Journey Level Carpenter

Neil Kelly Company
February 15, 2023
Portland, OR
Job Type


Job Summary:
Neil Kelly is seeking an experienced Carpenter to join our team. This position is a great fit for someone who enjoys residential carpentry work, is a great communicator and likes working on a team. This position requires initiative, attention to detail, understanding of structural modifications and experience with historic and modern home construction. Neil Kelly Company is a nationally recognized residential design-build remodeling firm with multiple design centers serving clients throughout Oregon and Washington, and over 70 years of success in the industry. We are a certified B Corporation and have been ranked among the 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon. We provide a friendly, team-based work environment. Carpenters at Neil Kelly work on a project team- consisting of a project manager, a designer, support staff and other skilled carpenters. Projects vary greatly in complexity and scale, so the ideal candidate will have the skills to build a home from the ground up or pitch in on simple projects.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Customer service and client interaction skills, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a member of a team
  • Ability to deliver and produce projects within approved time schedules and budgets
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and detailed specifications
  • Capacity to perform physical exertion including carrying, climbing, crawling, stooping, squatting, pushing, pulling, hauling and lifting, on a regular basis, between 50-100 pounds
  • Ability to complete skills training to meet company and OSHA safety requirements and maintain current First Aid/CPR certification
  • All Neil Kelly carpenters in Oregon must be active members of the NW Carpenters Union or join upon hire
  • You need to have the right tools to do the job and a pickup truck with canopy, or utility type van
  • You must be able to pass required pre-employment screenings including criminal background, motor vehicle report, and drug screenings

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • High level of ability to do: demo, site protection, framing, drywall repair (both nailing and finishing), window and door installation, exterior trim, cabinets, windows, doors, moldings, exterior trim, interior finish work
  • Several years of experience with kitchen and bathroom remodeling as well as general home remodeling and maintenance
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, problem analysis, diagnostic, and solution skills Self-motivated and able to work in a clean, tidy manor

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Residential Carpenter Union Wages ($31/hour for single-family residential projects)
  • Union Benefits
  • Neil Kelly pays fringe benefits: FULL healthcare coverage for you and your family, and pension contribution! This adds $13.81/hour in value to your total compensation package.
  • Union Vacation/Time-off savings and distribution plans
  • Tool reimbursement – earn up to $187 month, based on the tools you own. We pay 50% of the cost if you replace any of YOUR approved tools and/or need repairs.
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Cellphone reimbursement of $55/month
  • Work/life balance-work a regular work week, and have weekends free!
  • See the finished product and the smile on the homeowner's face when your work is completed!
  • Opportunity to participate in our Vehicle Wrap Compensation program after 6 months of service (earn $300 or more a month if you qualify)

To learn more about Neil Kelly please visit our website:

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