Carpenter/Formsetter Lead Hands - Belle River, ON

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Carpenter/Formsetter Lead Hands - Belle River, ON

NAC is currently seeking Carpenters/Formsetters Lead Hands to join our team, initially based at our Denis St. Pierre Water Pollution Control Plant project located in Belle River, ON. Flights, furnished accommodation and travel provided for qualified candidates.
276 Rourke Line Rd., Belle River, ON

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Civil Superintendent, the Carpenter/Formsetter Lead Hand is responsible to lead the crew in the absence of the Foreperson and is required to manage the production and efficiency of the crew. The Lead Hand assists the Foreperson with daily organization and control of labour, equipment and materials to ensure the delivery of a high standard of HSE, quality and productivity is maintained by the crew.

Job Description:

  • Lead the daily activities of construction employees
  • On a daily basis, ensure each of your crew members know the production and cost code expectations for the tasks at hand
  • Encourage and promote open communication and trust with the workforce; lead by example in the assigned work.  Provide regular direction to your crew
  • Build, layout and execute wooden forms and advanced formwork systems as required, according to specifications with the ability to make calculations depending on grades
  • Ensure forms are properly designed and on grade to meet construction specifications for the project
  • Use of levels and measuring tapes in the use of setting forms to grade with minimal supervision
  • Construct chutes, forms and align form panels for pouring concrete
  • Fill form with concrete material, compact with tamper/compactor to required grade
  • Monitor job progress and provide regular progress reporting to supervisor
  • Plan, monitor, and maintain proper use of hand tools
  • Knowledgeable and aware of the required quality of installations; direct and monitor quality; report on issues
  • Responsible for the organization & cleanliness of work area, materials storage and tool cribs
  • Actively support NAC'S Health, Safety, and Environment policies and procedures as per the roles and responsibilities within the HSE Manual


  • 3-5 years of experience working with various types of formwork in heavy construction
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions, drawings, sketches and specification to determine work activities
  • Must have advanced formwork experience (Doka or Logo form systems are an asset)
  • Experience with walls up to 5 meters
  • Experience with shoring at 5 meters high
  • Concrete pouring experience and flat concrete finishing experience is an asset
  • Knowledge of safe operation of tools
  • Ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner
  • Knowledge of workplace safety and safe lifting and handling procedures
  • Valid WHMIS, Health and Safety Awareness Training for Workers and Working at Heights certificates are required.

NAC Offers:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Opportunities for career growth, development and advancement, including financial assistance
  • Comprehensive benefit plan (dental, vision, health, etc.)
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Excellent company matched pension plan
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plans
  • Additional time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Community involvement opportunities
  • Friendly working environment
  • Numerous team activities and various company events


NAC is committed to providing equal opportunities for all individuals to achieve their goals. If you feel that you need accommodations during the recruitment and selection process because of illness/disability, please contact Human Resources for further information.