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12W -- CARPENTRY AND MASONRY SPECIALIST

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Basic Job Description

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

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

  • Construct and maintain rigging devices, trusses and other structural assemblies
  • Assist in building layout, framing, sheathing, fabrication and roofing structures
  • Perform basic carpentry and masonry skills
  • Assist in the performance of combat engineer missions
  • Construct concrete form work for slabs, walls and columns

Training Information

Job training for a concrete and masonry specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Basics in concrete technology, materials, proportioning and control tests
  • Proper use of finishing tools
  • Placing, consolidation and finishing
  • Edging, jointing, curing and protection
  • Basics in structure foaming, roofing and flooring

ASVAB Score Required: 88 in aptitude area GM

Security Clearance: None

Strength Requirement: very heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 111221

Other Requirements

  • Normal color vision required
  • Freedom from vertigo to permit climbing, balancing, and working in high places


Similar Civilian Occupations

  • The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in commercial and residential construction.

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