2017 Carpenters
Median Pay: US$42,090
Entry Level: High school diploma or equivalent
Summary
Carpenters construct and repair building frameworks and structures - such as stairways, doorframes, partitions, rafters, and bridge supports - made from wood and other materials. They also may install kitchen cabinets, siding, and drywall.
Duties

Carpenters typically do the following:

  • Follow blueprints and building plans to meet the needs of clients
  • Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding
  • Measure, cut, and shape wood, plastic, and other materials
  • Construct building frameworks, including walls, floors, and doorframes
  • Erect, level, and install building framework with the aid of rigging hardware and cranes
  • Inspect and replace damaged framework or other structures and fixtures
  • Instruct and direct laborers and other construction helpers

Carpenters are one of the most versatile construction occupations, with workers usually doing many different tasks. For example, some carpenters primarily insulate office buildings and others install drywall or kitchen cabinets in homes. Those who help construct tall buildings or bridges often install the wooden concrete forms for cement footings or pillars and are commonly referred to as rough carpenters. Other carpenters erect shoring and scaffolding for buildings.

Carpenters use many different hand and power tools to cut and shape wood, plastic, fiberglass, or drywall. They commonly use hand tools, including squares, levels, and chisels, as well as many power tools, such as sanders, circular saws, nail guns, and welding machines. Carpenters fasten materials together with nails, screws, staples, and adhesives, and do a final check of their work to ensure that it is completed according to specifications. They use a tape measure on nearly every project to make sure that the pieces being cut are the proper size, which reduces waste and saves time. Many employers require applicants to supply their own tools.

The following are examples of types of carpenters:

Residential carpenters typically specialize in single-family, townhome, and condominium building and remodeling. As part of a single job, they might build and set forms for footings, walls, and slabs, and frame and finish exterior walls, roofs, and decks. They also frame interior walls, build stairs, and install drywall, crown molding, doors, and cabinets. In addition, residential carpenters may tile floors and lay wood floors and carpet. Fully trained carpenters can easily switch from new homebuilding to remodeling.

Commercial carpenters typically build and remodel commercial office buildings, hospitals, hotels, schools, and shopping malls. Some specialize in working with light-gauge and load-bearing steel framing for interior partitions, exterior framing, and curtain wall construction. Others specialize in working with concrete forming systems and finishing interior and exterior walls, partitions, and ceilings. Most commercial carpenters perform many of the same tasks as residential carpenters.

Industrial carpenters typically work on civil engineering projects and in industrial settings, where they build scaffolding and create and set forms for pouring concrete. Some industrial carpenters build tunnel bracing or partitions in underground passageways and mines to control the circulation of air to worksites. Others build concrete forms for tunnels, bridges, dams, power plants, or sewers.

Industrial Maintenance Projects Trainee

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
OverviewJob SummaryBartlett Grain Company is seeking dedicated, hard-working individuals who are looking for a chance to prove they can learn new tasks, advance and take any and all responsibility for their safe work behavior and the safety of their coworkers. These tasks include, but are not...
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Kansas City, MO

Industrial Maintenance Projects Trainee

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
OverviewJob SummaryBartlett Grain Company is seeking dedicated, hard-working individuals who are looking for a chance to prove they can learn new tasks, advance and take any and all responsibility for their safe work behavior and the safety of their coworkers. These tasks include, but are not...
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Postdoctoral Training Program in Bioimage Analysis

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Fitter/Fabricator - (Experienced Carpentry, Construction, Steel Fab)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Estimating Intern

Type: Internship
Alcal Specialty Contracting, Inc. (Alcal) is a subsidiary of Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc. a family owned business since 1953. Alcal is a large specialty contractor, privately held and diversified that has operated continuously since 1971. It employs over 900 people and has branches in...
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DBA Carpenter

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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DBA Carpenter

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Mechanic 2-LG Ortho Maintenance-Full Time

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Construction Laborer- (Concrete/Asphalt)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Facilities Maintenance Technician

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Los Angeles, CA

Maintenance Associate (Maintenance Technician)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
About UsJoin a leading hotel and asset management company, overseeing a portfolio of 84 hotels in 30 states licensed primarily through the Marriott, Hilton and Intercontinental brand families. We strive to bring to life a culture that promotes the four simple values that drive our business:...
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Web Developer

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Web DeveloperCentralized Operations of MMC is currently seeing a Web Developer to support and continue to develop our backup reporting website. This position will be responsible for supporting of the current backup reporting platform as well as migrating to a new infrastructure, adding new features...
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Asphalt Paving Operator and Crew

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and an E-Verify Participating Employer.We are rapidly growing with the majority of our projects Centrally located in the Denver Metro area; however, our projects span from Boulder down to Pueblo, up to the Rocky Mountains all the way out to the Eastern Plains of...
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Asphalt Roller Operator and Crew

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Lead Carpenter (Ongoing)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Carpenter (Ongoing)

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Carpenter I - Maintenance and Renewal

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Student Intern - Trades Shop

Type: Internship
Perform semi-skilled tasks related to the general maintenance responsibilities of the Trades Shop. Assist carpenters, machinists and welders with maintenance, repair and fabrication tasks.Essential FunctionsLearn entry-level skills from professional welders, machinists and carpentersUnderstand the...
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Bladensburg, MD