Helpers--Carpenters

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About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • Beam Builder Helper
  • Building Carpenter Helper
  • Cabinetmaker Helper
  • Carpenter Assistant
  • Carpenter Assistant, Installer
  • Carpenter Helper
  • Carpenter/Labor
  • Carpenter Mate
  • Carpenter's Helper
  • Carpenters Helper
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What They Do

  • Clean work areas, machines, or equipment, to maintain a clean and safe job site.
  • Fasten timbers or lumber with glue, screws, pegs, or nails and install hardware.
  • Perform tie spacing layout and measure, mark, drill or cut.
  • Select tools, equipment, or materials from storage and transport items to work site.
  • Drill holes in timbers or lumber.
  • Cut timbers, lumber, or paneling to specified dimensions.
  • Position and hold timbers, lumber, or paneling in place for fastening or cutting.
  • Align, straighten, plumb, or square forms for installation.
  • Hold plumb bobs, sighting rods, or other equipment to aid in establishing reference points and lines.
  • Erect scaffolding, shoring, or braces.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Independence in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Education Required

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

Wages

In 2018, the average annual wage in Kansas City, MO-KS was $40,280 with most people making between $26,860 and $59,600

Outlook

9.43%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 159 people in Kansas City, MO-KS. It is projected that there will be - employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 15 openings due to growth and about 20 replacement openings for approximately 35 total annual openings.



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