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9 Awesome Carpenter Jobs in Minnesota

Sep 11, 2020
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If you’re a carpenter looking for a carpentry job in Minnesota, you’ve come to the right place. In this post, we give a quick rundown of what a carpentry career path looks like, followed by 9 carpenter jobs in Minnesota.

Carpenter Career Path Overview

If you’re new to the world of carpentry, welcome. If you’re already an old hand, skip right ahead to our Minnesota Carpenter Jobs Roundup.

Carpentry is a broad field that includes a variety of specializations dealing with timber and lumber, such as rough carpentry (framing, roofing, formwork, joist laying, and other structural work), trim carpentry (mouldings and trims, skirting boards, mantles, and other ornamental work), drywalling, ship’s carpentry (boatbuilding), cabinet and other furniture making, finish carpentry and joinery.

Carpenters play an essential part in almost every construction project, because they build the framework for the entire structure. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of carpenters is projected to show little or no change from 2019 to 2029” and in 2019, there were 1,024,100 carpenter jobs available in the U.S.A.

Carpenters work with blueprints and plans and need attention to detail, basic math skills for measuring, and physical stamina, strength, dexterity. Carpenters typically work both indoors and outdoors.

Carpenters typically learn on the job or through apprenticeships, although some jobs may require technical college or an Associate’s degree. If you’re considering carpentry as a career path, check out some carpentry YouTube videos to get a feel for it and see whether it’s something you could see yourself doing.

Carpenters in Minnesota earn an average annual salary of $57,926 (as of September 25, 2020) but the range typically falls between $50,023 and $66,758.

For more information about carpentry as a career, check out our Carpenter careers page.

Carpenter Jobs in Minnesota

Below, we’ve rounded up a collection of carpenter jobs in Minnesota.

1. Custom Home Carpenter at JerCo Construction, Fridley, MN

Job Description

JerCo Construction in Fridley, Minnesota is seeking a Custom Home Carpenter to work with a great team to build high-end, custom homes.

Salary or Hourly Rate

$15-$30 per hour depending on experience

Location

1290 Osborne RD NE Fridley, Minnesota

About the Company

JerCo is a full-service general contractor and framing & exterior sub-contractor that has been building better homes in the Twin Cities for the past 15 years.

JerCo's commitment to both its customers and team allows the company to provide lifelong exceptional service to the Twin Cities metro area. Building a better team and a better home isn't just their business, it's their life.

Required Skills and Experience

Entry level

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

General carpentry and framing

Benefits

  • 50% health insurance
  • 2% 401(k) match
  • Paid time off

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2. Apprentice Carpenter at Paul Davis Restoration, Saint Paul, MN

Job Description

Paul Davis Restoration, in Saint Paul, Minnesota is looking to hire an Apprentice Carpenter to learn standard entry-level carpentry methods and techniques under work direction from the Production team. The training is performed on-the-job and is supplemented by ongoing support and training.

Location

475 Cleveland Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Salary or Hourly Rate

Compensation is evaluated on a yearly basis effective from the start date of employment of each calendar year. An annual reward planner (ARP) is completed at that time. Promotions and advancement within the position bring progressively greater challenges, learning, responsibility, and compensation.

Working Hours

Typical hours are 07:30-16:30, but can vary depending on workload.

About the Company

Since 1966, Paul Davis has been an industry leader in the areas of property damage mitigation, content restoration, and reconstruction. With more than 370 offices in our franchise network, the company serves residential, institutional, and commercial customers and clients across the United States and Canada.

At Paul Davis Restoration, we provide extraordinary care while serving people in their time of need. We do this by providing opportunities to GREAT people who deliver Best in Class Results. We are looking for "A players” to join our team who respect the individual, deliver what they promise, and take pride in what they do, while practicing continuous improvement.

From flooding to fires and frozen pipes, Paul Davis responds with 24-hour emergency service to restore calm in the most chaotic of events. We are here to serve in every capacity, providing excellent customer service and a quality end product. We continually strive to maintain excellence and an experience that is second to none. Passion for quality drives everything we do.

Education

High School Diploma or equivalent.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Some carpentry experience is a plus, but not required
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • High-level communicator
  • Dependable transportation
  • Cell phone
  • Professional dress
  • Driver’s license

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Follow blueprints and building plans to meet the needs of clients
  • Install structures and fixtures such as windows and molding
  • Measure, cut, or shape wood and other materials
  • Construct building frameworks, including walls, floors, and doorframes
  • Help erect, level, and install building framework
  • Inspect and replace damaged framework or other structures and fixtures
  • Perform finish work involving light electrical, plumbing, and HVAC

Benefits

  • Opportunity for overtime
  • Leadership development program
  • 401(k) participation
  • Paid time off
  • Great team environment and company culture
  • Health insurance
  • Opportunity for industry certifications

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3. Finish Carpenter at Paul Davis Restoration, Saint Paul, MN

Job Description

Paul Davis Restoration in Saint Paul, Minnesota has a position for a Finish Carpenter to perform a variety of carpentry-related tasks associated with restoration projects.

Salary or Hourly Rate

Compensation is evaluated on a yearly basis effective from the start date of employment of each calendar year. An annual reward planner (ARP) is completed at that time. Promotions and advancement within the position bring progressively greater challenges, learning, responsibility, and compensation.

Working Hours

Full-time Monday through Friday with a standard start time of 07:00-08:00 until 17:00 with occasional evening/weekend work bas on-call rotation.

Location

475 Cleveland Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

About the Company

Since 1966, Paul Davis has been an industry leader in the areas of property damage mitigation, content restoration, and reconstruction. With more than 370 offices in our franchise network, the company serves residential, institutional, and commercial customers and clients across the United States and Canada.

At Paul Davis Restoration, we provide extraordinary care while serving people in their time of need. We do this by providing opportunities to GREAT people who deliver Best in Class Results. We are looking for "A players” to join our team who respect the individual, deliver what they promise, and take pride in what they do, while practicing continuous improvement.

From flooding to fires and frozen pipes, Paul Davis responds with 24-hour emergency service to restore calm in the most chaotic of events. We are here to serve in every capacity, providing excellent customer service and a quality end product. We continually strive to maintain excellence and an experience that is second to none. Passion for quality drives everything we do.

Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree is a plus but not required

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience with the skills listed below (Day-to-Day Responsibilities)
  • Personal vehicle for reliable transportation to and from residential job sites
  • Supply your own hand tools necessary to complete repairs
  • Personal smartphone
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • High-level communicator
  • High aptitude in Microsoft Office
  • Basic competency in photoshop or equivalent
  • High social media aptitude
  • Professional dress

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Finish Carpentry
  • Rough Carpentry
  • Staining & finishing
  • Light electrical
  • Light plumbing
  • Light HVAC
  • Minor roof repairs
  • Minor drywall repairs
  • Acoustic ceilings
  • Hardware installation
  • Siding repair
  • Insulation installation
  • Complete punch list items such as, but not limited to: clean up, carpentry, minor repairs, etc.
  • May be asked from time to time to perform additional tasks as needed for Emergency Services such as water clean-up, board up, tarping, equipment set up and other emergency services.

Benefits

  • Opportunity for overtime
  • Leadership development program
  • 401(k) participation
  • Paid time off
  • Great team environment and company culture
  • Health insurance
  • Opportunity for industry certifications

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4. Restoration Technician at Paul Davis Restoration, Saint Paul, MN

Job Description

Paul Davis Restoration in Saint Paul, Minnesota is looking to hire a Restoration Technician to supervise and respond to all emergency services work activities related to program work and tasks assigned by the Operations Manager.

Salary or Hourly Rate

Competitive

Working Hours

A typical shift for this position is 07:00-17:00, Monday-Friday.

The Restoration Technician must be able to contribute to the on-call rotation for weekdays and weekends.

Location

475 Cleveland Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

About the Company

Since 1966, Paul Davis has been an industry leader in the areas of property damage mitigation, content restoration, and reconstruction. With more than 370 offices in our franchise network, the company serves residential, institutional, and commercial customers and clients across the United States and Canada.

At Paul Davis Restoration, we provide extraordinary care while serving people in their time of need. We do this by providing opportunities to GREAT people who deliver Best in Class Results. We are looking for "A players” to join our team who respect the individual, deliver what they promise, and take pride in what they do, while practicing continuous improvement.

From flooding to fires and frozen pipes, Paul Davis responds with 24-hour emergency service to restore calm in the most chaotic of events. We are here to serve in every capacity, providing excellent customer service and a quality end product. We continually strive to maintain excellence and an experience that is second to none. Passion for quality drives everything we do.

Education

High School Diploma or equivalent

Required Skills and Experience

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • General labor experience
  • Restoration experience is a plus
  • Dependable transportation
  • Cell phone

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Receive a physical work order at beginning of job or from project coordinator and then interpret instructions and deliver a high-quality physical results
  • Drive company vehicle in safest and most respectful manner possible
  • Document work completed through photos, job update notes and daily logs
  • Alert Project Coordinator of any vehicle disturbances (Oil changes, check engine light, etc.)
  • Maintain cleanliness of each vehicle used that day be the standards set by Paul Davis
  • Relay homeowner or property manager questions to Project Coordinator for follow-up
  • Disassemble and safely store all hardware from demolition in designated plastic bags for reconstruction team
  • Disassemble and safely store all pieces from demolition that are deemed as “salvageable”
  • List soft materials needed on the job-site physical Job Materials List, confirm the list with Project Coordinator at the end of each job over the phone

Benefits

  • Opportunity for overtime
  • Leadership development program
  • 401(k) participation
  • Paid time off
  • Great Team environment and company culture
  • Health insurance
  • Opportunity for industry certifications

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5. Drywall Finisher at Paul Davis Restoration, Saint Paul, MN

Job Description

Paul Davis Restoration in Saint Paul, Minnesota is looking for a Drywall Finisher to perform a variety of drywall-related tasks associated with restoration projects.

Salary or Hourly Rate

Competitive

Working Hours

Available to work full-time Monday through Friday with a standard start time of 07:00-08:00 until 17:00, with the occasional evening/weekend.

Location

475 Cleveland Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

About the Company

Since 1966, Paul Davis has been an industry leader in the areas of property damage mitigation, content restoration, and reconstruction. With more than 370 offices in our franchise network, the company serves residential, institutional, and commercial customers and clients across the United States and Canada.

At Paul Davis Restoration, we provide extraordinary care while serving people in their time of need. We do this by providing opportunities to GREAT people who deliver Best in Class Results. We are looking for "A players” to join our team who respect the individual, deliver what they promise, and take pride in what they do, while practicing continuous improvement.

From flooding to fires and frozen pipes, Paul Davis responds with 24-hour emergency service to restore calm in the most chaotic of events. We are here to serve in every capacity, providing excellent customer service and a quality end product. We continually strive to maintain excellence and an experience that is second to none. Passion for quality drives everything we do.

Education

High School Diploma or equivalent

Required Skills and Experience

  • Personal vehicle for reliable transportation to and from residential job sites
  • Supply your own hand tools necessary to complete repairs
  • Personal smartphone
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Insurance restoration experience is a plus.
  • Experience with the Day-to-Day Responsibilities listed below.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Removing and replacing popcorn texture
  • Skim coating
  • Coating/removing and replacing knockdown texture
  • Hanging drywall
  • Patching drywall
  • Seam/joint repair
  • Interior painting, staining and finishing
  • Exterior painting and staining
  • Detaching/resetting light fixtures, HVAC registers, etc. in preparation for painting and drywall
  • Minor carpentry – resetting casing, baseboard, etc.

Benefits

  • Opportunity for overtime
  • Leadership development program
  • 401(k) participation
  • Paid time off
  • Great Team environment and company culture
  • Health insurance
  • Opportunity for industry certifications

Apply Now

6. Woodworker at Goebel Fixture, Hutchinson, MN

Job Description

Goebel Fixture in Hutchinson, Minnesota is searching for a Cabinetmaker/Woodworker to assemble fixtures and displays from pre-machined components.

Salary or Hourly Rate

$16.53/hour and up

Location

528 Dale Street Southwest, Hutchinson, Minnesota

About the Company

Goebel is dedicated to providing interior fixtures to major players in the luxury market. With over 80 years of experience, Goebel continues to live true to its vision of being an industry leader through its skilled employees, supreme customer service, and unmatched quality. Goebel believes in keeping promises, surpassing expectations, and providing unparalleled customer service.

Goebel is a progressive and forward-thinking company that places value on positive attitude, personal motivation and drive. You will work in an exciting environment that provides ever-changing challenges coupled with an organization that is committed to your success. Goebel offers a great benefits package and looks forward to receiving your resume.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

Use pre-machined components/parts to assemble the units into fixtures or displays

Benefits

  • 80 hours annual vacation to start.
  • Medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance
  • 401k/ROTH
  • Pension

Apply Now

7. Apprentice Carpenter at Tradesmen International, Edina, MN

Job Description

Tradesmen International in Edina, Minnesota is offering a position for an Apprentice Carpenter to perform full-time carpentry work on commercial and residential projects.

Salary or Hourly Rate

$15-$18 per hour, depending on experience

Location

5500 Lincoln Drive, Edina, Minnesota

About the Company

Tradesmen International provides construction contractors and industrial companies with North America’s best, safety-minded skilled craftsmen. We operate in the U.S. through more than 170 offices.

We’re constantly hiring craftsmen who emphasize safety and pride themselves on setting quality standards for the industry. All our employees share a dedication to professionalism and we make every effort to reward each for the expertise they bring to our company and to the jobsite daily. We provide steady work, competitive wages, safer working conditions and opportunities for craftsmen to train and increase their earnings.

Education

Entry-level

Required Skills and Experience

OSHA 10 certification is a plus but it can be provided through day-one training

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Smoothing or sanding surfaces to remove ridges, tool marks, glue, or caulking
  • Assisting with fitting and installing window frames, doors, door frames, door hardware, interior and exterior trim using a carpenter's level, plumb bob, and laser levels
  • Erecting scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground level
  • Positioning and holding timbers, lumber, or paneling in place for fastening or cutting
  • Cleaning work areas, machines, or equipment to maintain a clean and safe job site
  • Holding plumb bobs, sighting rods, or other equipment to aid in establishing reference points and lines
  • Cutting timbers, lumber and/or paneling to specified dimensions, and drilling holes in timbers or lumber

Benefits

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Prescription drug plan
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term disability
  • 401(k) profit-sharing savings plan
  • Vacation pay opportunities
  • Incentive programs/service awards
  • Employee appreciation events
  • Employee, Friends & Family Discount Program: Get exceptional savings on tools, new vehicles, hotels, TV’s and more

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8. Commercial Roofer at Horizon Roofing, Brooklyn Center, MN

Job Description

Horizon Roofing in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota is seeking a Commercial Roofer to prepare and install commercial roofing systems.

Salary or Hourly Rate

The rate of pay is based on experience and ranges from $16-$43 per hour

Location

4912 France Avenue North, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Own transport needed.

About the Company

For nearly 45 years, Horizon Roofing has been on a mission to serve the roofing industry with highly-qualified, uncompromising workmanship and service. We have locations in St. Cloud and Minneapolis.

At the end of your workday, do you want to feel like you accomplished something? Would you enjoy being able to say ‘I worked on that building’ to your family and friends? If so, a job at Horizon Roofing could be the perfect fit for you. At Horizon, we understand quality happens from the inside out. This is why we have made it our mission to hire the highest quality employees who value unparalleled job safety and stellar customer service. We always put safety above all else because we put a high value on the lives of our employees and their families.

As an award-winning company that continues to trend up, we demand the best from our employees – but don’t worry, we compensate because of it. From the newly-hired laborer to the most seasoned foreman, we’re here to support you. Along with great pay, unique benefits, and better training than anyone else in the industry, we offer every employee a road map to success to help them learn more and earn faster. If you’re interested in joining a company that cares about your personal growth and career advancement, you’ve found it.

That’s right; you don’t work for us, you work with us. We are a team of people working together to ensure that community businesses, schools, and hospitals (just to name a few) have a safe, secure roof over their heads. Think you have what it takes to join our growing roofing team? Apply today!

All skill levels, from general laborer to roofing mechanics, are encouraged to apply!

Required Skills and Experience

  • For our entry-level positions, knowledge of roofing systems and/or prior construction experience is preferred, but not required. We are willing to train the right candidate.
  • Physical, drug screening, and background check required.
  • This position is for those looking to break into the roofing industry. We are proud to be a company that invests in our employees and ask that, in return, you invest in us. We look for employees who want to put in an honest day’s work and strive to be better than they were the day before. To be an employee at Horizon Roofing, you must be HARD WORKING, CUSTOMER DRIVEN, SAFETY MINDED, CARE ABOUT QUALITY, and have a POSITIVE ATTITUDE.

Additional Requirements

  • Knowledge of Safety/OSHA guidelines
  • Ability to problem-solve
  • Ability to get to and from job sites and/or the shop is required
  • Must be reliable and enjoy working outdoors in a variety of climates and NOT have a fear of heights.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to climb a ladder; position requires lifting of 50lbs or more.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • This position requires above-average attention to detail, concern for the exact correctness of work, and a strong commitment to completing tasks on time. The person in this position will take work seriously, has a strong sense of duty, and is disciplined.
  • Transportation: This position is based out of our Brooklyn Center location. However, job site locations will vary throughout the Twin Cities and the state of Minnesota. This position may require some out of town work. All employees are responsible for their own transportation to and from the job site and/or shop. Need help with that? Ask about our Wheels for Workers program!

Benefits

As a company, maintaining a positive reputation has its perks. Due to our high standing in the roofing industry, we are able to work with the best-of-the-best clients and provide accordingly for our employees. Horizon has one of the most competitive pay scales in the industry and opportunities for rapid advancement through our innovative training practices.

In addition, Horizon Roofing offers a wide array of benefits, sure to fit every employee’s needs. From traditional medical and dental benefits to non-traditional benefits (curious? come on in and apply to find out), Horizon looks out for its employees.

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9. Cabinet Maker at Award Staffing, Minneapolis, MN

Job Description

Award Staffing is looking for a Cabinet Maker to utilize blueprints and woodworking machines to repair high-grade articles of furniture.

Salary or Hourly Rate

$20 per hour

Working Hours

  • Cabinet Makers work full-time from Monday to Thursday. A Cabinet Maker works 2nd Shift with hours starting at 15:00 to 01:30.
  • Possible overtime during busy season.

Location

10700 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota

About the Company

Award Staffing is a leading job placement firm in the metro area, operating through six offices across the region. For three years, Award has been recognized as a Star Tribune top place to work.

Award Staffing supports career seekers with temporary placement, seasonal jobs, temporary-to-hire jobs, and direct-hire placements. Award offers attractive benefits packages.

Education

Either an Associate’s or technical degree from a community or technical college.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Two years of related experience and/or training, or a combination of education and experience
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and operating instructions
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization

Day-to-Day Responsibilities

  • Plan sequence of cutting or shaping operations to be performed according to blueprints
  • Mark outlines or dimensions of parts on paper or lumber stock
  • Match materials for color, grain, or texture
  • Set up and operate woodworking machines
  • Use technology to increase productivity
  • Demonstrate attention to detail
  • Repair high-grade articles of furniture
  • Sand and scrape surfaces and joints of articles to prepare articles for finishing

Benefits

  • Medical insurance.
  • Individuals working at least 30 hours per week are eligible for the Minimum Essential Coverage Group Health Plan. New associates are eligible on the 1st of the month following 60 days from their date of hire.
  • Following one year and 1,000 hours of employment, individuals are eligible to participate in our 401K retirement savings plan. Award Staffing matches contributions up to 4%.
  • Award associates are eligible for 40 hours of paid vacation after 1,600 hours of work in a calendar year.
  • All Award associates are eligible to be paid for five national holidays upon completing 500 hours of work within one employment anniversary year while working an average of 35 hours per week between each holiday.

Apply Now

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