Help carpenters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.
Related job titles:
Carpenter Helper, Carpenter Apprentice
Annual Median Wage: $26,400
Penn Foster Schools
Refrigeration School Inc
Projected growth: Much faster than average (29% or higher)
Position and hold timbers, lumber, or paneling in place for fastening or cutting.
Erect scaffolding, shoring, or braces.
Fasten timbers or lumber with glue, screws, pegs, or nails and install hardware.
Select tools, equipment, aor materials from storage and transport items to work site.
Clean work areas, machines, or equipment, to maintain a clean and safe job site.
Hold plumb bobs, sighting rods, or other equipment to aid in establishing reference points and lines.
Align, straighten, plumb, or square forms for installation.
Cut timbers, lumber and/or paneling to specified dimensions, and drill holes in timbers or lumber.
Smooth or sand surfaces to remove ridges, tool marks, glue, or caulking.
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.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons
Source: O*NET OnLine information for Helpers--Carpenters.