Carpentry and Masonry Specialist (12W)

U.S. Army - United States4.4

Full-timeEstimated: $36,000 - $52,000 a year
A carpentry and masonry specialist is responsible for general heavy carpentry and masonry duties.
Job Duties
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
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

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
Helpful Skills
Enjoy doing physical work
Interest in science and math
Preference for working outdoors
Interest in working with your hands
Required ASVAB Score(s)
General Maintenance (GM): 88
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Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

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Education Benefits
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

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

Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experienced and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at

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