Turner Construction Company Carpenter - Miami in Miami, Florida
Formwork carpenters build the molds that
retain wet concrete in the construction of foundations and other concrete
structures. This position will manufacture forms made from steel, wood or
heavy plastic. The work is physically demanding and messy, consisting of
carrying the heavy forms, spraying them with oil that keeps the concrete from
sticking, securing them with iron rods and inserting steel reinforcement that
will give the concrete tensile strength. Once the concrete sets, form workers
strip the forms, clean them and prep them for the next project. If this sounds
like you, please apply!
Formwork carpenters should be in top physical condition and be able to read
blueprints. They must be proficient in measuring and cutting, because the
premade form sizes don’t always match the exact structure dimensions, and the form worker must construct fillers to bridge the gaps.
Basic knowledge of carpenter tools and the ability to figure angles, level and
square the forms is essential. Form workers should have a working knowledge of
the various methods used to assemble all major types of forms. And because a
high percentage of commercial construction involves multilevel structures, form
workers should also be comfortable working at heights.
Construct, erect, install, concrete forms; building frameworks; wood stairways, window and door frames. May also include installing
cabinets, drywall and batt or roll insulation, doors and hardware, toilet partitions and accessories, trim, as well as other types of general trades tasks.
Measure and mark lines on materials, using ruler, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge.
Verify trueness of structure, using plumb bob and level.
Possess the skill required to construct and install block outs per drawings
Able to install embedded angles, plates, bolts and other anchors to formwork prior
to placing concrete
Able as needed to position and tie reinforcing steel in footings, wall forms and flat slab placements
Ability to install keyway, water stops and waterproofing materials in footings and formwork
Shape or cut materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saw.
Understand blueprints, sketches or building plans to determine dimensions and materials required for form, or framing, construction
Assemble and fasten materials to make framework or props, using hand tools and wood screws, nails,
dowel pins, or glue.
Build or repair doors, frameworks, floors, and other wooden fixtures used in buildings, using woodworking machines, carpenter's hand tools, and power tools.
Erect scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground level.
Select and order lumber and other required materials.
Construct forms and chutes for pouring concrete.
Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment