Carpenter Helper / Apprentice Level 3 to 4

Vancouver, BC
Intelligent City – Manufacturing Operations /
Full Time /
Intelligent City is an urban housing technology company that takes a product and platform-based approach to buildings. We combine exceptional design with mass timber construction, robotic manufacturing, and parametric software. Our mission is to build smarter and to empower people to live better. We create a new value paradigm for housing and workplace solutions that are more affordable, faster to build, consistently carbon neutral and socially resilient. 

Our motto is ‘Build Smarter. Live Better. Think Change.’ If this resonates with you, we encourage you to apply to join our team and help us build a better world!

We are looking for energetic and motivated Carpenter Helpers/Apprentices Level 3 or 4 or equivalent, with experience in construction carpentry and experience on a construction site.

Intelligent City is a registered sponsor with the SkilledTradesBC and we can report apprentice hours.

Under the guidance of our Production Manager and Production Lead/Carpenter, you will be an important member of our team working in mass timber pre-fabrication.

Open Postions: Multiple openings, we are growing our team.
Location: DELTA, BC - On-site full-time in pre-fab mass-timber manufacturing facility
Work Hours: Day Shift: Monday – Friday, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm for onboarding, with transition to compressed shifts.

Note regular day shift to start for onboarding. As we ramp up manufacturing, we prepare to transition to two shifts that will most likely be 4 x 10-hour shifts Mon to Thur and 3 x 12-hour shifts Fri to Sun (paid 40 hours)

We are accepting applications from within the lower mainland, BC, only.

Education & Qualifications:

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Level 3 to 5 Carpentry technical training, an asset

Skills & Experience, Required:

    • At least 3 to 5 years of experience in Carpentry (cumulative) working on a construction site
    • Skilled using tools
    • Some experience reading and interpreting blueprints
    • Able to work independently and with supervision
    • Eye for quality control/assurance and safety from start to finish

The Role & Responsibilities - Carpenter Helper:

    • Arrive on-site prepared for work with the tools necessary to complete required tasks
    • Experience in various carpentry work, eg; framing, finishing
    • Frame accurately within set tolerances.
    • Interpret blueprints and shop drawings.
    • Calculate the amount and type of materials needed
    • Create layouts, templates, and jigs
    • Be knowledgeable and familiar with local building codes
    • Operate hand tools as directed - pneumatic tools, hand tools.
    • Perform quality inspections on your work.
    • Preparing necessary materials and setting up the area and required equipment ready for production.
    • Lifting, carrying, and moving materials. Up to 50 lbs.
    • Use measuring tools to prepare layouts
    • Measure, cut, shape, assemble, and join materials.
    • Maintain cleanliness and organization of work area.
    • Apply fabrication best practices for optimal results.

Other Important responsibilities:

    • Communicate with other members of the team to ensure production goals and quality standards are met. 
    • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives, including identifying opportunities to streamline processes, improve quality, and reduce waste.
    • Comply with all health and safety rules, policies, and procedures.

Important to Mention!

    • Must provide your own CSA-approved 6” safety footwear, required.
    • Proof of ability to remain and work in Canada.
    • Successful candidates may be required to submit to a background check

Physical Demands:

    • Lifting and carrying heavy objects, sometimes up to 50 pounds
    • Standing for long periods of time, 8 hours or more
    • Standing or walking for extended periods of time
    • Climbing stairs or ladders
    • Manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination to Operate Machinery, assemble components and use hand and power tools
    • Repetitive motions such as; bending, stooping, kneeling and reaching, including above and below the shoulder, pushing, pulling and twisting,

Work Environment:

    • Ability to work near moving equipment in a production environment.
    • Exposed to machine noise, dust, chemicals and/or fumes.
    • Working at heights

Safety Requirements:

    • When on the production floor or construction site, wear appropriate protective equipment, such as a hard hat, hearing protection, safety work boots, and safety glasses.
    • Work safely and follow all health and safety policies and procedures.
$27 - $32 an hour
The hourly pay within the range for this position will vary within the range of $27 - $32 per hour.

Subject to change, as your pay will be based on market evaluation and various job-related factors, including your past work experience, relevant education and certifications (journeyman/unticketed) etc.. Benefits offered after 3 months.


Intelligent City (ICI) is a technology-enabled and platform-based urban housing systems company providing transformational innovation to the housing, architecture, building and construction industry.  Through the convergence of design, software technology and advanced prefabrication, we combine three highly innovative paradigms that will change the value equation in architecture and urban design.
Our team is on a mission to empower people to live better, to build smarter, and to address climate change and urban housing challenges.  We think change – and we are looking for doers, integrators, professional hybrids, thinkers, and innovators who can help us achieve our objectives.
We take a product and platform-based approach, we vertically integrate high-rise mass timber building systems, advanced design engineering, automated manufacturing, and parametric software. Through this, we offer breakthrough end-to-end building solutions that can be built faster with better quality while being more affordable and consistently carbon neutral.
We are broadly recognized for our leadership in bringing together climate tech and construction tech solutions, including by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada (BESC) and the Solar Impulse Foundation. We have been named as Foresight50, one of Canada’s most investible clean tech companies, and investors include BDC, Greesoil Proptech Ventures, UIT, and Fulmer, among others.
Intelligent City was co-founded in 2008 by entrepreneurs Oliver Lang and Cindy Wilson and is the sister company to Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture (LWPAC). The two companies work closely together to deliver the vision of productized and platform-based buildings. The LWPAC team has executed award-winning institutional and residential projects both nationally and internationally, with professional experience in  Berlin, New York, Barcelona, and Vancouver.

Please note: Architectural employees will be employed by LWPAC.

Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal-opportunity employer committed to building a culture of innovation, diversity, and inclusivity, striving for open discussions, best hiring, and operational practices.  We are also committed to providing a comfortable and accessible interview process; please let us know if we can support you throughout the process with accommodations.

Land Acknowledgement
Intelligent City acknowledges that its work takes place in Vancouver on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territories of the  xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples and on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territories of the scəw̓aθən (Tsawwassen), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and other Coast Salish peoples at its Delta location.