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Carpenters - 47-2031.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood and comparable materials, 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.

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Tasks

  • Anchor and brace forms and other structures in place, using nails, bolts, anchor rods, steel cables, planks, wedges, and timbers.
  • Apply shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative paneling to ceilings or walls.
  • Arrange for subcontractors to deal with special areas, such as heating or electrical wiring work.
  • Assemble and fasten materials to make frameworks or props, using hand tools and wood screws, nails, dowel pins, or glue.
  • Bore boltholes in timber, masonry or concrete walls, using power drill.
  • Build or repair cabinets, doors, frameworks, floors, or other wooden fixtures used in buildings, using woodworking machines, carpenter's hand tools, or power tools.
  • Build sleds from logs and timbers for use in hauling camp buildings and machinery through wooded areas.
  • Construct forms or chutes for pouring concrete.
  • 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.
  • Dig or direct digging of post holes and set poles to support structures.
  • Erect scaffolding or ladders for assembling structures above ground level.
  • Examine structural timbers and supports to detect decay, and replace timbers as required, using hand tools, nuts, and bolts.
  • Fill cracks or other defects in plaster or plasterboard and sand patch, using patching plaster, trowel, and sanding tool.
  • Finish surfaces of woodwork or wallboard in houses or buildings, using paint, hand tools, or paneling.
  • Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment.
  • Inspect ceiling or floor tile, wall coverings, siding, glass, or woodwork to detect broken or damaged structures.
  • Install rough door and window frames, subflooring, fixtures, or temporary supports in structures undergoing construction or repair.
  • Install structures or fixtures, such as windows, frames, floorings, trim, or hardware, using carpenters' hand or power tools.
  • Maintain job records and schedule work crew.
  • Maintain records, document actions, and present written progress reports.
  • Measure and mark cutting lines on materials, using a ruler, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge.
  • Perform minor plumbing, welding, or concrete mixing work.
  • Prepare cost estimates for clients or employers.
  • Remove damaged or defective parts or sections of structures and repair or replace, using hand tools.
  • Select and order lumber or other required materials.
  • Shape or cut materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saws.
  • Study specifications in blueprints, sketches, or building plans to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required.
  • Verify trueness of structure, using plumb bob and level.
  • Work with or remove hazardous material.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Apply decorative or textured finishes or coverings.
  • Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces.
  • Assemble products or production equipment.
  • Assemble temporary equipment or structures.
  • Build construction forms or molds.
  • Clean work sites.
  • Coordinate construction project activities.
  • Cut wood components for installation.
  • Dig holes or trenches.
  • Direct construction or extraction personnel.
  • Drill holes in construction materials.
  • Estimate construction project costs.
  • Inspect work sites to determine condition or necessary repairs.
  • Install building fixtures.
  • Install carpet or flooring.
  • Install doors or windows.
  • Install safety or support equipment.
  • Install trim or paneling.
  • Install wooden structural components.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials.
  • Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly.
  • Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities.
  • Order construction or extraction materials or equipment.
  • Position construction forms or molds.
  • Position safety or support equipment.
  • Prepare hazardous waste for processing or disposal.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Record operational or environmental data.
  • Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
  • Select construction materials.
  • Verify alignment of structures or equipment.
  • Weld metal components.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Basic Engineer, Construction, and Equipment Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Builder (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Builder (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Builder - Heavy (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Builder - Light (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Builder Basic (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Carpentry and Masonry Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Cavalry Scout (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Construction Engineering Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Damage Controlman (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Hull Maintenance Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Special Forces Engineer Sergeant (Army - Enlisted)
  • Structural (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Wheeled Vehicle Repairer (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Boat Builder (Boat Builder, Wood)
  • Boatbuilder, Wood
  • Bridge Carpenter-Heavy Highway (Carpenter, Rough)
  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter Commercial Interior Spec
  • Carpenter Roofer Specialist (Roofer)
  • Carpenter, Interior Systems
  • Carpenter, Interior Systems (Interior Systems Carpenter)
  • Carpenter, Maintenance
  • Carpenter, Mold
  • Carpenter, Piledriver
  • Carpenter, Rough
  • Carpenter, Ship
  • Form Builder (Const)
  • Form Builder Carpenter
  • Joiner (Ship and Boat Bldg)
  • Lathing Specialist (Lather)
  • Prop Maker (Amuse and Rec)
  • Residential Carpenter
  • Residential Carpenter Specialist
  • Scaffold Erector (Carpenter, Rough)
  • Shipwright (Ship and Boat)
  • Shipwright (Shipwright (Ship and Boat) (Military Only))
  • Timber Framer (Carpenter, Rough)

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Assembler, Subassembly
  • Boat Repairer
  • Boatbuilder Apprentice, Wood
  • Boatbuilder, Wood
  • Builder, Beam
  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter Apprentice
  • Carpenter I
  • Carpenter II
  • Carpenter, Bridge
  • Carpenter, Interior Systems
  • Carpenter, Maintenance
  • Carpenter, Mold
  • Carpenter, Piledriver
  • Carpenter, Prototype
  • Carpenter, Railcar
  • Carpenter, Rough
  • Carpenter, Ship
  • Casket Assembler
  • Composition-Weatherboard Applier
  • Cooper
  • Crater
  • Form Builder
  • Hogshead Cooper I
  • House Repairer
  • Joiner
  • Joiner Apprentice
  • Laboratory-Equipment Installer
  • Lather
  • Lather Apprentice
  • Lay-Out Worker
  • Panel Installer
  • Prop Maker
  • Repairer, Assembled Wood Products
  • Residential Carpenter
  • Roof Assembler I
  • Shipwright
  • Shipwright Apprentice
  • Sider
  • Sign Erector-and-Repairer
  • Stopping Builder
  • Stull Installer
  • Tank Builder And Erector
  • Tank Erector
  • Timber Framer
  • Trimmer
  • Window Repairer