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

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $27,010.00
Average Time to Fill 47 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 989
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 14.55 %

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Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

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

Handling and Moving Objects

Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Cut construction material
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Build construction forms or molds
Sand metal or plastic objects
Cut wood components for installation
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Perform basic carpentry
Prepare sites or surfaces for concrete, masonry, or related construction work
Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces
Polish stone or concrete using a surfacing machine
Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities
Paint surfaces such as walls
Drill holes in construction materials
Level sand, dirt, concrete, or gravel bedding or foundation
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured wood products by hand
Mix masonry materials such as mortar, grout, slurry, or concrete
Install building fixtures
Install/Remove finish hardware such as locks or hinges
Apply adhesives to construction materials
Apply protective sealants or coatings
Cut fabric or leather material
Cut pipe or piping material for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration, water, or steam lines
Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing
Mount attachments or tools onto production equipment
Position structural components
Mix paint or other finishes according to instructions
Compact materials to create level bases
Spread concrete or other aggregate mixtures
Cut metal or plastic material
Don/Doff construction, extraction, or mining related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Thread wire or cable through ducts or conduits
Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
Fabricate manufactured products, parts, or components by hand
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Laminate objects for preservation, protection, and durability
Set-up heavy construction equipment
Build cabinets or related interior wood fixtures
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Position safety or support equipment
Install electrical fixtures or components
Install electrical conduit or tubing
Install electrical components, equipment, or systems
Assemble equipment or components
Install interior cabinets
Drill holes in earth or rock for activities such as blasting
Shape construction materials such as wood
Operate pipe fitting equipment
Feed materials or products into or through equipment
Load/unload material, products, or workpieces into or from machinery or equipment
Remove products or workpieces from production equipment
Prepare explosives for detonation
Bend pipe for gas, air, hydraulic, refrigeration or water lines
Adjust equipment controls to regulate flow of water, cleaning solutions, or other liquids
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured electrical or electronic products, equipment, or parts by hand
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured tile or masonry products by hand
Position construction or extraction equipment
Operate portable hand spray equipment
Adjust mechanical equipment
Construct electrical parts or fixtures
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Bend tubing or conduit
Dismantle equipment or temporary structures
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Set-up specialized rigging

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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
Customer Service
Supervisory Skills
Commercial Construction
New Construction

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