Carpenter Helper

Eagle MountainUT | Denver Office


Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.  Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.


As a Carpenter Helper your primary duties include assisting Carpenter Journeyman and Foreman in the completion of rough and finish carpentry duties


Mortenson by the numbers


2019 revenue


employees across
11 offices + field


year founded


  • Setup trailers
  • Build decks, stairs, roofs and other temporary structures between office units, plan tables, install shelves, setup tool trailers and/or conex’s, silt fences and/or straw bails, setup site per erosion control plan
  • Hand-set forms and/or assemble the gang forms
  • Assist journeyman and foreman with the shooting of grades and elevations
  • The unloading, handling, stockpiling, and erecting of all pre-fabricated material
  • Concrete and rough carpentry
    • Hand set Walls
    • Footings
    • Set Gang Wall Forms
    • Structural Concrete Decks
    • Drywall
    • Finish Carpentry, doors, frames, and hardware
    • Millwork and cabinetry

All team members are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Cooperate with others when in a team environment
  • Accept direction from supervisors
  • Follow work rules and procedures
  • Punctual and consistent attendance
  • Accept constructive feedback

Our approach to leadership and culture

Our founder Mort Mortenson believed that we were all born to be leaders; that leadership wasn't something that just happened to us but was something within us.

Explore the culture he built

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  • Works within precise limits or standards of accuracy
  • Pictures solid objects from drawings or diagrams
  • Requires some ability to read plans
  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk crouch, kneel, climb and periodically lift up to 50 lbs
  • Must be able to operate equipment such as: table saws, radial arm saws, belt & disc sanders, drill presses, fall protection equipment, rigging and form systems
  • Strong teamwork orientation
  • Positive attitude and professional customer service skills
  • Detail orientation


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Previous experience on a construction site is preferred but not required

Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer. EEO is the Law


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