Beam Builder

Cut and assemble lumber to build false ceiling beams.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$25,000 – $72,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Beam Builders do?

Cuts and assembles lumber to build false ceiling beams for prefabricated homes: Measures and marks lumber according to specification sheet for beam dimensions, using tape measure and marker. Positions and cuts lumber on workbench, using table saw. Aligns and interlaces different sizes of lumber to obtain specified dimension of beams. Measures beam to determine conformance to specifications, using tape measure. Stores beams on storage rack.

Should I be a Beam Builder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Brattice Builder, Buggy Pusher, Builder, Beam, Canoe Builder, Closet Builder, Dock Builder, Hull Builder See More

    How to become a Beam Builder

    Beam Builders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Beam Builder-related education!
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