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Carpenter Overview

Carpenters participate in a variety of different construction jobs ranging from building kitchen cabinets to designing the underlay for the newest highway. The majority of their work consists of building with wood although other materials may also be used. In addition to lumber, carpenters often interact directly with their customers and will benefit from possessing good communication skills to facilitate a solid understanding of the job requirements. Carpenters are involved in all areas of building from the foundation to the framework.

Carpenter Education Requirements

Carpenters do not typically require any special education beyond a high school diploma or GED, and work experience is rarely needed. However, once hired, the majority of carpenters undergo a period of training that can last anywhere from a few months to several years. This apprenticeship teaches them the proper use of power tools and other equipment that may be necessary for their day-to-day tasks.

Carpenter Job Market

The number of employed carpenters is expected to rise by 24 percent by 2022, which is an above-average growth for most career fields. The number of projected annual job openings is about 32,920 per year. A number of carpenters work freelance, hiring out their services on an as-needed basis. This is largely due to the fact that many carpenters work in small towns; those who are employed by larger companies tend to work on assembly lines and in construction companies. Many universities and businesses hire carpenters to make repairs to specialized wooden equipment. Due to the large amount of wooden furniture on site, hospitals also employ large numbers of carpenters.

Carpenter Salary

Carpenters can make anywhere from $14 to $19 an hour when starting out, but once they move beyond the apprenticeship, salaries increase to as much as $36 per hour. Annual wages can climb as high as $79,000, depending on where the carpenter is employed. Those who work in a university or hospital are likely to be paid more than those who work for small companies or independently owned facilities.

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Carpenter Volunteers of America (DV) $ 15.50/Hr to $ 16.66/Hr, together with benefits package. Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, Inc. is a not for profit organization. Its dedicated and highly integrated teams pioneer evidence-based interventions that help individuals in difficulty to transition back into the community and lead successful lives. The agency operates 43 community-based programs...
CARPENTER Exp. In both rough & finish carpentry, need own hand tools & a good driving record. Must pass a background check. Call 419-882-0180 between 9:30 am - 4 pm, Monday - Friday....
Company Confidential Johns Island, SC, 29455
CARPENTER/ Carpenters Helper Call Mon-Fri. 8am-6pm 843-768-0103...
Carpenter/Woodworker Ewing NJ Pentad, a leader in providing services to the manufacturing, engineering, scientific, electronics and technology industries has an opening for carpenter/woodworker Ewing, NJ. This position is on-site with our client - a leader in the design and manufacture of specialty vehicles used in law-enforcement, fire, EMS command and support and specialized commercial vehicles....
The project Lead Carpenter/Superintendent position is a supervisor and craftsman with extensive skill and experience necessary to manage job sites with multiple sub-contractors. This position must be able to ensure exceptional quality of work representing Hochuli Design & Remodeling Teams high level of standards, adhere to production schedules and budgets and deliver exceptional customer service....
INTERIOR TRIM CARPENTER Experienced Only! Call after 3pm. 910-990-1095...
CARPENTER FOREMAN West Palm Beach Contractor looking for an experienced Carpenter Foreman. The Carpenter Foreman supervises and coordinates activities of the hourly workforce engaged in construction, installation, and repair of concrete, steel and wood structures. Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as blueprints and specifications, safety rules, operating and maintenance instruct...
Company Confidential Warren, PA, 16365
NEEDED Roofer/Carpenter/Laborer. Minimum 3 years experience. Must have valid driver's license. 814-723-7663 provided by The Warren Times-Observer...
Seeking an experienced Lead Carpenter for residential remodeling and commercial tenant fit-out projects. Desired Skills: Knowledgeable about all phases of residential remodeling including: Framing, Trim, and Cabinet installation. Commercial remodeling work including: Metal framing, Drywall hanging, and Installing Drop Ceilings. Project management and jobsite management skills. Good communication s...
Company Confidential Sharpsburg, PA, 15215
Seeking qualified master carpenter to install new kitchens. Must be capable of complete demo and cap off of electrical and plumbing supplies. Must have strong knowledge of NKBA code. Prefer capacity to install both crown molding and light rail molding that require miter cuts. Must have excellent people skills and strong knowledge of kitchen remodeling industry. Must have own reliable transportatio...
*Multiple Positions available* 1 - Working Foreman - Who can read blueprints efficiently, does layout and able to work with tools on 2 - Carpenter - Who know metal framing very well, as well as sheet rocking, acoustical ceilings, doors and hardware 3 - Taper - Know is able to deliver up to a level 4 finish with very little sanding Please send Resume to ***** or please...
Carpenter Job Opening Holiday World & Splashin Safari is an Equal Opportunity Employer There is an immediate full-time job opening for a Carpenter. This position reports to the Carpenter Shop Manager. The duties of the Carpenter are as follows: • Practice safe work skills that comply with policies, regulations, and procedures • Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications • Prepare...
Description: Job Purpose: Fabricates cabinetry and wood products by following blueprints, drawings, and oral instructions; using carpentry tools and equipment. Specific experience in exhibit fabrication shop is preferred. Pay is based on experience and skill set. Duties: * Produces carpentry products and services by following standards and procedures; measuring results against standards; making ne...
MANUFACTURER SEEKING TRIM ROOM FINISH CARPENTER Individual needs good conceptual skills, detail orientated, and the ability to maneuver 50 pound material routinely. Leadership skills would be helpful. Trim room carpenter is responsible for: The set up and operation of wood working machinery with the ability to maintain tolerances according to specifications. Perform all necessary woodworking steps...
Company Confidential DOWNINGTOWN, PA, 19335
Carpenter/Mason Helper Carpenter/Mason Helper Must have driver’s license &
 vehicle. Background check needed. Experience a plus. Email ***** =...
Carpenter/Helper, Driver's license, 2 years experience. call 361-3654 or 361-3656...
QC Voted #1 Fire & Water Restoration Company Great opportunities for Certified Water Technician and Experienced Carpenter to assume lead positions in our busy restoration company. Excellent salary and benefits based on experience. Please apply in person Blaze Restoration Inc 5310 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL, 61265...
Company Confidential Multiple
□ Position Summary: Baltimore County multi-family residential management company is seeking qualified carpenter to lead in the renovation of apartments. Updates entail new kitchens and bathrooms, door and hardware upgrades, adding washers/dryers, vinyl flooring, drywall, base trim work and rough framing modifications. □ Qualifications: 5 years experience in residential construction. Candidate shou...
Overview: The Maintenance Tech/Carpenter/Painter is responsible for installation, maintenance, and repair of the following items, including but not limited to: HVAC Systems (chillers, rooftop AC units, split systems); electrical systems; plumbing systems and fixtures; miscellaneous equipment (receiving dock, alterations, restaurant, salon); building roof and exterior; interior walls, flooring, and...
Overview: The Maintenance Tech/Carpenter/Painter is responsible for installation, maintenance, and repair of the following items, including but not limited to: HVAC Systems (chillers, rooftop AC units, split systems); electrical systems; plumbing systems and fixtures; miscellaneous equipment (receiving dock, alterations, restaurant, salon); building roof and exterior; interior walls, flooring, and...
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