Surrey, British Columbia
Construction & Restoration
Depends on Experience

FirstOnSite Restoration is the largest independent disaster restoration company in Canada. We provide unsurpassed emergency response, restoration and reconstruction services to the insurance industry and to residential, commercial and industrial customers. With coast-to-coast coverage and 24/7 emergency service, we offer a wide range of services that remediate conditions caused by fires, floods, winds, mold, environmental hazards, accidents and other casualties at any type of facility.

Do you have what it takes to be part of the FirstOnSite team? We look for the following key attributes in our team members:

  • Customer Focus
  • Dependability
  • Productivity
  • Quality

Why choose to be part of the FirstOnSite team?

  • Exceptional extended health plan including medical, dental and vision.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid time off
  • Educational assistance, professional development, and internal growth opportunities
  • Opportunity for National career movement
  • Healthy work/life balance

FirstOnSite Restoration has an immediate opening for a Carpenter in our Surrey branch.

Position Summary:

The Carpenter works under the general direction of the Construction Manager to plan and organize the assignments of a project in order to meet the profit and timeline goals. The Carpenter may oversee Carpenter Apprentices and Laborers assigned to them, ensuring that the quality standards of the company are being met.


  • Demonstrates skill in the safe operation of shop tools such as table saw, radial arm saw, power planer, power shaper, router, wood lathe, airless paint sprayer, large belt sander, band saw, etc
  • Assists in the installation of blanket insulation between studs and tacking plastic moisture barrier over insulation. 
  • Removes plaster, drywall, or paneling, using crowbar and hammer. 
  • Assembles and installs metal framing and decorative trim for windows, doorways and vents. 
  • Reads blueprints and other specifications to determine method of installation, work procedures and material and tool requirements. 
  • Measures and installs drywall panels to accommodate electrical outlets, air-conditioning units and plumbing. 
  • Follows and leads by example all health and safety policies and procedures and ensures that they are followed by all personnel and sub-contractors. 
  • Practices good housekeeping discipline on the job to ensure a safe, non-cluttered workplace and to minimize cross contamination. 


  • References of previous carpentry and drywall jobs. 
  • High School graduate or equivalent. 
  • Courses or certifications from trade schools. 
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures. 
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance as pertains to drywall work. 
  • Skilled at measuring, cutting, fitting and fastening the drywall panels; skilled taper/finisher of drywall panels. 
  • Able to solve basic arithmetic problems quickly and accurately. 
  • Able to identify and estimate the quantity of materials needed to complete a job. 
  • Accurately estimate length of time and cost of a job. 

Additional requirements

  • Willing and able to work on-call for after hour’s emergency work.
  • Able to build relationships with all parties involved in the construction process
  • Good at problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • Valid driver's license with a clean driving record.

Interested candidates whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications of the position will be contacted for an interview. Candidates must be able to provide a clear criminal background check to be eligible for hire.