Skills Carpenter in British Columbia

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a carpenter in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Carpenters (NOC 72310).

Tasks

  • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings and sketches to determine specifications and calculate requirements
  • Prepare layouts in conformance to building codes, using measuring tools
  • Measure, cut, shape, assemble and join materials made of wood, wood substitutes, lightweight steel and other materials
  • Prepare tenders and quotations
  • Build foundations, install floor beams, lay subflooring and erect walls and roof systems
  • Fit and install windows, doors, stairs, mouldings and hardware
  • Schedule and co-ordinate work on sites
  • Survey building locations and levels
  • Instruct apprentices
  • Supervise other workers
  • Estimate costs and materials
  • Operate CADD and other computer software systems
  • Maintain, repair and renovate residences and wooden structures in mills, mines, hospitals, industrial plants and other establishments

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

Skills

Building Help - Building
  • Restoring and Repairing
  • Finishing Building Interior/Exterior
  • Installing Building Interior Infrastructure
  • Constructing
Creative Expression Help - Creative Expression
  • Designing
Analysis Help - Analysis
  • Analyzing Information
  • Planning
  • Projecting Outcomes
Management Help - Management
  • Supervising

Knowledge

Law and Public Safety Help - Law and Public Safety
  • Public Safety and Security
Engineering and Technology Help - Engineering and Technology
  • Building and Construction
Business, Finance and Management Help - Business, Finance and Management
  • Client Service
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