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Rough Carpenters - 47-2031.02

O*NET-SOC Description

Build rough wooden structures, such as concrete forms, scaffolds, tunnel, bridge, or sewer supports, billboard signs, and temporary frame shelters, according to sketches, blueprints, or oral instructions.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Apprentice Carpenter
  • Bridge Carpenter
  • Bridge Repair Crew Person
  • Carpenter
  • Form Carpenter
  • Journeyman Carpenter
  • Rough Carpenter
  • Union Carpenter

SOC Occupation Groups

47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations
47-2000 Construction Trades Workers
47-2030 Carpenters
47-2031.00 Carpenters
47-2031.02 Rough Carpenters

Related Occupations


  • Anchor and brace forms and other structures in place, using nails, bolts, anchor rods, steel cables, planks, wedges, and timbers.
  • Assemble and fasten material together to construct wood or metal framework of structure, using bolts, nails, or screws.
  • Bore boltholes in timber, masonry or concrete walls, using power drill.
  • Build chutes for pouring concrete.
  • Build sleds from logs and timbers for use in hauling camp buildings and machinery through wooded areas.
  • Cut or saw boards, timbers, or plywood to required size, using handsaw, power saw, or woodworking machine.
  • Dig or direct digging of post holes and set poles to support structures.
  • Erect forms, framework, scaffolds, hoists, roof supports, or chutes, using hand tools, plumb rule, and level.
  • Examine structural timbers and supports to detect decay, and replace timbers as required, using hand tools, nuts, and bolts.
  • Fabricate parts, using woodworking and metalworking machines.
  • Install rough door and window frames, subflooring, fixtures, or temporary supports in structures undergoing construction or repair.
  • Maintain job records and schedule work crew.
  • Mark cutting lines on materials, using pencil and scriber.
  • Measure materials or distances, using square, measuring tape, or rule to lay out work.
  • Study blueprints and diagrams to determine dimensions of structure or form to be constructed.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assemble products or production equipment.
  • Assemble temporary equipment or structures.
  • Build construction forms or molds.
  • Cut wood components for installation.
  • Dig holes or trenches.
  • Direct construction or extraction personnel.
  • Drill holes in construction materials.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Inspect work sites to determine condition or necessary repairs.
  • Install building fixtures.
  • Install doors or windows.
  • Install safety or support equipment.
  • Install wooden structural components.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials.
  • Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly.
  • Position construction forms or molds.
  • Position safety or support equipment.
  • Record operational or environmental data.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Builder (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Carpentry and Masonry Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Cavalry Scout (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Damage Controlman (Coast Guard - 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

  • Carpenter, Piledriver
  • Carpenter, Rough
  • Form Builder
  • Form Builder (Const)
  • Timber Framer

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Carpenter, Bridge
  • Carpenter, Piledriver
  • Carpenter, Rough
  • Form Builder
  • Sign Erector-and-Repairer
  • Stopping Builder
  • Timber Framer