Cajun Industries

  • Carpenter Helper

    Job ID
    02 - Baton Rouge Industrial
    Physical Location
    Westlake, La
  • More information about this job

    General Responsibilities

    Carpenter helper will assist carpenter/carpenter foreman in the design, construction, erection, installation, and repair of structures, fixtures and other items of wood, plywood and wallboard.        Will learn to read and understand plans and specifications; assist carpenter in laying out work; clean work areas, machines and equipment; must have general knowledge of carpentry to assist with surveying and layout; ensure work area remains stocked with materials needed; assist in lifting, positioning, securing and cutting of materials during installation.  General knowledge of use of hand and power tools helpful.


    Qualification Standards


    The person who occupies this position must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of such individual or others in the workplace. This means that the individual must not pose a significant risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of the individual or others that cannot be eliminated or reduced by reasonable accommodation. The above description shall not be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental or similar duties, which may be required from day to day. CAJUN CONSTRUCTORS, INC. utilizes the multi-skill concept and expects the employee to perform other job disciplines.

    • Must adhere to safety protocol, and work in a drug-free environment
    • Must have at least one year of experience in the industrial/commercial construction industry and have a general understanding of the craft work being performed
    • Must have knowledge of safety rules and regulations and learn client and company policy
    • Knowledge and understanding of MSDS sheets necessary


    Working conditions

    • Position may require working in all weather conditions
    • High-noise environment
    • Working in plant operating conditions, including possible emergency situations; may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals
    • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; may be working around construction machinery

    Physical requirements


    • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
    • Subject to repetitive use of hands/arms, and legs
    • Hand/eye coordination
    • Hearing and comprehension is necessary for giving and receiving directions to perform work and/or safety policy
    • Will be performing tasks involving physical labor on construction projects
    • Climb and maintain balance on steel/wood framework, stairs, ladders and scaffolds
    • Required to use hands to grasp, lift, handle, carry or feel objects on a frequent basis
    • Position may require prolonged bending/twisting, walking, crawling, kneeling, reaching overhead, squatting, pushing /pulling, or standing and lifting
    • May assist other craft workers as needed 
    • Must be able to manipulate and traverse uneven terrain, ladders, multi-floor buildings with no elevator, pipe bands, vessels and structures

    Mental requirements

    • Must have the ability to talk and communicate effectively with management/ supervision
    • Will need to be able to perform sedentary to heavy work
    • Work at various tempos, and concentrate amid distractions
    • Decision making skills necessary
    • Detail-oriented; must be able to remember, examine, and observe details




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