Lead Foreman/Carpenter

A key member of our onsite team, we are looking for a lead carpenter to execute and oversee carpentry and construction on commercial projects. Our customers and subcontractors rely on us for organized, clean job sites and on-time, on-budget execution. The lead carpenter needs to be committed to those standards and holding the team accountable.

This position is eligible for a $3,000 bonus as part of the hiring package (details will be discussed during the interview and hiring process).


  • Minimum of 7-10 years in commercial/high-end residential construction
  • Located in Central, Coastal & Southern Maine
  • Experience leading a small to medium-sized crew, including tools and equipment
  • Understanding of basic commercial codes, means, and methods
  • Located in southern Maine is a plus
  • Carpentry experience is required; commercial experience is preferred but not required
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Solid interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to take direction, lead and coordinate task at hand
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Professional, outgoing, energetic, and self-motivated
  • A willingness to learn more about the commercial construction business
  • Creative, able to see what needs to be done and see how it could be done better


  • Great leadership and communication skills with managers and clients
  • Understand the various responsibilities involved in building processes
  • Lead by example by following established company safety policies, rules, and regulations to maintain a safe and clean environment
  • Highly organized, naturally oriented to plan, resolve, and de-escalate issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills; knows how to effectively lead and motivate others for the greater good of the project, client, and our organization
  • A role model to the team who prioritizes and adheres to company safety policies without exception
  • Maintain confidentiality of client and business information at all times
  • Understanding of drawings, sketches, or building plans to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required
  • Use hand/power tools safely and have the ability to train others
  • Install structures and fixtures, such as wood/metal framing, windows, door frames, trim, hardware, metal stud framing
  • Perform other related duties as required
Location: Central, Coastal & Southern Maine
Job Type: Full-time
Required Experience: 7Y
Why Ouellet Construction
Established and still owned and operated by the Ouellet family, our company has been serving Mainers since 1959.
Integrity, consistency, and collaboration form the foundation of our business philosophy that has earned us a rock-solid reputation among both clients and subcontractors alike. We’re a bit different than some other companies out there, and we like it like that. That’s why when you join the Ouellet team, you join more than a company, you become part of our family. We want to take care of you and your family.
Among our benefits, we offer:
• Paid Holidays: Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day
• Paid Vacation
• Paid Sick Time
• Travel Pay
• HSA or PPO Health Insurance Options
• Short Term Disability
• Life Insurance
• Simple IRA Retirement Contributions (up to 3%)
• Provided PPE
• Industry Training and Certifications
  • Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Ouellet Construction team.

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