Join our Team

At Habitat for Humanity Hamilton, we’re committed to making our local communities stronger by providing families with a place to call home. Apply to join our team and help us make a meaningful difference in our local communities.


There is one available opening, at this time. Please see below for details.

(1) Construction Lead Hand

Job title: Construction Lead Hand

Reports to: Manager of Building Services

Department: Building Services

Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week) Monday-Friday day shifts, occasional evenings and Saturdays

Location: Various construction sites in the Greater Hamilton Area

Position Summary:

Do you enjoy helping others? Are you interested in giving back to your community? Would you like to make a difference while earning a pay cheque? Building and repairing homes throughout the Greater Hamilton Area, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is looking for a hands-on construction team member to join our growing organization. This individual will play a vital role in supporting Habitat Hamilton’s Building Services Department to both repair and build simple, decent and affordable homes.

Organization Summary:

Founded in 1991, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is an independent, not-for-profit housing charity that builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Habitat Hamilton’s mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners to break the cycle of poverty throughout Hamilton and the surrounding region.

We implement an on-going development model called the Home Build Program. Through this program, we build homes and provide interest-free and geared-to-income mortgages to dedicated and deserving families who otherwise could not afford homeownership.  We also support and assist vulnerable Hamilton homeowners through the provision of essential repair and property maintenance services.

Beyond our mission to build and repair homes and help families, we provide experiential learning opportunities to secondary students in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). Habitat Hamilton has been providing experiential learning opportunities to students for over 10 years by turning our build-sites into real-world classrooms. Thus, in addition to gaining valuable work-related job skills, students develop a strengthened sense of community engagement.

For more information, please visit

Job Purpose:

The Construction Lead Hand works within the Building Services Department and provides direct assistance to both the Manager of Building Services and the Construction Supervisor. Operating primarily in a field support capacity, the Lead Hand helps build safe, decent and affordable homes by assisting with the day-to-day operation of our construction, repair, and warehouse sites while strengthening relationships with our volunteers, trades, inspectors, construction partners, and the community at large.


  • Support and take direction from both the Manager of Building Services and the Construction Supervisor
  • Help to mobilize new construction and repair sites by erecting fencing, signage, and installation of site trailers and sheds and ongoing maintenance of same
  • Help to ready sites for daily work including opening gates and inspecting and laying-out PPE, tools, and equipment
  • Assist with material acquisition, delivery, and staging
  • Participate in day-to-day construction and building renovation activities as directed and in accord with planned scope, timelines, and budget
  • Adhere to provincial health and safety legislation and regulations and help to prepare, submit, and act upon incident reports as required
  • Monitor compliance with affiliate health and safety policy/procedure through either direct action or by empowering others
  • Aid with the delivery of daily safety talks and training activities and maintain log to ensure accurate reporting of events
  • Engage with and offer guidance to on-site volunteers and funding partners to help ensure a positive experience
  • Aid in the supervision of volunteers and sub-trades to ensure compliance with quality, scope, timelines, and safety
  • Help to close sites each day including clean-up, waste/debris disposal, sanitizing and returning tools and materials to their proper locations, and securing gates and fencing to deter theft
  • Help to demobilize job sites at the completion of projects and ensure surplus materials and tools are returned to and properly stored at warehouse
  • Help to remedy PDI “punch list” items identified in the pre-delivery inspection (PDI) process
  • Participate in meetings of the Building Services Department
  • As necessary, assist with grounds maintenance, including grass clipping, snow shoveling, and garbage pick-up and disposal at various new construction and repair sites
  • Help with warranty repairs, including defect inspection, preparation of material take-offs, material pick-up and delivery, demolition/repair, and site clean-up
  • Collect and retain invoices and packing and delivery slips and submit to management for approval
  • Help to organize, inspect, and maintain construction equipment and tools at warehouse and ensure safe operation
  • Communicate regularly, professionally, and promptly with affiliate administration as required
  • Recommend and help to implement improvements to affiliate policies, procedures, and processes
  • Advocate on behalf of Habitat for Humanity Hamilton
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of various facets of residential construction, building repair, and property maintenance gained through either a 2-year college diploma or 5-plus years of progressively responsible work experience in the building or construction industry
  • Self-motivated, outgoing personality with a positive attitude, attention to detail, and desire to generate a social impact in the Hamilton community
  • Ability to foster positive relationships with volunteers, trades, inspectors, build partners, and community members
  • Physically fit, able to operate construction tools and perform manual labour, including lifting and carrying heavy equipment and building supplies, in inclement weather conditions
  • Proven time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Sound judgement and ability to train others and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to empathize with vulnerable populations
  • Proactive organizational and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to manage workload and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Solid computer literacy including knowledge of MS Office products, email, and SMS messaging systems
  • Flexible, versatile, and tolerant of a changing work environments and deadlines
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and a valid G class license
  • Provision of drivers abstract upon request
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, as necessary
  • Clean police check

How to apply:

Please submit your resume to by Monday, October 19,2020. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in Habitat for Humanity Hamilton!