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Assistant Builder

  • LocationOttawa, ON - Canada
  • Work TypeFull time
  • Positions4 Positions
  • Job no: XKTE9
  • Category: Skilled Trades

Assistant Builder

  • Ottawa, ON
  • Monday-Friday (7:00am- 4:30pm)
  • $65000-75000/ annual + 10% bonus
  • $560/ month for vehicle allowance
  • Full medical and dental

One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2020 and the largest privately-owned homebuilder in North America is looking for an Assistant Builder to join the team.

As the new Assistant Builder in the Ottawa Division, you will join the team as an entry-level role where you will be responsible for overseeing the timely construction of each home, and to the company with the companies quality standards. This position plays an important role in managing the day-to-day construction operations ranging from health and safety and people mentorship and leadership within the building department. You will also be mentored by more senior staff so that you can grow your building knowledge as well as grow within the organization.

Day to Day:

  • Assists the Builders in managing the construction of assigned homes from carpentry to warranty-service request signoffs. Assumes shared responsibility for each home meeting ALL standards, including QA ready.
  • Walks all homes on a daily basis to ensure imperfections are noted and all Homebuyers options and extras are completed.
  • Conducts detailed frame check on each unit prior to drywall, in accordance with Policy and Procedures, and follows up to ensure timely completion of any items noted.
  • Assists the Builders in supervising on-site construction staff including subcontractors, inspectors, and suppliers by inspecting all work during construction to ensure compliance with plans and specifications, and resolving construction problems.
  • Attends regular staff meetings, and may substitute for the Builder at such meetings. Comes prepared to discuss safety, quality, production timelines, costs, and other issues as determined by Senior Builder.
  • Assists the Builder in a number of responsibilities including, ordering materials, scheduling municipal inspections, enforcing lumber management program, and managing the production schedule. 

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education/community college in a related field (e.g. Construction Engineering Technology - Preferred) or a suitable combination of education and relevant industry experience.
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in the home building industry in absence of post-secondary education.
  • Good technical understanding of homebuilding.
  • Basic understanding of Ontario Building Code and Health & Safety regulations.
  • Ability and experience in recognizing and solving problems, taking initiative in seeking direction from direct supervisor when uncertain.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Good organizational skills and experience using basic tools such as to-do lists, day timer, logbook, daily follow-up, etc.
  • Good interpersonal skills are required, both oral and written.
  • Willing to take responsibility and be held accountable for results. 

Looking for Meaningful Work? We can help.

If you're a Skilled Trades or Engineering professional, you know that it can be difficult to find fulfilling work that advances your career. At the Ian Martin Workforce, we exist to connect people like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field. And we walk the walk, too: as a Certified B Corporation, we believe in using business as a force for good for people, our communities, and the environment.

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We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.