Knickerbocker Group Skilled Craftsperson

Skilled Craftsperson – Wiscasset, Maine

Knickerbocker Group is excited to announce the launch of a new line of prefabricated, sustainable living spaces—volumetric construction of small homes and accessory dwelling units (ADUs), delivered 95% complete to a client’s land.  We are seeking 4-5 year-round skilled laborers to work under the direction of the Production Supervisor in a new fabrication facility in Wiscasset.  These individuals will be responsible for accurately and efficiently preparing and assembling the building components for these living spaces (ADUs).

Primary responsibilities include:

operating various hand tools, power tools, and equipment used to complete carpentry duties including:
Circular Saw
Table Saw
Pneumatic Nail Gun (roofing, framing, and finish work)
Other tools needed for measuring, cutting, fastening, and drilling
framing, laying out, and building floors.
Preparing, laying out, and building walls.
laying out, running, and installing electrical lines.
laying out, running, and installing plumbing supply, waste, and vent lines and installing plumbing fixtures according to code.
installing and preparing drywall for finish tape, mud and texture.
installing insulation.
completing roof construction, decking, flashing, and shingling.
building and installing trim work, cabinetry and or finish cabinetry.
installing siding, windows, and doors.
painting interior and exterior of homes.
keeping work area neat and clean.
assisting with material and inventory management as needed.

The ideal candidate has:

a high school diploma or the equivalent.
basic understanding of the construction process is competent with basic power tools.
experience with a wide variety of construction materials.
basic understanding of plumbing and electrical required; plumbing experience preferred
excellent attention to detail.
strong communication and teamwork skills.
the ability to trouble shoot problem solve and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
the ability to interpret construction drawings/ sketches/ shop drawings/ specifications/ product data preferred.


Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with employee premiums paid by the Company
Health Savings Account option
401K Retirement Plan with 3% employer contribution
Life, Short-Term, and Long-Term Disability Insurance at no expense
Employee Assistance Program
Employee Stock Ownership Program
Generous Paid Time Off and Holidays
Generous Parental Leave
Continuing Education and Professional Licensing Reimbursement
Workplace Flexibility


As a 100% employee-owned company, we strive for balance. We value spending time with our families, being active in our communities, and celebrating all Maine has to offer. Knickerbocker Group has repeatedly been recognized as a Best Place to Work in Maine and as both Best Architect and Best Builder in Maine by Down East magazine. We’ve received awards from top industry organizations such as Maine AIA and New England IIDA.

We like to work hard and play hard too. If you’re excited to join a team of amazing people who work together on top-tier residential and commercial projects, you’ve come to the right place!


Knickerbocker Group is an employee-owned (ESOP), an award-winning design-build firm offering architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and construction services for custom homes and commercial spaces throughout Maine. With offices in Boothbay and Portland, we are a group of inspired collaborators who are committed to craft and creativity, from design to implementation in the field. Our work is renowned for its rooted-in-Maine quality and recognized nationally. Our employee-owners are fueled by continuous learning, interdisciplinary brainstorming (e.g., designer+mason+carpenter), and passion for fine-tuning the design-build process. With more than 40 years of experience, we seamlessly provide the highest level of product and service to our clients. We offer workplace flexibility, while also maintaining a fun, dynamic environment where team members are enabled to listen, share, detail, innovate, and create impactful work.

Knickerbocker Group is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

To apply for this position, please fill out an application on our job board.