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8750 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue Suite 500 Chicago, IL 60631 United States


Carpenters are responsible for construct, erect, install, and repair structures
and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter's hand tools and
power tools; install framing, and seal joints between plasterboard or other
wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering. Carpenters
work with blueprints, specifications, and drawings to build, maintain and repair
various types of structures.

• Designs, constructs, remodels,
retrofits and repairs interior and exterior structures made of wood,
drywall, plaster, concrete and brick.
• Study specifications in
blueprints, sketches or building plans to prepare project layout and
determine dimensions and materials required.
• Shape or cut materials to
specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saw.
• Measure and mark cutting lines on
materials, using ruler, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge.
• Verify trueness of structure,
using plumb bob and level. Assemble and fasten materials to make framework
or props, using hand tools and wood screws, nails, dowel pins, or glue.
• Remove damaged or defective parts
or sections of structures and repair or replace, using hand tools.
• Assemble or install metal framing
or decorative trim for windows, doorways, or vents.
• Cut and screw together metal
channels to make floor or ceiling frames, according to plans for the
location of rooms or hallways.
• Erect scaffolding and ladders for
assembling structures above ground level.
• Other job duties as needed.


High school degree or equivalent

Participates in Apprenticeship Program

Union Carpenter

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