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Construction Carpenters - 47-2031.01

O*NET-SOC Description

Construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter's hand tools and power tools.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Assembler
  • Cabinet Maker
  • Carpenter Foreman
  • Carpentry Foreman
  • Concrete Carpenter
  • Construction Superintendent
  • Construction Worker
  • Foreman
  • Framer
  • Production Worker

SOC Occupation Groups

47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations
47-2000 Construction Trades Workers
47-2030 Carpenters
47-2031.00 Carpenters
47-2031.01 Construction Carpenters

Related Occupations


  • 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.
  • Build or repair cabinets, doors, frameworks, floors, or other wooden fixtures used in buildings, using woodworking machines, carpenter's hand tools, or power tools.
  • 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.
  • Erect scaffolding or ladders for assembling structures above ground level.
  • 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 structures or fixtures, such as windows, frames, floorings, trim, or hardware, using carpenters' hand or power tools.
  • 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 temporary equipment or structures.
  • Build construction forms or molds.
  • Clean work sites.
  • Coordinate construction project activities.
  • Cut wood components for installation.
  • 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 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.
  • Prepare hazardous waste for processing or disposal.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • 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

  • Boatbuilder, Wood
  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter, Interior Systems
  • Carpenter, Maintenance
  • Carpenter, Mold
  • Carpenter, Ship
  • Casket Assembler
  • Joiner
  • Lather
  • Lathing Specialist
  • Prop Maker
  • Residential Carpenter
  • Residential Carpenter Specialist
  • Shipwright

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Assembler, Subassembly
  • Boat Repairer
  • Boatbuilder Apprentice, Wood
  • Boatbuilder, Wood
  • Builder, Beam
  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter Apprentice
  • Carpenter I
  • Carpenter II
  • Carpenter, Interior Systems
  • Carpenter, Maintenance
  • Carpenter, Mold
  • Carpenter, Prototype
  • Carpenter, Railcar
  • Carpenter, Ship
  • Casket Assembler
  • Composition-Weatherboard Applier
  • Cooper
  • Crater
  • 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
  • Stull Installer
  • Tank Builder And Erector
  • Tank Erector
  • Trimmer
  • Window Repairer