Carpenter - KCMO
McCownGordon Construction

Kansas City, Missouri

People love to work here, plain and simple.It's easy to love your job when you're surrounded by driven, passionate leaders. We show up every day and give it our all; not because we have to, but because we want to.

Works on construction projects using carpentry skills to build components such as stairs, partitions, cabinets, molding, windows and doors, construct forms, and subflooring. Works with a variety of construction materials, as well as hand, pneumatic, and power tools and small machinery.


  • Maintains all safety standards.
  • Builds stairs and installs partitions.
  • Installs window frames, doors, doorframes, weather stripping, and basic hardware (interior and exterior).
  • Installs cabinets and molding.
  • Erects and works on scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground level.
  • Operates hand and power tools, including chisels, planes, saws, drills, and sanders to repair and erect structures.
  • Operates small machinery, as needed.
  • Works with materials such as wood, plastic, fiberglass or drywall.
  • Joins materials with nails, screws, staples, adhesives, and other applicable tools.
  • Identifies, reports or corrects potential hazards associated with task assignments to maintain a safe work area.
  • Loads and unloads materials up to 100 pounds.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (requirements before going into job)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, or be capable of learning, each primary responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Experience in rough and finish carpentry (blocking, frames/doors and hardware, millwork and casework), or equivalent level of education, knowledge and skills.
  • Familiarity with field concepts, practices and procedures.
  • Proven ability to accurately perform construction activities or projects, including usage of various power tools and small machinery.
  • Good interpersonal skills and team spirit.
  • Demonstrated success in working safely on projects.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret contract documents, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and blueprints/plans. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to do basic construction math, including measuring, transposing, calculating cut lengths and basic volumes.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to pass background check, drug screen, physical capacity profile, and E-Verify.
  • Reliable transportation method to get to and from work.

  • OSHA 10-hour training.
  • Applicable certifications, such as Lift Operation, Scaffold, etc.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the primary responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The associate is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop or kneel.
  • The associate must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the primary responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary responsibilities.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate regularly works in outside weather conditions. The associate frequently works near moving equipment. The associate occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Note: This job description reflects a summary of the job and does not prescribe or restrict the responsibilities that may be assigned. The job description is subject to change at any time.

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