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 hold the team accountable.


  • 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


  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Travel Pay
  • Performance Bonus
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Simple IRA Retirement Contributions
  • Industry Training and Certifications

About Ouellet Construction:

Ouellet Construction was founded with the determination to deliver construction excellence regardless of the job challenges; a dedication that was later inherited by many in the Ouellet family. Albert Ouellet, the founder of Ouellet Construction and a mason by trade, mastered the art of efficiency among remote job sites and excelled even under the most inhospitable northern Maine conditions. Albert’s sons, Mike, Donald, and Dean have continued the passion for delivering quality construction services in Southern Maine. With great gratitude, we keep our humble heritage and strong family values at the forefront of our work to ensure that honesty, integrity, and care continue to reinforce everything we do.


Location: Central, Coastal & Southern Maine
Job Type: Full-time
Required Experience: 7Y
Ouellet Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to marital status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or other legally protected status.
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