CAREERS COLLEGES JOBS SCHOLARSHIP ARTICLES

 
» » ยป

Carpenter Jobs Greenwood IN

This page provides relevant content and local businesses that can help with your search for information on Carpenter Jobs. You will find informative articles about Carpenter Jobs, including "Carpenter". Below you will also find local businesses that may provide the products or services you are looking for. Please scroll down to find the local resources in Greenwood, IN that can help answer your questions about Carpenter Jobs.

DuKate Fine Remodeling
2111 Holiday Lane
Franklin, IN
Services
Remodeler, Specialty Contractor
Awards
2008 Guildmaster with Highest Distinction, 2010 Guildmaster with Distinction
Membership Organizations
Builders Assocation of Greater Indianapolis, NAHB Certified Graduate Builder, NAHB Certified Graduate Remodeler, National Association of Home Builders

Data Provided By:
Automatic Irrigation Inc
(317) 882-6056
647 Sayre Court
Greenwood, IN
 
Stones Crossing Garden Center
(317) 535-7993
2807 South State Road 135
Greenwood, IN
 
Plastershak
(317) 881-6518
1797 Old State Road 37
Greenwood, IN
 
Indianalighting
(317) 888-5025
645 USHighway 31 North
Greenwood, IN
 
LeafGuard Indiana
5715 West 85th Street
Indianapolis, IN
Services
Specialty Contractor, Remodeler
Membership Organizations
Angie's List, Better Business Bureau, Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval

Data Provided By:
Primary Grounds Maintenance
(317) 422-9755
5234 West Stones Crossing Road
Greenwood, IN
 
Landscaping by Plants Galore
(317) 882-7065
1141 Paradise Way North
Greenwood, IN
 
Cragen Lawn Care
(317) 535-9638
2595 Endress Place
Greenwood, IN
 
HomeSigns
(317) 887-9414
Post Office Box 1153
Greenwood, IN
 
Data Provided By:

Carpenter

How to become a Carpenter

Carpenters can be trained formally or informally. Informally, many carpenters begin by just building things with wood, learning as they go. Formally, training to be a carpenter can begin in high school by taking shop or drafting classes. An aspiring carpenter can then choose from a number of training options. He or she may be able to get an internship or apprenticeship with a more experienced carpenter and learn on the job. Another option is to go to a vocational school or trade school to learn the trade of carpentry. Either of these options can take from one to four years, depending on which option and how in-depth it is.

Even after someone becomes a carpenter, there is still much on the job training that can occur. Framing, finishing, blueprint reading, and many other skills can be learned.

What does a Carpenter do?

Carpenters can perform many different types of construction; creating anything from small wooden toys to cabinets and beds to bridges and highways. They usually work with wood but can work with other materials as well.

Carpenters usually work from blueprints or other instructions and measure carefully before they begin working. They may work with drywall, wood, fiberglass, or plastic, in addition to other materials, and use tools such as sanders, levels, chisels, saws, drills, and planes. Materials are joined with screws, staples, nails, or adhesives.

Many carpenters specialize in just one or two areas of carpentry while others perform more general carpentry. For example, a carpenter may specialize in furniture make or he or she could work for a general contractor, performing whatever type of carpentry needs to be performed. Carpenters who work for contractors may, on the other hand, become even more specialized. They may just have one task, such as building scaffolding or building the wooden frames for pouring concrete, and perform that same task all day every day.

What skills or qualities do I need to become a Carpenter?

Carpenters obviously need manual dexterity and good hand-eye coordination to build what they are working on. Carpenters should be in good shape, as the job may be strenuous and require many hours of physical labor per day. During busy seasons, carpenters sometimes work overtime and work on weekends, so their stamina must be good. Math skills are a must for carpenters who spend time measuring and cutting, and Spanish skills can be helpful as so much of the construction workforce in the United States is Spanish-speaking.

If a carpenter is self-employed, it is important that he or she be self-directed and disciplined to look for work and complete as much work as is needed each day and each week.

What do Carpenters make?

In May 2006, carpenters earned a median hourly wage of $17.57, with the middle fifty percent earning between $13.55 and $23.85 an hour. The carpenters who made the most money worked in residential building construction. Non...

Click here to read the rest of this article from MyPursuit