Finish Carpenter - Apprentice

Business Unit:  E&K of Kansas City, Inc.
Department:  Operations/Warehouse, Kansas City

Grandview, MO, US, 64030

Job Description: 

Since 1956, E&K has been uncompromising in the commitment to deliver the highest quality products and services our clients demand, anywhere they need them. Today, we’re one of the largest interior/exterior finish contractors in the U.S., with offices throughout the country and a reputation for excellence.




Responsibilities include:

  • Cut and install metal or wood studs.
  • Install wood backing for walls.
  • Install doors, frames, trim, upper and lower cabinets, plastic laminate work, and many other finish items.
  • May include cleanup, scrapping, moving material, tools, or equipment.
  • Conform to all safety rules and regulations of the Company and OSHA standards.
  • Arrive at work on time at various locations.
  • Erect and dismantle scaffolds.
  • Calculate unit costs based on quantity of material installed, hours worked, and labor dollars.
  • Attend and participate in all required training programs.
  • Conform to all company polices and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requirements include:

  • The ability and willingness to learn company safety policies and applicable OSHA standards.
  • Knowledge and ability to use tools, materials, and equipment necessary for completing finish carpentry projects.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Ability to read (blueprints) plans and specifications.
  • Ability to accurately measure materials.Ability to follow directions.
  • Ability to work on ladders, scaffolds, and stilts.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment, with frequent one-on-one and group activity.
  • Lifting over 100 lbs. occasionally (doors or studs).
  • Lifting 50-60 lbs. frequently.  Approximately 6-8 times per hour.
  • Lifting, pushing, pulling 15 lbs. on a regular and constant basis, 2-3 hours per day.
  • Reaching above shoulder and at shoulder height with the weight of wood studs, metal studs, and various tools on a regular basis.
  • Stooping and bending to cut wood and metal studs with knife and chop saw.
  • Standing and walking for 8 hours per day.
  • Climbing scaffold as high as 3-4 stories, possibly higher, 4-8 times per day when jobs are above ground level.
  • Full use of fingers and both hands required for this manually dexterous position.
  • Simultaneous mental alertness and muscular coordination.
  • Must have vision correctable to at least 20/40 in order to use tools and perform tasks associated with the job.


E&K is proud to be an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, E-Verify, and Drug Free Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. 

Nearest Major Market: Kansas City