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CARPENTER

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WHO WE ARE

A carpenter is a person who can create things from wood, steel, or plaster. For example, a carpenter could build a dining room table or a bench. Carpenters tend to be realistic individuals, which means they enjoy working outdoors or applying themselves to a hands-on project. Carpenters need to be detail-oriented and organized.

 

WORK SCHEDULE

  • Weather can impact construction timelines.

  • Schedule may include:
       Evenings | Weekends | Holidays | Over-ti
    me

 

WHERE DO WE WORK

  • Self-employed

  • Residential construction

  • Commercial construction

  • Building finishing contractors

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Residential, commercial, industrial sites

  • Indoor and/or outdoor

  • Sometimes work in inclement weather

  • Sometimes work at high elevations

  • Requires bending, kneeling, lifting

 

WHAT WE DO

  • Prepare cost estimates

  • Construct, install, & repair structures

  • Install drywall, siding, & installation

  • Work with wood, steel, and/or plaster

 

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WHAT IT TAKES

EDUCATION

  • High school diploma or equivalency

  • On the job training

  • Apprenticeships

  • Specialized training

  • Two-year trade/vocation school (online available)

SKILLS

  • Mechanical

  • Math

  • Detail oriented

  • Critical thinking

  • Physical strength

  • Communication skills

  • Customer Service skills

  • Team player

 

AVERAGE SALARY:

$54,810

If you like to...

  • Work with wood, steel, or plaster?

  • Take pride in the precision of your work?

  • Think mathematically & creatively?

  • Work with your hands?

...then a career in carpentry might be for you!

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