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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville

Skilled Construction Worker

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville


Job Summary

This is a field based construction position responsible for assisting the agency Construction (Staff and Volunteer) Manager in the successful completion of all agency construction activities including the construction of homes.  This job requires working with the construction staff at ensuring the construction site is orderly, safe, organized and represents HFHGN in a positive manner at all times.   Assist the Construction Manager in the scheduling, coordination and administration of all on-site inspections including but not limited to building codes, Energy Star, LEED, erosion control, etc. and in the daily management of all construction field operations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Strong scheduling, organizational and reporting skills.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle and construction equipment.
  • Must have a clean driving record for insurance purposes
  • A good working knowledge of residential construction trades, tools and methods including but not limited to: carpentry, concrete, drywall, masonry, siding, roofing, flooring, trim, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and appropriate energy efficient trade practices.
  • A good understanding of building codes and practices and requisite agency compliance with same.
  • Ability to work professionally, effectively and efficiently with multiple municipal departments and public officials.
  • Strong and effective communication skills and the ability to work with and train others with variable levels of construction skill.  Also required is the ability to speak to volunteers publicly on the construction site.
  • Regular and reliable attendance required


Construction experience is required. Must have the ability to lead volunteers to construct house components i.e. wall panels, fly rafters, porch beams etc. Good work and business ethics. Must be a proven self-starter with the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment. Individual must be organized and capable of good task follow-up. Must have the ability to relate to people of different races, faiths, and incomes. Must have a solid understanding of building codes and inspections and be capable of maintaining a positive relationship with building inspectors and local officials.


  • High school degree required
  • Previous construction experience required

Additional Information


This is a full-time job.  The benefits include medical, dental, vision, a retirement plan, paid time off, holiday pay.  The agency also pays for Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance as well as Life Insurance. The other benefit is the opportunity to work with an amazing team and have the opportunity to help “Build Better Lives.”

How to Apply

Sumbit a cover letter, resume, and three references to:


  • Date Posted: February 2, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Housing
  • Start Date: 03/01/2021
  • Salary Range: $20.00/hr
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; 6:30am-3:30pm/