S.C. Swiderski's Construction Department offers a proven career path that will help you take your construction job to the next level. Follow the Construction Career Ladder outlined below and start advancing in your career today! 

* To be considered for advancement in our Construction Career Ladder, you must meet the previous position requirements.

CArpenter's helper
Entry Level - typically less than 6 months experience (Hourly)

    • Has minimal construction knowledge – understands basic construction terms, can read a tape measure and operate some construction hand tools, may perform some work with a cut-list.
    • Follows safety rules and maintains a clean and clutter-free work environment.
    • Demonstrates ability to handle physical requirements of the job.

    Carpenter I
    1-2 years of field EXPERIENCE (Hourly)

    • Ability to read and interpret blueprints.
    • Operating all tools on the construction site.
    • Understanding framing techniques.

    carpenter II / Utilitarian
    5+ years of field experience (Hourly)

    • Developing skills toward complex problem solving to recommended solutions or monitor/mentor others to make improvements.
    • Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of problems or defects.
    • Visualizing projects in current state and developing forethought.

    carpenter III
    5+ years of field experience (Hourly)

    • Assist the Foreman in developing goals to plan, prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.
    • Ability to train and mentor junior level staff, possibly act as Foreman in their absence.
    •  Obtain OSHA 10 certification to progress within the organization. 

    foreman or crew lead / Utilitarian II  
    5+ years of field EXPERIENCE (Hourly)

    • Providing supervisory responsibilities to the crew - employee feedback, enforcement of safety protocol, and two week schedules by considering materials, staffing levels and timelines. 
    • Approving time cards and conducting annual reviews for Carpenters and Utilitarians.
    • Often working as a Carpenter on the job site, may act as Site Superintendent in their absence.

    assistant site superintendent
    10+ years of field experience (Hourly)

    • Assuring that a site is built to code and plan specifications.
    • Maintaining deliveries to the job site and, at times, taking full accountability for punch list. 
    • Fostering employee development while promoting positive morale. 
    • Effectively communicating project progress and status to the Site Superintendent while assisting with all daily functions of large projects.
    • Taking a hands-on role in carpentry and project management by directing sub-contractors and completing daily, accurate record keeping such as inventory, invoices and time cards.

    construction superintendent
    10+ years of field experience, may combine with relevant education (salary)

    • The overall management of a construction site including safety, personnel, inventory, building specifications, subcontractor responsibilities, punch lists, deadlines, daily log reports, etc.  
    • Working with the Project Manager, and other entities as needed, to adjust project schedules and any additional job site requirements. 
    • Holds employees accountable to their job descriptions, provides feedback, approves weekly time cards and conducts annual reviews for Foreman and Assistant Site Superintendents.