DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA
Occupational Description:Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, 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
|Geography||Employment||Emp SE*||Mean||Mean SE*||10th||25th||Median||75th||90th|
|EDR 5 - North Central||330||43||$17.27/hr||$1.07/hr||$12.36/hr||$13.52/hr||$15.92/hr||$19.78/hr||$25.63/hr|
|*SE = Standard error, a measure of the statistical reliability of the estimate.|
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|Employment||Median Wage||% Change -|
|Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers||210||$16.61/hr||N/A|
|Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters||80||$9.36/hr||N/A|
|Brickmasons and Blockmasons||30||$33.09/hr||N/A|
|Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Tile and Marble Setters||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters||N/A||$16.65/hr||N/A|
|Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Tasks for Carpenters
- Studies blueprints, specification sheets, and drawings to determine style and type of window or wall panel required.
- Fills cracks, seams, depressions, and nail holes with filler.
- Examines wood surfaces for defects, such as nicks, cracks, or blisters.
- Measures cut materials to determine conformance to specifications, using tape measure.
- Realigns windows and screens to fit casements and oils moving parts.
- Repairs or replaces defective locks, hinges, cranks, and pieces of wood, using glue, hand tools, and power tools.
- Lays out and aligns materials on worktable or in assembly jig according to specified instructions.
- Cuts sidings and moldings, sections of weatherboard, openings in sheetrock, and lumber, using hand tools and power tools.
- Aligns and fastens materials together, using hand tools and power tools, to form building or bracing.
- Reads blueprints to determine dimensions of furnishings in ships or boats.
- Assembles and installs hardware, gaskets, floors, furnishings, or insulation, using adhesive, hand tools, and power tools.
- Cuts wood or glass to specified dimensions, using hand tools and power tools.
- Shapes irregular parts and trims excess material from bulkhead and furnishings to ensure fit meets specifications.
- Constructs floors, doors, and partitions, using woodworking machines, hand tools, and power tools.
- Greases gears and other moving parts of machines on ship.
- Transfers dimensions or measurements of wood parts or bulkhead on plywood, using measuring instruments and marking devices.
- Repairs structural woodwork and replaces defective parts and equipment, using hand tools and power tools.
- Shapes and laminates wood to form parts of ship, using steam chambers, clamps, glue, and jigs.
- Cuts and forms parts, such as keel, ribs, sidings, and support structures and blocks, using woodworking hand tools and power tools.
- Attaches metal parts, such as fittings, plates, and bulkheads, to ship, using brace and bits, augers, and wrenches.
- Smoothes and finishes ship surfaces, using power sander, broadax, adz, and paint, and waxes and buffs surface to specified finish.
- Measures and marks dimensional lines on lumber, following template and using scriber.
- Establishes dimensional reference points on layout and hull to make template of parts and locate machinery and equipment.
- Consults with customer or supervisor and reads blueprint to determine necessary repairs.
- Attaches hoist to sections of hull, and directs hoist operator to align parts over blocks, according to layout of boat.
- Marks outline of boat on building dock, shipway, or mold loft according to blueprint specifications, using measuring instruments and crayon.
- Inspects boat to determine location and extent of defect.
- Positions and secures support structures on construction area.
- Cuts out defect, using power tools and hand tools, and fits and secures replacement part, using caulking gun, adhesive, or hand tools.
- Assembles and installs hull timbers and other structures in ship, using adhesive, measuring instruments, and hand tools or power tools.
- Constructs and shapes wooden frames, structures, and other parts according to blueprint specifications, using hand tools, power tools, and measuring instruments.
- Installs rigid and flexible air ducts to transport air to work areas.
- Erects partitions to support roof in areas unsuited to timbering or bolting.
- Drills and blasts obstructing boulders to reopen ventilation shafts.
- Shapes or cuts materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saw.
- Assembles and fastens materials, using hand tools and wood screws, nails, dowel pins, or glue, to make framework or props.
- Installs structures and fixtures, such as windows, frames, floorings, and trim, or hardware, using carpenter's hand and power tools.
- Builds or repairs cabinets, doors, frameworks, floors, and other wooden fixtures used in buildings, using woodworking machines, carpenter's hand tools, and power tools.
- Fills cracks and other defects in plaster or plasterboard and sands patch, using patching plaster, trowel, and sanding tool.
- Removes damaged or defective parts or sections of structure and repairs or replaces, using hand tools.
- Verifies trueness of structure, using plumb bob and level.
- Prepares layout according to blueprint or oral instructions, using rule, framing square, and calipers.
- Estimates amount and kind of lumber or other materials required, and selects and orders them.
- Inspects ceiling or floor tile, wall coverings, siding, glass, or woodwork to detect broken or damaged structures.
- Studies specifications in blueprints, sketches, or building plans to determine materials required and dimensions of structure to be fabricated.
- Measures and marks cutting lines on materials, using ruler, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge.
- Finishes surfaces of woodworking or wallboard in houses and buildings, using paint, hand tools, and paneling.
- Assembles and fastens material together to construct wood or metal framework of structure, using bolts, nails, or screws.
- Measures materials or distances, using square, measuring tape, or rule to lay out work.
- Bores boltholes in timber with masonry or concrete walls, using power drill.
- Installs rough door and window frames, subflooring, fixtures, or temporary supports in structures undergoing construction or repair.
- Examines structural timbers and supports to detect decay, and replaces timber, using hand tools, nuts, and bolts.
- Anchors and braces forms and other structures in place, using nails, bolts, anchor rods, steel cables, planks, wedges, and timbers.
- Digs or directs digging of post holes and sets pole to support structure.
- Fabricates parts, using woodworking and metalworking machines.
- Erects forms of prefabricated forms, framework, scaffolds, hoists, roof supports, or chutes, using hand tools, plumb rule, and level.
- Cuts or saws boards, timbers, or plywood to required size, using handsaw, power saw, or woodworking machine.
- Studies blueprints and diagrams to determine dimensions of structure or form to be constructed, or erected.
- Measures and marks location of studs, leaders, and receptacle openings, using tape measure, template, and marker.
- Installs prefabricated windows and doors, insulation, wall, ceiling and floor panels or siding, using adhesives, hoists, hand tools, and power tools.
- Removes surface defects, using knife, scraper, wet sponge, electric iron, and sanding tools.
- Trims overlapping edges of wood, weatherboard, using portable router or power saw, and hand tools.
- Applies stain, paint or crayons to defects and filter to touch up the repaired area.
- Directs crane operator in positioning floor, wall, ceiling, and roof panel on house foundation.
- Moves panel or roof section to other work stations or to storage or shipping area, using electric hoist.