Lead Carpenter

Posted: July 31, 2023

Job Description

Our Lead Carpenter is responsible for the onsite successful production of our clients’ projects, ranging from partial remodels to new home builds. The Lead Carpenter works closely with the Superintendent to manage the jobsite by supervising the Tectonic Field Team, ensuring work is performed efficiently and effectively, meeting Tectonic’s Standard of Quality.

Our Lead Carpenter possesses expert-level experience in the field of residential construction, including frame to finish carpentry with high attention to detail and quality. They are responsible for analyzing and internalizing project design and blueprints.

This non-exempt position pays $40-50 per hour, commensurate with experience. 

Directly reports to / supervised by: Superintendent


  • Onsite carpentry execution of ~3-5 residential construction projects.

Execution Strategy (15%)

  • Read blueprints, drawings, sketches and consult with Superintendent on questions and/or execution strategy.
  • Develop biweekly execution plan for Tectonic Field Team, including consumables & tools needed

Production & Supervision (75%)

  • Self-produce and manage Field Team execution of interior and exterior carpentry from frame to finish, including but not limited to: 
    • Demolition
    • Framing
    • Installing windows & doors
    • Installing wood and cement-based exterior siding and trim
    • Installing engineered hardwood flooring, LVP
    • Installing interior trim packages, including interior doors, baseboard, casing, crown molding, closet packages, etc.
    • Installing cabinetry packages, including kitchen, bathrooms, custom built-ins
  • Supervise Field Team for efficiency and quality; ensure craftsmanship of Carpentry team meets Tectonic Standard of Quality
  • Mentor Tectonic Field Team to grow in carpentry skills
  • Maintain clean and tidy jobsites; trailer / tool organization
  • Create daily joblogs of Field Team work performed

Other (10%)

  • Create a system for Tectonic tools; maintenance, organization, and tracking

Skills & Qualifications

  • 5+ years residential Lead Carpentry experience
  • 5+ years with finish carpentry work: installing doors, trim packages and cabinets
  • 10+ years experience in residential remodeling and new home construction
  • 5+ years  leadership experience, ideally leading a Field Team in production
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a timely, efficient manner
  • Technologically literate. Familiarity with:
    • Google Suite, BuilderTrend, Slack
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and proactive
  • Ability to travel across Boulder County


We value our team. We offer:

  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience
  • Paid time off = 4+ weeks per year. Accrual rate increases relative to time with company.
  • Paid holidays = 11 days
  • Unlimited unpaid time off
  • Company credit card
  • Monthly gas stipend: $200
  • Tool-buying / matching program
  • Devices: iPad & monthly phone bill reimbursement
  • 401k Package
  • 2024 Health Insurance

About Tectonic

  • Tectonic Design + Build is a residential construction company in Boulder, Colorado that specializes in building high-performance, healthy homes. We believe homes should be beautifully designed and built with intention + have good indoor air quality, thermal comfort, and energy performance for the people that live in them.

Working for Tectonic

  • We love building together! As a growing company, we look for individuals who enjoy creating new systems, fine-tuning existing processes, and bringing expertise without ego. We are big believers in learning together and learning through doing; it’s the only way we grow! 


    We look for individuals that are motivated to help our company reach its potential and take us to places we never even dreamed. Each member of our team feels integrity in their work, a part of something bigger, and ownership over their contributions to our clients and company. And loves what they do!


    As our namesake implies, Tectonic is about shifting. That also applies to shifting construction industry culture. Gone are the days of toxic jobsites, working to the bone, and underappreciation. Our team is like family to us and we believe in supporting, uplifting, and empowering them. We believe in a holistic life. We support our team cultivating balance in work and life so we can all show up more present, supportive, and excited to build dream homes.

    Our ideal candidate is:
    • Highly organized 
    • Systems-thinker 
    • Detail-oriented
    • Self-Starter
    • Motivated
    • Autonomous
    • Proactive
    • Problem-Solver
    • Strong Communicator
    • Introspective
    • Collaborative

Equal Opportunity Employer

  • Tectonic Design + Build is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status. We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.