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Job Title:   Carpentry and Masonry Specialist
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Job Type:   Part Time
Job Location:   St. John, St. Thomas, St. Croix
Minimum Education:   Not Applicable
Career Level:   Student (Undergraduate/Graduate)
Minimum Experience:   Not Necessary
Work Permit:   Virgin Islands (US)
Required Travel:   Not Required
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The U.S. Army would not be where it is today without the contributions of a wide variety of Soldiers, with an even wider variety of skill sets. Whether it's strength and courage, or hammer and saw, the tools you use in the Army are the same ones you will use to build a better future.

As a Carpentry and Masonry Specialist you'll perform general heavy carpentry, structural steel and masonry duties.

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Fabrication, erection, maintenance and repair of rigging devices, trusses, and other structural assemblies
  • Assisting in building layout, framing, sheathing, fabrication and roofing structures
  • Performing basic carpentry and mansonry skills
  • Repairing and constructing all types of structures
  • Assisting in the performance of combat engineer missions
  • Constructing concrete form work for slabs, walls and columns


Job training for a Carpentry and Masonry Specialist consists of nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. You'll learn about:

  • Basic Concrete Technology
  • Concrete Materials and Proportioning
  • Concrete Control Tests
  • Proper Use of Finishing Tools
  • Placing, Consolidation and Finishing
  • Edging, Jointing, Curing and Protection


Helpful attributes include:

  • A preference for working outdoors
  • An ability to use hand tools
  • A Preference for doing physical work
  • An interest in science and math


Advanced level Carpentry and Masonry Specialists supervise and train other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced-level Cargo Specialist, you may be involved in:

  • Interpreting construction drawings and blueprints
  • Installing flooring, walls, roofing and other building components
  • Erecting prefabricated and pre-engineered metal structures
  • Performing millwright, head saw operations and edger functions during sawmill operations

Civilian Related

The skills you learn as a Carpentry and Masonry Specialist will help prepare you for a civilian career in commercial and residential construction. You'll be able to consider a future as a mason, carpenter, cement mason, concrete finisher, drywall installer, or ceiling tile installer.

For those who achieve advanced levels as Carpentry and Masonry Specialists you will be able to hold positions as foremen, shift managers, field supervisors or inspectors.

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Company Name: Virgin Islands National Guard
Company Description:
What do you want to do for a living? Program computers? Fly? Whatever your dream job is, there's a corresponding career in the National Guard that will train you for it. When you join the Guard, you choose an MOS, or Military Occupational Specialty, from more than 200 exciting options. After Basic Training, in Advanced Individual Training (AIT), you go hands-on learning-then-doing-this job. Along with being fascinating and fun, this job acts as training ground for dozens of exciting, lucrative careers in the private sector. It's a tough world out there. But Guard members have advantages. We place you ahead of the pack. Employers are looking for experience and leadership, and when they see the National Guard on your résumé, they know you've got it.
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