Posted 5 months ago

About Us: Established in 1977, WINMAR® is recognized as one of Canada’s largest restoration networks, with over 90 locations across the country. We specialize in water damage, fire and smoke restoration services, mould inspection and remediation, asbestos abatement, as well as damage restoration and disaster recovery. As general contractors, we also specialize in construction, renovation, demolition, and other services.

Why choose a career with us? WINMAR® Property Restoration Specialists – Barrie is looking for energetic and self-motivated candidates to join our team. WINMAR® provides emergency and reconstruction services to homes, businesses, industrial and institutional properties after they have been damaged by fire, water, sewage, mould, asbestos, vehicle impacts, etc. We offer competitive wages which are based on experience and expertise.

What we are looking for: WINMAR® Property Restoration Specialists – Barrie is seeking a trained and experienced Carpenter to join our team. The Carpenter position is responsible for conducting duties on the rebuild portions of our jobs for both commercial and residential properties The Carpenter works under the general direction of the Project Manager to plan and complete the assignments of a project in order to meet the timeline goals. Carpenters are responsible for performing varying tasks from drywall, to installing finishing items such as baseboards, casing or doors.

General Responsibilities: Demonstrates skill in the safe operation of shop tools. Practices good housekeeping discipline on the job to ensure a safe, non-cluttered workplace. Adheres to company policy and standards at customer sites. Report to Project Manager on progress of job to meet timeline goals. Knowledge of basic shop mathematics to calculate metric conversions and materials needed for jobs.

Job Duties:

  • Will demonstrate skills in the safe operation of hand and power tools, to include (but not limited to) temporary generators, ladders, table saws, routers and sanding equipment
  • Erecting and disassembly of scaffolding
  • Assists with demolition and debris disposal
  • Experienced in preparing material take-offs and reading blueprints
  • Set up and take down of poly containment and drop sheets to accommodate work
  • Knowledgeable in building code and construction math
  • Intermediate to advanced experience in installation of insulation and vapour barrier
  • Intermediate to advanced experience in wood and steel stud framing application
  • Intermediate to advanced experience in finish carpentry skills including cutting and installing wood framing, trim, baseboard, casing, doors, frames and sheathing
  • Secure exterior building materials (roofing and siding) when required
  • Build, erect and secure temporary and permanent partitions using a variety of building materials
  • Construct and secure temporary and permanent partitions
  • Will practice good housekeeping at all times to ensure a safe and non-cluttered worksite
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Work under time constraints to meet specific timelines
  • Ensure attention to detail and keen sense of safeguarding other people’s property and information
  • Participates in and demonstrates an understanding of safety principles and practices; follows all safety policies and procedures to support a safe working environment, including safe operation of machines and equipment
  • Comply with all WINMAR® policies and procedures, as well as legislative requirements
  • Proactively communicate job site conditions and concerns that may or are affecting completion of the job to the appropriate person
  • This role could be required to act as a “lead” periodically as designated by their manager
  • Attend all WINMAR® sponsored training courses


  • 2+ years’ experience in field
  • Working towards their journeyman carpenter certification is an asset
  • Knowledgeable in the use and application of tools and materials for job completion
  • Construction / Restoration / Insurance experience preferred
  • Comprehensive understanding of customer service, principles and practices
  • Eligible to operate a motor vehicle per WINMAR®’s vehicle policy
  • Ability to work within a team or independently as needed
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
  • Basic computer and/or tablet/iPad experience
  • Willing to work evenings, on call and weekends when requested
  • Periodic travel may be required
  • Criminal Record Check

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent lifting from 5-40 lbs, unassisted (from 35-65% of the time)
  • Occasional lifting from 41 lbs +, assisted (up to 50% of the time)
  • Access and mobility in tight spaces
  • Fit Testing – half and full face mask as needed, annual certification required
  • Working at Heights – over 5 feet, periodically
  • Sustained periods of standing, sitting, walking, bending, and kneeling