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Helpers--Carpenters - 47-3012.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Carpenter Assistant
  • Carpenter Helper
  • Carpenter's Helper

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


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

Detailed Work Activities

  • Apply adhesives to construction materials.
  • Apply protective coverings to objects or surfaces near work areas.
  • Assemble temporary equipment or structures.
  • Assist skilled construction or extraction personnel.
  • Build construction forms or molds.
  • Clean equipment or facilities.
  • Compact materials to create level bases.
  • Cut carpet, vinyl or other flexible materials.
  • Cut wood components for installation.
  • Drill holes in construction materials.
  • Finish concrete surfaces.
  • Install building fixtures.
  • Install insulation in equipment or structures.
  • Install wooden structural components.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials.
  • Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly.
  • Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed.
  • Position construction forms or molds.
  • Position structural components.
  • Select construction equipment.
  • Select construction materials.
  • Smooth surfaces with abrasive materials or tools.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Builder (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Builder (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Carpentry and Masonry Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Constructionman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Heavy Repair Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Maintenance Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Master Chief Constructionman (Navy - 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 Mechanic (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Construction Worker I
  • Construction Worker II
  • Cooper Helper
  • Joiner Helper
  • Shipwright Helper
  • Timber-Framer Helper