Carpenter's Helper

locationKamloops - British Columbia (BC),

atHorizon North

Estimated salary $31.36 - $39.10 an hour

Job Description:


The Carpenter’s Helper assists tradespersons in the construction of structures made of wood, wood substitutes, steel and other materials. This is a safety sensitive position, and as such requires pre-employment and pre-access drug and alcohol testing.

Based in our Kamloops manufacturing plant, Hours of work and shift schedule may be modified subject to business requirements. Successful candidates must have flexibility to accommodate changes to work schedule.

About Horizon North

Horizon North is a publicly listed corporation (TSX: HNL.TO) providing a range of industrial services and modular construction solutions.

Our modular construction division produces high quality building solutions for commercial and residential clients, including; offices, hotels, and retail buildings, as well as distinctive single detached homes and multi-family residential structures.

As a result of our well diversified offering, Horizon North is uniquely positioned to meet the needs of our customers in numerous sectors, anywhere in Canada.

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Why choose us?

Great people who have passion for their work and who are excited by the possibilities of modular construction, people driven by a desire to innovate and do social good. That is what you get when you work for Horizon North Modular Solutions. We are proud of the work we do. Our customers rely on us explicitly to build their spaces: To live. To work. To thrive. We are on a journey to move construction forward and we want you to be a part of it.

Safety is our priority

Horizon North is a 2019 winner of Canada’s Best Health + Safety Culture. Watch the video.

What you’ll do

  • Able to assemble basic carpentry elements with supervision.
  • Assist tradesmen and production workers on site to carry out work on new manufactured and renovated buildings.
  • Interior renovation work includes the following:Remove paneling, remove walls, pound staples, and remove studs. Install sheets of drywall to interior and insulate. Measure, cut, shape, assemble and join moldings, wood materials, drywall and plastic materials
  • Exterior renovation work includes the following: Remove sheeting, remove nails, pound staples/nails and re-nail sheeting. Nail on sheets of plywood to framework.Use of scaffolding
is often necessary.
  • Need to possess knowledge of the operation of a coil nailer and in some cases a simplex jack.
  • Roof work includes the following: Inspect and wear fall protection gear. Remove sheets, remove joists and remove insulation.Install and remove framing, install and remove insulation. Under sheathing work includes the following: Ensure building is properly positioned on cribbing. Remove sheets/joists, insulations. Wear particle mask.
  • Framing work includes the following: General layout and construction of walls and building.
  • Understand all safety procedures of workplace.
    These tasks require work with the following tools: sawsall, skill saw, chop saw, table saw, radial arm saw, drills and air tools.
  • Cleans and stores tools and equipment and cleans work sites.
  • Completes daily Job Hazards Assessments and Pre-Job Task Hazard Analysis forms.
  • Wears required Personal Protective Equipment at all times during work hours.
  • Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

  • Who you are

    • Work requires an education background normally equivalent to high school with some knowledge of the construction/ manufacturing industry.
    • Experience as a carpenter is required.
    • Minimum of 6 months basic carpentry experience and/or experience working on construction sites.
    • Able to operate all hand and power tools required to perform tasks specific to trade.
    • Able to demonstrate organizational, time-management and decision-making skills.
    • Able to manage a fluctuating workload and set priorities to meet deadlines.
    • Able to work individually and as a team member
    • Able to safely and comfortably carry out physical duties
      Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Attention to health/safety of self and co-workers.
    • Trained, as necessary, in required safety protocols.
    • Uses ladders as required.
    • Perform heavy manual labor, including bending, stooping, reaching, carrying and lifting heavy objects weighing up to 45 lbs.
    • Requires manual dexterity of both hands and feet to perform activities such as lifting overhead, twisting and bending while lifting, climbing ladders and stairs while wearing protective equipment, and working in confined spaces, including repetitive arm motion below, at, and above shoulder level.
    • Walks approximately 2-4 kilometers per day on a variety of surfaces including, concrete and gravel.


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