12W Carpentry and Masonry Specialist
Category: Engineer Posted: 08.02.2018 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 As a Carpentry and Masonry Specialist in the Army National Guard, you will develop the skills you need for a rewarding civilian career while building and maintaining physical structures in the Army National Guard.Through the use of your basic carpentry and masonry skills, your responsibilities will involve general heavy carpentry, structural steel, and masonry duties that include the fabrication, erection, maintenance, and repair of rigging devices, trusses, and other structural assemblies. You will assist in building layout, framing, sheathing, and roofing structures, as well as constructing concrete form work for slabs, walls, and columns. Plus, you'll be building a better future in the Army National Guard. The skills you learn as a Carpentry and Masonry Specialist could 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. If you achieve an advanced level, you could hold positions such as foreman, shift manager, field supervisor, or inspector.Earn while you learn Get paid to learn! Join the Guard and you will learn valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.After 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you will learn fundamental Soldiering skills, you will attend approximately seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT), which includes a combination of hands-on and classroom training.As your skills increase, so will your responsibilities. Advanced Carpentry and Masonry Specialists take on more challenging projects, including training and supervising other Soldiers.Requires military enlistment. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. Benefits subject to change. BenefitsPaid trainingA monthly paycheckMontgomery GI BillRetirement benefits for part-time serviceLow-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)401(k)-type savings planStudent Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)Healthcare Benefits AvailableRequirementsHigh School Diploma or GEDMust be between the ages of 17 and 35Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standardsMust meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $196.26 and $254.91 per drill weekend.Programs and benefits are subject to change. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.