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

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Currently Employed: 110

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $14.27 - $17.53

Typical Annual Salary: $29,700 - $36,500

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Less than high school

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

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

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typical job duties

  • Clean work areas, machines, or equipment, to maintain a clean and safe job site.
  • Perform tie spacing layout and measure, mark, drill or cut.
  • Fasten timbers or lumber with glue, screws, pegs, or nails and install hardware.
  • 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.

tools & technology

  • Levels
  • Power sanders
  • Screwdrivers
  • Squares
  • Utility knives

  • Accounting software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Office suite software
  • Project management software
  • Spreadsheet software

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