Helpers - Carpenters
ABOUT THE JOB
Help carpenters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
- Secure stakes to grids for constructions of footings, nail scabs to footing forms, and vibrate and float concrete.
- Glue and clamp edges or joints of assembled parts.
- Hold plumb bobs, sighting rods, or other equipment to aid in establishing reference points and lines.
- Cut and install insulating or sound-absorbing material.
- Cut tile or linoleum to fit and spread adhesives on flooring for installation.
- Erect scaffolding, shoring, or braces.
- Construct forms and assist in raising them to the required elevation.
- Smooth or sand surfaces to remove ridges, tool marks, glue, or caulking.
- Install handrails under the direction of a carpenter.
- Cover surfaces with laminated plastic covering material.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- 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.
ABILITIES YOU'LL NEED TO HAVE
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- 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.
- Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
AT A GLANCE
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
In 2015, the average annual wage in a Tennessee was $24,260 with most people making betweeen $18,710 and $37,040
Wages by Industry
Building Finishing Contractors: $25,530.00
Employment Services: $27,420.00
Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors: $25,820.00
Nonresidential Building Construction: $29,440.00
Other Wood Product Manufacturing: $26,240.00
Residential Building Construction: $26,530.00