Carpentry and Masonry Specialist 12W – Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) – Army Careers

Overview

A carpentry and masonry specialist is responsible for general heavy carpentry and masonry duties.

Job Duties

  • Construct and maintain rigging devices, trusses and other structural assemblies
  • Assist in building layout, framing, sheathing, fabrication and roofing structures
  • Perform basic carpentry and masonry skills
  • Assist in the performance of combat engineer missions
  • Construct concrete form work for slabs, walls and columns

Requirements

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

Training

Job training for a concrete and masonry specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Basics in concrete technology, materials, proportioning and control tests
  • Proper use of finishing tools
  • Placing, consolidation and finishing
  • Edging, jointing, curing and protection
  • Basics in structure foaming, roofing and flooring

Helpful Skills

  • Enjoy doing physical work
  • Interest in science and math
  • Preference for working outdoors
  • Interest in working with your hands

Required ASVAB Score(s)

General Maintenance (GM) : 88