Hivemind is seeking a Lead Carpenter and Skilled Carpenter to join our team.

Website Hivemind Construction

Small and residential construction and fabrication

Who we are:

Hivemind is a high-end, design-driven residential and small-scale commercial construction and fabrication company based in West Philadelphia. We are artists and craftspeople with a focus on projects that demand exceptional craftsmanship, attention to detail, and hands-on knowledge of the newest construction and green building technology.

We are cooperatively-owned and managed and strive to provide a positive, inclusive, and fair job setting for our employees with zero tolerance for racism, homophobia, sexism, or retaliation for speaking out.

You can see a selection of our portfolio at

Job Description & Requirements:

Hivemind is seeking a Lead Carpenter and Skilled Carpenter to join our team.

A Lead Carpenter is responsible for leading the daily operations of a jobsite and its crew.

A Lead Carpenter will have the following:

Complete knowledge of interior and exterior rough and finish carpentry and the skills to complete them at the highest levels of craftsmanship.
Working knowledge of other trades and the capacity to prepare for, coordinate with, and work alongside subcontractors. Smaller projects may require a Lead Carpenter to complete non-carpentry trades.
The ability to read plans and coordinate with project manager to clarify project details and work through issues or questions relating to found conditions.
Knowledge of local building material suppliers and the ability to perform material take-offs, source materials, and transport them to a jobsite.
The ability to effectively manage a crew of one to four carpenters, ensuring efficiency, quality control, jobsite cleanliness, and safety. Must have excellent communication skills and exhibit both leadership, patience, and respect while managing the crew.
Must be extremely reliable and punctual. Must have the capacity to be on jobsite full-time, 8:30-5, M-F, and coordinate with project manager, crew, and subcontractors concerning schedule, delays, material procurement, etc.
A full set of hand tools and, ideally, a full set of daily use power tools. Hivemind will provide additional tools as required.
Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation, ideally a truck or van capable of moving materials.

A Skilled Carpenter is responsible for completing daily carpentry tasks and will have the following:

Experience with interior and exterior rough and finish carpentry.
Skills and patience to complete tasks at the highest level of craftsmanship, safety, and cleanliness.
Effective communication skills and the ability to receive instruction or guidance from the Lead Carpenter. Patience to re-do tasks, if necessary.
Must be extremely reliable and punctual with the ability to work full-time, M-F, 8:30-5. Must have reliable transportation.
A full set of hand tools and drill and driver.

Jobs are for full-time W-2 employees, with full Worker’s Compensation coverage. Hivemind provides one week of paid sick leave per year and subsidized group healthcare plan.

As part of being a cooperative and presumably after several years of employment and demonstrated ownership qualities and excellent value to the company, an employee may be offered an ownership stake. Ownership includes profit-sharing and the ability to participate in the management, direction, and operation of the company at large. Hivemind is motivated to provide career opportunities and we strive to facilitate a work environment where workers can grow, develop, and own part of the company they work for.

Pay is commensurate with experience.

Skilled Carpenter: $18-25/hour

Lead Carpenter: $25-32/hour

Please send a resume and a brief description of why you want to work with Hivemind to References recommended but not necessary.

BIPOC, LGBTQIA and women identified people encouraged to apply. Hivemind does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

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