Job Description: Carpenter

General Position Summary:
Under general supervision, perform journey-level work in the design, construction, repair and
maintenance of structures and related facilities; act as lead worker to other classified staff in the area; and perform related work as required. The Carpenter is responsible for the full range of rough and finished skilled carpentry work, including cabinetry, work from blueprints, specifications, drawings and instructions to design, build, remodel, retrofit, maintain and repair various types of facilities and structures; inspect completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations; inspect related work by contractors; estimate cost, time and materials for carpentry projects.

Job Descriptions:
Under general supervision, perform journey-level work in the design, construction, repair and
maintenance of structures; act as lead worker to other staff in the area; and perform related work as required. The Carpenter is responsible for the full range of rough and finished skilled carpentry work, including cabinetry. Carpenters are to work from blueprints, specifications, drawings and instructions to design, build, remodel, retrofit, maintain and repair various types of residences and building structures; inspect completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations; inspect related work by contractors; estimate cost, time and materials for carpentry projects; participate in the maintenance and operation of the carpentry workforce.

Key duties and responsibilities:
Examples of key duties are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature. The following
duties are listed both as trade specific and shared responsibilities.
• Designs, constructs, remodels, retrofits and repairs interior and exterior structures made of wood, drywall, plaster, concrete and/or brick.
• Designs, constructs, retrofits, and repairs walls, floors, ceilings, roofs, partitions, flooring, door and window frames, and other types of wood framed structures.
• Monitors work done by outside contractors for adherence to state and federal Code Requirements and reports back to supervisor.
• Responds to routine and emergency calls for repairs and service.
• May train and direct the work of other classified staff in the area.
• Must complete assigned tasks in a timely manner. He/she must be able to
effectively deal with the public in a courteous and respectful manner.
• May work outside in all different weather conditions including extreme cold and
extreme heat. The Carpenter may be exposed to unpleasant sights and smells. He/she may at
times be exposed to dangerous and/or toxic substances and must take necessary precautions to
protect eyes, nose and skin from irritation and infection.
• Erect Scaffolding
• Build required items including specialty furniture
• Build stairs and other items
• Build other items as required
• Operate and maintain carpentry tools and equipment
• Assist with the delivery of other related municipal services

 


EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Ability to:
Design, build, install, and repair structural woodwork, flooring, ceilings and cabinetry; operate, maintain,
and calibrate hand and power carpentry tools; read and comprehend plans and blueprints; recognize and select appropriate lumber types and grades; make rough sketches; estimate cost, time and materials of carpentry projects; perform heavy physical labor, train and direct the work of other classified staff in the area; follow and give oral and written instructions; maintain cooperative working relationships; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population.

Knowledge of:
Thorough knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in both rough and finished
carpentry in both residential and commercial settings; applicable building and safety code
requirements; methods and practices followed in the maintenance of tools, machinery, and equipment.

Minimum qualifications:
Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications as detailed below, or equivalency. Equivalency decisions are made on the basis of a combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities.

Education:
Graduation from high school (can be supplemented by completion of a Union, private (in-house), military, or trade school apprenticeship program that includes theory and on-the-job work).

Experience:
Four years journey-level experience working as a carpenter in a commercial, industrial, or facilities
operations setting, including rough and finished carpentry.

Special requirements:
Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting equipment (up to 50 lbs.
unassisted), bending, standing, climbing or walking. Must be able to safely use manual tools and power
equipment common in the construction trades. Must be able to handle hazardous materials safely and
tolerate exposure to electrical hazards as well as environmental hazards such as molds and various
solvents.