Carpenters’ Helpers

Architecture & Construction > Construction

Projected Growth: Much faster than average

Projected Job Openings

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Job Description

Your job is to Help carpenters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Common job titles of Carpenters’ Helpers include:

Experience and Education

Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

  • 53.59% said they needed a High School Diploma.

  • 25.35% said they needed a Less than a High School Diploma.


    Select tools, equipment, or materials from storage and transport items to work site.

    Drill holes in timbers or lumber.

    Clean work areas, machines, or equipment, to maintain a clean and safe job site.

    Fasten timbers or lumber with glue, screws, pegs, or nails and install hardware.

    Cut timbers, lumber, or paneling to specified dimensions.

    Position and hold timbers, lumber, or paneling in place for fastening or cutting.

    Glue and clamp edges or joints of assembled parts.

    Perform tie spacing layout and measure, mark, drill or cut.

    Smooth or sand surfaces to remove ridges, tool marks, glue, or caulking.

    Hold plumb bobs, sighting rods, or other equipment to aid in establishing reference points and lines.

    Cut tile or linoleum to fit and spread adhesives on flooring for installation.

    Cut and install insulating or sound-absorbing material.

    Install handrails under the direction of a carpenter.

    Construct forms and assist in raising them to the required elevation.

    Secure stakes to grids for constructions of footings, nail scabs to footing forms, and vibrate and float concrete.

    Align, straighten, plumb, or square forms for installation.

    Erect scaffolding, shoring, or braces.

    Cover surfaces with laminated plastic covering material.


Wood files

Utility knives

Table saws

Straight screwdrivers

Socket wrenches



All Tools



Random orbital sanders

Protective ear plugs

Precision levels

Power screwguns

Power sanders

Power grinders

Power drills

Plumb bobs


Phillips head screwdrivers

Personal computers

Notebook computers

Mitre boxes

Miter saws

Measuring tapes

Marking gauges

Layout squares


Hand saws

Hand clamps

Framing squares

Drywall knives

Dial calipers

Concrete vibrators

Concrete floats

Combination squares

Claw hammers

Circular saws

Chalk lines

Caulking guns

Carpenters’ levels

Carpenters’ chisels


Braces and bits

Block planes

Air compressors

Adjustable wrenches


Drawing and drafting software

Intuit QuickBooks


Salesforce software


Bosch Punch List

Cost estimating software

All Technologies

Craftsman CD Estimator

Intuit Quicken

Job costing software

Oracle software


Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.


Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.


Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.


Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.


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