall layouts
  • Perform exterior/interior wall blocking
  • Be comfortable working in public settings
  • Ability to operate various power tools in a safe manner
  • Ability to install and troubleshoot doors/frames and hardware
  • Ability to understand detailed instructions on proper installation techniques of various finished products
  • Ability to install accessories
  • Knowledge of doors/frames and hardware
  • Knowledge of architectural construction, mainly within the commercial construction field
  • Knowledge of fasteners and how to determine elevations from drawings
  • Assist with safety barricades
  • Assist with framing


A General Construction Carpenter 2 should be as knowledgeable and proficient as a General Construction Carpenter 1, but must also have the additional skills listed below.

Additional Skills:

  • Ability to complete stair forming/layout of stairs
  • Ability to layout and complete stud framing (wood and metal)
  • Ability to read blueprints and understand details
  • Ability to complete pre-layout of walls
  • Ability to install frames
  • Ability to install safety barricades
  • Ability to work in finished environments


A General Construction Carpenter 3 should be as knowledgeable and proficient as a General Construction Carpenter 2, but must also have the additional skills listed below.

Additional Skills:

  • Visualize wall layout and perform proper steps to ensure accurate layout dimensions
  • Meet daily with the crew to maintain a safe working environment
  • Properly rig loads with proper cables or strapping for crane or forklift material handling
  • Operate layout equipment
  • Manage crews
  • Conduct trainings
  • Knowledge of architectural construction, commonly within the commercial construction field
  • Ability to install casework, trim, access panels, window coverings, and miscellaneous metals
  • Ability to read blueprints and scale for proper layouts
  • Assist superintendent with daily planning, scheduling, safety, JSA’s, and inventory


  • Valid driver’s license
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to successfully pass a drug screening
  • The ability to work irregular hours including weekends when necessary
  • The ability to work in harsh weather conditions for long periods of time
  • The ability to exert oneself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath
  • The ability to use abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without giving out or fatiguing
  • Willingness to commute within a 125-mile radius of Cincinnati
  • COVID vaccinations may be required on some job sites