Minimum 5th standard pass or ITI (Carpentry)

Minimum 0-3 years of experience in this field

The tasks a Carpenter, Construction is expected to perform include:

Making, assembling, altering and repairing doors, windows, frames and other wooden fixtures of building using hand or power tools or both

Studying drawings on sample to understand type of structure or article to be made

Calculating quantity of timber required

Reading drawings and completing various tasks

Marking timber to size using tri- square, scriber, pencil, etc.

Assembling framework step by step by gluing, cramping, dowelling, nailing and screwing as required

Making wooden pieces to required sizes using chisels, drills planes, saws, etc.

Ensuring correctness of parts on frequent basis

Examining finished article for accuracy

Rectifying defects if any and finishing it as per specifications

Proficient in using hand and power tools like saw, chisels, drills, etc.

Knowledge of different quality and types of timber available

Proficient in calculating quantity of timber required for a particular article

Well-versed with different measuring tools like square, scribers, measuring tape, etc.

Knowledge of different methods of joints such as half lap, dove-tail, etc.

Proficient in area volume calculations

Knowledge of altering, repairing or replacing old structures

Proficient in using sand paper to smoothen and polish surface

Knowledge of fixing metal fittings to structure

Well-versed with safety procedures to be followed on site

Knowledge of sharpening tools

Well-versed in erecting scaffoldings

Willingness to perform laborious tasks

Work independently

Follow instructions

Team player

Good listening skills

Analytical thinking

Dexterity of hands

Physically fit

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Minimum 8 hours of work everyday

Self-employment is an option in this case working hour and working days will be flexible

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needsThis job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have Hearing Impaired (HH)

The job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Building and Other Construction Workers Act

Occupational hazards include risk of handling sharp tools, risk of accidents, working in extreme conditions, etc.

Health hazards include risk of developing respiratory disorders due to wooden dust, injuries, cuts and bruises, etc.

For freshers - INR 150 to INR 200 per day

For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 250 to INR 300 per day

(*This figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current and Future Growth of Construction Sector in India

In 2012-13, the market value of the construction industry was estimated at 7674 Bn. The sector grew at a CAGR of 9.42% between 2003-04 and 2012-13. The sector has multiple linkages with other sectors and has a strong multiplier effect on the economy. Indirectly, the sector generates 5 times higher value for the other sectors.

It is highly unorganised and employs most labourers, second only to the agriculture sector.

Construction sector is the 2nd largest employer in the country. The sector is also the largest contributor to central exchequer. The market value of construction sector in India is projected to expand up to 11954 billion by 2017. In the recent years increasing Infrastructure spending by the government has made this sector highly attractive among foreign investors. Thissector witnessed cumulative foreign direct investments to the tune of 40,399 million from 2000 till 2013 of which 91% was in real estate development.

Labour in construction sector is highly migratory and largely unskilled. The sector creates more than 45 million jobs either directly or indirectly among various classes of individuals in the country which is primarily driven by increase in demand for residential real estate and rising infrastructure expenditure.

The sector currently employs over 45 million employees and is slated to employ more than 76 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of around 31 million jobs in the 9 year period.

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