Carpenter helpers usually deal with finishing, repairing and constructing wooden objects, performing duties of lesser skill. The helper’s basic job duties include using, supplying / holding materials or tools and cleaning work area and equipment.

Therefore s/he must be 18 or above years of age and have valid identification. The carpenter helper should know the use of basic tool kit and should also possess carpentry skills.

In order to get a job you need an effective resume and cover letter for Carpenter Helper position. The following sample will help you writing a customized resume for a perfect job application.



Example of Carpenter Helper Resume



8876 Blue Avenue – Jacksonville, FL 92255
(053) 765 – 22313 | email

OBJECTIVE: To obtain a carpenter’s helper position at XYZ Company utilizing great passion and carpentry knowledge to assist lead carpenters with their projects effectively.


• Hands on experience in building and installing wall and column forms
• Substantial knowledge of installing structural deck forms
• Proficient in running related hand and power tools
• Able to envision all steps in assigned tasks
• Proven ability to read blueprints
• Highly skilled in installing form footings
• Thorough understanding of building layouts
• Incomparable talent of setting slab on grade forms


• Received bonus by expertly using general construction tools in the construction/remodeling process for STS
• Rewarded for stain-grade trim work, drilling and setting door hardware
• Designed layout for stairs and common rafters at Caldwell International
• Appreciation certificate for organizing all assigned tasks in a timely manner


Carpenter Helper | Skilled Trades Services– Honolulu, HI | 7/2007 — 1/2011

• Correctly rigged and hoisted material
• Conveyed materials and tools about the job site
• Dug shallow holes or trenches to support posts and braces
• Held lumber in place for carpenters to nail in form building
• Cleaned wooden, metal or other concrete forms
• Worked as a safe and productive member of a construction crew
• Assisted in concrete placement in various elements
• Transported and unloaded needed materials to job sites

Apprentice Carpenter | Caldwell International – Atlanta, GA | 07/2005 — 04/2007

• Installed structures/fixtures such as windows, frames & floorings
• Followed established safety rules and regulations maintaining a safe & clean environment
• Shaped/cut materials to specified measurements using hand tools and machines
• Measured and marked cutting lines on materials using a ruler, pencil, chalk & marking gauge
• Removed damaged/defected parts of structures and repaired/replaced them using hand tools
• Prompted resolution of problems and conflicts as they occur


Everest Trade School – Denver, CO | 2005

• Diploma in Carpentry

Scarsdale High School – New Orleans, LA | 2003
High School Diploma

• Graduated in 2001
• Specialization in basic hand tools
• Diploma in mathematical skills and analytical skills


• Vigorous in taking directions
• Hard working and organized
• Exceptional ability to exert heavy physical effort
• Professional demeanor