A lead carpenter is a skilled laborer with a focus on constructing wood-based products. Most lead carpenters work in an industrial or construction setting to build housing frames (rather than building rocking chairs and furniture); however, some upscale furniture products are still made by hand. The work life of a lead carpenter varies depending on the industry. Some carpenters have more structured work hours; for example, they may work during regular business hours with pay for any overtime work. Some carpenters are self-employed with work hours that are much more variable.
Lead Carpenter Tasks
Inspect site for safety, changes and progress and communicate effectively to clients and team.
Manage team members and validate their work regularly.
Analyze construction blueprints and plans to create timeline, project layouts, and resource needs.
Prepare, build, repair, and remodel project elements as needed.