Department of Labor and Industry

State Prevailing Wage Rates

Building Construction Occupations

Definitions

Title
SOC Code
BOILERMAKER
47-2011
Construct, assemble, maintain, and repair stationary steam boilers and boiler house auxiliaries. Align structures or plate sections to assemble boiler frame tanks or vats, following blueprints. Work involves use of hand and power tools, plumb bobs, levels, wedges, dogs, or turnbuckles. Assist in testing assembled vessels. Direct cleaning of boilers and boiler furnaces. Inspect and repair boiler fittings, such as safety valves, regulators, automatic-control mechanisms, water columns, and auxiliary machines.
BRICKLAYER
47-2021
Lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures.
CARPENTER
47-2031
Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; wood stairways, window and door frames, and hardwood floors. May also install cabinets, siding, drywall and batt or roll insulation. Includes brattice builders who build doors or brattices (ventilation walls or partitions) in underground passageways to control the proper circulation of air through the passageways and to the working places.
CARPET FLOOR
47-2041
Lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors. Install padding and trim flooring materials.
CEMENT MASON
47-2051
Smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete, such as floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, or curbs using a variety of hand and power tools. Align forms for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters; patch voids; use saws to cut expansion joints.

CONSTRUCTION LABORERS

LABORERS GROUP 1
47-2061
Flagperson
LABORERS GROUP 2
47-2061
General Labor, Burning Bar, Bucket Man, Carpenter Tender, Caisson Worker, Cement Mason Tender, Cement Handler (dry), Chuck Tender, Choker Setter, Concrete Worker, Curb Machine-lay Down, Crusher and Batch Worker, Form Handler, Form Stripper, Heater Tender, Pipe Wrapper, Pot Tender, Powderman Tender, Rail and Truck Loaders and Unloaders, Riprapper, Sign Erection, Guardrail and Jersey rail, Spike Driver, Spike Jumper, Signalman, Tail Hoseman, Tool Checker and Houseman and Traffic Control Worker.
LABORERS GROUP 3
47-2061
Concrete Vibrator, Dumpman (Grademan), Equipment Handler, Geotextile and liners High-Pressure Nozzleman, Jack hammer (Pavement Breaker) Non-Riding Rollers, Pipelayer, Posthole Digger (Power) Power Driven Wheelbarrow, Rigger, Sandblaster, Sod Cutter-Power and Tamper.
LABORERS GROUP 4
47-2061
Hod Carrier, Water well Laborer, Blaster, Wagon Driller, Asphalt Raker, Cutting Torch, Grade Setter, High- Scaler, Power Saws ( Faller & Concrete) Powerman, Rock & Core Drill, Track or Truck Mounted Wagon Drill and Welder including air Arc.

CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT OPERATORS

OPERATORS GROUP 1
47-2073
Air Compressor, Auto Fine Grader, Front End Loader, Under 1 cu.yd Heavy Drills, Herman Nelson Heater, Mucking Machine, Oiler, Tractor Roller.
OPERATORS GROUP 2
47-2073
Asphalt Tender, Backhoe Operator, Bulldozer Operator, Concrete Paving Machine Operator, Fork Truck Operator, and Oiler.
OPERATORS GROUP 3
47-2073
Motor Grader Operator, Front End Loader Operator, Road Roller, Scraper Operator, Truck Crane Operator, Water Well Driller. Cranes under 24 Tons.
OPERATORS GROUP 4
47-2073
Asphalt Paving Machine Operator, Plant Operator, Cranes 24- 44 Tons.

CRANE OPERATORS

GROUP 5
47-2073
Cranes 45-74 Tons
GROUP 6
47-2073
Cranes 75-149 Tons
GROUP 7
47-2073
Cranes 150+ Tons
DRYWALL APPLICATOR
47-2081
Apply plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings or interior walls of buildings. Apply or mount acoustical tiles or blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing materials to ceilings and walls of buildings to reduce or reflect sound. Materials may be of decorative quality. Includes lathers who fasten wooden, metal, or rockboard lath to walls, ceilings or partitions of buildings to provide support base for plaster, fire-proofing, or acoustical material.
ELECTRICIAN
47-2111
Install, maintain, and repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures. Ensure that work is in accordance with relevant codes. May install or service street lights, intercom systems, or electrical control systems.
ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTOR/REPAIRER
47-4021
Assemble, install, repair, or maintain electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators, or dumbwaiters.
FLOOR LAYERS
47-2042
Apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors.
GLAZIER
47-2121
Install glass in windows, skylights, store fronts, and display cases, or on surfaces, such as building fronts, interior walls, ceilings, and tabletops.
HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
49-9021
Install or repair heating, central air conditioning, or refrigeration systems, including oil burners, hot-air furnaces, and heating stoves.
INSULATION WORKERS
47-2132
Apply insulating materials to pipes or ductwork, or other mechanical systems in order to help control and maintain temperature.
IRONWORKER-STRUCTURAL AND REINFORCING
47-2221
Raise, place, and unite iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. May erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings. Position and secure steel bars or mesh in concrete forms in order to reinforce concrete. Use a variety of fasteners, rod-bending machines, blowtorches, and hand tools.
MILLWRIGHT
49-9044
Install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.
PAINTER (including paperhanger)
47-2141
Paint walls, equipment, buildings, bridges, and other structural surfaces, using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. May remove old paint to prepare surface prior to painting. May mix colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency.
PILE BUCK
47-2099
Set up crane, set up hammer, weld tips on piles, set leads, insure piles are driven straight with the use of level or plum bob. Will give direction to crane operator as to speed, and direction of swing. Cut piles to grade.
PLASTERER
47-2161
Apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.
PLUMBER, PIPEFITTER AND STEAMFITTERS
47-2152
Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, steam, air, or other liquids or gases. May install heating and cooling equipment and mechanical control systems.
ROOFER
47-2181
Cover roofs of structures with shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, and related materials. May spray roofs, sidings, and walls with material to bind, seal, insulate, or soundproof sections of structures.
SHEET METAL WORKER
47-2211
Fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings. Work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal; shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammer operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces.
SPRINKLER FITTER
47-2152
Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, or other liquids or gases for fire control.
STONEMASON
47-2022
Build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors.
TAPER
47-2082
Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.
TRUCK DRIVER HEAVY (teamster group 2)
53-3032
Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a truck with a capacity of at least 26,000 GVW, to transport and deliver goods, materials in liquid, loose, or packaged form. May be required to unload truck. May require use of automated routing equipment.
TELECOMMUNICATION
49-2022
Set-up, rearrange, or remove switching and dialing equipment used in central offices. Service or repair telephones and other communication equipment on customers' property. May install equipment in new locations or install wiring and telephone jacks in buildings under construction.
TILE SETTER
47-2044
Apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks.