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.


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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $43,280.00
Average Time to Fill 35 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
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
Professionalism
Work Ethic

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Erect supports and hangers for equipment and piping
Install trim or paneling
Install sheet metal assemblies in supportive framework
Assemble temporary equipment or structures
Build pens, yards, cages, and other enclosures
Install safety or support equipment
Install prefabricated building components
Install wooden structural components such as sub flooring, rough framing, or partitions
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Install siding or sheeting materials
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Install interior wood fixtures such as doors, floors, window frames, trim, or stairs
Review construction specifications
Install construction support structures such as lathing, back up frames, or metal studs
Repair prefabricated wooden building components
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Repair wooden frameworks or structures
Finish floor, furniture, or related wood surfaces
Remodel residential or commercial structures
Fit construction materials such as wood
Join wood or other construction materials
Position construction forms or molds
Erect scaffold on work site
Anchor wooden structures, frameworks, or forms
Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas
Clean work sites
Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Attach moisture barrier sheeting over construction surfaces
Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work

Handling and Moving Objects

Cut wood components for installation
Build construction forms or molds
Install/Remove finish hardware such as locks or hinges
Position safety or support equipment
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured wood products by hand
Build cabinets or related interior wood fixtures
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces
Install building fixtures
Fabricate manufactured products, parts, or components by hand
Cut construction material
Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Drill holes in construction materials
Install interior cabinets
Shape construction materials such as wood
Perform basic carpentry


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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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