Construction Technical Career Information
A boilermaker is a tradesperson who manufactures, installs, and maintains boilers, tanks, and closed vats. Boilers heat the liquid, usually water, that is used to generate electric power or provide heat to buildings, factories, or ships. Tanks and vats are storage containers that hold chemicals, oil, and other liquids.
Carpenter 41- 90k
Builds or repairs cabinets, doors, frameworks, floors, or other wooden fixtures used in buildings, using woodworking machines, hand tools, or power tools. Assembles and fastens materials to make frameworks or props, using hand tools and wood screws, nails, dowel pins, or glue.
Carpet Installer 32-48k
Laying out carpet samples for customer selection. … Rolling out, measuring, and cutting carpets to size. Gluing or stapling carpets to the floor, stairs, or wall. Finishing edges with a wall trimmer and correcting imperfections.
Cement and Concrete Finisher 34- 48k
Setting forms that hold the concrete in place. Cleaning and inspecting surfaces for pouring issues. Directing the casting of the concrete with the truck driver. Pouring, smoothing, and leveling concrete using a rake, trowel, float, and screed.
Dredge Operator 24-36k
Operate dredge to remove sand, gravel, or other materials in order to excavate and maintain navigable channels in waterways. Move levers to position dredges for excavation, to engage hydraulic pumps, to raise and lower suction booms, and to control rotation of cutterheads.
Electricians are responsible for inspecting, testing, repairing, installing, and modifying electrical components and systems. Electricians general work at homes, businesses, and construction sites, and generally work as contractors.
Equipment Operator 43-79k
A heavy equipment operator drives or controls construction equipment, including bulldozers, forklifts, backhoes, dump trucks, cargo trucks, and hydraulic truck cranes. They operate this equipment to assist in the construction of structures, including bridges, roads, and buildings.
Elevator Mechanic 47-100k
Installs, maintains, and repairs elevator equipment, controls, lighting and circuits. Ensures work is in accordance with relevant codes. Maintains and repairs elevators, escalators, and similar equipment.
An Estimator, also known as a Cost Planner, collects and evaluates a company’s data in order to estimate the costs, resources, and labor needed to produce a service or product. Their duties include performing research, gathering quotations, preparing reports, and monitoring forecast plans.
Fencer/Fence Erector 33-38k
Erect and repair fences and fence gates, using hand and power tools. Establish the location for a fence, and gather information needed to ensure that there are no electric cables or water lines in the area. Determine appropriate locations for operations or installations.
Flooring Installer 30-64k
Clearing the work surface from dust, debris, and obstructions. Preparing the work surface by applying adhesive, grouting, or other appropriate materials. Laying wood, carpeting, tiles, concrete, and other types of flooring. … Educating clients about suitable care for their floors.
Glaziers install glass in windows, skylights and various fixtures in stores, commercial buildings, homes and vehicles. They follow blueprints and cut glass to specified sizes and shapes, and they remove old and broken glass before installing new panes.
Finish Carpenter/Cabinet maker 33-65k
Reporting to the divisional Production Manager, the Cabinet Maker is a specialized role in the Cabinets and Millwork division. The Cabinet Maker will encompass operation of woodworking machines, use of hand tools, prepare measurements of interior space, and the ability to read and understand shop drawings.
HVAC Tech 45-70k
HVAC Technician Responsibilities: Installing, maintaining and repairing ventilation and air conditioning systems and equipment. Identifying maintenance risks on equipment. Diagnosing electrical and mechanical faults for HVAC systems. Cleaning, adjusting and repairing systems, and performing warranty services.
Insulation Worker 40-89k
Insulators install and replace the material that saves energy and helps reduce noise in buildings and around vats, vessels, boilers, steam pipes, and water pipes. Insulators also install fire-stopping materials to prevent the spread of a fire and smoke throughout a building.
Solar Voltaic Installation 45-60k
Plan PV system configurations based on customer needs and site conditions. Measure, cut, and assemble the support structure for solar PV panels. Install solar modules, panels, and support structures according to building codes and standards. Connect PV panels to the electrical system.
A mason uses bricks, concrete blocks, or natural stones to build structures that include walls, walkways, fences, and chimneys. Depending on the building material in which they specialize, these workers might be called brick masons, block masons, or stonemasons. Brickmasons are sometimes referred to as bricklayers.
A Millwright is in charge of installing and maintaining equipment used in multiple industries. Also referred to as a Millwright Service Technician, their work includes installing, transferring, and repairing equipment and machinery. They work in factories, power plants, and other industrial sites.
Plumber, Pipefitter, Steamfitter 43-80k
A pipefitter attaches pipes to walls, structures and fixtures, such as radiators or tanks, using brackets, clamps, tools or welding equipment. Pipefitters measure and mark pipes for cutting, threading and welding. They use specific tools such as saws, cutting torches, pipe threaders, benders, and welders.
Sheet Metal Worker 34-68k
Sheet metal workers are responsible for installing and sometimes fabricating thin metal sheets used in a variety of applications. They have daily duties such as fastening metal seams, welding, bolting, creating supportive frameworks, taking measurements and maneuvering material around.
Iron workers are sometimes also known as welders, fabricators, assemblers or erectors. Their job involves heating, cutting, bending and installing sometimes very large metal components for structural work. Their productions can include rods, beams and trusses that are used in bridges, skyscrapers and highways.