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Become An Union Carpenter

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Working As An Union 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

  • $42,930

    Average Salary

What Does An Union Carpenter Do At CBRE

* Complies with all applicable codes, regulations, governmental agency and Company directives related to building operations and work safety.
* SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
* None.
* Performs assigned repairs, emergency and preventive maintenance.
* Completes maintenance and repair records as required.
* Reviews assigned work orders.
* Estimates time and materials needed to complete repair.
* Orders necessary materials and supplies to complete all tasks.
* Maintains an energy management program to ensure measures are taken to operate all systems in the most efficient manner to keep operating costs at a minimum.
* Maintains the building lighting system, including element and ballast repairs or replacements.
* Performs carpentry tasks as needed.
* Responds quickly to emergency situations, summoning additional assistance as needed.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position.
* May provide informal assistance such as technical guidance and/or training to coworkers.
* May coordinate work and assign tasks.
* At CBRE, you are empowered to take your career path into your own hands.
* Enjoy workplace flexibility in a global organization with tremendous scale.
* Work in an inclusive and collaborative environment with supportive teammates. _Come experience the employee advantage at CBRE._
* CBRE has a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.
* As a Fortune 500 worldwide leader in real estate services, CBRE’s more than 70,000 professionals provide exceptional outcomes for clients in 60+ countries.
* When it comes to real estate, CBRE sees potential everywhere.
* We turn scale into strength, expense into performance, and property into prosperity.
* Visit CBRE.com at http://www.cbre.com/ .
* With a network across the globe, our Asset Services professionals leverage global best practices and real-time data to improve building operational performance.
* Our team collaborates across a complete spectrum of integrated services to help our clients achieve optimal asset and portfolio management.
* We strategically position assets in the most diverse markets, through the most challenging market conditions—making significant investments each year in our service platform to deliver cutting-edge solutions.
* Continuing education helps our employees advance their industry knowledge, allowing us to attract and retain top talent.
* And, we employ the highest industry standards in all of our processes to ensure regulatory compliance, consistency and service excellence

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How To Become An Union 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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Union Carpenter Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    92.6%
  • Female

    6.0%
  • Unknown

    1.3%

Ethnicity

  • White

    82.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    10.6%
  • Asian

    5.1%
  • Unknown

    1.2%
  • Black or African American

    0.5%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    50.0%
  • Finnish

    10.0%
  • German

    10.0%
  • Dutch

    10.0%
  • Russian

    10.0%
  • Thai

    10.0%
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Top Skills for An Union Carpenter

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Top Union Carpenter Skills

  1. Drywall
  2. Safety Rules
  3. Project Layout
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Experience and training in concrete form work, drywall and metal studs.
  • Follow established safety rules and regulations.
  • Constructed concrete forms, wall and door frames, and installed drywall.
  • Certified in OSHA 40, Scaffold erector and Suspended Scaffolding.
  • Shape or cut materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saw.

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