What does a Helpers--Carpenter do?

Help carpenters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

Jobs Roles

  • Position and hold timbers, lumber, or paneling in place for fastening or cutting.
  • Erect scaffolding, shoring, or braces.
  • Select tools, equipment, or materials from storage and transport items to work site.
  • Fasten timbers or lumber with glue, screws, pegs, or nails and install hardware.
  • Clean work areas, machines, or equipment, to maintain a clean and safe job site.
  • Hold plumb bobs, sighting rods, or other equipment to aid in establishing reference points and lines.
  • Align, straighten, plumb, or square forms for installation.
  • Smooth or sand surfaces to remove ridges, tool marks, glue, or caulking.
  • Perform tie spacing layout and measure, mark, drill or cut.
  • Secure stakes to grids for constructions of footings, nail scabs to footing forms, and vibrate and float concrete.
  • Construct forms and assist in raising them to the required elevation.
  • Install handrails under the direction of a carpenter.
  • Glue and clamp edges or joints of assembled parts.
  • Cut and install insulating or sound-absorbing material.
  • Cut tile or linoleum to fit and spread adhesives on flooring for installation.
  • Cover surfaces with laminated plastic covering material.
  • Drill holes in timbers or lumber.
  • Cut timbers, lumber, or paneling to specified dimensions.
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