INA - Cajun Industries

  • Commercial/Res Carpenter

    Job ID
    05 - Industries Buildings
    Physical Location
    Port Allen,LA
  • More information about this job



    The Commercial/Residential Carpenter is responsible for designing, building, installing, and repairing structures, fixtures, furniture, and other items using different types of materials including wood and steel. Must learn and understand all safety hazards related to the work and also learn to safely and effectively use or operate work related tools and equipment.




    *The following are intended as general illustrations of the work in this job class and are not all-inclusive for this position.

    • Prepare the layout of the project
    • Estimate height, width, length, and other proportions
    • Select materials
    • Work with blueprints or instructions from supervisors
    • Work with materials such as wood, plastic, fiberglass, or drywall
    • Utilize chisels, planes, saws, drills, and sanders to repair and erect structures
    • Join materials with nails, screws, staples, or adhesives
    • Work on top of stilts, ladders, and the top beams of buildings
    • Check work along the way to ensure it's up to code and specifications
    • Use levels, rules, plumb bobs, framing squares, and surveying equipment to ensure everything is level and secure
    • Work with prefabricated buildings
    • Build stairs, mantles, and furniture
    • Install cabinets and molding
    • Remodel homes and businesses
    • Create structures for pouring concrete
    • Erect scaffolding
    • Build tunnel bracing
    • Build concrete forms for tunnel or sewer construction project
    • Install ceiling tiles
    • Install bathroom partitions, vanities, and toilet paper dispensers
    • Lay tile, and hardwood flooring
    • Replace panes of glass, ceiling tiles, and doors
    • Repair or build furniture
    • Install partitions, doors, and windows
    • Assist other workers as needed




    • Must be able to push/pull, lift, or carry up to 50 lbs., but may occasionally push/pull, lift, or carry up to 100 lbs.
    • Subject to repetitive use of hands/arms, and legs
    • Hand/eye coordination
    • Must be able to communicate (hear, comprehend, and speak) to safely perform work
    • Will need to be able to perform sedentary to heavy work
    • May operate hand and power tools (electric, gas, and pneumatic) of all types
    • 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
    • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces, muddy conditions, loose rock, loose/soft sand, etc.
    • May be required to work in confined spaces
    • Will be exposed to adverse weather conditions (Heat, Cold, Rain, Etc.)


    • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with management/ supervision
    • Reading and writing comprehension is necessary for giving and receiving directions to perform work and/or safety policy
    • Ability to use math/complete calculations
    • 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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