Carpenter
Introduction
Carpenters construct, erect, install, maintain and repair structures and components of structures made of wood, wood-substitutes and other materials. They are employed by construction companies, carpentry contractors, maintenance departments of factories, plants and other establishments, or they may be self-employed.
Essential Skills Requirements:
 
Safety-related Activities
Reading
Ability to understand short instructions and warnings written on signs, labels and packaging. (Complexity: 1)
 
Uncategorized
Reading
2nd Reading level 1 (Complexity: 1)
3rd Reading level 1 (Complexity: 1)
4th Reading level 1 (Complexity: 1)
5th Reading level 1 (Complexity: 1)
7th Reading level 1 (Complexity: 1)
Ability to read reminders and short notes from co-workers to coordinate work activities. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to read short text entries on technical drawings and on forms, such as work orders and invoices. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to understand short comments written on forms such as building permits and repair orders. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to understand short instructions and warnings written on signs, labels and packaging. (Complexity: 1)
14th Reading level 2 (Complexity: 2)
7th Reading level 2 (Complexity: 2)
8th Reading level 2 (Complexity: 2)
Ability to read notices, bulletins and newsletters, e.g. read notices from workers’ compensation boards to learn about workplace hazards and newsletters to stay up-to-date on union activities. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to read product use instructions, e.g. read instructions for the use of scissor lifts, gas-powered fastening tools and total station layout instruments. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to read workplace safety materials, e.g. read Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to understand the chemical composition and hazards of products, such as adhesives. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to understand information contained in service and recall bulletins. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to understand written instructions for the preparation of .... 2 (Complexity: 2)
Ability to understand written instructions for the set-up, operation and maintenance of equipment such as ... 2 (Complexity: 2)
1st Reading level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability ro read and interpret building codes, regulations, bylaws and standards, e.g. read building codes to determine the minimum height of railings and banisters. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to interpret information contained in a variety of repair, service and procedure manuals. 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to read and interpret written information in text books, training manuals and technical reports, e.g. read engineering reports to learn about geologic conditions at construction sites. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to read brochures and magazine and website articles to learn about new products and stay informed about industry practices. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to read instructions and procedures contained in manuals, e.g. read construction manuals to learn how to build structures, such as domed roofs and circular stairwells. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to understand and interpret environmental protection practices such as HAZMAT and ISO 14000 - 14001. 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to understand and interpret quality control practices such as ISO 9000. 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to understand and interpret regulations that govern occupational health and safety. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to understand and interpret regulations that govern the roadworthiness, noise and emission standards of ... (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to understand written instructions about the set-up, operation and maintenance of equipment such as... 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to understand written instructions about the use of electronic record keeping systems. 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to understand written instructions contained in detailed policy manuals. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to understand written instructions pertaining to the use of portable power tools such as... 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to understand written permit application procedures and instructions. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Document Use
1st Document Use level 1 (Complexity: 1)
2nd Document Use level 1 (Complexity: 1)
3rd Document Use level 1 (Complexity: 1)
4th Document Use level 1 (Complexity: 1)
5th Document Use level 1 (Complexity: 1)
1st Document Use level 2 (Complexity: 2)
2nd Document Use level 2 (Complexity: 2)
3rd Document Use level 2 (Complexity: 2)
4th Document Use level 2 (Complexity: 2)
5th Document Use level 2 (Complexity: 2)
1st Document Use level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
2nd Document Use level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
3rd Document Use level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
4th Document Use level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
5th Document Use level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
1st Document Use level 4 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
2nd Document Use level 4 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
3rd Document Use level 4 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
4th Document Use level 4 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
5th Document Use level 4 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
1st Document Use level 5 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
2nd Document Use level 5 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
3rd Document Use level 5 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
4th Document Use level 5 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
5th Document Use level 5 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Whole Numbers
Ability to read and write, count, round off, add or subtract, multiply or divide whole numbers, e.g. read measuring tapes, order lumber. (Complexity: 1)
Fractions
Ability to read and write, add or subtract fractions, multiply or divide by a fraction, multiply or divide fractions, e.g. use fractional units of inches when measuring the thickness of flooring materials. (Complexity: 2)
Decimals
Ability to read and write, round off, add or subtract decimals, multiply or divide by a decimal, multiply or divide decimals, e.g. use decimals to record partial units for measurement, such as 6.4 metres. (Complexity: 1)
Percents and Mixed Operations
Ability to use percent to locate numbers; add, subtract, multiply and divide signed numbers; complete mixed operations with whole numbers, fractions, percents and decimals. (Complexity: 2)
Data Analysis
Ability to calculate and use totals, sub-totals and basic summary measures like averages and rates; perform proportional calculations. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Basic Skills
Ability to analyze and draw lines and line segments; use coordinates to locate points in a plane; calculate angles; use concepts such as parallelism to solve problems. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Plane Figures
Ability to calculate perimeters, areas and circumferences; analyze angles and distances in triangles, rectangles and circles; analyze complex shapes into constituent plane figures. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Solids
Ability to calculate volumes of rectangular solids, cylinders and prisms; analyze complex volumes into constituent regular solids. (Complexity: 2)
Geometry - Advanced Tasks
Ability to analyze angles and distances in plane figures; calculate areas of other polygons; use theorem to solve problems; calculate areas and volumes of objects such as spheres, pyramids and cones. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Measurement
Ability to measure things such as distance, weight, volume, temperature and angles; use and convert between Metric and Imperial measurement units. (Complexity: 2)
Algebra
Ability to construct and solve equations with one to three different variables and use common formulas. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Trigonometry
Ability to identify and calculate known and unknown angles, use trigonometry to set up and solve problems using trigonometry. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Oral Communication
1st Oral Communication level 1 (Complexity: 1)
2nd Oral Communication level 1 (Complexity: 1)
Ability to discuss delvery schedules with suppliers. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to discuss simple tasks and exchange information with co-workers. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to greet customers and clients. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to listen to and interpret simple instructions. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to provide simple instructions to customers. (Complexity: 1)
1st Oral Communication level 2 (Complexity: 2)
2nd Oral Communication level 2 (Complexity: 2)
Ability to answer customers' questions, gather information from them and discuss their needs for services. 2 (Complexity: 2)
Ability to ask questions to clarify job tasks and expectations. 2 (Complexity: 2)
Ability to discuss work practices at staff meetings. 2 (Complexity: 2)
Ability to discuss work practices at staff meetings. 2 (Complexity: 2)
Ability to explain work processes and procedures to customers. 2 (Complexity: 2)
Ability to negotiate schedules and resource requirements with tradespeople. 2 (Complexity: 2)
Ability to provide information to customers about products and services. 2 (Complexity: 2)
Ability to talk to customers about overdue accounts and to arrange payments. 2 (Complexity: 2)
1st Oral Communication level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
2nd Oral Communication level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to actively promote the about the purchase of products and services. 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to discuss and provide detailed, step-by-step instructions to workers.3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to discuss and resolve disputes with customers.3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to discuss troubleshooting and repair information with co-workers and help desk technicians. 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to explain technical problems, processes and solutions to co-workers such as apprentices. 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to gather information from workers involved in workplace accidents and incidents.3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Ability to talk to co-workers and colleagues to solve critical production delays. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Writing
1st writing Level 1 (Complexity: 1)
1st writing Level 2 (Complexity: 2)
1st writing Level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Thinking
1st Thinking Skill level 1 (Complexity: 1)
2nd Thinking Skill level 1 (Complexity: 1)
3rd Thinking Skill level 1 (Complexity: 1)
4th Thinking Skill level 1 (Complexity: 1)
5th Thinking Skill level 1 (Complexity: 1)
6th Thinking Skill level 1 (Complexity: 1)
1st Thinking Skill level 2 (Complexity: 2)
2nd Thinking Skill level 2 (Complexity: 2)
3rd Thinking Skill level 2 (Complexity: 2)
4th Thinking Skill level 2 (Complexity: 2)
5th Thinking Skill level 2 (Complexity: 2)
6th Thinking Skill level 2 (Complexity: 2)
7th Thinking Skill level 2 (Complexity: 2)
Ability to evaluate the accuracy of equipment readings and test results. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to evaluate the quality of work performed by considering factors such as the appearance and structural integrity of completed projects. (Complexity: 2)
1st Thinking Skill level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
2nd Thinking Skill level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
3rd Thinking Skill level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
4th Thinking Skill level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
5th Thinking Skill level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
6th Thinking Skill level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
1st Thinking Skill level 4 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
2nd Thinking Skill level 4 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
4th Thinking Skill level 4 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
5th Thinking Skill level 4 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Numeracy - Scheduling, Budgeting and Accounting Math
1st Scheduling, Budgeting and Accounting level 1 (Complexity: 1)
2nd Scheduling, Budgeting and Accounting level 1 (Complexity: 1)
3rd Scheduling, Budgeting and Accounting level 1 (Complexity: 1)
1st Scheduling, Budgeting and Accounting level 2 (Complexity: 2)
2nd Scheduling, Budgeting and Accounting level 2 (Complexity: 2)
3rd Scheduling, Budgeting and Accounting level 2 (Complexity: 2)
4th Scheduling, Budgeting and Accounting level 2 (Complexity: 2)
3rd Scheduling, Budgeting and Accounting level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
1st Scheduling, Budgeting and Accounting level 4 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
2nd Scheduling, Budgeting and Accounting level 4 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Numeracy - Measurement and Calculation Math
Ability to calculate quantities for solutions, compounds and mixtures. (Complexity: 2)
4th Measurement and Calculation level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Digital Technology - Word Processing
1st Word Processing level 1 (Complexity: 1)
2nd Word Processing level 1 (Complexity: 1)
1st Word Processing level 2 (Complexity: 2)
2nd Word Processing level 2 (Complexity: 2)
1st Word Processing level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Digital Technology - Spreadsheets
1st Spreadsheets level 1 (Complexity: 1)
2nd Spreadsheets level 1 (Complexity: 1)
1st Spreadsheets level 2 (Complexity: 2)
2nd Spreadsheets level 2 (Complexity: 2)
1st Spreadsheets level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
2nd Spreadsheets level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Digital Technology - Databases
1st Database level 1 (Complexity: 1)
1st Database level 2 (Complexity: 2)
2nd Database level 2 (Complexity: 2)
3rd Database level 2 (Complexity: 2)
1st Database level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
2nd Database level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Digital Technology - Communication Software
1st Communications Software level 1 (Complexity: 1)
2nd Communications Software level 1 (Complexity: 1)
3rd Communications Software level 1 (Complexity: 1)
1st Communications Software level 2 (Complexity: 2)
2nd Communications Software level 2 (Complexity: 2)
3rd Communications Software level 2 (Complexity: 2)
1st Communications Software level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Digital Technology - Programming and Systems Control
1st Programming level 1 (Complexity: 1)
3rd Programming level 1 (Complexity: 1)
Ability to input data into process control system firmware and software 1 (Complexity: 1)
1st Programming level 2 (Complexity: 2)
2nd Programming level 2 (Complexity: 2)
3rd Programming level 2 (Complexity: 2)
4th Programming level 2 (Complexity: 2)
1st Programming level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
4th Programming level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Digital Technology - Bookkeeping, Billing and Accounting Software
1st Bookkeeping level 1 (Complexity: 1)
3rd Bookkeeping level 1 (Complexity: 1)
1st Bookkeeping level 2 (Complexity: 2)
4th Bookkeeping level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Digital Technology - Statistical Control
1st Statistical Control level 1 (Complexity: 1)
2nd Statistical Control level 1 (Complexity: 1)
1st Statistical Control level 2 (Complexity: 2)
2nd Statistical Control level 2 (Complexity: 2)
1st Statistical Control level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Digital Technology - Computer Assisted Design
1st Computer Assisted Design level 1 (Complexity: 1)
1st Computer Assisted Design level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
2nd Computer Assisted Design level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
3rd Computer Assisted Design level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
1st Computer Assisted Design level 5 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Digital Technology - Internet
1st Internet level 1 (Complexity: 1)
1st Internet level 2 (Complexity: 2)
3rd Internet level 2 (Complexity: 2)
4th Internet level 2 (Complexity: 2)
1at Internet level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Digital Technology - Other Digital Technology
1st Other Digital Technology level 1 (Complexity: 1)
2nd Other Digital Technology level 1 (Complexity: 1)
1st Other Digital Technology level 2 (Complexity: 2)
Ability to use diagnostic equipment to determine the operating conditions of equipment such as engines. 2 (Complexity: 2)
1st Other Digital Technology level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Oral Communication - Listening
Ability to understand short spoken statements such as a simple instruction or question. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to understand moderately complex spoken statements such as instructions involving multiple steps. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to understand complex statements that include technical and contextual information. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Oral Communication - Speaking
Ability to ask simple questions and explain simple thoughts, instructions and opinions using appropriate language. (Complexity: 1)
Ability to explain moderately complex thoughts, instructions and opinions using appropriate tone and language. (Complexity: 2)
Ability to verbally explain complex thoughts, instructions and opinions using appropriate tone and language. (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Numeracy - Numerical Estimation
1st Numerical Estimation level 1 (Complexity: 1)
2nd Numerical Estimation level 1 (Complexity: 1)
3rd Numerical Estimation level 1 (Complexity: 1)
4th Numerical Estimation level 1 (Complexity: 1)
1st Numerical Estimation level 2 (Complexity: 2)
3rd Numerical Estimation level 2 (Complexity: 2)
4th Numerical Estimation level 2 (Complexity: 2)
1st Numerical Estimation level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
2nd Numerical Estimation level 3 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
1st Numerical Estimation level 4 (Complexity: 3 or higher)
Measurement Conversions
Perform measurement conversions, e.g. convert litres of gas to gallons; convert between wrench sizes in inches and those in millimetres; convert between measurements in fractions and decimals. (Complexity: 2)
Integers
1st Blank Level 2 - Integers (Complexity: 2)
Percent
1st Percent level 2 (Complexity: 2)
Statistics and Probability
1st Statistics and probability Level 2 (Complexity: 2)
Rate, Ratio and Proportion
Blank Rate, Ratio and Proportion (Complexity: 2)
Other Real Numbers
1st Other real numbers Level 2 (Complexity: 2)
Equivalent Rational Numbers
1st Equivalent Rational Number Level 2 (Complexity: 2)