Constructs, erects, installs or repairs structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; 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 to control the proper circulation of air through the passageways and to the working places.
This career is part of the Architecture and Construction cluster Construction pathway.
A person in this career:
- Follows established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean environment.
- Studies specifications in blueprints, sketches, or building plans to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required.
- Measures and marks cutting lines on materials, using a ruler, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge.
- Shapes or cuts materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saws.
- Installs structures or fixtures, such as windows, frames, floorings, trim, or hardware, using carpenters' hand or power tools.
- Verifies trueness of structure, using plumb bob and level.
- Selects and orders lumber or other required materials.
- Arranges for subcontractors to deal with special areas, such as heating or electrical wiring work.
- Maintains records, documents actions, and presents written progress reports.
- Builds or repairs cabinets, doors, frameworks, floors, or other wooden fixtures used in buildings, using woodworking machines, carpenter's hand tools, or power tools.
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