Maintenance Carpenter

Construct and repair structural woodworks and equipment in establishments.
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Quick Stats


Outlook
Good

Salary Range
$25,000 – $72,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Maintenance Carpenters do?

Constructs and repairs structural woodwork and equipment in establishment, working from blueprints, drawings, or oral instructions: Builds, repairs, and installs counters, cabinets, benches, partitions, floors, doors, building framework, and trim, using carpenter’s handtools and power tools. Installs glass in windows, doors, and partitions. Replaces damaged ceiling tile, floor tile, and wall coverings. May build cabinets and other wooden equipment in carpenter shop, using woodworking machines, such as saws, shaper, and jointer [CABINETMAKER 660.280-010]. May install items, such as window shades, venetian blinds, and curtain rods, wall fans, and door locks for tenants. May be designated according to place at which work is performed as Carpenter, Mine; or according to specific items made or maintained as Flume Maker; Frame Maker; Meat-Cutting-Block Repairer.


Should I be a Maintenance Carpenter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.

  • Also known as: Carpenter, Maintenance, Maintenance Painter Apprentice

    How to become a Maintenance Carpenter

    Maintenance Carpenters 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 Maintenance Carpenter-related education!
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