Carpentry and masonry specialist (12W)

A carpentry and masonry specialist is responsible for general heavy carpentry and masonry duties.

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Building and maintaining the structures that support Army operations is the responsibility of the Carpentry and Masonry Specialist. As a Carpentry and Masonry Specialist your duties and responsibilities include: constructing and maintaining rigging devices, trusses and other structural assemblies, assisting in the building layout, framing, sheathing, fabrication and roofing of a variety of structures, performing duties of basic carpentry and masonry skills and assisting in a variety of combat engineer missions.

This career field requires individuals who are interested in creating and building structures using construction and engineering techniques, who are good in math and enjoy working outdoors using hand and power tools, have the ability to work as a member of a team while maintaining safety awareness and are physically and mentally fit to perform labor intensive, strenuous work under pressure.

After successfully completing Army Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, you will remain at that station and attend 9 weeks of Carpentry and Masonry Specialist Advanced Individual Training. There you will learn how to interpret construction drawings and read blueprints, the basics in concrete technology, materials, proportioning and control tests, the proper use of a variety of hand tools and construction equipment and vehicles, concrete placing, consolidation and finishing, along with edging, jointing, curing and protection, the basics in wooden structure framing, insulation, roofing and flooring along with structural steel and prefabricated building assembly.

After successfully completing your Advanced Individual Training, you may be eligible for worldwide assignments as a member of a Combat Engineer unit. You may have the opportunity to advance in your career through additional technical, tactical, and leadership training. The skills you learn such as teamwork, discipline, and leadership, may help you transition from the military to the civilian work force where you may find employment in the construction career field; or with further education and certifications, in the engineering fields.

Carpentry and Masonry Specialist; a crucial member of the Army combat engineer team.

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