Building Construction Occupations

Definitions

Titles
SOC Code
BOILERMAKERS
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.
BRICKMASONS AND BLOCKMASONS
47-2022
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. Build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors.
CARPENTERS
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 INSTALLERS
47-2041
Lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors. Install padding and trim flooring materials.
CEMENT MASONS
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

This group includes but is not limited to: Air Compressor; Auto Fine Grader; Belt Finishing; Boring Machine (Small); Cement Silo; Crane, A-Frame Truck Crane; Crusher Conveyor; DW-10, 15, and 20 Tractor Roller; Farm Tractor; Forklift; Form Grader; Front-End Loader, under 1 cu. yd; Oiler, Heavy Duty Drills; Herman Nelson Heater; Mucking Machine; Oiler, All Except Cranes/Shovels; Pumpman.

OPERATORS GROUP 2
47-2073

This group includes but is not limited to: Air Doctor; Backhoe\Excavator\Shovel, up to and incl. 3 cu. yds; Bit Grinder; Bitunimous Paving Travel Plant; Boring Machine, Large; Broom, Self-Propelled; Concrete Travel Batcher; Concrete Float & Spreader; Concrete Bucket Dispatcher; Concrete Finish Machine; Concrete Conveyor; Distributor; Dozer, Rubber-Tired, Push, & Side Boom; Elevating Grader\Gradall; Field Equipment Serviceman; Front-End Loader, 1 cu. yd up to and incl. 5 cu. yds; Grade Setter; Gravel Conveyor; Heavy Duty Drills, All Types; Hoist\Tugger, All; Hydralift Forklifts & Similar; Industrial Locomotive; Motor Patrol (except finish); Mountain Skidder; Oiler, Cranes\Shovels; Pavement Breaker, EMSCO; Power Saw, Self-Propelled; Pugmill; Pumpcrete\Grout Machine; Punch Truck; Roller, other than Asphalt; Roller, Sheepsfoot (Self-Propelled); Roller, 25 tons and over; Ross Carrier; Rotomill, under 6 ft; Trenching Machine; Washing /Screening Plant.  

OPERATORS GROUP 3
47-2073

This group includes but is not limited to: Asphalt Paving Machine; Asphalt Screed; Backhoe\Excavator\Shovel, over 3 cu. yds; Cableway Highline; Concrete Batch Plant; Concrete Curing Machine; Concrete Pump; Cranes, Creter; Cranes, Electric Overhead; Cranes, 24 tons and under; Curb Machine\Slip Form Paver; Finish Dozer; Front-End Loader, over 5 cu. yds; Mechanic\Welder; Pioneer Dozer; Roller Asphalt (Breakdown & Finish); Rotomill, over 6 ft; Scraper, Single, Twin, or Pulling Belly-Dump; YO-YO Cat.  

OPERATORS GROUP 4
47-2073

This group includes but is not limited to: Asphalt\Hot Plant Operator; Cranes, 25 tons up to and incl. 44 tons; Crusher Operator; Finish Motor Patrol; Finish Scraper.

GROUP 5
47-2073

This group includes but is not limited to: Cranes, 45 tons up to and incl. 74 tons.  

GROUP 6
47-2073

This group includes but is not limited to: Cranes, 75 tons up to and incl. 149 tons; Cranes, Whirley (All).

GROUP 7
47-2073

This group includes but is not limited to: Cranes, 150 tons up to and incl. 250 tons; Cranes, over 250 tons—add $1.00 for every 100 tons over 250 tons; Crane, Tower (All); Crane Stiff-Leg or Derrick; Helicopter Hoist.  

DRYWALL APPLICATORS
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.
ELECTRICIANS
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 CONSTRUCTORS AND REPAIRERS
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.
GLAZIERS
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.
IRONWORKERS-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.
MILLWRIGHTS
49-9044
Install, dismantle, or move machinery and heavy equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, or other drawings.
PAINTERS (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 BUCKS
NA
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.
PLASTERERS
47-2161
Apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster.
PLUMBERS, PIPEFITTERS 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.
ROOFERS
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 WORKERS
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.
SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC INSTALLERS
47-2231
Assemble, install, or maintain solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on roofs or other structures in compliance with site assessment and schematics. May include measuring, cutting, assembling, and bolting structural framing and solar modules. May perform minor electrical work such as current checks.
SPRINKLER FITTERS
47-2152
Assemble, install, alter, and repair pipelines or pipe systems that carry water, or other liquids or gases for fire control.
TAPERS
47-2082
Seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.
TEAMSTERS GROUP 1 NA
Pilot Car Driver
TEAMSTERS GROUP 2 53-3032
Combination Truck & Concrete Mixer; Distributor Driver; Dry Batch Trucks; DumpTrucks & Similar Equipment; Flat Trucks; Lowboys, Four-Wheel Trailers, Float Semitrailer; Powder Truck Driver (Bulk Unloader Type); Servicemen; Service Truck Drivers, Fuel Truck Drivers, Tiremen; Trucks with Power Equipment; Truck Mechanic; Water Tank Drivers, Petroleum Product Drivers.
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
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.
TERRAZZO WORKERS AND FINISHERS
47-2053
Apply a mixture of cement, sand, pigment, or marble chips to floors, stairways, and cabinet fixtures to fashion durable and decorative surfaces.
TILE AND STONE SETTERS
47-2044
Apply hard tile, stone, and comparabhle materials to walls, floors, ceilings, countertops, and roof decks.