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The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. Carpenter - TTR in Portland, Oregon

Cutting-edge industrial technology meets grit, integrity and passion.

At Greenbrier, we do the hard work that matters. The Greenbrier Companies (NYSE: GBX) is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of freight rail and marine transportation equipment and services, powering the movement of products around the world. Greenbrier's heritage of hard work and industrial innovation is celebrated at every level of our organization.


Construct, install and remove ring pole scaffolding, wooden plank & bracket scaffolding, and walkways. Perform all Marine Carpentry duties under the direction of Gunderson Marine supervisory personnel.

Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are typical for this role. Other duties may be assigned to address business needs and changing business practices.

  • Prepare scaffolding packages needed for different assemblies

  • Work as a team to accomplish various carpentry tasks

  • Fabricate wooden ladders, boxes, stairs, and various wooden assemblies

  • Build and disassemble structures and fixtures of wood and plywood using carpenters hand tools and power tools

  • Select specified type of lumber or other materials accordingly

  • Erects framework for structures including scaffolding, cradles, gangways, and staging accordingly

  • Must complete fall protection and confined space training

  • Follow and adhere strictly to Gunderson's safety policies and regulations


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The following generally describes requirements to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period to successfully perform the assigned duties.

  • Ability to use the following equipment: level, square, rule, calipers, saws, chisels and planes, plumb bob, carpenters level, various hammers, and power tools, timbers, sledgehammers, and other measuring instruments

  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety practices

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions

  • Ability to communicate effectively as a member of a team

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Strong worth ethic, flexible, reliable, and punctual

Experience and Education

  • Proven carpentry experience

  • Scaffolding experience a plus



N (Not Applicable): Activity is not applicable to this occupation

O (Occasionally): Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0- 2.5+ hours/day)

F (Frequently): Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5: 5.5+ hours/day)

C (Constantly): Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hours/day)


Sit: O

Stand: F

Walk: F

Bend: F

Kneel/Squat: F

Crawl: O

Climb: O

Reach Forward: F

Reach Upward: F

Handling/Fingering: F

Push / Pull

12 lbs. or less: N

13- 25 lbs.: N

26 -50 lbs.: F

51-100 lbs.: O

Lift / Carry

1-11: C

11-20 lbs.: C

21-50 lbs.: F

50-75lbs.: N

76 -100: N

Working Conditions

  • Work overtime as required (varies, may require some weekend days)

  • Work around traffic and heavy manufacturing equipment

  • Must have the ability to enter and move through manway and tank openings

  • Work at heights on scaffolding and ladders, in dim-lit areas, on slippery or uneven surfaces

  • Exposure to heat, cold, noise, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, toxic chemicals, and inclement weather conditions.

  • Work in confined space.

Safety Equipment Required


*Eye protection

*Hearing protection

*Steel Toed Shoes


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Company: Gunderson, LLC

Functional Group: Production

EOE including Disability/Veteran