General Carpenters work mainly with wood, wood substitutes, and materials like drywall, plaster, steel, copper, and tiles. They may construct, install, maintain, or repair structures and be responsible for framing and forming or finishing cabinets, doors, stairs, and other major wooden structures.
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What Preparation and Training Do You Need?
What's Your Future as a Carpenter (general) (403A)?
Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $25.00 per hour.
|Do you have a valid driver’s license?|
|Are you able to work indoors and outdoors? Are you comfortable working at all heights?|
|Are you able to read blueprints and measurements accurately? Have basic math skills.|
|Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?|
|Are you able to lift more than 50lbs? Are you able to stand or sit for long periods of time?|
|Are you detailed oriented and good with colors? Do you have the ability to work closely with others?|
|Are you reliable, a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision? Can you start and finish work on time?|
If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as a Carpenter may be for you!
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