Carpenters:

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

Also includes

Construction Carpenters , Rough Carpenters



About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $43,280.00
Average Time to Fill 35 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 20,374
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.64 %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Professionalism
Decision-making
Resource Allocation
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Install wooden structural components such as sub flooring, rough framing, or partitions
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Install construction support structures such as lathing, back up frames, or metal studs
Install siding or sheeting materials
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Install prefabricated building components
Erect supports and hangers for equipment and piping
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Assemble temporary equipment or structures
Erect scaffold on work site
Review construction specifications
Remodel residential or commercial structures
Install sheet metal assemblies in supportive framework
Install interior wood fixtures such as doors, floors, window frames, trim, or stairs
Install shock-absorbing or acoustical paneling or tiles on wall or ceiling
Build pens, yards, cages, and other enclosures
Install safety or support equipment
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Anchor wooden structures, frameworks, or forms
Position construction forms or molds
Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Install drywall, plasterboard, or wallboard
Install glass in windows, skylights, or other structural surfaces
Repair prefabricated wooden building components
Fit construction materials such as wood
Join wood or other construction materials
Repair wooden frameworks or structures
Finish floor, furniture, or related wood surfaces
Install trim or paneling
Build masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Install insulating materials
Finish concrete surfaces
Remove finish from furniture, walls, or related structures
Install storm, sanitation, or water piping systems above and below ground
Perform structural repair or assembly work
Protect structures or surfaces near work areas to avoid damage
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Lay masonry material such as brick, block, paver, stone, or tile
Install roofing materials such as shingles, tile, slate, or asphalt
Install green structural components, equipment or systems
Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings
Clean work sites
Apply plaster, stucco, or joint compound mixtures to walls or ceilings
Perform concrete fabrication
Operate jackhammer in accordance with safety regulations
Dig holes or trenches
Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed
Attach moisture barrier sheeting over construction surfaces
Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work
Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas
Stack containers, materials, or products
Load or unload materials used in construction or extraction
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products
Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities

Handling and Moving Objects

Cut construction material
Perform basic carpentry
Build construction forms or molds
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Cut wood components for installation
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured wood products by hand
Fabricate manufactured products, parts, or components by hand
Build cabinets or related interior wood fixtures
Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces
Prepare sites or surfaces for concrete, masonry, or related construction work
Paint surfaces such as walls
Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities
Install interior cabinets
Drill holes in construction materials
Install/Remove finish hardware such as locks or hinges
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Install building fixtures
Shape construction materials such as wood
Position safety or support equipment
Apply protective or decorative finishes to workpieces or products
Polish stone or concrete using a surfacing machine
Sand metal or plastic objects
Apply protective sealants or coatings
Assemble wood or carpentry products
Laminate objects for preservation, protection, and durability
Fill cracks, imperfections, or holes in products or workpieces
Mix paint or other finishes according to instructions
Mix masonry materials such as mortar, grout, slurry, or concrete
Set-up heavy construction equipment
Assemble equipment or components
Assemble/Disassemble furniture for installation, finishing, or repair
Apply adhesives to construction materials
Spread concrete or other aggregate mixtures
Level sand, dirt, concrete, or gravel bedding or foundation
Compact materials to create level bases
Don/Doff construction, extraction, or mining related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Position structural components
Mix ingredients to create specific finishes
Shape surfaces or edges of wood workpieces


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Building Codes
Cabinet Repair
Project Layout
Finish Carpentry
Occupational Health and Safety
Plumbing
Concrete Forms



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