Rough Carpenters
SOC: 47-2031.02

Description:

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.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
945,400 employed

Projected (2024):
1,005,800 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Apprentice Carpenter
  • Bracer
  • Braddisher
  • Brattice Builder
  • Bridge Carpenter
  • Bridge Mechanic
  • Bridge Repair Crew Person
  • Carpenter
  • Carpenter Foreman
  • Closet Builder
  • Dock Builder
  • Engine Setter
  • Form Builder
  • Form Carpenter
  • Form Layer
  • Form Maker
  • Form Raiser
  • Form Setter
  • Framer
  • Framing Mechanic
  • Hammerer
  • Hammerman
  • Hewer
  • House Carpenter
  • Iron Worker
  • Jalousies Installer
  • Journeyman Carpenter
  • Partition Setter
  • Piledriver Carpenter
  • Platform Builder
  • Rough Carpenter
  • Rustic Fence Builder
  • Scaffold Builder
  • Scenery Builder
  • Set Builder
  • Sign Erector and Repairer
  • Stage Builder
  • Stopping Builder
  • Timber Framer
  • Timberman
  • Trestle Builder
  • Trestle Mechanic
  • Union Carpenter
  • Ventilation Worker
  • Wharf Builder


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Study blueprints and diagrams to determine dimensions of structure or form to be constructed.
  • 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.
  • Assemble and fasten material together to construct wood or metal framework of structure, using bolts, nails, or screws.
  • Anchor and brace forms and other structures in place, using nails, bolts, anchor rods, steel cables, planks, wedges, and timbers.
  • 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.
  • Install rough door and window frames, subflooring, fixtures, or temporary supports in structures undergoing construction or repair.
  • Examine structural timbers and supports to detect decay, and replace timbers as required, using hand tools, nuts, and bolts.
  • Bore boltholes in timber, masonry or concrete walls, using power drill.
  • Fabricate parts, using woodworking and metalworking machines.
  • Dig or direct digging of post holes and set poles to support structures.
  • Build sleds from logs and timbers for use in hauling camp buildings and machinery through wooded areas.
  • Build chutes for pouring concrete.
  • Maintain job records and schedule work crew.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • A-frame levels
  • Air compressors
  • Bandsaws
  • Beam saws
  • Beam-lifting jacks
  • Belt sanders
  • Bullseye levels
  • Calipers
  • Carpenters' levels
  • Carpentry transits
  • Cat's paws
  • Caulking guns
  • Chainsaw jigs
  • Circular saws
  • Combination squares
  • Cross-curve tape measures
  • Dado blades
  • Digital levels
  • Drill presses
  • Electric impact wrenches
  • Extension ladders
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Fold-up ladders
  • Framing hammers
  • Framing squares
  • Hammer staplers
  • Hammers
  • Hand planers
  • Hand saws
  • Hard hats
  • Impact wrenches
  • Infrared laser levels
  • Ladder jacks
  • Ladder levelers
  • Ladders
  • Laser levels
  • Laser measuring tools
  • Layout bars
  • Level jigs
  • Lock levels
  • Magnetized levels
  • Marking gauges
  • Measuring tapes
  • Mini pry bars
  • Miter saws
  • Moisture meters
  • Multi-tip screwdrivers
  • Nail guns
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Non-conducting ladders
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Personal digital assistants PDA
  • Pettibones
  • Phillips head screwdrivers
  • Plumb bobs
  • Plumb lines
  • Pneumatic nail guns
  • Portable routers
  • Power drills
  • Power generators
  • Power routers
  • Power sanders
  • Power saws
  • Power staple guns
  • Protractors
  • Pry bars
  • Pump jacks
  • Push sticks
  • Radial arm saws
  • Reciprocating saws
  • Respirators
  • Right triangles
  • Rotary hammers
  • Rough terrain forklifts
  • Rulers
  • Saw guides
  • Screw jacks
  • Self-stopping levels
  • Sledgehammers
  • Sliding t-bevels
  • Snips
  • Spirit levels
  • Squares
  • Story pole tape measures
  • Straight screwdrivers
  • Table saws
  • Templates
  • Theodolites
  • Torpedo levels
  • Truck cranes
  • Utility knives
  • Visible beam laser levels
  • Wall-lifting jacks
  • Water levels
  • Work boots
  • Worm-drive saws
  • Bosch Punch List
  • Drawing and drafting software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Word


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    industry stats

    SOC: 47-0000

    Total Employed: 5,477,820

    Average Annual Salary: $47,580