Carpentry and Masonry Specialist

Oregon Army National Guard - Portland, OR

Part-time

Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35

Job Description

Expand your construction skills and join the Army National Guard as a Carpentry and Masonry Specialist. You'll gain extensive, hands-on experience in the construction and maintenance of rigging devices, building layout, framing, and fabrication, and assisting in combat engineer missions.

Through the use of your basic carpentry and masonry skills, your responsibilities will involve general heavy carpentry, structural steel, and masonry duties that include the fabrication, erection, maintenance, and repair of rigging devices, trusses, and other structural assemblies.

Job Duties

Assist in the performance of combat engineer missions

Some Of The Skills You'll Learn

Basics in concrete technology, materials, proportioning, and control tests

Proper use of finishing tools

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

Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career in commercial and residential construction as a mason, carpenter, cement mason, concrete finisher, drywall installer, or ceiling tile installer. If you achieve an advanced level, you could hold positions such as foreman, shift manager, field supervisor, or inspector.

Earn While You Learn

Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.

After 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you will learn fundamental Soldiering skills, you will attend nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT), which includes a combination of hands-on and classroom training. As your skills increase, so will your responsibilities. Advanced Carpentry and Masonry Specialists take on more challenging projects, including training and supervising other Soldiers.

Benefits

Benefits/Requirements

Paid training

A monthly paycheck

Montgomery GI Bill

Federal and State tuition assistance

Retirement benefits for part-time service

Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)

401(k)-type savings plan

Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)

Health care benefits available

VA home loans

Bonuses, if applicable

Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change

Requirements

Military enlistment in the Army National Guard

Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate

Must be between the ages of 17 and 35

Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards

Must meet citizenship requirements

Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.

This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $75.00 to $250.00 /day

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Working days:

  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Benefits offered:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Other types of insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Education assistance or tuition reimbursement
  • Child Care benefits
  • Commuting/travel assistance
  • Employee discounts
  • Others

Hours per week:

  • 20-29

Overtime often available:

  • Yes