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Rough Carpenters
District Of Columbia

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Build rough wooden structures, such as concrete forms, scaffolds, tunnel, bridge, or sewer supports, billboard signs, and temporary frame shelters, according to sketches, blueprints, or oral instructions.

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Currently Employed: 1,660

Projected Annual Job Openings: 40

Typical Hourly Wage: $20.68 - $29.67

Typical Annual Salary: $43,000 - $61,700

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Apprenticeship

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typical job duties

  • Measure materials or distances, using square, measuring tape, or rule to lay out work.
  • Cut or saw boards, timbers, or plywood to required size, using handsaw, power saw, or woodworking machine.
  • Study blueprints and diagrams to determine dimensions of structure or form to be constructed.
  • Mark cutting lines on materials, using pencil and scriber.
  • Erect forms, framework, scaffolds, hoists, roof supports, or chutes, using hand tools, plumb rule, and level.
  • Anchor and brace forms and other structures in place, using nails, bolts, anchor rods, steel cables, planks, wedges, and timbers.
  • Assemble and fasten material together to construct wood or metal framework of structure, using bolts, nails, or screws.
  • Bore boltholes in timber, masonry or concrete walls, using power drill.
  • Maintain job records and schedule work crew.
  • Install rough door and window frames, subflooring, fixtures, or temporary supports in structures undergoing construction or repair.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Jacks
  • Ladders
  • Levels
  • Power saws
  • Squares

Technology:
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Office suite software
  • Project management software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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