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An employee in this class performs all levels of carpentry with emphasis on finish work where appearance is as important as the integrity of structure.  Much of the work is performed with oral or roughly sketched, general directions, requiring the application of standard practices.  Unusual assignments are accompanied by detailed directions.  The employee is expected to resolve most problems that may arise.  Difficult problems are cleared through discussion with the supervisor.  Errors in work can result in costly waste

of materials and have the potential of resulting in human injury.  Limited supervision is received as the work is usually only reviewed upon completion.





Determines type of materials needed.


Gauges quantities of materials needed.


Requests materials projected to be needed.


Marks cutting and assembly points on materials.


Erects, moves, and works from scaffolding and ladders; attends to the need for safety precautions.


Performs semi-skilled roof, ceiling, and door and door hardware repair functions.


Assists in the repair of drywall and moving or altering of not-load bearing walls.


Assists in making and repairing cabinets.


Cuts and shapes material to prescribed directions.


Assembles prepared materials.


Verifies accuracy of product by measuring alignment and fit.


Installs and repairs glass, as needed.


Performs other related work as required.





Graduation from high school.  Considerable and progressively advanced experience in carpentry or an equivalent combination of education and experience.





Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the state of North Carolina.  Must maintain a safe driving record.  Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina.  An employee assigned to this position must meet specific drug testing requirements, procedures and consequences of positive alcohol or drug tests.




Must physically be able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including table saws, radial arm saws, and drill presses, hammers, saws, planers, ladders, tape measures, levels, etc.  Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle.  Must be able to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  Requires ability to climb and maneuver on ladders, scaffolding, and/or in tight spaces.  Physical demand requirements are for Heavy Work.


Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, blueprints, etc.  Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions.  Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in standard English and building trades terminology.  Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.  Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with persons acting under stress.





General knowledge of the standard methods, materials, and equipment employed in carpentry work.


Some knowledge of the occupational hazards of building trades work and the associated safety precautions.


Some knowledge of all building trade skills.


Skill in the use and care of a variety of hand and power tools necessary to perform carpentry work.


Ability to follow oral and written instructions.


Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods of time as required by work assignments.


Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.


REPORTS TO:     Director of Maintenance

FSLA STATUS:    Non-Exempt



The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this job.