CARPENTER

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood and comparable materials, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; and wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall, and batt or roll insulation. Includes brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Assembler, Bridge Carpenter, Bridge Repair Crew Person, Cabinet Maker, Carpenter, Concrete Carpenter, Construction Worker, Form Carpenter, Framer, Rough Carpenter

JOB TASKS

  • Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment.

  • Study specifications in blueprints, sketches, or building plans to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required.

  • Measure and mark cutting lines on materials, using a ruler, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge.

  • Shape or cut materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saws.

  • Install structures or fixtures, such as windows, frames, floorings, trim, or hardware, using carpenters’ hand or power tools.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $23.24/hr. – $48,330.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Little or no change
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 89,000

REQUIRED EDUCATION

High school diploma/GED, Apprenticeship

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