Foreman - Washington, Tacoma


Washington, Tacoma - 98421
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  • Post Date: 2022-10-22
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  • Job Categories:Construction
  • Job Type:Permanent
  • Published Date:2022-10-22
  • Salary Period:Annual
  • Company Name:Dowbuilt
  • Company Type:Agency

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Job Overview

We're hiring a foreman for one-of-a-kind, high-end residential projects in Packwood. Dowbuilt foremen are bags-on lead carpenters and the right hand of our site superintendents. They are responsible for reading plans and lining-out subcontractors and crew. About 50% of their time is spent on tools and putting high-quality work in place, while communicating expectations with precision and clarity. This position sets a well-rounded lead carpenter up for a successful transition into a superintendent role over time, while working with teams that are dedicated to the highest levels of quality and craftsmanship.


As a foreman, you'll show an aptitude for leadership, build positive relationships, and demonstrate a willingness to go above and beyond to ensure that the design intent and project goals are met. You'll be responsible for:

Putting work in place; this is a bags-on role, executing carpentry work from frame to finish, while also lining out other crew members and sub trades
Participation in quality control for all scopes of work - self performed as well as subcontracted
Assisting in creating site documentation and as-built drawings
Serve as first point of contact for subcontractor questions
Collaborate with subcontractors to find solutions; come to superintendent with possible solutions to problems, be willing to come to the table prepared and engaged in the process
Estimating materials and time to perform work proposed
Being able to run small projects as a working lead; coordinate crew to maximize productivity
Working with the superintendent to create daily schedule and take responsibility for its execution
Being the company representative when the superintendent is unavailable
Opening and closing the job site as requested
Discussing work with clients, architects, partners and inspectors with diplomacy, clarity, and patience as necessary
Maintaining effective, respectful communication with field crew, subs, clients, partners, and team, always
Minimizing material use to prevent waste and unnecessary cost
Managing material deliveries, handling, storage, and placement
Being a positive advocate for safety in action and attitude; reinforce awareness to reduce the risk of injury or citation and know OSHA requirements for your location and site
Maintaining a safe and secure site (i.e., ensure safety of all people, tools, and materials)
Maintain accurate documentation in the daily job log


To be successful as a Dowbuilt foreman, you'll need:

6+ years high-end residential carpentry experience; highly competent and skilled from frame to finish
The ability to read and interpret architectural drawings and specifications; understand vertical and horizontal control lines
Advanced construction math skills
The ability to think ahead and see the big picture. Understand the WHY behind the work and how what you're doing today will impact what's coming next
Proficiency with proper use of tools and equipment and full complement of tools including specialty tools
Excellent communication and team-building skills
Ability to take and give direction
Technical constructability knowledge and experience with both traditional and new materials
Reliable transportation and a clean driving record
U.S. work authorization
The ability to communicate in Spanish at a conversational level is highly preferred


We are a fun, easygoing bunch of professionals who take a lot of pride in the work we do. We acknowledge the contributions and talents of our team members by providing benefits that support you at work and in life:

Competitive pay commensurate with skills and experience
100% paid medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance for full-time employees (30% coverage for dependents), first of the month following DOH
401(k) retirement savings plan with employer profit sharing contribution
7 paid holidays each year, no waiting period
Paid Time-Off (PTO)
Annual discretionary bonus
Opportunities to build for Dowbuilt in other regions, if desired


Dowbuilt is a construction company founded in 1980, and today our talented teams can be found from coast to coast. We excel at cutting-edge, innovative, never-been-done-before residential projects and home service-all of which require precision and impeccable attention to detail. We work with top architects, and our builds are regularly featured in publications such as Architectural Digest and Architectural Record.

The Dowbuilt culture is one of care-care for our employees, clients, and the talented craftspeople we partner with-resulting in care for the incredible designs we bring to life.


We're committed to investing in our team members' ongoing professional development. At Dowbuilt, we want everyone to have equal opportunity to play to their strengths, fill gaps in knowledge, and grow professionally. We believe that effective career development requires two-way, open communication between employee and manager. Expectation setting happens on both sides, along with support, mentorship, and goal setting at regular intervals. Find out where your career will take you at Dowbuilt.

Dowbuilt is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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