(207) 442-7938   873 U.S. Route One, Woolwich, ME 04579   M-F 9am-4:30pm SA 9am-3pm

Timber Framer APPLY NOW

Woolwich, Maine
18 - 22 usd / hour
Full time

We are currently hiring a Full-Time Timber Framer for our Woolwich, ME team. Shelter Institute is the area’s premier timber framing company and fine woodworking tool store. We have been evolving durable, adaptable, energy-conscious building techniques since 1974.

The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic and a never-give-up self-starting attitude. This position entails cutting timber frames in our shop and traveling frequently to install them. The travel is often in Maine but can be anywhere in the country. The candidate should also be prepared to help with general labor when needed.

This job offers a meaningful career and endless opportunities for growth. We are a small growing business and we are looking for applicants who are excited to be part of our growth.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Use hand and power tools to cut out various aspects of timber frames using cut sheets provided
  • Travel all over America installing these timber frames
  • Occasionally travel for trade shows
  • Consistently keep an open mind about learning new skills


  • Previous experience as a carpenter or trades person
  • Self-starter who seeks growth
  • CDL license preferred, or the willingness to obtain one
  • Interest in or possession of a crane certification preferred
  • Ability to travel frequently
  • Humor

*Pay is commensurate with experience and there is significant room for growth

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