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What Does a Commercial Carpenter Do?
Commercial carpenters are specialized woodworkers found at large construction sites.
Their job description entails providing professional carpentry services during construction of commercial structures such as schools, churches, bridges and hospitals.
Commercial carpenters are skilled in operating a range of equipment and machinery which residential carpenters are not familiar with.
They work with complex power tools such as jackhammers, power drills, etc. They also work with non-wood materials among which include steel and concrete.
They are also able to read and interpret construction plans and blueprint to determine the materials and dimensions specified.
Since commercial carpenters work on more complex and sophisticated structures, they establish and ensure adherence to procedures and regulations for safety of life and health.
They usually measure and mark cutting lines on construction materials using pencil, chalk, and scriber.
As part of their work description, commercial carpenters develop and implement strategies for achieving the requirements a city has set for a commercial structure.
They often oversee the construction of a building interior to ensure proper installation of window frames, staircases and doors.
They also fabricate and set up shelves, furniture and other wooden fixtures.
Commercial carpenters usually erect temporary construction structures such as scaffolding and framework.
They also operate and utilize pulleys and cranes to put up and install building framework.
They are also responsible for aligning floorboards to join seamlessly with elevator or escalator.
Some qualities required for the position include physical dexterity, strength, and attention to details.
- Working with metal and wood framing and roof truss components
- Using hand or electric tools to fabricate, cut, and install framework
- Reading and understanding blueprints and drawings
- Helping place and secure wood during the building process
- Being confident in framing, measuring, trim work, and finishing work
Qualifications & Experience
- Five years of finish/rough commercial carpentry experience
- Strong scheduling and blueprint reading skills as well as knowledge of metal stud/wood framing, material management, metal doors, hardware install, drywall, trim, cabinets/counter tops, suspended grid, tile install, etc.
- Reliable transportation to and from jobsites
- Basic math skills – addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division on the fly
- Able to repeatedly lift 50 pounds in order to load and unload wood and other materials as well as carry needed tools and materials to and from the jobsite
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