Markstone Landscaping

Job Position: Framer (Assembler, Form Carpenter)

  • Application Deadline: 16th October 2022
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Location(s): Burlington,Oakville,Milton,Mississauga
  • Compensation: $20.00 to $40.00 per hour
  • How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to
    or submit them using the Apply button below.

Required Qualifications:

The suitable candidate should have at least 1 to 2 years of experience in concrete formwork carpentry, possess knowledge of multiple different forming systems with demonstrated proficiency in each, is competent in utilizing a variety of hand and power tools, can read and interpret complex blueprints and work drafts, and is able to work well in a team environment. Must possess valid driver’s license with clean drivers abstract, and complete WHMIS training, and TDG training.

• Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
• Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
• Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
• Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
• English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
• Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
• Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
• Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

• Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
• Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
• Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
• Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
• Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
• Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
• Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
• Time Management — Managing one’s own time and the time of others.

• Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.
• Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
• Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
• Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
• Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
• Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
• Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
• Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
• Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
• Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
• Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
• Speed of Limb Movement — The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
• Control Precision — The ability to adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle quickly and repeatedly to exact positions.
• Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period without being distracted.
• Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
• Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Key Responsibilities:

• Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment.
• Study specifications in blueprints, sketches, or building plans to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required.
• Measure and mark cutting lines on materials, using a ruler, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge.
• Shape or cut materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saws.
• Install structures or fixtures, such as windows, frames, floorings, trim, or hardware, using carpenters’ hand or power tools.
• Verify trueness of structure, using plumb bob and level.
• Select and order lumber or other required materials.
• Arrange for subcontractors to deal with special areas, such as heating or electrical wiring work.
• Maintain records, document actions, and present written progress reports.
• Erect scaffolding or ladders for assembling structures above ground level.
• Anchor and brace forms and other structures in place, using nails, bolts, anchor rods, steel cables, planks, wedges, and timbers.
• Inspect ceiling or floor tile, wall coverings, siding, glass, or woodwork to detect broken or damaged structures.
• Assemble and fasten materials to make frameworks or props, using hand tools and wood screws, nails, dowel pins, or glue.
• Bore boltholes in timber, masonry or concrete walls, using power drill.
• Maintain job records and schedule work crew.
• Remove damaged or defective parts or sections of structures and repair or replace, using hand tools.
• Install rough door and window frames, subflooring, fixtures, or temporary supports in structures undergoing construction or repair.
• Apply shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative paneling to ceilings or walls.
• Perform minor plumbing, welding, or concrete mixing work.
• Prepare cost estimates for clients or employers.
• Construct forms or chutes for pouring concrete.
• Work with or remove hazardous material.
• Dig or direct digging of post holes and set poles to support structures.

Additional Details:

Other Attributes:
• Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
• Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
• Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
• Self-Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
• Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
• Independence — Job requires developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
• Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
• Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
• Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.
• Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
• Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
• Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
• Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

About Our Company:

The Framer constructs, erects, installs, or repairs structures and fixtures made of wood and comparable materials, such as concrete forms for various concrete structures and pier foundations utilizing bar-panelled concrete forming systems. They spread concrete to a specified depth and workable consistency, dismantle concrete forms, as well as smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete, such as floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, or curbs using a variety of hand and power tools. In addition, they may be required to align forms for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters; patch voids; and use saws to cut expansion joints