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Builder Trainee

Builder Trainee

Job Location 
US-KY-Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time

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Our company’s mission is to be America’s leading private homebuilder. We are focused on delivering to our customers the home and features that they uniquely desire with the craftsmanship, durability and a long standing reputation that's uniquely Drees.


Drees Homes, family-owned and operated for over 85 years, is ranked as the thirty-second largest home builder in the country by BUILDER media brand as well as the fourteenth largest privately-owned home builder in the country.


Drees has been recognized with many prestigious industry honors, including the home building industry’s equivalent of the Triple Crown, winning all three major industry awards: America's Best Builder, National Housing Quality Award and National Builder of the Year.


 Headquartered in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, Drees operates in Northern Kentucky; Cincinnati and Cleveland, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL;  Nashville, TN; Raleigh, NC; Washington D.C./Maryland/Virginia ; Austin, Houston, and Dallas, TX.  The company operates as “Drees Custom Homes” in Texas.






If you’re interested in building a career with an established leader in the homebuilding industry, this could be the opportunity you have been looking for.  We are seeking candidates for the position of Builder Trainee for Cincinnati, OH.


The objective of this position will be to assist an experienced Builder / Superintendent on the job in subdivisions of high volume or in multiple subdivision locations as part of a structured training program to become a Builder. 


The Builder Trainee Program is designed to train, prepare and develop Trainees for future Builder positions within the organization.  The expectation is to expose these individuals to every facet of the construction process from customer plan signing through the first year's warranty program.  Training will be in the form of shadowing, classroom and on the job training through a formalized program consisting of 9 modules. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the progress and quality of all jobs under construction 
  • Set and maintain high standards of performance by subcontractors and suppliers
  • Control costs by managing material usage
  • Be proactive in answering customer questions about the building process
  • Take an active part in subdivision and model maintenance
  • Comply with OSHA regulations and other safety requirements
  • Create framing, mechanical and insulation punch lists
  • Utilize internal software/systems to show progress of job completion
  • Other duties as necessary

Knowledge and Skills:

  • The ability to assist with scheduling, cost control and quality control
  • A self-motivated individual with a high energy level as well as a positive attitude
  • The ability to hold subcontractors accountable for their work
  • Strong work ethic, eager to learn and customer focused
  • An individual who is dependable, detail oreinted and open to change
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Verbal and written communication proficiencies with internal and external customers
  • Basic computer skills 


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management or a related field is preferred
  • Construction related experience is ideal. This could be through an internship, short term position while in school, etc.  
  • Experience using an iPad very helpful


The schedule of this position is typically Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM, plus additional hours as necessary. 


We offer a competitive salary as well as benefits package including profit sharing and 401(k) plans. 



Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug-Free Work Place


To learn more about Drees Homes, please visit our website – www.dreeshomes.com.