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American International Contractors (Special Projects), Inc. (AICI-SP) has established itself as one of the leading construction firms in the Department of State, Overseas Building Operations (OBO) program. We continue to win important contracts and projects throughout this program and others. We are searching for individuals who hold an active secret security clearance.

We are currently seeking a Carpenter Finisher to work on a project in Taipei, Taiwan.  Carpenter finishers must possess an active SECRET clearance, a valid passport, and the ability to obtain appropriate work visas and other required documentation. It is preferred that individuals have experience working on previous OBO projects overseas. Responsibilities include, but not are limited to the following, (unless otherwise noted, all duties are performed regularly and/or frequently, depending on job tasks assigned for the given workday):


  • Must be able to read and understand blueprints
  • Must have a good understanding of architectural finish work
  • Transfer any required materials from the SSA yard to the work area either by escorting local personnel or physically doing it yourself
  • Experience with high-end finishes including wood paneling, wood ceilings, fabric panels, drywall finishing/painting is preferred
  • Installation of hollow metal doors, frames & specialty hardware and wooden doors. FE/BR experience helpful
  • Ability to install acoustical ceilings and hard gypsum ceilings
  • Familiar with installing broadloom carpet, carpet squares, wooden flooring & stone flooring
  • Able to install fireproofing
  • Install window shade pockets, window guides, and stone window sills
  • Install wooden wall base, stone wall base & rubber cove base
  • Install millwork, hardware, solid-surface countertops
  • Install specialty wood paneling and sound-soak
  • Experience in installing ceramic tile is preferred
  • Experience in installing office furniture is preferred
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 5+ years’ construction industry experience preferred
  • Basic understanding of construction principles and procedures
  • High school diploma/GED preferred
  • General knowledge of the use of hand tools
  • General knowledge of operating construction equipment and vehicles
  • Flexibility in working overseas
  • Understanding and adherence to local laws and customs in host country
  • Following all Government site security requirements to maintain eligibility to work on project site
  • Ability to take direction and work well with others, including meeting attendance requirements necessary to keep job on schedule and adherence to safety protocols



The demands described here are not exhaustive, but are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions in accordance with applicable law, provided that the individual does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others when performing such essential functions.  


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, among other things, use hands to grasp and reach up with arms overhead, including manual dexterity to operate equipment, cut, pull wiring, and perform specialized skills. The employee must have the ability to regularly and for extended periods of time stoop, squat, stand, walk, twist, balance, climb (ladder and stairs of high-rise building), kneel, crouch, speak, carry, and hear. There is a minimal demand for sitting, other than during periods of extended travel (such as to and from the project location). The employee must have the ability to regularly lift, carry, push or pull and move up to 50 pounds of weight without assistance. The job imposes a substantial demand for physical agility and mobility, including the ability to maneuver safely throughout the work site. This position will require the use of personal protective equipment during various tasks and activities. The employee must be able to hear warning sounds and alarms, communicate effectively with coworkers and follow spoken directions.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Mental Demands:

The position requires a high degree of concentration in a busy environment.   There is a substantial demand for analyzing, perceiving, comprehending, rapid decision making and exercising sound judgment to ensure individual and coworker safety in a potentially dangerous environment.  Ability to follow directions and meet deadlines is critical.  


Environmental Demands:

The position entails working on a busy construction site overseas, generally away from the employee’s family, and in countries whose laws and social norms may be much more restrictive than in the United States, with the potential for occasional periods of social unrest, military action, interruption of normal services such as electricity and water, natural disasters, and the like.

Work involves a 60-hour workweek, 6 days a week/ 10 hours per day. Flexibility with hours/days is required. Individuals must have comfort working in a high-stress environment and be able to perform the above activities in extreme hot, cold, humid, and wet conditions depending on location and season. Frequent exposure to construction equipment and sharp tools, including power tools, and materials.  May involve frequent repetitive motions.  Some exposure to toxic/caustic chemicals, potential electric shock, significant heights and high noise level, including high-pitched noises.  Some potential exposure to dust, fumes, smoke and airborne particles.   

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