Carpenter (Rough) - Per Diem

SpawGlass | Port Arthur, TX

Posted Date 10/11/2019

Who is SpawGlass?

SpawGlass is a Texas-based commercial and civil contractor providing clients with the absolute best construction experience by operating based on the principles of the SpawGlass Way: Build Trust, Be Professional, Live Teamwork, Be Passionate, Think Like an Owner. The company was founded in 1953 by Louis Spaw and Frank Glass, hence the name SpawGlass. With seven offices across Texas, the company has approximately 800 employees statewide and is 100 percent employee-owned with ownership open to all employees.

Per Diem is available provided you live 60 miles from the job site and you qualify.

Position Summary:

The carpenter will build rough wooden structures, such as concrete forms, scaffolds, tunnel and sewer supports and temporary frame shelters according to sketches, blueprints or oral instructions.  Also, assist will pulling concrete to build curbs, etc.


  • Three years of experience working as a carpenter.
  • Completion of apprenticeship program.  

Typical Duties:

  • Examines specifications to determine dimensions of structure.
  • Measures boards, timbers or plywood using square, measuring tape and ruler.
  • Marks cutting lines on materials using pencil and scriber.
  • Saws boards and plywood panels to required sizes.
  • Nails cleats (braces) across boards to construct concrete-supporting forms.
  • Braces forms in place with timbers, tie rods and anchor bolts for use in building concrete piers, footings and walls.
  • Erects chutes for pouring concrete.
  • Pulls concrete when necessary.
  • Cuts and assembles timbers to build trestles and cofferdams.
  • Builds falsework to temporarily strengthen, protect or disguise buildings undergoing construction.
  • Erects scaffolding and installs ladders, handrails, walkways, platforms and gangways.
  • Installs door and window bucks in designated positions in building framework and braces them with boards nailed to framework.
  • Installs subflooring in buildings.
  • Nails plaster grounds to studding to provide guide for plasterer.
  • Fits and nails sheathing (first covering boards) on outer walls and roofs of buildings.


  • Work within precise limits or standards of accuracy.
  • Apply shop mathematics to solve problems.
  • Plan work and select proper tools.
  • Compare and see differences in the size, shape and form of lines, figures and objects.
  • Picture solid objects from drawings or diagrams.
  • Rate information using standards that can be measured or checked.
  • Perform a variety of duties that may change often. 

Physical Abilities:

  • Climb and maintain balance on scaffolds and ladders.
  • Reach for, handle and manipulate objects and materials.
  • Lift and carry objects weighing up to 60 pounds.
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl.
  • See well (either naturally or with correction).

Use safety equipment 100% of the time and work in a safe manner

SpawGlass is an EEO Employer

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