CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Construction Carpenters

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Construction Carpenters
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter's hand tools and power tools. Measure and mark cutting lines on materials, using ruler, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge.
 
Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment.
 
Verify trueness of structure, using plumb bob and level.
 
Shape or cut materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saw.
 
Study specifications in blueprints, sketches or building plans to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required.
 
Assemble and fasten materials to make framework or props, using hand tools and wood screws, nails, dowel pins, or glue.
 
Build or repair cabinets, doors, frameworks, floors, and other wooden fixtures used in buildings, using woodworking machines, carpenter's hand tools, and power tools.
 
Erect scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground level.
 
Remove damaged or defective parts or sections of structures and repair or replace, using hand tools.
 
Install structures and fixtures, such as windows, frames, floorings, and trim, or hardware, using carpenter's hand and power tools.
 
Select and order lumber and other required materials.
 
Maintain records, document actions and present written progress reports.
 
Finish surfaces of woodwork or wallboard in houses and buildings, using paint, hand tools, and paneling.
 
Prepare cost estimates for clients or employers.
 
Arrange for subcontractors to deal with special areas such as heating and electrical wiring work.
 
Inspect ceiling or floor tile, wall coverings, siding, glass, or woodwork to detect broken or damaged structures.
 
Work with or remove hazardous material.
 
Construct forms and chutes for pouring concrete.
 
Cover subfloors with building paper to keep out moisture and lay hardwood, parquet, and wood-strip-block floors by nailing floors to subfloor or cementing them to mastic or asphalt base.
 
Fill cracks and other defects in plaster or plasterboard and sand patch, using patching plaster, trowel, and sanding tool.
 
Perform minor plumbing, welding or concrete mixing work.
 
Apply shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, and decorative paneling to ceilings and walls.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Construction Carpenters
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Construction Carpenters
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
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.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Construction Carpenters
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
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.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Spatial Orientation The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Dynamic Strength The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Speed of Limb Movement The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
 
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 
Auditory Attention The ability to focus on a single source of sound in the presence of other distracting sounds.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Construction Carpenters
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-the-Job Training Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Construction Carpenters
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Aluminum Siding Applicator
Aluminum Siding Installer
Aluminum Siding Mechanic
Asbestos Siding Mechanic
Assembled Wood Products Repairer
Assembler
Beam Builder
Boat Builder
Boat Carpenter
Boat Carpenter Mechanic
Boat Finisher
Boat Joiner
Boat Repairer
Boatwright
Bowling Alley Floors Installer
Brick Siding Applicator
Building Carpenter
Cabinet Installer
Cabinetmaker
Canoe Builder
Car Framer
Carpenter
Carpenter Apprentice
Carpenter Assembler
Carpenter Repairer
Casket Assembler
Ceiler
Composition Siding Worker
Composition Weatherboard Applier
Concrete Carpenter
Construction Framer
Construction Supervisor
Construction Worker
Cooper
Counter Installer
Crater
Custom Stair Builder
Door Hanger
Door Installer
Doormaker
Finish Carpenter
Floor Coverer Apprentice
Flume Worker
Framer
Framing Carpenter
Garage Door Hanger
Garage Door Installer
Hardwood Floor Installer
Hardwood Floor Layer
Hogshead Cooper
House Carpenter
House Repairer
Inside Finisher
Installer
Interior Paneler
Interior Systems Carpenter
Joiner Apprentice
Jointer
Laboratory Equipment Installer
Lather
Lather Apprentice
Lay-Out Worker
Lead Carpenter
Maintenance Carpenter
Mast Maker
Mechanical Carpenter
Metal Tile Lather
Metal Weather Stripper
Miniature Set Builder
Model Set Artist
Mold Carpenter
Mold Maker
Molder
Molding and Trim Installer
Motion Picture Scene Builder
Overhead Garage Door Hanger
Panel Installer
Pole Frame Construction Worker
Prefabricated Houses Trimmer
Production Worker
Prop Maker
Prototype Carpenter
Railcar Carpenter
Refinisher
Residential Builder
Residential Carpenter
Roof Assembler
Sash Installer
Sheather
Shingler
Ship Carpenter
Ship Ceiler
Ship Fitter
Ship Joiner
Shipwright
Shipwright Apprentice
Sider
Sider Mechanic
Siding Applicator
Siding Mechanic
Sign Carpenter
Sparmaker
Stage Rigger
Stair Builder
Storm Window Installer
Stull Installer
Subassembly Assembler
Tank Builder and Erector
Tank Carpenter
Tank Erector
Trim Carpenter
Trimmer
Weather Strip Installer
Weather Strip Mechanic
Weather Stripper
Window Assembler
Window Installer
Window Repairer
Window Sash Installer
Windows and Doors Installer
Wood Boatbuilder
Wood Boatbuilder Apprentice
Wood Car Builder
Wood Floor Layer
Wood Tank Builder
Wood Tank Erector
Wooden Tank Erector
Woodworker
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Construction Carpenters
 
 
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