Bensonwood, a design-build company, seeks an experienced timber framer to join its growing team


Bensonwood is a national leader and innovator in the design and building of timber frame, hybrid, and non-timber panelized homes, schools, and buildings. With a forty year history of building customized residential and commercial projects throughout the US and abroad, the company’s collaborative team-oriented culture values high performance and continuous improvement.

Position Summary

This role will be part of the Timberframe Team currently located at our facility in Walpole, NH. Working with a team of twelve (12) timber framers, this role will be responsible for assisting with the production and preparation of the timbers that are used to create a ‘Bensonwood Home’. This role will report to the Timberframe Team Leader.

We are willing to train the right candidate for this full-time role but the ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience as a skilled timber framer
  • At least two years woodworking shop experience. Machinist shop skills applicable
  • Computer literacy and familiarity in AutoCAD or similar programs helpful
  • Desire to learn & apply innovative green building techniques

Essential role functions

  • Standing for long periods of time, walking and running
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to work safely and accurately with both heavy objects and sharp tools
  • Ability to visualize in 3 dimensions
  • Ability to:
    • Lift at least 50 lbs
    • Work safely and effectively at high elevations
    • Safely operate hazardous equipment
    • Travel, sometimes for weeks at a time, as this role includes site time
    • Work in varying weather conditions and temperatures
    • Work overtime if required
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record

Additional attributes for success

  • Positive team player with strong problem solving skills, a systems philosophy
  • High attention to detail with the ability to:
    • Complete assignments accurately
    • Organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines
    • Work independently and collaboratively within a team setting
    • Positively motivate team to accomplish goals
    • Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment
    • Embrace change and initiate improvements
  • Strong belief in customer service and satisfaction
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Flexibility to perform other duties as assigned and to shift work responsibilities

Compensation & Benefits

  • Hourly wage will be commensurate with experience
  • Benefits include: medical insurance, holidays, paid time off, 401(K), voluntary dental, voluntary short-term disability, and voluntary life insurance

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