Carpenter Jobs in California

Measure, cut, and shape wood or other materials to assemble or repair structures. Some carpenters build larger-scale building frames. These projects require them to work effectively and efficiently with cranes and other large machinery to raise, level, and fix the skeleton in place. Other carpenters may install particular fixtures, including cabinets, siding, drywall, and wainscoting. The exact materials they use depend on the companies they work for.

All carpenters must be competent at reading blueprints and building plans in order to properly complete construction to the client’s specifications. They may also be responsible for inspecting and replacing damaged frameworks or fixtures. They rarely work from an office, and are almost always performing labor on site.

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San Diego, CA
compensation: Compensation commiserate with experience employment type: full-time Finish Carpenters wanted for high end residential builder. Must be skilled in light framing, finish carpentry. base...
2 days ago
San Diego, CA
Broadway compensation: Pay by experience employment type: full-time We need experienced roofers and carpenters immediately. We have enough work to keep you busy when every one else is slow. Our company has...
2 days ago
San Luis Obispo, CA
compensation: Starting rate $25 for qualified applicants employment type: full-time Prestigious and busy General Construction company looking to expand our team! Our company primarily works in...
2 days ago
Sacramento, CA
compensation: Skilled Formwork Carpenter 64.00, skilled laborer 48.00 employment type: full-time Skilled Formwork Carpenter & Skilled Laborer Wanted. Details, responsibilities and experience requireme...
2 days ago
Redding, CA
compensation: Start Pay DOE; $25.00 per hr employment type: full-time Carpenter: Job requires Travel / no DUI / will Drug Test . Send Resume...
2 days ago
Tuff Shed - Escondido, CA
clude painting, cutting lumber or plywood, assembling wall sections, trusses, doors, or any other fabricating and assembly duties associated with the construction of the Company's products. Qualificatio...
3 days ago
San Diego Unified School District - San Diego, CA
Carpenter Employer: San Diego Unified School District Date Posted: 9/30/2015 Contact: SDUSD Employment Office Human Resources ... Number Openings: (At time of posting) Not Specified Length of Work Year...
2 days ago
Orange, CA
compensation: negotiable employment type: full-time Termite Wood Repair Carpenter needed to start A.S.A.P Basic Job Duties: Remove and replace termite and dry rot damage to facia boards, sheathing,raf...
1 day ago
San Diego, CA
employment type: full-time Carpenter - Working (Bags On) Commercial Carpenter needed for all of San Diego County: Drywall, Metal Stud, &Wood Framing. Painting, Small Electrical, & Plumbing a big plus....
1 day ago
Santa Barbara, CA
compensation: wages depend on experience employment type: full-time High-end firm looking to and to their team of highly skilled craftsmen. Must have aleast 5 plus years of high-end experience...
1 day ago
Visalia, CA
compensation: DOE employment type: full-time looking for cabinet makers and an assistant shop foreman
1 day ago
San Diego, CA
compensation: Piece Work per unit basis employment type: full-time Experienced Production cabinet installers needed for large scale apartment projects. Must have own tools, vehicle valid drivers...
20 hours ago
Campbell, CA
based General Contractor hiring for positions in San Jose and surrounding areas. Carpenter: Seeking an individual Carpenter who has extensive experience in the following (5+ years) proven track record i...
20 hours ago
Santa Rosa, CA
compensation: Based on experience. employment type: full-time Custom cabinet shop and refacing company looking for installer and assistant. Must have own tools and transportation. Most work in...
20 hours ago
Los Angeles, CA
employment type: full-time Reputable Finish Carpentry and Design company seeks *High quality finish carpenters and material handler for immediate hire. This position could lead to full-time work for the righ...
20 hours ago

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Title Synonyms

Users interested in this job title also searched for the following job titles

  • Carpentry
  • Finish Carpenter
  • Framer

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Carpenter positions.

  • OSHA Certified
  • OSHA 10

Qualifications / Skill Sets

The following top skills are often required or desired to land a Carpenter position

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  • Assembly
  • Bathroom Remodeling
  • Blueprints
  • Building Codes
  • Cabinet Installation
  • Cabinet making
  • Cabinetry
  • Carpentry
  • Communication Skills
  • Computer Hardware Repair
  • Concrete
  • Concrete Forming
  • Crown Molding
  • Decks
  • Demolition
  • Door Installation
  • Driving
  • Drywall
  • Electrical
  • Fabricating
  • Finish Carpentry
  • Finishing
  • Foundations
  • Framing
  • General Repair
  • Hand Tools
  • Handyman
  • Human Resources
  • Installation
  • Interior Trim
  • Kitchen Remodeling
  • Laminate
  • Layout
  • Management
  • Materials Management
  • Measuring
  • Metal Framing
  • Metal Stud Framing
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Remodeling
  • Residential Construction
  • Roofing
  • Scaffolding
  • Scheduling
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Siding
  • Specifications
  • Staff Supervision
  • Stairs
  • Tile
  • Training
  • Transportation
  • Trim carpentry
  • Trimming
  • Vinyl
  • Wood Framing
  • Woodworking

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Salary for Carpenter jobs in California

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