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Become A Journeyman Carpenter

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Working As A Journeyman 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

  • $38,810

    Average Salary

What Does A Journeyman Carpenter Do At Peopleready

* 1.
* Spreads concrete to specified depth and workable consistency, using float to bring water to surface and produce soft topping.
* Levels, smooths out, and shapes surfaces of freshly poured concrete, using straight edge and float or power screed.
* Finishes concrete surfaces, using power trowel, or wets and rubs concrete with abrasive stone to impart finish.
* Removes rough or defective spots from concrete surfaces, using power grinder or chisel and hammer and patches holes with fresh concrete or epoxy compound.
* Molds expansion joints and edges, using edging tools, joiners, and straight edge.
* May produce rough concrete surface, using broom to produce prescribed finish.
* May mix cement, using hoe or concrete-mixing machine.
* May direct sub-grade work, mixing of concrete, and setting of forms.
* May specialize in walls, steps, slabs and vertical or elevated structures.
* Perform other duties as necessary and directed by supervisor

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

* Installing foundations, walls, floors, ceilings, and roofs using materials such as: wood, steel, metal, concrete, plastics, and composites of multiple materials
* Fitting and installing window frames, doors, door frames, door hardware, interior and exterior trim using a carpenters level, plumb bob, and laser levels
* 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
* Building or repairing cabinets, doors, frameworks, floors, or other wooden fixtures used in buildings, using woodworking machines, hand tools, or power tools
* Assembling and fastening materials to make frameworks or props, 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
* Inspecting ceiling or floor tile, wall coverings, siding, glass, or woodwork to detect broken or damaged structures
* Please attach a resume showing at least 5 years experience to your application for immediate consideration.
* 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 Journeyman Carpenter Do At Marriott

* Build, install, and repair walls and partitions, including drywall, wallpaper, millwork/molding, and faux finishing.
* Install and repair finishes, such as laminates.
* Perform rough-in framing for doors, frames, windows, and cabinetry.
* Repair, maintain, and construct wood structures such as partitions, doors, furniture, and similar items throughout the property.
* Perform miscellaneous minor repairs such as tightening loose toilet seats, changing light bulbs, and patching holes in walls.
* Order items, including filling out requisitions, obtaining manager approval, and using appropriate vendors.
* Load, transport, and unload freight from elevator to designated area, using handtruck.
* Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report any maintenance problems, safety hazards, accidents, or injuries; and complete safety training and certifications.
* Ensure uniform and personal appearance are clean and professional, maintain confidentiality of proprietary information, and protect company assets.
* Speak with others using clear and professional language.
* Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others.
* Welcome and acknowledge all guests according to company standards, anticipate and address guests' service needs, assist individuals with disabilities, and thank guests with genuine appreciation.
* Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance.
* Grasp, turn, and manipulate objects of varying size and weight, requiring fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
* Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping.
* Move up and down a ladder.
* Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors.
* To apply now, go to: https://marriott.taleo.Net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=17002TXQ Marriott International is consistently recognized as an employer of choice globally by FORTUNE magazine, DiversityInc and Great Places to Work Institute, among others.
* Visit www.marriott.com/careers to learn more about our workplace culture and career opportunities.
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How To Become A Journeyman Carpenter

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

Education

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

Training

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.

Advancement

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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Journeyman Carpenter Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    94.9%
  • Female

    4.1%
  • Unknown

    1.1%

Ethnicity

  • White

    81.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    11.4%
  • Asian

    5.8%
  • Unknown

    1.0%
  • Black or African American

    0.4%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    76.5%
  • French

    11.8%
  • German

    2.9%
  • Japanese

    2.9%
  • Greek

    2.9%
  • Russian

    2.9%
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Top Skills for A Journeyman Carpenter

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Top Journeyman Carpenter Skills

  1. Door Hardware
  2. Drywall Installation
  3. Safety Rules
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Installed windows as well as doors and door hardware.
  • Experience in drywall installation for fire and sound prevention.
  • Followed established safety rules and regulations and maintained a safe and clean environment.
  • Study specifications in blueprints, sketches or building plans to prepare project layout.
  • Install rough door and window frames, subflooring, fixtures, or temporary supports in structures undergoing construction or repair.

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