Residential Construction Lead Carpenter

New Orleans, LA

Shibusa's Residential Construction Lead Carpenter will be a hands-on leader of one of our Construction Assembly Teams as we work to build sustainable, attainablehigh-quality housing in New Orleans and beyond. Working for the Shibusa Systems team means you no longer need to worry about sourcing your next job: we're hiring for full time team members that can execute our revolutionary home-building solution. We've created a work environment that you can show up and thrive in, without sweating where your next project will come from.  


  • Lead, manage, and develop a team of five Assembly Technicians to efficiently execute the construction of single- and multi-family housing using Shibusa Systems’ On-site Precision Component Assembly™ process while building alongside your team 

  • Perform bags-on rough and finish carpentry work 

  • Implement, maintain and monitor safe and healthy working conditions for all team members 

  • Interpret, follow, and successfully execute plans from formal construction documents in conjunction with Shibusa’s structural details, shop drawings and all other construction related documents required to complete a Shibusa project, adhering to a strict standard of quality at all times 

  • Plan and coordinate workflow of the Assembly Team, delegating specific responsibilities to the appropriate member of the team to meet critical milestones and time deadlines in the design-build process, from pre-construction preparation work at Shibusa’s warehouse facilities through to on-site construction/assembly completion of the project 

  • Maintain and manage an up-to-date project plan for each project 

  • Develop the team by focusing on individual performance and support requirements to achieve high standards, while fostering a culture of teamwork and safety 

  • Consistently promote high standards through personal example and mentoring so that each member of the team understands the standards and behaviors expected of them 

  • Work with the Director of Assembly with day-to-day management and priority of ongoing projects 


  • Ability to carry out all aspects of the on-site residential construction process from start to finish – managing implementation of the foundation, framing, roofing, siding, window and door installation, flooringstairs, porches, balconies, cabinetry, trim work, countertops, and appliances among other details 

  • Strong time management skills

  • Strong carpentry skills and grasp of structural and MEP systems  

  • Demonstrated leadership experience on construction sites 

  • Experience ensuring people and resources are applied in an efficient and effective manner to meet delivery requirements while achieving quality and safety standards 

  • Ability to work and communicate proactively with supporting teams and management teams to fully define the processes, procedures, and controls relevant to team activities and progress -- including, monitoring areas for continuous improvement relating to both processes and interpersonal dynamics 

  • Conscientiousness, confidence, resilience, assertiveness, openness to continuous change, and willingness to promote and accept new solutions 


  • 7+ years of leadership experience in residential construction (i.e. general contractor/foreman/master carpenter) 

  • Ability to use power tools, heavy equipment, and drive a trailer 


  • Experience with timber framing, wood-to-wood joinery and/or SIP panels 

  • Experience with innovative MEP solutions 

  • Certified to operate a forklift and telehandler 

  • OSHA certified 

  • Experience with CNC routers 

  • Training and/or experience in Building Science 

  • Experience with electrical, plumbing, and/or HVAC 

  • Competency in Excel, the Autodesk Suite and/or Microsoft Project are a plus 


  • Top of the line compensation  

  • Hands-on skill-building experience working alongside expert Managers, Supervisors, Designers, Engineers, and Tradespersons  

  • Paid time-off policy, generous vacation, sick days, and holidays 

  • 401k Program 

  • Health insurance, including medical, dental, and vision 

  • Opportunities for career growth and professional development 

  • Positive impacts with your work by increasing the supply of affordable housing 

  • A dynamic, reliable, and stable team focused on delivering a high-quality product to our clients and residents 


  • We will conduct a criminal background check on all applicants 

  • Covid-19 vaccination is required

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