Carpenter, Finish

Job Overview

The Carpenter (Finish) will be based at Union III in Iraq and serve the Operations and Maintenance Support Services (OMSS) contract in support of the U.S. Department of Defense. This position will be responsible for the full range of rough and finished skilled carpentry work, including cabinetry. The Carpenter (Finish) will work from blueprints, specifications, drawings, and instructions to design, build, remodel, retrofit, maintain, and repair various types of facilities and structures. This position will report to the Carpentry Supervisor. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.



  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Comply with all Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.  Provide information and materials to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
  • Design, construct, remodel, retrofit, and repair interior and exterior structures made of wood, drywall, plaster, concrete, or brick.
  • Design, construct, retrofit, and repair cabinets, tables, shelves, benches, partitions, flooring, door and window frames, and other types of furniture. May install and repair modular furniture.
  • Secure furniture for earthquake preparedness.
  • Inspect completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements, and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations.
  • Inspect related work by subcontractors.
  • Estimate cost, time, and materials for carpentry projects.
  • Participate in the maintenance and operation of the carpentry shop.
  • Clean, maintain, adjust, calibrate, and service equipment used in the performance of duties.
  • Monitor work done by outside contractors for adherence to state and federal Code Requirements and report back to supervisor.
  • Install, repair, and maintain building roofs.
  • Assist in the writing of specifications for repairs and new construction.
  • Maintain appropriate service and repair records.
  • Research, purchase, and inventory equipment parts, chemicals, and supplies.
  • Respond to routine and emergency calls for repairs and service.
  • May train and direct the work of other classified staff in the area.
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned.



  • Minimum Acceptable Experience Level: Three (3) years’ experience as a Journeyman Carpenter or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Read and interpret blueprints.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    • Knowledge of principles and processes involved in supporting carpentry functions at an overseas facility.
    • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.
    • Computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel.
    • Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.
    • Ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.
    • Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information.


  • Education: A high school diploma or GED and a Carpenter Vocational Diploma or completed an Apprentice program with a Journeyman Certificate or equivalent experience working as a finish carpenter.
  • Passport, Licenses and Certifications:
  • As part of pre-contingency requirements, by the time the visa process starts, candidates must possess a valid passport of home country with a minimum of 18 months remaining to expiration date with 8 blank pages.
    • Valid drivers’ license from Home of Record.
    • Journeyman Certificate
  • Security Vetting: Already possess a US Government issued security clearance or Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) or be able to obtain a favorable MRPT certification or US Government clearance prior to being hired is required for the position. Must maintain eligibility at the required certification or clearance level for the duration of the contract.
  • Language Skills: Satisfactory English proficiency to meet job requirements and to adhere and comply with safety, health, and security measures.
  • Medical: Successfully complete and pass the medical and dental examinations as required by Amentum and our customer for deployment to Iraq. Must maintain physical and dental requirements for duration of deployment.



  • Previous related overseas experience is highly desirable.
  • Previous work experience in harsh environmental conditions are a plus.
  • Experience working with Amentum / PAE.



This position may be located in a war zone, in an environment with harsh and dangerous working and living conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly be exposed to extreme and austere desert-like environment. Temperatures can reach 120- 130 degrees Fahrenheit/50-55 degrees Celsius during the summer months. Employees must be willing and able to perform regular job requirements in this austere, extreme environment, as well as willing and able to deploy to Iraq for extended periods. Work schedules are a minimum of 6 days per week and 10 hours per day, while some jobs have higher daily and weekly minimums. Employees must be willing and able to perform physical activities including, but not limited to, heavy lifting and moving of items, parts, assemblies, and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum; climbing in and out of equipment; crawling; and working outdoors. This includes being able to lift and carry 40 pounds of personal protective equipment for extended periods of time and being capable of running and ‘duck & cover’ during emergencies without putting oneself or others at risk.



Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


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