Research Opportunities in the Construction Industry

Idaho’s thriving construction industry ranges from large infrastructure to commercial buildings to residential projects.

Top Skills & Qualities Requested by Idaho Employers in the Construction Industry

Employer Insights: Construction

“We want an employee who has the ability to follow instruction, learn quickly and retain what has been learned.”​

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Construction Industry

Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Typical Salary: $51,810

Repair, install, adjust, or maintain industrial production and processing machinery or refinery and pipeline distribution systems. Excludes "Millwrights" (49-9044), "Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines" (49-3042), and "Maintenance Workers, Machinery" (49-9043).

Required Training:
High School Diploma or Equivalent

Construction Industry

Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators

Typical Salary: $46,810

Operate one or several types of power construction equipment, such as motor graders, bulldozers, scrapers, compressors, pumps, derricks, shovels, tractors, or front-end loaders to excavate, move, and grade earth, erect structures, or pour concrete or other hard surface pavement. May repair and maintain equipment in addition to other duties. Excludes "Crane and Tower Operators" (53-7021) and "Extraction Workers" (47-5000).

Required Training:
High School Diploma or Equivalent

Construction Industry

Carpenters

Typical Salary: $38,760

Construct, erect, install, or repair structures and fixtures made of wood, such as concrete forms; building frameworks, including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; and 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

Required Training:
High School Diploma or Equivalent

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