Carpenters Dubuque, IA


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Portzen Construction Inc.

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Dubuque, IA


$Union Wages & Fringe Benefits

Company Description:

Portzen Construction Inc.

Portzen Construction is a general contractor that focuses on commercial and industrial construction projects. In addition to being a general contractor, Portzen Construction self performs work including concrete, excavating, carpentry and plumbing/hydronics. Portzen Construction feels the ability to self-perform a large part of projects allows us to provide value added services to our clients.

Job Description:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Read blueprints.

  • Assist in building concrete formwork, pouring and finishing concrete

  • Rough Framing wood or steel studs.

  • Finish Carpentry (Doors, Cabinets, Countertops, Interior and Exterior Trim)

  • Ability to take measurements and calculate the size and amount of material needed.

  • Work with foreman or project superintendent to successfully complete projects from start to finish.

  • Ability to understand carpentry techniques and methods of installation and construction.

  • Proficient in using electrical and manual equipment and measurement tools (powered saw, hammers, rulers, etc).


Bargaining Unit fringe benefits paid by the employer.

Required Experience:

Skill, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience

  • Must be 18 years old

  • Good understanding of basic math

  • Willingness to follow safety guidelines at all times.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required to join the apprenticeship. 

  • No specific experience required when starting as a first level apprentice. Skillset to improve with each level of apprenticeship. 

  • Must be able to pass a background and drug test. 

  • Must be able to take written and verbal direction. 

  • Must be able to work with others in a positive manner. 

  • Must be able to show up on time for scheduled shift. 

  • Must possess the tools and knowledge for the appropriate level of skillset. 

  • Must be able to work within safety guidelines and laws at all times. 

  • Squat and kneel repeatedly throughout the course of an 8-hour work shift. 

  • Lift 75 lbs. (one sheet of BBO plywood) repeatedly through the course of the day. 

  • Read and understand construction documents.

  • Read and use a tape measure. 

  • Swing a hammer in an effective manner. 

  • Use power and hand tools in a safe and efficient manner. 
    Work in hot and cold exterior conditions. 

  • Wear the personal protective equipment provided. 

  • Wear the tool belt all day, every work day. 

Required Travel:

Must be able to travel within a 2 hour radius of Dubuque, Iowa.