Skilled Trade


Austin, TX, US, 78704

Best People + Right Culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s success.


By hiring inspired people, giving them interesting and challenging work, enabling them with innovative tools, and letting them share in the company’s rewards, we’ve found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 95+ years.


Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places every day, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Role Summary

The Skilled Trade role varies from working on new construction, to renovations, and across a variety of project types. Skilled Trades at JE Dunn consist of experienced tradesmen across a variety of specialized crafts and are essential to our company and self-perform efforts. Skilled Trades utilize a variety of tools and specialized equipment. These roles provide value added services to our clients by ensuring we carefully control schedule, production budget, quality and safety.

The following role responsibilities are not all encompassing as specific work tasks, project types, and build phases drastically vary. This is a broad representation of the type of tasks and requirements required of Skilled Trades at JE Dunn. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn.      

  • Autonomy and Decision-Making: Follows directions and refers all exceptions to supervisor.
  • Career Path: Trade Foreman 1

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


JE Dunn specialized in a variety of skilled trades. Specific areas of expertise may include:

  • Carpenter - Responsible for a variety of carpentry including but not limited to rough carpentry, setting forms for concrete, or finish wall paneling, casework, and trim.
  • Cement Mason/Finisher – Responsible for a variety of duties including but not limited to setting forms, installing rebar or mesh wire, mold expansion joints and edges, apply sealants, spread, level and smooth concrete, etc.
  • Operators – Responsible for operating a variety of equipment including but not limited to cranes, rough terrain fork lift, skid steer, excavator, earth moving equipment, lifts, pile driver, etc.
  • Bricklayer – Responsible for a variety of masonry including but not limited to installation of brick veneer, CMU, stone flooring and paneling, masonry restoration, cast and dimensional stone, paving, and many other masonry project elements.
  • Ironworker – Responsible for and being adept at all aspects of their jobs, including epoxy bar, post-tensioning, and wire mesh, along with reinforcing steel.
  • Electricians – This skilled trade is part of our Renewables projects. Responsible for installing and maintaining the electrical equipment and wiring that connects the plant to the electrical grid. Electricians in power plants work with heavy equipment, including generators, inverters, and transformers. They must be familiar with computer systems that regulate the flow of electricity, and they must be comfortable with high-voltage systems.

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner
  • Communication skills, verbal and written
  • Knowledge of specific trades and scopes of work
  • Ability to follow-up on inquiries in a timely manner
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Ability to identify common construction materials and equipment
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, both internally and externally


  • High School Diploma or GED (Preferred)
  • Apprentice and/or Vocational/Technical/Trade training (Preferred)
  • In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered.


  • 0-2 years in specific trade (Preferred)
  • 0-2 years commercial construction experience (Preferred)

Working Environment

  • Must be able to lift at least to 50 pounds
  • May be exposed to extreme conditions (hot or cold)
  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours to meet project needs
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • May require use of respirator
  • Must be comfortable working at projected heights, narrow workspaces, various depths (trenches)
  • Frequent activity: Standing, Walking, Climbing, Bending, Kneeling, Carrying, Swinging, Reaching above Shoulder, Pushing, Pulling, Balancing
  • Specific environmental and physical requirements may vary by project type/location

At JE Dunn, our approach to benefits means caring for the whole person, and it begins with a comprehensive benefits program that meets families' needs. We offer competitive and award-winning benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, 401(K) and Employee Stock Ownership Plan.


JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


JE Dunn provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please submit your request to


JE Dunn Construction Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of JE Dunn Construction without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of JE Dunn Construction Company.  Please, no phone calls or emails.

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Why People Work Here

At JE Dunn we offer our employees an inspired place to enrich their life and the lives of those around them

Building on our rich history, our employee owners are shaping the future of JE Dunn. In our team-focused environment we do life together and are generously rewarded for our efforts

About JE Dunn

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Nearest Major Market: Austin