Team Rubicon (TR) is seeking a Coordinator, Construction Apprentice to join our hardworking, long term recovery Rebuild team. The right person is motivated, enthusiastic and has a desire to learn all phases of construction. 

In this role, you will support and learn from a carpenter (or group of carpenters) in conducting their worksite tasks. As part of their professional development the Construction Apprentice will spend time watching, listening to, and assisting licensed carpenters to gain proficiency in this skilled trade. The Construction Apprentice will also perform additional general construction tasks as instructed by the Foreman, including rough carpentry, sheathing, siding, fascia and soffit installations, drywall installation and finish, flooring, cabinet installation and finish carpentry among others.

Our culture requires individuals foolish enough to think they can change the world and smart enough to have a chance. Every day is a challenge, but every month brings new opportunities for an organization that is quickly becoming a household name in disaster response. This position reports to the Rebuild Construction Foreman and is based out of Houston, TX. Only the most awesome candidates should apply, period.

Duties:

  • Support and learn from skilled, on-site carpenters and foremen in conducting their worksite tasks
  • Learn and develop trade skills by performing all general construction tasks, including rough carpentry, sheathing, siding, fascia and soffit installations, drywall installation tape, float and sanding of drywall, flooring installation, cabinet installation and finish carpentry and all other tasks outlined in the scope of work and change orders  for each house
  • Assist with work preparation and clean up, to include but not limited to, sweeping up construction areas, laying out tools, and maintaining the general cleanliness of the job site
  • Develop and demonstrate basic competency in the general skills and processes, working both independently or with a team to contribute to the organization and serve its clients
  • Attend training classes and sessions, as required
  • Learn, develop, and execute mastery of the organization’s processes and procedures
  • Learn and develop skills to perform final punch list and warranty tasks as needed
  • Proactively ensure a positive experience for volunteers engaging in home rebuilds
  • Provide supervision and training of volunteers as needed
  • Take on any task identified – no task is too big or too small – if something needs to be done, do it

Experience and Background:

  • Experience working in volunteer organizations a plus 
  • First Aid and CPR Certification and OSHA-10. If you don’t have current certification, you will have three (3) months to obtain this at Team Rubicon’s cost.  
  • Valid driver’s license with an excellent record (record to be verified with our insurance carrier)
  • Detail- oriented 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication  
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook) 
  • Good knowledge of safe lifting and carrying; good safety consciousness

Job Type:

  • Full-time, hourly, non-exempt

Special Requirements:

  • This role will be based in Houston, TX or in an immediately surrounding community
  • This role will require frequent travel throughout the affected area
  • This role may require travel and deployment to affected areas
  • This role will require some evening and weekend work

Physical Demands:

  • Performance of the required duties will require physical ability to climb permanent and temporary stairs, ability to climb ladders and negotiate work areas under construction. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Performing this job requires use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, sit, talk and hear, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works on-site at the construction work site where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise in these work environments is usually moderate to very loud.
  • These are considered the core responsibilities of the position. Employees are encouraged to reach beyond their current responsibilities in an effort to foster professional growth, but only as they are able to remain accountable for their core responsibilities.

Perks of the Team:

  • Professional development, leadership development and events/conferences
  • 100% company-paid health benefits for employees and their dependents
  • Matching 401k contributions up to 4%
  • Annual 5‐day National Leadership Conference
  • Paid time off to volunteer with the non-profit of your choice
  • Time off normal work duties to directly support a disaster with Team Rubicon
  • Generous vacation and sick time
  • Generous holiday schedule (including a paid week off between winter holidays)
  • Holiday parties

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