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© 2018 CENTRAL OHIO WOMEN IN THE TRADES

TRADES INFORMATION

 

Cabinetmaker

Cabinetmakers build, install and repair cabinets, shelves and fixtures in both residential and commercial buildings.

Carpenter

Carpenters construct and remodel almost every kind of structure, including houses, commercial buildings, bridges, churches, factories, and highways.

Electrical Lineworker

Electrical lineworkers construct and maintain electric transmission and distribution facilities that deliver electricity to buildings

 

Electrician

Electricians specialize in electrical wiring of buildings, stationary machines, and related equipment. Electricians may be employed in the installation of new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure. Electricians may also specialize in wiring ships, airplanes, and other mobile platforms, as well as data and cable.

Electrician – Limited Energy, Restricted Energy

Limited energy electricians install and repair electrical systems and equipment of 100 VA or less including sound, public address, nurse call and other systems.

Elevator Constructor

Elevator Constructors build, modernize, repair, and service elevators, escalators, moving walkways, and other conveyances

Environmental Worker

Environmental workers clean and protect the environment.

Exterior / Interior Specialist

An exterior/interior specialist constructs and insulates interior and exterior building services.

Floorcoverer

Resilient floor and decorative coverings workers install, replace and repair all types of carpets, plastic laminates and other decorative coverings in all types of structures.

Glazier – Glass Installer

Glaziers prepare and install various types of glass, mirrors, windows and aluminum doors.

Green Builders

Green jobs include new sectors of work like weatherization and also new techniques in traditional trades like doing solar as an electrician and rainwater systems as a plumber.

HVAC

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) is a combination of sheet metal and electrical work.

Heat & Frost Insulator and Asbestos Worker

Workers in this trade apply insulation materials to pipes, tanks, boilers, ducts, refrigeration equipment and other surfaces requiring temperature control.

Ironworker

Ironworkers erect the structural framework for high rise buildings, bridges, power plants and towers, place reinforcing steel in concrete forms for roadways, foundations and structures.

Laborer – Construction

Construction laborers are generalists who perform many different tasks during all stages of construction. They operate a variety of equipment including pavement breakers, jackhammers, earth tampers, concrete, mortar, and plaster mixers, electric and hydraulic boring machines, torches, small mechanical hoists, laser beam equipment, and surveying and measuring equipment. They may use computers and other high-tech input devices to control robotic pipe cutters and cleaners. To perform their jobs effectively, construction laborers must be familiar with the duties of other craft workers and with the materials, tools, and machinery they use. Construction laborers often work as part of a team with other skilled craft workers, jointly carrying out assigned construction tasks. At other times, construction laborers may work alone, reading and interpreting instructions, plans, and specifications with little or no supervision. At heavy and highway construction sites, construction laborers clear and prepare highway work zones and rights of way; install traffic barricades, cones, and markers; and control traffic passing near, in, and around work zones. They also install sewer, water, and storm drain pipes, and place concrete and asphalt on roads.

Line Repairer

Utility electrical workers construct and maintain overhead and underground electric lines and facilities that distribute electricity.

Mason(Also known as Bricklayer, Bricklayer Restoration, Cement Mason, Marble Setter, Terrazzo Worker and Tilesetter)
Masons construct walls, fireplaces, chimneys, industrial furnaces and many other brick structures.

Millwright

Millwrights install and assemble precision machines using sophisticated measuring instruments.

Operating Engineer

Operating engineers operate cranes, bulldozers, pavers, trench excavators and other heavy construction equipment used for the construction of buildings, etc.

Painter

Painters prepare surfaces ranging from wood to metal and masonry and apply paint and other types of wall coverings including vinyl, fabric and aluminum.

Plasterer

Plasterers finish interior walls and ceilings of buildings.

Plumbers

Plumbers install pipes and fixtures such as sinks, toilets, water heaters and more on commercial and residential sites.

Roofer

Work is done outdoors in all types of weather, at heights and on varying roof structures.

Sheet Metal Worker

Sheet metal workers fabricate and install fittings and duct work used for heating ventilation and air-conditioning systems in building structures.

Sprinkler Fitter

Sprinkler fitters are pipefitter specialists who install fire protection systems.

Steamfitter

Steamfitters install piping and tubing made of carbon steel, copper, plastic, glass or other metals.