Builds rough wooden structures, such as concrete forms, scaffolds, tunnel, bridge, or sewer supports, billboard signs, and temporary frame shelters, according to sketches, blueprints, or oral instructions.
This career is part of the Architecture and Construction cluster Construction pathway.
A person in this career:
- Measures materials or distances, using square, measuring tape, or rule to lay out work.
- Studies blueprints and diagrams to determine dimensions of structure or form to be constructed.
- Cuts or saws boards, timbers, or plywood to required size, using handsaw, power saw, or woodworking machine.
- Marks cutting lines on materials, using pencil and scriber.
- Anchors and braces forms and other structures in place, using nails, bolts, anchor rods, steel cables, planks, wedges, and timbers.
- Erects forms, framework, scaffolds, hoists, roof supports, or chutes, using hand tools, plumb rule, and level.
- Assembles and fastens material together to construct wood or metal framework of structure, using bolts, nails, or screws.
- Bores boltholes in timber, masonry or concrete walls, using power drill.
- Maintains job records and schedules work crew.
- Installs rough door and window frames, subflooring, fixtures, or temporary supports in structures undergoing construction or repair.