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Residential Lead Framer job in Seattle

Green Canopy Homes jobs
Washington (WA), Seattle
Company Type:  Certified B Corporation
Industry:  Construction - Residential & Commercial/Office
Job Type:  Skilled Trades
Employment:  Full-time
Impact Area:  Housing & Development
Company Name:  Green Canopy Homes

Country:  United States
State / Province:  Washington (WA)
City:  Seattle
Zip / Postal Code:  98144


Lead Framer – Residential Construction (Seattle)

We have an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join a residential construction company in the Seattle area.

Who we are:Green Canopy is a team of top-talent real estate, business, design and building professionals with a commitment to corporate, social and environmental responsibility. 

What We Do: Our team is dedicated to building sustainable and resilient communities from the inside out. From building single family homes to developing small-scale communities to impact investment and education, Green Canopy focuses on transforming the market to consider resource efficiency when homes are bought and sold. 

Why We Do it: Green Canopy has created a business ecosystem that is different from and better than what traditional home building has had to offer in the past. We are a values-led organization with a staff that forges ahead with purpose, and a corporate culture that is built on respect, trust and love for one another, our children and future generations, and the planet. Our mission is to inspire resource efficiency in residential markets.

Who we are looking for:

Green Canopy Homes is seeking an organized and hard-working Lead Framer with a positive attitude and ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Qualifications and requirements include: 

  • Minimum of 5 years’ Lead Framing experience required

  • Understanding of health and safety practices in residential construction required

  • OSHA health and safety training highly preferred

  • Demonstrated proficiency in reading architectural and structural plan sets

  • Understanding of the jurisdictional inspection process and ability to successfully pass inspections

  • Ability to read and understand the project schedule

  • Demonstrated proficiency in using computers and mobile devices to perform work in the field

  • Aptitude for learning new construction technologies and practices

  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented

  • High-degree of professionalism required with exceptional communication skills

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and reliable transportation for frequent travel between job sites during the day.

  • Ability to lift 100lbs

Position Summary:

The Lead Framer is the manager of the framing crew. The Lead Framer will direct all members of the framing crew in construction of wood framed structures. The Lead Framer will support other construction activity as requested by the Project Managers. This position is not entirely limited to the responsibilities outlined below. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The primary responsibility of the Lead Framer is to safely direct all members of the framing crew in the efficient construction of wood structures.

    • Maintain strict safety standards

    • Communicate jobsite conditions 

    • Assist with all material deliveries

    • Ensure jobsite security on an ongoing basis

    • Supervising the daily activities of all framing crew members and confirming all work is performed in a manner that is compliant with GCH standards and specs

      • Preserve and maintain the job site in a manner that reflects positively on Green Canopy Homes and does not create safety hazards for other Subcontractors or members of the community.

      • Jobsite Safety

        • Ensure framing crew compliance with all health and safety requirements

        • Notify the Project Manager of any potential deviations to the schedule, Change Orders, safety violations, and issues pertaining to the quality of work.

        • Providing onsite direction for Field Associates and contracted labor

          • Engage subcontractors, on behalf of GCH, as needed to ensure safety policy compliance

          • Communicate immediately with Safety Manager regarding any issued compliance citations

  • Injury Reporting

  • Safety Compliance for Subcontractors

The details:

This is a non-exempt, full-time position, working primarily on job sites throughout Seattle with some time spent in our office for meetings. This position involves frequent movement, including lifting and carrying materials.

Compensation for this position is dependent on experience. Starting hourly rate of $30-35/hour. Competitive benefits package includes: company-paid medical, dental, vision & life insurance; 401(k) plan; paid maternity/paternity leave; gym, phone & gas benefits.

When applying, be sure to include a resume and cover letter. Additionally, please include your favorite musical group in your cover letter. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered.

We will begin interviewing qualified applicants as soon as we receive responses. If we move forward with you in the interview process, we may ask for references from former employers, customers, employees and subcontractors.

Feel free to browse our company website to learn more about Green Canopy.

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