Traveling Timber Bridge Carpenter

Timber Bridge Carpenters & Laborers

Traveling Timber Bridge Carpenter


(Year Round  National Travel with 17 Days Off For Holidays - Additional PTO Earned Based on Length of Employment)

Pay ranges from $55,000- $75,000 a year including regular hourly rate, overtime, and daily per diem
Opportunity to earn over $100,000 a year with growth
Plus benefits package valued over $10,000 
***Compensation is based on skill level & experience. ***


Travel the country and construct beautiful legacy timber bridges! This is a great opportunity to grow your carpentry skills, open yourself up to career advancement, and be a part of a steadfast family business of 36+ years.

We’re looking for someone excited to:
  • Learn unique bridge construction methods specific to our business
  • Collaborate in a team environment
  • Travel full time to many different parts of the country (lodging, transportation, per diem paid by company)
  • Be physically active on the job daily working in various conditions, heights, and climates
You might be a great fit for the YBC Timber Bridge team if you are…
  • Experienced with rough carpentry, framing and or heavy timber construction
  • An experienced pile driver, we drive wooden piles with a vibratory hammer technique
  • Experienced with building docks and marine construction
  • Experience in wooden bridge construction
How do we build a Timber Bridge?
  • Timber Bridge Building Process - Driving timber pile (augering, drilling), constructing abutments & pile bents, constructing spans utilizing stringers, blocking, & diaphragms, laying vehicular & pedestrian deck, raising vehicular guard rails & handrails, and painting & finishing.
  • Timber Bridge Materials - Southern Yellow Pine & Douglas Fir Wood, Glue Laminated Beams, Rough Sawn Heavy Timber, Composite, Hardwood Deck Material, Acrylic Polymer Coating, Translucent Oil Coating
Skills you need to build a timber bridge (we’re looking for all levels of experience!):
  • YBC Bridge Laborer
    • Heavy equipment operation (skid steer & forklift)
    • Basic use of common carpentry hand tools
    • Excellent painting, pressure washing and sanding skills
    • Accuracy in cutting, drilling, & assembling the structure (heavy timber/wood framing)
    • Organization, clean up, and inventory
  • YBC Bridge Carpenter (all of the above plus):
    • Assisting in pile driving (spotting the pile driver for accurate placement)
    • Proficiency with chainsaw, impacts, drills, & circular saw & other power tools for cutting heavy timber
    • Can read & understand drawings / blueprints & lumber take offs
  • YBC Bridge Leadman (all of the above plus):
    • Highly proficiency with all tools & activities listed above
    • Basic pile driving, augering, and drilling experience
    • Excavator operation
    • Can give direction & has strong leadership skills
Employee Benefits (Qualifying period applies)
  • 17 paid holidays (2 weeks off at Christmas) + PTO
  • 100% employer paid health, life, and long-term disability insurance
  • Dental, vision, and auxiliary insurance available
  • Year-end bonuses
  • After 1 year of employment: profit sharing, 401k available plus 4% Company contributions
  • Travel voucher for construction breaks
  • Lodging and travel expenses paid for by company

We are a small company who is the nation’s industry leader for building state-of-the-art timber bridges. It all started with our president, a pick-up truck, a vision, and hard work 36 years ago. Our team is focused and driven, a large part of what makes us the best option for our clients!