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Helpers--Carpenters

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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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • Construct forms and assist in raising them to the required elevation.
    • Install handrails under the direction of a carpenter.
    • Glue and clamp edges or joints of assembled parts.
    • Smooth or sand surfaces to remove ridges, tool marks, glue, or caulking.
    • Cut tile or linoleum to fit and spread adhesives on flooring for installation.
    • Secure stakes to grids for constructions of footings, nail scabs to footing forms, and vibrate and float concrete.
    • Cut and install insulating or sound-absorbing material.
    • Cover surfaces with laminated plastic covering material.

    Skills

    • 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.

    • Complex Problem Solving

      Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    • Manual Dexterity

      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    Knowledge

    • 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.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 30920/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 14.87/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 450
    • Yearly Projected Openings 70

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Cooperation
    • Initiative
    • Attention to Detail
    • Persistence
    • Innovation
    • Integrity

    Tools

    • Squares
    • Screwdrivers
    • Power saws
    • Power sanders
    • Levels

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