Construction Worker - Carpenter

Morton Buildings   Watertown, SD   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on February 7, 2024
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Morton Buildings is looking to expand our construction crews and employee owners! The Morton brand is well known for quality, durability, innovation, and workmanship.  Our construction crews are the backbone of our company and contribute significantly to our success.  As a member of our construction crew, you will work under the guidance of your foreman, along with others on the team, to construct our buildings and bring the customers' dreams to life.  Our foremen average 16 years of experience, so not only do you build the best, but you learn from the best!  

Bonus! Earn an additional $2000 in your first year.  New crew members receive an additional $500 bonus every quarter during their first year of employment with Morton Buildings.  These bonuses are subject to all applicable withholding taxes.

Under the guidance of your crew foreman, you will:

  • Learn, keep current with, and apply the Morton Buildings' safety and construction procedures, methods, and standards
  • Read, understand, and build according to construction plans
  • Utilize various tools and equipment to safely and efficiently construct buildings
  • Efficiently execute tasks such as: digging and installing footings, framing walls and roof structures, installing windows, entry and other doors and door openings, installing various siding and roofing materials including hi-rib steel, shingles, wood and other siding materials and mortarless masonry units, finishing with metal and wood trims
  • Work with other crew personnel in a safe, organized, productive, and enjoyable work environment treating everyone with dignity and respect


  • Building construction (post-frame), carpentry, or framing experience preferred (on the job or in school)
  • Willingness to participate in and complete a training program
  • A valid driver’s license is preferred; Class A CDL is highly desired.
  • Available to work 9-10 hours during peak construction season.
  • Ability to take direction
  • Produce quality work in an efficient manner
  • Agree to comply with all our safety processes and procedures
  • Willingness to maintain and operate construction tools in a safe and proper manner
  • Ability to operate specialized safety equipment efficiently and effectively
  • Standard weight lifting requirements - 50 pounds, with occasional lifting up to 100 pounds
  • Capable of working in a physically demanding environment and at various heights (up to 40 feet)
  • Possess good communication skills - both written and verbal
  • This position requires 40% travel, which includes overnight travel possibly up to two weeks at a time.

Benefits include:

  • $500 quarterly retention bonus for the first year of employment
  • Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Excellent medical/dental/prescription coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Training bonus
  • Safety incentives
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Bad weather pay
  • 401K Opportunity

Salary is $21.00 to $23.00 per hour based on experience.

Our construction crew positions are eligible for three years of progressive pay increases based on experience, required training, and attendance.

Morton Buildings, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-Free Workplace. All candidates offered employment will be subject to a pre-placement test which does include a drug screen.