There are definitely some great jobs for skilled tradesmen in the carpentry field right now in New England.
And we have some great carpenters that are always up for a new challenge, project, or opportunity.
One of our great employees once heard a structural engineer on a job site tell a skilled carpenter “I studied geometry in school, but you bring geometry to life.” That says it all.
Carpenters are always in demand, and the current skilled trades hiring market is certainly proof of that.
But what does a typical day in the life of a carpenter look like? We snagged a great high-level definition from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Carpenters typically do the following:
- Follow blueprints and building plans to meet the needs of clients
- Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding
- Measure, cut, and shape wood, plastic, and other materials
- Construct and install building frameworks, including walls, floors, and doorframes
- Inspect and replace damaged framework or other structures and fixtures
- Instruct and direct laborers and other construction helpers
Carpenters have many different tasks. Some carpenters insulate office buildings; others install drywall or kitchen cabinets in homes. Still others focus on production or commercial work to help construct tall buildings or bridges, installing wooden concrete forms for cement footings or pillars. These carpenters also erect shoring and scaffolding for buildings.
Carpenters use many different tools to cut and shape wood, plastic, fiberglass, or drywall. They use handtools, including squares, levels, and chisels, as well as many power tools, such as sanders, circular saws, nail guns, and welding machines. On large projects, carpenters may use rigging hardware and cranes as part of the installation process. Carpenters may also use smart phones, tablets, and other personal electronic devices to assist with planning, drafting, or other calculations.
We couldn’t have summed it up better ourselves! And that’s just the beginning. When you read that job description, you quickly realize that there’s no such thing as a “typical” day for a carpenter.
Are you looking for highly skilled carpenters to fill open full-time positions or temporary jobs? Either way, we can help.
Get the skilled construction workers you need from the expert recruitment team at Skilled Trades Partners.
When you partner with Skilled Trades Partners, you can expect our team to help you:
- Access the skilled, specialized tradespeople you need—quickly!
- Control labor costs
- Increase productivity
- Get the skilled labor you need to complete your projects on time
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