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Oswego Career Ladders - Carpenter

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Carpenter

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Facility Support

Construct or install and repair a variety of woodwork requiring accuracy and good appearance, such as doors, stairs, roofs, partitions, hardware, and fixtures. Make repairs to office furniture, cabinets, etc. Operate a variety of power hand tools and woodworking machinery as required. Note: carpenters perform their skill 100% of the time.

Work Settings

Entire facility, including office and manufacturing floor. The average workweek is 40 hours. Shift work and overtime is common. Many manufacturers operate 24 hours/day.

Education

Carpenters usually acquire their skills through a formal apprenticeship program or through on-the-job training supplemented by courses at a trade or technical school.

Job Outlook

See US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook (http://www.bls.gov/oco/home.htm) for latest information

Salary

Average hourly earnings in CNY in 2005 were $19.19/hour.

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