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  • Carpenter (SC)

    Job Locations US-MD-Indian Head
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/31/2018 1:54 PM)
    Job ID
    2016-1088
    # of Openings
    2
    Category
    Facilities Management
  • Overview

    An established Prime Federal Contractor is seeking skilled trades talent for ongoing support of its Client, NAVFAC Washington, at various locations.  The following position is one of many assignments for this Client.

     

    Carpenter - Indian Head

     

    This assignment requires a Secret Clearance.  Candidates MUST have an active Secret Clearance

     

    Responsibilities

    Carpenter:

     

    • Constructs, installs, repairs, and modifies wood and wood substitute structures and items requiring close tolerance fit and structural soundness. Constructs and repairs a wide variety of structural items such as, building frames, rafters, concrete forms, walls, staircases, door and window frames, and interior and exterior trim. 
    • Sets up and operates a wide variety of wood working machines and tools, such as, routers, band and scroll saws, and drill presses. 
    • Produces finished products with precise fits, accurate dimensions, and acceptable appearance. Assembles items with a variety of joining techniques to include, miters, rabbets, dados, biscuit, and mortise and tenon, and may also use glues and adhesives to secure wood pieces and veneers. 
    • Uses wood, metal, and various composite materials when installing or replacing interior partitions, flooring, panels, suspended ceilings. 
    • Interprets complex instructions, sketches, blueprints, and building codes; and measures and layouts footings for structural foundations and constructs concrete forms and related structures. Interprets drawings, blueprints, and specifications independently, and determines the layout and work sequences and types of lumber or special related materials. 
    • Plans and carries out projects from initial layout to completion. Accuracy, spacing, fit, and structural soundness and finished appearance are essential. As required, mills heavy lumber, cuts bevels, rabbets, chamfers, grooves, and compound miter joints, and applies plastic laminates to wood and other surfaces, e.g., counter tops, desk tops, etc. 
    • May also construct secondary items which do not require close tolerance fit such as, workbenches, counter tops, bookcases, equipment cabinets, computer consoles, and items requiring limited decorative trim and molding. Applies coverings such as Formica and linoleum with proper adhesives to counter and tabletops. Pre-cuts thin transparent thermoplastics flat stock to work order dimensions. 
    • Works with a large variety of hardwoods, softwoods, plywood, veneers, wood substitutes, gluing and bonding agents. Develops curved, contoured and shaped surfaces and features. 
    • Installs door and window sashes. Trims, mortises, drills and prepares items for attachment of hardware. Applies caulking, compound or other filler material around door and window casings and at other points where tight seal is required. Files, gums, sets, joins, tensions and brazes saw blades for both power and hand saws. 
    • Provides advice and assistance to lower graded workers, as required. 
    • Repairs a variety of common metal office furniture and equipment, to include, but not limited to desks, chairs and filing cabinets. Disassembles worn or damaged items. Replaces rollers, latches and hinges. Removes damaged desk and tabletops. Measures, cuts and installs replacement tops, to include those made of Formica. Straightens bent or crooked arms and legs. Refinishes hardwood tabletops. 
    • Operates spray paint equipment to paint repaired items. 
    • Occasionally may perform miscellaneous trade’s duties as workload requires, such as: carpet/linoleum laying, painting, plaster work; counter top and tiles; setting ceramic tile; laying or resetting concrete blocks. Accuracy, spacing, fit, and structural soundness and finished appearance are essential. 

    All information for work orders, assets, specifications, and condition assessments is captured in the NAVFAC’s MAXIMO - therefore, candidates must be able to learn and utilize this software platform.

     

    Emergency/On-Call: may be required to respond to job related emergencies, within 1 hour of notification.

    Qualifications

    Minimum Requirements:
    • Journey level knowledge and skill to independently construct, install, repair, and modify wood and wood substitute structures and items requiring close tolerance fit and structural soundness, such as, building frames, rafters, concrete forms, walls, staircases, and door and window frames.
    • Knowledge and skill in construction techniques and skill in the operation of general and precision carpentry and woodworking machinery and equipment (such as, such as routers, band and scroll saws, and drill presses); and, skill to produce finished products with precise fits, accurate dimensions, and acceptable appearance.
    • Ability to perform the work accurately, considering spacing, fit, and structural soundness and finished appearance are essential.
    • Skill to interpret complex instructions, sketches, blueprints, and building codes; and skill to measure and layout footings for structural foundations and construct concrete forms and related structures. Skill in the use of advanced shop mathematics to plan, compute, and lay out more complex and exact projects with features such as arcs, tangents, and circles. Ability to determine the proper grade, size, and type of lumber or wood substitute material required for the job. Skill in operating and using power and hand tools and other woodworking equipment such as, portable drills, clippers, joiners, shavers, tenoners, sanders, routers, power activated nailers, combustion type saws, screw fasteners, drill presses, and table saws. Ability to mill heavy lumber, cut bevels, rabbets, chamfers, grooves, and compound miter joints, and apply plastic laminates to wood and other surfaces on counter tops, desk tops, etc.

     

    Physical Effort:
    The work is performed in a shop and at the job site. The work may involve standing for extended periods, considerable bending, kneeling, stooping and climbing on ladders/scaffolding and rooftops. The work also requires strenuous physical exertion when handling heavy and bulky materials such as, plywood, framing members, and other building and construction materials. The work may involve lifting and moving materials up to 40 lbs, unassisted, and occasionally lifting or moving heavier items with the assistance of lifting devices or other workers.

     

    Working conditions:
    The work may involve exposure to moderate or high noise levels from operating machinery, sawdust in the air, glue fumes, and hazards associated with woodworking and related power equipment (e.g. saws). May be exposed to weather conditions and the hazards of working on and around scaffolds and ladders. The work may subject incumbent to cuts, bruises, and contusions and may be performed in confined areas such as crawl spaces and attics which may be dusty and dirty. Injuries may occur in lifting heavy pieces of lumber or equipment; cuts and bruises in using hand tools and equipment; more serious injuries in operating power tools. Personal protective equipment such as protective clothing, helmets, goggles, respirators, etc. may be required to be worn.

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