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Career Details :: Carpenter Assemblers and Repairers
Perform a variety of tasks requiring a limited knowledge of carpentry, such as applying siding and weatherboard to building exteriors or assembling and erecting prefabricated buildings.
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience may be helpful in these occupations, but usually is not needed. For example, a drywall installer might benefit from experience installing drywall, but an inexperienced person could still learn to be an installer with little difficulty.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma and may require some vocational training or job-related course work. In some cases, an associate's or bachelor's degree could be needed.
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.
- Applies stain, paint, or crayons to defects and filter to touch up the repaired area.
- Removes surface defects, using knife, scraper, wet sponge, electric iron, and sanding tools.
- Fills cracks, seams, depressions, and nail holes with filler.
- Lays out and aligns materials on worktable or in assembly jig according to specified instructions.
- Examines wood surfaces for defects, such as nicks, cracks, or blisters.
- Measures and marks location of studs, leaders, and receptacle openings, using tape measure, template, and marker.
- Trims overlapping edges of wood or weatherboard, using portable router or power saw and hand tools.
- Realigns windows and screens to fit casements and oils moving parts.
- Repairs or replaces defective locks, hinges, cranks, and pieces of wood, using glue, hand tools, and power tools.
- Measures cut materials to determine conformance to specifications, using tape measure.
- Studies blueprints, specification sheets, and drawings to determine style and type of window or wall panel required.
- Directs crane operator in positioning floor, wall, ceiling, and roof panel on house foundation.
- Cuts sidings and moldings, sections of weatherboard, openings in sheetrock, and lumber, using hand tools and power tools.
- Moves panel or roof section to other workstations or to storage or shipping area, using electric hoist.
- Aligns and fastens materials together, using hand tools and power tools, to form building or bracing.
- Installs prefabricated windows and doors, insulation, wall, ceiling and floor panels, or siding, using adhesives, hoists, hand tools, and power tools.
- Boat Builders and Shipwrights
- Brickmasons and Blockmasons
- Construction Carpenters
- Helpers, Carpenters
- Helpers, Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
- Refractory Materials Repairers, Except Brickmasons
- Rough Carpenters
General Work Activities
- Performing General Physical Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Controlling Machines and Processes
- Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Frequent Work Context
- Hazardous Equipment
- Using Hands on Objects, Tools, Controls
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Consequence of Error