A.M. Cohron & Son, Inc. Bridge Carpenter in Atlantic, Iowa

Job Summary

Build, install and repair wooden structures and forms used on bridge construction projects.Usually work Monday to Friday, andoccasional weekends, generally 40-50 hours per week. Overnight stays may be required.

Essential Functions

  • Attend work as scheduled

  • Get along with others

  • Follow company handbooks and other written and oral instructions

  • Communicate in a way others will understand

  • Use and care for tools, equipment and materials

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform carpentry work for pier footings, columns, caps, abutments, decking, intermediate diaphragms, rail and approach

  • Read and understand construction plans and specifications

  • Select specified types of lumber and other materials needed to construct forms

  • Layout the form using rule, framing square and other tools

  • Mark cutting or assembly lines on material using pencil, chalk or marking gauge

  • Cut and shape forms to specifications using saws, chisels or plane

  • Assemble forms with nails ro other fasteners

  • Verify accuracy of form with plumb bob, level or transit

  • Work safely and closely with Form Setter and Cement Mason

  • Read and interpret Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and container labels

  • Identify and communicate safety concerns to management in a timely manner

  • Perform other duties as assigned by management


Education, Experience & Certification

  • High School graduate or G.E.D. preferred

  • Two years experience in bridge carpentry

  • Experience using mechanical and electrical tools


  • Normal range of vision and hearing (with correction)

  • Effectively work at heights

  • Walk, stand, climb, bend, kneel, reach, lift and balance

  • Lift up to 75 pounds on a regular basis

  • Work safely in adverse weather conditions including wind, rain, snow, ice, mud, heat, etc.


  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • 401K

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Vacation

  • Per diem determined by job and conditions

General Information

Job Type: Permanent