Construction Lead Carpenter

Construction Lead Carpenter – Not a drill! Home Nights, Great Benefits, Family Company

Ready to BUILD your career as you BUILD the community around you? DESCCO Design & Construction is looking to add a Commercial Construction Lead Carpenter to our crew. Must have a passion for bringing a client’s vision to life from a blueprint to a standing building.

Hard Hat Position: This is not a drill! We are currently hiring a Commercial Construction Lead Carpenter in the Berks and Lancaster County PA areas to oversee and provide support for commercial construction projects in industries like retail, office, healthcare, church, and food service. We will offer you a competitive salary, good benefits, a great work environment, and excellent opportunities for training and advancement.

Hammer out your skills, nail down your application, polish your hard hat and get ready to build your dream career with us today! 

Our Strong Foundation: DESCCO Design & Construction, Inc. is a family-owned company that has been in business for over 45 years. Our company culture prioritizes exceptional service and strong relationships between employees and clients above everything else. Our dedication is beyond a simple informal guarantee – we are dedicated to hiring the best team members and supporting them with professional growth to provide the greatest customer satisfaction. Just as we build quality structures designed to last, we take care of our employees, providing training and allowing them to build their lifetime career with the company. 50% of our workforce has been here over 5 years and 25% have tenures of over 20 years.

We are a diverse firm located in Fleetwood, PA and known for our stable company growth and best-in-class construction services for every customer. We are large enough to tackle unique and challenging projects, yet small enough to take care of our customers and employees alike.

How Do We Measure Up?

  • Work-life Balance – At DESCCO, we know it’s important to have life away from work. In short, work hard but also go home and play
  • Year-round work
  • Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts, including HSAs or FSAs or HRAs
  • Short Term disability plus other supplemental benefits
  • Holiday and vacation pay
  • 401k with company matching options
  • Performance bonuses based on measurable metrics
  • Advancement opportunities

Qualifications Under Your TOOLbelt Should Include:

Strong leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills

Excellent verbal communication skills, as well as problem solving capabilities

Solid technical background with hands-on experience

Knowledge of construction procedures, equipment, and OSHA guidelines

3+ years’ experience under your belt as a Carpenter

Valid PA driver’s license and good driving history

Scope of Work for the Lead Carpenter:

Review and become familiar with Project Scope, drawings, schedule, etc. as directed by the Superintendent or Project Manager. Ensure adherence to the same.

Lead the day-to-day operations of the on-site construction team.

Assist as needed with vendors and subcontractors to coordinate order of materials, equipment, deliveries, and work.

Perform carpentry, cleanup, repair, and punch list items as needed

Ensure quality standards are met.

Follow the project timeline to ensure deadlines are met.

Monitor and ensure on-site safety compliance, cleanliness, and orderliness.

Maintain records for site personnel such as daily field reports and time sheets.

Liaison with inspection authorities regarding approvals.


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $23.00 – $30.00 per hour

Are you interested in a career with DESCCO Design & Construction? If so, we’d like to learn more about you!

Fill out the form below and upload your resume. We’ll send you an email with next steps to download our employment application in PDF format and fax or email it to the DESCCO office at .

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