Carpenter Jobs in Iowa

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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Trim Carpenter

  • Executive Interiors
  • Des Moines, IA
  • 2 days ago
Executive Interiors is looking for individuals who have experience in trim carpentry. Most of our work is in Des Moines and surrounding areas. Vehicle and valid drivers license is required. Pay is...

Trim carpenter/Laborer

  • Council Bluffs, IA
  • 2 days ago
Looking for Helper Hard worker, on time everyday, have own vehicle with valid license. Experience in hanging doors, casing doors/windows and base. Experience is a plus but willing to train. MUST...


  • Ankeny, IA
  • 1 day ago
Dean Snyder Construction has immediate positions for rough & finish Carpenters in the Des Moines area....

Carpenter / Laborer

  • Master Builders of Iowa
  • Grimes, IA
  • 1 day ago
We are gearing up for a busy spring, and looking to add a carpenter/laborer to our team....

Entry Level Carpenter

  • Iowa City, IA
  • 2 days ago
-Valid drivers license with transportation DUTIES -Train to be a skilled carpenter -Steel Stud Framing -Wood Carpentry -Framing -Demo Work Hours - 7am -5pm Call Gage at ... or APPLY DIRECTLY TO THIS...
We have immediate openings for residential framers, jobs are mostly new construction around the Des Moines Metro. We are a locally owned company and will pay based on your experience....


  • Tradesmen International
  • Johnston, IA
  • 6 days ago
Experience Experience in Framing, Siding, Roofing Company Details Tradesmen International not only offers consistent work, top pay, and employment opportunities, we also provide a benefits package that...

Experienced Carpenter

  • Carlisle, IA
  • 8 days ago
Looking for 1-2 experienced carpenters to work on a retail construction open-remodel ASAP IMMEDIATELY WEDNESDAY 8/3. Must provide own transportation and tools. Experience is required and expected....

Experienced Carpenter

  • Davenport, IA
  • 8 days ago
Looking for 1-2 experienced carpenters to work on a retail construction open-remodel IMMEDIATELY ASAP WEDNESDAY 8/3. Must provide own transportation and tools. Experience is required and expected....

Concrete Carpenter

  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 8 days ago
CONCRETE CARPENTER (TRAVELING) Pay: $24-$27/hr with PER DIEM Location: To be determined MUST BE WILLING TO TRAVEL OUT OF STATE Job Description: Demolition, repair, and construction-related activities...


  • Sodexo
  • Grinnell, IA
  • 12 days ago
Completed apprenticeship prior to assuming Carpenter responsibilities preferred....

Carpenter/Laborer -/Seasonal

  • Barker Apartments Qc
  • Davenport, IA
  • 12 days ago
Applications are being accepted for Part-Time, Seasonal or Full-Time Carpenters and Laborers....


  • Ankeny, IA
  • 13 days ago
QR Code Link to This Post Looking to add a couple framers to ourcrew, experience is preferred but not required, pay is based off work ethic and experience, please call or text thank you...

Carpenter / Crate Builder

  • Almaco
  • Nevada, IA
  • 14 days ago
Read and interpret blueprints to ensure accuracy of completed packaging. Maintain equipment and work area, and order supplies as needed....
Looking for responsible and reliable framing carpenter, who enjoys working as a team and strives for quality craftsmanship. Prefer 2-3 years experience....

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Carpenter Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Intentional Public Disruptions: Art, Responsibility, and Pedagogy
During the fall of 2017, art educator B. Stephen Carpenter II began a residency at the [MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology]( (CAST). He provided new perspectives...

Diploma in Carpentry Studies
This course will first guide you through the job opportunities available for modern-day carpenters. It will then teach you about important building and fastening materials, including hand and...

Introduction to Carpentry - Revised
This course introduces you to carpentry and its technical terms, such as finish and rough carpentry. We lay out the career opportunities in the construction industry as we study the basic skills...

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Highest Education Level

Carpenters in Iowa offer the following education background
  • High School or GED (39.9%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (20.9%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (17.3%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.3%)
  • Master's Degree (5.4%)
  • Some College (2.9%)
  • Some High School (1.8%)
  • Doctorate Degree (0.5%)

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