Skip to main content

Job Standard for Carpenter Foreman

View in Google Docs/Download

Employee Name:

Employee ID:

Employee PCN:

How to use this Job Standard:

  1. Click “View in Google Docs/Download” and download to Word.
  2. The Job Overview, Level Scope, Minimum Qualifications and Essential Job Functions are specific to this job’s competencies and cannot be edited.
  3. For the Job Posting you may;
    1. update/change the purpose to add in department specific information, 
    2. add key responsibilities to the 35% of the time, specific to your department needs, 
    3. add a preferred qualifications section
    4. post the position using the business title

The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Carpenter Foreman Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 6536
  • Pay Grade: J
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Supervisor 1
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Skilled Trades


To plan, organize, supervise and perform journeyman-level rough and finish carpentry in the alteration and construction of buildings, cabinets, and specialty wood items; perform related work.

Level Scope

Provides immediate supervision to a unit or group of operational or technical employees. A portion of time may be spent performing individual tasks related to the unit; however, supervisory activities must constitute a primary part of the job. Supervises unit operations to ensure compliance with departmental or campus policies, procedures, and defined internal controls. Ensures accountability and stewardship of campus resources (operational, financial, and human) in compliance with departmental standards and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Considerable knowledge of: rough and finish carpentry; tools, equipment, materials and safety practices of carpentry work; building techniques of new and remodel construction; masonry, concrete, and wood construction.

Some Knowledge of: supervisory practices.

Experience: using and maintaining tools and equipment associated with carpentry; estimating time and materials needed for carpentry jobs; visualizing, sketching, and designing carpentry projects; reading and interpreting blueprints.

Physical Ability to: lift and carry items weighing approximately 90 pounds, climb and work from ladders, bend, stoop, and work around wood dust and fumes, and in inclement weather.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of supervisory practices
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in planning, resource allocation, and coordination of people and resources
  • Ability to get members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Carpenter Foreman must:

  • Positions in this classification supervise a crew of journeyman-level carpenters involved in detailed aspects of the carpentry trade. Reviews project plans and blueprints and designs jobs with individuals requesting work; estimates time, materials, equipment and supplies needed; develops work schedules and crew assignments; inspects work areas to insure job is being completed as agreed; evaluates staff performance; completes time sheets, accident reports, and work orders; trains staff in related work assignments; maintains records of operation; monitors inventories and requests supplies and equipment; insures work areas are properly maintained.
  • Perform rough and finish carpentry including building additions and remodels cabinets, tables, chairs, therapeutic appliances, and special products; builds and patches roofs; installs floors and wall coverings, ceiling material, paneling, plastic laminates, and hardware; repairs broken windows, doors, walls, ceilings, and furniture; installs door jambs and hangs metal and wood doors; constructs and letters signs; finishes walls with wood, structural metal, lath, and plaster; repairs/replaces railings, handrails, stair treads, nosings and gratings; builds platforms, podiums, partitions, ramps, and fences; installs insulation and weather stripping; maintains and repairs machinery, tools, and equipment used in the carpentry trade; installs towel racks, dispensers, pictures, and curtains; may paint, stain, and restore antiques.

35% of Time the Carpenter Foreman

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Carpenter Foreman

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Physical ability to: lift and carry items weighing approximately 90 pounds, climb and work from ladders, bend, stoop, and work around wood dust and fumes, and in inclement weather.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Carpenter Foreman

Career Path

Building Operations Manager

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.