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Construction Carpenters

Also called: Assembler, Cabinet Maker, Carpenter Foreman, Foreman

Where in the Air Force? In the Air Force: Structural; Structural Apprentice; Structural Craftsman; Structural Helper; Structural Journeyman

What they do:
Construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter's hand tools and power tools.
On the job, you would:
  • Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment.
  • Study specifications in blueprints, sketches, or building plans to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required.
  • Measure and mark cutting lines on materials, using a ruler, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge.


Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security


Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
  • imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Independence


You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software
  • Bosch Punch List
  • Craftsman CD Estimator
Accounting software
  • Intuit QuickBooks software
  • Intuit Quicken software
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word
  • Wilhelm Publishing Threshold


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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