Job Posting: Carpentry Lead

Updated: Nov 24

Are you looking for a way to give back to the community and share your passion for carpentry with the next generation? Impact Construction and Choices for Youth are seeking a qualified and passionate individual to join the Impact Construction team in the role of Carpentry Lead.

As Newfoundland and Labrador’s first construction social enterprise, Impact Construction provides training and employment for local youth 16-29 in a supportive environment. In 2019-2020, Impact created over 20,000 hours of employment for over 30 young people in St. John’s Metro. Youth at Impact attend up to 12 certificate-based training programs and receive support from the Training and Employment Support teams within the Education, Employment, and Social Enterprise Department of Choices for Youth. Impact currently offers services such as carpentry, painting and plastering, demolition, hazardous materials abatement, and snow clearing.

The ideal candidate will have an advanced understanding of carpentry fundamentals, excellent interpersonal skills, and a natural desire to improve the world around them. Reporting to General Foreman, this role will be responsible for supervising a team of 3-5 youth trainees while completing projects for a wide variety of customers including Non-Profit Organizations, Businesses, and Homeowners.


· Provide leadership through establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with field staff and sub-trades in order to promote positive morale.

· Supervision and development of the site team through regular feedback and coaching.

· Ensure sufficient manpower is provided to achieve safety, schedule, and quality objectives.

· Coordinate with General Manager to ensure program and project deliverables are completed timely, with high-quality workmanship.

· Train youth participants in construction best practices and safety procedures.

· Promote a safe working environment; ensure regular toolbox meetings are conducted.

· Address unsafe work practices and make sure that information is recorded.

· Ensure safety procedures are developed and followed for the operation of all equipment.

· Ensure that required personal protective safety equipment is made available and used by all staff and youth participants alike.

· Erects and disassembles scaffolding safely and according to legislative and company policies.

· Assists with demolition and debris disposal.

· Framing, insulating, sheathing, building foundations, etc.

· Installation of siding, windows, and doors.

· Maintains good housekeeping at all times to ensure a safe and non-cluttered worksite.

· Works under time constraints to meet specific timelines.

· Ensures attention to detail.

· Experience in asbestos abatement or willingness to learn considered an asset.

· Collaborate with General Manager, Training and Employment Lead, and the support team to create and implement an on-site training program.

· Be a mentor to Trainees in all aspects of the worksite.


· Third-year carpentry apprentice and/or equivalent experience

· 1-3 years of supervisory experience

· WHMIS Certification

· Fall Arrest Protection Training

· Confined Space Entry Training

· Standard First Aid/CPR


The position will work 37.5 hours per week and flexibility in work hours will be required including evening and weekend work to accommodate youth and program needs and to accommodate higher work volumes and organizational requirements.


The hourly range is between $20.00 - $25.00.


· Access to a vehicle will be required


· This is a full-time, 6-month contractual position with the possibility of extension.


Please submit your cover letter and resume using job ID #ICCL1021 explaining how you meet the criteria to:

Human Resources

Brian Hanley, General Manager

Choices for Youth appreciates all applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Equity in employment is essential to a just society. Choices for Youth enthusiastically welcomes applications from all qualified people, including racialized people, people of all sexual orientations, women and trans* people, Aboriginal and First People, those with disabilities, mental illness, and from all social strata.

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