Helpers--Carpenters

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

Median Annual Wage: $26,600

Projected Growth: Much faster than average (22% or higher)

Related Job Titles: Carpenter Helper; Hanger; Carpenter Assistant, Installer; Carpenter's Helper; Carpenter/Labor; Carpentry; Drywall Hanger, Framer; Form Setter; Form Setter/Driver; Framing and Hanging

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  • Fasten timbers or lumber with glue, screws, pegs, or nails and install hardware.
  • Perform tie spacing layout and measure, mark, drill or cut.
  • Select tools, equipment, or materials from storage and transport items to work site.
  • Drill holes in timbers or lumber.
  • Cut timbers, lumber, or paneling to specified dimensions.
  • Position and hold timbers, lumber, or paneling in place for fastening or cutting.
  • Align, straighten, plumb, or square forms for installation.
  • Hold plumb bobs, sighting rods, or other equipment to aid in establishing reference points and lines.
  • Erect scaffolding, shoring, or braces.
  • Construct forms and assist in raising them to the required elevation.
  • Install handrails under the direction of a carpenter.
  • Glue and clamp edges or joints of assembled parts.
  • Smooth or sand surfaces to remove ridges, tool marks, glue, or caulking.
  • Secure stakes to grids for constructions of footings, nail scabs to footing forms, and vibrate and float concrete.
  • Cut and install insulating or sound-absorbing material.

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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • 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.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Helpers--Carpenters.

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