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Carpenter 2


Nashville, TN, US, 37210

Best people + right culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s strategy for success. By hiring the best people we can find, giving them interesting and challenging work, 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.
JE Dunn believes in providing the best tools for employees to get the job done right. Lean operation processes. Digital document collaboration. LEED-certified, occupant-focused environments. We make sure our workforce is prepared for the job, and we expect the best. 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 Carpenter 2 will be responsible for performing complex carpentry tasks in one or more areas of concrete carpentry and reinforcement or finish carpentry on a variety of construction projects including new construction, renovations, and other project types. Carpenters utilize a variety of tools and specialized equipment. Duties may include concrete carpentry and reinforcement, and finish carpentry. 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 Carpenters 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: Carpenter 3

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Working knowledge of all concrete tools and carpentry hand tools.
  • Basic understanding and use of principles of layout and construction math as necessary per project needs.
  • Sets forms for concrete including but not limited to foundations, SOG, bulkheads.
  • Placement of concrete with bucket, chute, pump and placement procedures, agitation etc.
  • Basic acceptable finishing of concrete with floats and trowels (columns/walls/foundations).
  • Cleans and maintains concrete and forming tools.
  • Proficiency with the basic elements of framing or forming.
  • Installation of in-wall and roof blocking/general carpentry.
  • Installation of safety railings, floor openings and general safety items.
  • Erects temporary partitions and doors.
  • Assists in the installation of doors, frames & hardware.
  • Responsible for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) compliance and following OSHA standards.
  • Adheres to JE Dunn safety standards.
  • Role requires personal ownership of all necessary hand tools and pouches.
  • Expected behavioral standards:
  • Shows up and is ready to work when scheduled
  • Communicates absence or tardiness with supervisor as early as possible
  • Shows respect for yourself and others
  • Works safely
  • Has a can-do attitude

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core


In addition, this position will be responsible for the following:

Concrete Carpentry Specialty:

  • Placement of rebar according to plans and specs
  • Performs layout activities as it relates to the specific task
  • Applies advanced understanding of formwork systems and installation (columns / walls)
  • Installation of PT accessories, cables, chairs, reinforcing, blocking, etc.
  • Performs advanced placement and finishing of concrete flatwork
  • Identifies and understands construction details as it relates to concrete carpentry


Finish Carpentry Specialty:

  • Quality installation of casework and countertops
  • Quality installation all types of running trim and wood paneling
  • Quality installation of doors, hardware and accessories
  • Identifies, understands, and applies construction details as it relates to finish carpentry

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner
  • Effective Communication skills, verbal and written
  • Knowledge of specific trades and scopes of work
  • Knowledge of all carpentry hand tools, use and own all required hand tools and pouches
  • Knowledge of all concrete tools and how they work
  • Basic understanding of principles of layout and construction math
  • Knowledge of setting forms for concrete (Foundations / SOG / Bulkheads)
  • Ability to complete assigned duties with minimal guidance
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • 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.


  • 2+ years experience in specific trade (Required)
  • 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
  • Occasional activity: Sitting, Viewing Computer Screen
  • 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. As an employee, you will receive an abundance of resources dedicated to ensuring your success and future development.

Employee-focused culture
Whether it’s our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), company wellness program, or modern workspaces, we put the satisfaction of our employees at the forefront of everything we do.


Award-winning benefits package
JE Dunn’s employee benefits package ranks among the top of our peer group, meeting and exceeding standard expectations.


Professional training opportunities
Our dedicated Learning & Development team provides technical, professional development, and leadership programs to support employee growth across the company. Employees are empowered to own their development, working with their leader to set professional development goals, participate in program offerings & on the job training, and continuously share their learning experiences with others.


Community-driven workforce
Corporate and personal involvement in the communities in which we work is simply part of the job--JE Dunn as an organization is proud to donate over 10 percent of our pre-tax earnings to charities around the country each year.


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.


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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

    Founded in 1924, JE Dunn Construction is a family and employee-owned general contractor with expertise in construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. We deliver transformational solutions to our clients with certainty of results in our pursuit of building perfection.

    • 95+ Years of Construction Experience
    • 25 Office Locations
    • Annual revenues in excess of $4 billion
    • Consistently ranked Top 25 of the 400 largest general contractors nationwide by Engineering News-Record
    • Consistently ranked Top 15 for domestic building by Engineering News-Record
    • 2500+ Employee Owners work at JE Dunn


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Nearest Major Market: Nashville