Projected Growth: Faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Some Preparation Needed
Your job is to Construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter’s hand tools and power tools.
Common job titles of Construction Carpenters 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.
54.47% said they needed a High School Diploma.
17.96% said they needed a Less than a High School Diploma.
Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment.
Assemble and fasten materials to make frameworks or props, using hand tools and wood screws, nails, dowel pins, or glue.
Maintain records, document actions, and present written progress reports.
Verify trueness of structure, using plumb bob and level.
Measure and mark cutting lines on materials, using a ruler, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge.
Install structures or fixtures, such as windows, frames, floorings, trim, or hardware, using carpenters' hand or power tools.
Study specifications in blueprints, sketches, or building plans to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required.
Shape or cut materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saws.
Select and order lumber or other required materials.
Arrange for subcontractors to deal with special areas, such as heating or electrical wiring work.
Build or repair cabinets, doors, frameworks, floors, or other wooden fixtures used in buildings, using woodworking machines, carpenter's hand tools, or power tools.
Fill cracks or other defects in plaster or plasterboard and sand patch, using patching plaster, trowel, and sanding tool.
Inspect ceiling or floor tile, wall coverings, siding, glass, or woodwork to detect broken or damaged structures.
Prepare cost estimates for clients or employers.
Finish surfaces of woodwork or wallboard in houses or buildings, using paint, hand tools, or paneling.
Remove damaged or defective parts or sections of structures and repair or replace, using hand tools.
Erect scaffolding or ladders for assembling structures above ground level.
Apply shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative paneling to ceilings or walls.
Perform minor plumbing, welding, or concrete mixing work.
Cover subfloors with building paper to keep out moisture and lay hardwood, parquet, or wood-strip-block floors by nailing floors to subfloor or cementing them to mastic or asphalt base.
Construct forms or chutes for pouring concrete.
Work with or remove hazardous material.
Visible beam laser levelsAll Tools
Story pole tape measures
Rough terrain forklifts
Random orbital sanders
Radial arm saws
Power staple guns
Pneumatic nail guns
Phillips head screwdrivers
Personal digital assistants PDA
Mini pry bars
Laser measuring tools
Infrared laser levels
Handheld rotary tools
Fall arrest systems
Electric impact wrenches
Cross-curve tape measures
Compound miter saws
Chain saw jigs
Calibrating electronic levels
Drawing and drafting software
Bosch Punch List
Craftsman CD Estimator
Job costing software
Renaissance MasterCarpenterAll Technologies
Web page creation and editing software
Wilhelm Publishing Threshold
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.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.