carpenter resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Seasoned carpenter and tradesman with keen perception for detail. versatile in working with groups or independently. Specializing in house remodel and fence repair for residential homes. Extensive knowledge base of wood quality and composition. Dedicated to best-in-class carpentry and high-quality projects. Able to complete tasks on time with little or no guidance.

  • Flooring construction
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Housing construction
  • General laborer
  • Blueprint interpretation
  • Valid Illinois driver's license
  • Time management
  • Project organization
  • Supervision
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Inventory management
  • Communications
  • Relationship development
  • Team building
  • Organization
  • Problem resolution
  • Planning and coordination
  • Form systems knowledge
04/2018 to Current
Carpenter Texas Health & Human Services Commission Waco, TX,
  • Shaped materials to exact measurements for job requirements using hand tools and power equipment.
  • Installed building structures such as windows, trim and cabinetry alone or with assistants to meet job deadlines.
  • Repaired and maintained numerous properties, including renovating flooring, walls and ceilings, installing fixtures and remodeling bathrooms and kitchens.
  • Removed tool marks and surface adhesives after installation to improve project quality.
  • Cut and installed tile and linoleum flooring for over 40 residential and commercial buildings.
  • Safely operated power saws, planers, jointers, routers and pneumatic equipment for 2 years without accident.
  • Protected flooring installations by covering subfloors with rasin paper/canvas to prevent moisture buildup.
  • Anchored and braced forms and other structures in place to complete precise joining and high-quality work.
  • Built housing structure on previously poured foundation.
  • Promoted team safety by keeping work areas free of hazards.
  • Selected lumber based on particular species, characteristics, size, applications and applicable adhesives.
  • Safely used band, circular, jig, reciprocating, chop and compound miter saws.
  • Constructed mechanical gates and fences.
  • Identified and requested any and all PPE necessary to perform tasks.
  • Installed floor joists, trusses and rafters.
  • Installed cabinets, base cabinets and crown molding.
  • Operated terrain telescoping forklift, backhoe, skid steer and tractor.
  • Framed new construction of single-family homes and townhomes.
  • Set windows and layouts for stairs and common rafters.
  • Consistently constructed square and level projects.
08/2015 to 11/2017
Painter Albuquerque Public Schools Albuquerque, NM,
  • Covered floors before prepping, priming and painting all surfaces to protect them from chemicals and paint.
  • Collaborated closely with painters and clients on projects to stay on task.
  • Readied surfaces and surrounding areas for painting using sandpaper, tape and other materials.
  • Coordinated and completed ongoing routine painting of exterior and interior of properties.
  • Performed repairs to defects in walls by patching holes and scrapes prior to project start.
  • Recommended options to customers for blending, harmonizing and contrasting colors to add depth to smaller spaces.
  • Painted walls and other surfaces using traditional and sprayer methods and worked efficiently to complete jobs within required timeframes.
  • Determined appropriate color for new and replacement applications during consultation with customers.
  • Monitored paint supplies, placing orders whenever needed and properly and safely recycled old paint.
  • Maintained thorough inventory of paint equipment and supplies by checking product levels daily.
  • Operated airless spray equipment and motorized lifts.
  • Cleaned and smoothed all surfaces prior to painting.
  • Used power and hand tools safely and effectively.
  • Collaborated with electricians, carpenters and mechanics to complete construction projects.
  • Repainted entire apartments after residents moved out.
  • Smoothed and finished surfaces on walls, trim and cabinetry.
  • Prepared sheetrock, metal and wood surfaces for painting.
  • Completed basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry and HVAC duties.
  • Refinished household furniture such as desks, chairs, tables and bookcases.
  • Chose correct brushes and materials for jobs and purchased from vendors.
  • Prepared surfaces for remodeling in residential and commercial properties.
11/2016 to 03/2017
Sheet Metal Worker Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Livermore, CA,
  • Achieved maximum efficiency by working with large crews to install ductwork in existing and new builds.
  • Used various software to develop scale drawings of systems and products.
  • Operated heavy machinery to prepare metal products according to customer specifications.
  • Fabricated and altered parts with metal hammers, punches, drills and shears.
  • Interpreted blueprints and schematics to determine duct placement.
  • Performed finishes by trimming and deburring to create smooth surfaces and joints of assembled parts.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions.
  • Earned reputation for good attendance and hard work.
  • Prepared metals for industrial processes by cleaning, degreasing and removing impurities from raw materials.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2011
High School Diploma:
Grant High School - Fox Lake, IL

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School Attended

  • Grant High School

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  • Carpenter
  • Painter
  • Sheet Metal Worker


  • High School Diploma

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