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Carpentry Assistant Foreman

Carpentry Assistant Foreman

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GES, Global Experience Specialists, is a global event marketing company with over 90 years and 4,000 passionate employees in North America, Europe and the Middle East. We create some of the most incredible events in the world – think traveling entertainment exhibitions, global user groups, sales conferences, holiday extravaganzas and exhibitions of all sizes. From initial strategy to show-stopping audio visual, accommodations to insightful measurement – and every detail in between – we bring brands to life!


Our mission is to create memorable event experiences, and we count on our talented employees around the world help us do it. We are looking for team members who can dream up the impossible and deliver it.


We are seeking a Carpentry Assistant Foreman to carry out the essential duties of this position.  This position includes, but is not limited to, the responsibilities and qualifications indicated in this posting.



  • Assist with managing and leading shop crew toward the successful completion of tradeshow/retail refurbishment, assembly and construction work.
  • Assist with planning, organizing, and leading workflow through crew
  • Assist with communicating appropriate schedule, policy, and company communications with crew members
  • Assist with addressing crew discipline through the enforcement of policies including but not limited to attendance, safety, & Always Honest.
  • Assist with reviewing for accuracy, approving, and distributing to production office all crew time cards, vacation/sick/bereavement/jury duty forms, material tickets, and packing lists
  • Participate in necessary Put-to-Work planning meetings and Safety meetings
  • Track estimated project hours vs. actual project hours, keeping actual hours within estimate. Any required work that is outside the original scope should be reported to the Project Manager.
  • Participate in the hiring and layoff process for all carpentry personnel
  • Oversee quality control, ensuring company standards are met
  • Ensure crew working areas are both safe and clean, reporting any safety issues to supervisor
  • Support monthly cycle counts and annual physical inventory requirements
  • Account for and ensure proper working order of tools assigned to or located in work crew
  • Maintain communications in a cooperative, respectful and professional manner with all levels of staff and customers




  • Proven carpentry knowledge, ability and experience
  • Proven ability to supervise, lead and manage personnel
  • Proven experience in exhibit business or related field
  • Strong computer and organizational skills
  • Proven experience with hand tools, power tools and woodworking machinery
  • Forklift experience (will certify once hired)
  • Sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to read and follow blueprint and work order details thoroughly
  • Ability to train and mentor new and existing employees
  • Ability to communicate respectfully, honestly and constructively
  • Familiarity with CNC Setup, Machining and Operation


Work Environment


  • This position reports to the Carpentry Foreman. The Carpentry Assistant Foreman must manage a staff within the fast-paced environment of a trade show exhibit house where deadlines cannot be missed.  The candidate is expected to follow all company policies and safety guidelines while upholding the quality standards of the company. 


Our team members are our family, so we help our team members care for their families. The rewards of joining GES are extensive. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Competitive salaries
  • 401K with company match
  • Healthcare/vision/dental insurance
  • Wellness benefits
  • Career development program
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Vacation time
  • Community involvement opportunities
  • Team activities

And much more……

EEO Information

Equal Opportunity Employer, including vets and disability.