On the Job
Carpenter Helpers assist carpenters with carpentry duties that require less skill. They may supply materials or tools or clean work areas.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Apply adhesives to construction materials.
- Assist skilled construction or extraction personnel.
- Clean equipment or facilities.
- Compact materials to create level bases.
- Finish concrete surfaces.
- Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed.
- Assemble temporary equipment or structures.
- Build construction forms or molds.
- Cut carpet, vinyl or other flexible materials.
- Cut wood components for installation.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- High levels of competition.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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