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Working As A Form Carpenter

  • Getting Information
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Make Decisions

  • $42,090

    Average Salary

What Does A Form Carpenter Do At ASI Constructors, Inc.

* Cut, fit, and assemble lumber and plywood, and other materials to be used as concrete forms;
* Set forms for concrete construction; erect scaffolding; or do finishing work;
* Measure accurately and mark precise 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, set grade, check for plumb, etc.;
* Shape or cut materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, or power tools;
* Read specifications, blueprints, sketches, building plans, and form drawings to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required;
* 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;
* Select and quantify lumber and other required materials;
* Coordinate with other crew members to perform tasks at hand;
* Fabricate and install concrete reinforcing bars;
* Place and finish concrete;
* Maintain a clean, organized work area;
* Assist with scheduling and coordination of materials, labor and equipment relating to the work area;
* Other duties as required;
* ASI employees must work cooperatively with other employees, and have a good positive attitude.
* They must also be punctual.
* Further, this means that you must be ready to work when your shift starts.
* So, you must arrive at work with enough time prior, to ready yourself for the shift.
* They should also work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.
* Essential Ability Requirements for ASI Personnel:
* Working in the field at ASI Construction LLC is often physically demanding.
* The following list describes the minimum ability requirements for field personnel.
* Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials;
* Move heavy objects (94 pounds or more) short distances (20 feet or less);
* Move light objects (less than 94 pounds) long distances (more than 20 feet);
* Heavy lifting with repeated stooping, carrying and bending continually over time (i.e., picks up materials and move to a different location);
* Work long shifts with non-standard break times;
* Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements;
* Learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction and observation.
* This learning takes place mainly in an on-the-job training setting;
* Must have vision equal to or better than is required for driving;
* If corrective lenses are required to achieve this level of vision, the employee must be able to wear PPE without interfering with the corrective lenses or the required PPE.
* The employee may have to purchase eye glasses (safety glass, etc.) that are compliant with ASI’s Safety Program and OSHA/MSHA requirements;
* Must have good hand-eye coordination;
* Must have quick reaction times;
* Must be able to hear adequately enough to be alerted by horns, sirens, shouting, or any other noise that is meant to convey a safety warning;
* If corrective device is required to achieve this level of hearing, the employee must be able to wear PPE without interfering with the corrective device or the required PPE;
* Lift arms above shoulder level (i.e., throws bags into a truck);
* Must have good balance and must not be clumsy;
* Climb ladders or steps to reach objects;
* Must be able to work at heights of up to 100’ or more;
* Must be able to work in confined or enclosed spaces;
* Must be able to sit for long periods of time;
* Must be able to stand for long periods of time;
* Must be able to wear a hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, and safety-toed boots;
* Must be able to walk moderate distances to reach work area (1/2 mile or more);
* Must be committed to contributing to a culture of safety, looking out for yourself and others

What Does A Form Carpenter Do At Fluor

* N Charleston
* State: South Carolina
* Country:
* We reserve the right to modify or revise the job descriptions in part or in its entirety.
* Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with governing law.
* We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce.
* All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local

What Does A Form Carpenter Do At Tradesmen International, Inc.

* Installing foundations, walls for industrial sites
* Erecting scaffolding, ladders for assembling structures above ground levels
* Studying specifications in blueprints, sketches, or building plans to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required
* Shaping or cutting materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saws
* Following established safety rules and regulations and maintaining a safe and clean environment
* Assembling and fastening materials to make frameworks, using hand tools and wood screws, nails, dowel pins, or glue
* Removing damaged or defective parts or sections of structures and repair or replace, using hand tools
* Requirements
* Simply put, we're not a temp agency and don't just hire anyone.
* In fact, we're highly selective, committed to hiring only those Carpenters that are highly skilled in their trade with unwavering reliability, strong work ethic, and a desire to be the best

What Does A Form Carpenter Do At Tradesmen International, Inc.

* Operate electrical/air-powered hand tools within manufacturer’s regulation guidelines
* Provide personal hand tools
* Operate hand tools within manufacturer’s regulation guidelines
* Maintain all hand tools in clean condition
* Notify Superintendent/Foreman of electrical/air-powered issues
* Perform all additional duties that may be assigned

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How To Become A Form Carpenter

Although most carpenters learn their trade through an apprenticeship, some learn on the job, starting as a helper.


A high school diploma or equivalent is required. High school courses in mathematics, mechanical drawing, and general vocational technical training are considered useful.


Most carpenters learn their trade through a 3- or 4-year apprenticeship program. For each year of a typical program, apprentices must complete at least 144 hours of technical training and 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training. In the technical training, apprentices learn carpentry basics, blueprint reading, mathematics, building code requirements, and safety and first-aid practices. They also may receive specialized training in creating and setting concrete forms, rigging, welding, scaffold building, working within confined workspaces, and fall protection. All carpenters must pass the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10- and 30-hour safety courses.

After finishing an apprenticeship, carpenters are considered to be journey workers and may perform tasks on their own.

Several groups, including unions and contractor associations, sponsor apprenticeship programs. Some apprenticeship programs have preferred entry for veterans. The basic qualifications for a person to enter an apprenticeship program are as follows:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High school education or equivalent
  • Physically able to do the work
  • U.S. citizen or proof of legal residency
  • Pass substance abuse screening

Some contractors have their own carpenter training program, which may be an accredited apprenticeship program.

Although many workers enter apprenticeships directly, some carpenters start out as helpers.

Some workers can earn certificates before entering an apprenticeship. The National Association of Home Builders offers Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Training (PACT) through the Home Builders Institute. PACT is available for several different groups, from youths to veterans, and covers information for eight construction trades, including painting.

Workers typically learn the proper use of hand and power tools on the job. They often start by working with more experienced carpenters and are given more complex tasks as they prove that they can handle simpler tasks, such as measuring and cutting wooden and metal studs.

A number of 2-year technical schools offer carpentry degrees that are affiliated with unions or contractor organizations. Credits earned as part of an apprenticeship program usually count toward an associate’s degree.


Because they are involved in all phases of construction, carpenters usually have more opportunities than other construction workers to become first-line supervisors, independent contractors, or general construction supervisors.

Carpenters seeking advancement often take additional training provided by associations, unions, or employers. Communication in both English and Spanish also is helpful for relaying instructions to workers.

Important Qualities

Business skills. Self-employed carpenters must be able to bid on new jobs, track inventory, and plan work assignments. 

Detail oriented. Carpenters perform many tasks that are important in the overall building process. Making precise measurements, for example, may reduce gaps between windows and frames, limiting any leaks around the window.

Dexterity. Carpenters use many tools and need hand-eye coordination to avoid injury or damaging materials. Striking the head of a nail, for example, is crucial to not damaging wood or injuring oneself.

Math skills. Carpenters use basic math skills every day to calculate volume and measure materials to be cut.

Physical stamina. Carpenters need physical endurance. They frequently stand, climb, or bend for long periods.

Physical strength. Carpenters use tools and materials that are heavy. For example, plywood sheets can weigh 50 to 100 pounds.

Problem-solving skills. Because construction jobs vary, carpenters must adjust project plans accordingly. For example, if a prefabricated window arrives at the worksite slightly oversized, carpenters must shave framework to make the window fit.

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Form Carpenter Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish


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Top Form Carpenter Skills

  1. Safety Regulations
  2. Project Layout
  3. Symon Forms
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Ensured compliance to all safety regulations and procedures.
  • Build wood structures, set symon forms, foundation work.
  • Lift raw materials, finished products, and packed items, manually or using hoists.
  • Finish surfaces of woodwork or wallboard in houses or buildings, using paint, hand tools, or paneling.
  • Lay out footings and tie rebar to spec as well as build forms and shoot grade for concrete pours.

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