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My husband, Mark Springer, is a general contractor based in Berkeley with jobs in the East Bay & SF. He has too many jobs on his plate with more upcoming & not enough qualified people to work on them. Ideally, he would love to train a few people as apprentices for organizing his shop & then learn the necessary skills to move up. We do everything from demo, foundations, framing, carpentry, finish carpentry to plumbing, electrical, sheetrock & tiling. We do additions, remodels & new construction. We do it all but we need some good people who would really like to work with us & learn these skills.
It would be great if someone who wants to do field work also had computer skills to be an administrative assistant.
If you have any recommendations, we certainly would welcome them. We would start a shop apprentice at $12 – $15 an hour. Our carpenters are getting at least $29 an hour with some above that. We have others who are not carpenters who are getting $18 – $22.50 per hour. We are flexible & our employees pay reflects their skills.
I am including Mark’s website & a custom home website that he designed & built. You might find them interesting. It will give you a better idea of what he does & what he needs. He is an incredible craftsman and a wonderful boss & person.   Website =    –
Karen Springer (510) 524-1630
Mark Springer (510) 504-0378 (cell phone)
Mark Springer (510) 524-7940 (office)



Performs efficient installation and assembly of office furniture within clients’ facilities. This includes

systems furniture, case goods, accessories, wall-hung units, etc. You are responsible for timely

completion of the work with a high level of workmanship and a high degree of customer satisfaction.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

Personal and Interpersonal Skills:

  Has the ability to understand and carry-out directions from leads and field supervisors

  Is professional in appearance and in manners

  Has good oral and written communication skills

  Has physical strength and stamina required to lift and move furniture, boxes and equipment

  Has strong work ethic and very ethical approach to the business; is punctual and self-motivated;

has the ability to

  work irregular hours and extended shifts

Technical and Product Skills:

  Is mechanically adept and knows how to safely use tools and equipment

  Understands basic installation processes: unloading, loading, staging, un-carton, panel assembly,

component assembly, cleanup and detailing, lock installation, etc.

  Knows how to assemble, fine-tune and detail panels, electrical parts, components, case goods,

seating, filing, tables, etc.

  Can read plans, blueprints and elevations, and understands architectural and furniture symbols

  Is capable and efficient in the assembly of furniture, resulting in quality workmanship

  Is product knowledgeable across most major lines the dealership represents; understands most


  Specifications and descriptions; can identify basic finishes, colors and fabrics; knows correct

application and assembly for products; knows how to make most mechanical adjustments

(drawers, slides, etc.)

  Understands basic electricity and systems furniture electrical component installation

Responsibility and Decision-Making Skills:

  Takes ownership for assignment results and details-follows through to assignment’s finish

  Is capable of reacting to varying project/field conditions and able to make decisions to solve

problems and changes in the scope of work

  Is responsible for other’s property, including client’s building, equipment and furniture; is

responsible for Service West tools and equipment.


Job Description/Task Requirements

2350 Artesia Avenue, Suite A, Fullerton, CA 92833 714-888-9700 main 714-888-1282 fax

Corporate Address: 2054 Burroughs Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577 510-746-3700 main 510-343-2801 fax

Administrative Skills:

  Understands and follows through with consistent and accurate paperwork-receiving

documentation, detailed time sheets, client sign-offs, punch list items, change orders, product

return forms, inventory check-out, etc.

  Paperwork is neat, clear, intelligible and complete, and done in a timely manner

  Communicates task status and problems to field supervisors/lead personnel and dispatcher in a

timely and clear manner

Project and Installation Management Skills:

  Can carry out most assignments with little or no supervision

  Can pre-plan small assignments, including field measurements and site reviews

  Can analyze assignments for correct tool, supply, and equipment requirements, as well as small

parts and product pulls from warehouse

  Can punch and close-out a work order, using proper procedures and forms

Other Technical Skills:

  Is comfortable driving a bobtail or cube truck, and can do so in a safe manner.

  Understands furniture material handling and logistical processes

  Can receive and document receipt of product in a thorough and accurate manner

Customer Focus:

  Has strong customer service attitude and manner; communicates easily and clearly; is polite and

cordial in all customer interactions

  Is highly responsive to customer requests

  Understands customer satisfaction focus of installation team and consistently meets or exceeds

customer expectations


Jennifer Farinha  I  Vice President of HR and OD  I  Service West- Bay Area

510 746 3741  I  I


Weatherization Specialist:

Perform a variety of activities to weatherize homes and make them more energy efficient. Duties include repairing windows, insulating ducts, and performing heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) work. May perform energy audits and advise clients on energy conservation measures.

Energy Specialist:

Energy Saving Assistant Program at California Platinum Properties Inc. is designed to provide home energy assessments, energy education and conservation installation services to low income qualified households in Alameda County. Duties include conducting complete in-home energy assessments for all eligible measures and determine eligibility. Complete necessary documents and refer to California Platinum Properties Inc. weatherization team for installation of weatherization measures. Provide energy education and obtain necessary Property Owner Waiver for weatherization work. Required responsibilities will include interviewing clients, determining eligibility, energy assessment inspection of the home and processing of all necessary paperwork.

For more details about the company and the work opportunities visit Click programs and go under the tab weatherization program.

If you have any question, please feel free to call. 

Saran O. Russell
California Platinum Properties, Inc.
Vice President

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