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Job Standard for Carpenter

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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 Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 06534
  • Pay Grade: H
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 2
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Skilled Trades


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

Level Scope

Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: performing rough and finish carpentry; performing new and remodel masonry, concrete, and wood construction; using and maintaining the tools and equipment associated with journey-level carpentry work; ensuring safety practices are followed on carpentry job sites; estimating time and materials needed for carpentry related jobs; visualizing, sketching, and designing wood projects; reading and interpreting blueprints.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of buildings and other structures and items.
  • Ability to inspect equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors of other problems or defects,

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Carpenter must:

  • Perform rough and finish carpentry including building additions and remodels, cabinets, tables, chairs, therapeutic appliances, and specialty wood products. Build and patch roofs; install floor and wall coverings and hardware; repair broken windows, doors, walls, ceilings, and furniture; repair and install door locks and closures; install door jambs; hang and finish drywall and walls; repair/replace railings, handrails, stair treads, nosings and gratings; build platforms, podiums, partitions, ramps, and fences; read plans, blueprints, and specifications; excavate, build forms, and pour and finish concrete; install insulation and weather stripping; may paint, stain, and restore antiques;
  • Plan and design jobs after consultation; estimate costs of material and labor
  • Maintain and repair machinery; clean respective work areas;
  • Train others in carpentry work; assist other maintenance and crafts staff; respond to emergency call back.

35% of Time the Carpenter

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Carpenter

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

These positions involve the 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 conditions.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Carpenter

Career Path

Carpenter Foreman

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.