8710 Maintenance Carpenter

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Maintenance Carpenter

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 8710

GRADE 25

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Structural Foreman
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Maintenance Supervisor

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Maintenance Carpenter performs skilled carpentry work in the construction, maintenance, repair and alteration of building structures and facilities following recognized procedures and techniques of the carpentry trade and using hand and power tools such as saws, hammers, chisels, levels, drills, presses, sanders, table saws, joiners, planers, wood lathes, mortising machines and related carpentry tools. The Carpenter also practices preventive maintenance of carpentry tools and equipment, and complies with federal regulations governing safety, environmental protection, hazardous waste disposal and the use of chemical substances and materials common to construction.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education A high school diploma or the equivalent is required. Completion of a carpentry vocational/technical school or a recognized apprenticeship program in carpentry is preferred.

Experience At least four years of successful experience in the carpentry or building trades is required. Cabinetmaker experience is required.

Skills Requires skilled carpentry ability which includes use of small hand and power tools, precision measuring and testing devices, mechanical equipment and materials applicable to the carpentry trade. Ability to interpret blueprints and schematics is required.  Computer literacy is required. 

Effort Must be able to lift and carry materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis; prolonged standing and frequent bending, stooping, and reaching on a daily basis. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual and electrically-powered tools and related carpentry shop equipment. Must be able to move throughout campus, including climbing stairs in all University buildings and to work at heights from ladders or scaffolding, in order to perform carpentry work. Work is performed indoors and out-of-doors, occasionally in environments that are dusty, noisy, or which could have work hazards. Requires near-vision acuity to inspect repairs and maintenance, read blueprints, building code manuals and other similar documents.

Other The xcope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, cleaners, and lubricants common to mechanical work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Performs skilled carpentry work in the construction, maintenance, repair, remodeling and alteration of building structures and facilities according to work orders or verbal instructions by using hand and power tools such as saws, hammers, chisels, levels, drills, presses, sanders, table saws, joiners, planers, wood lathes, and mortising machines to repair doors, windows, window frames, floors, walls, ceilings, partitions, and office furniture; to install drywall or finished hardware such as door locks, hinges, door checks; to install floor coverings such as linoleum tile; to construct minor buildings or small additions to existing structures; to make minor roofing repairs, and do concrete work.

2. Completes assigned carpentry maintenance and repair tasks with quality workmanship by inspecting the work site to determine the materials, equipment, tool requirements, and method to be used; developing a plan or layout for the project or following a blueprint, sketch or schematic; assembling, fabricating or building and installing materials, equipment, or fixtures as required by the scope of work, providing an estimate of repair or replacement costs beyond the capability to perform, and recommending the use of additional departmental personnel or contract personnel (as appropriate) to meet assigned completion targets.

3. Protects University property and equipment from damage during carpentry repairs by removing furniture, wall fixtures, and equipment from work sites if possible or covering immoveable items with protective cloths, covering floors with cloths or tarpaulins as necessary, and erecting safe scaffolding in a manner that prevents damage.

4. Restores office areas and facilities to their original condition at the completion of work by removing debris, scaffolding, and equipment used during the project, returning furniture and equipment to their proper location, and setting up equipment that had been dismantled.

5. Assists with documenting the cost of carpentry repairs by keeping records of time and materials to be charged to each job, and providing periodic status reports to the Structural Foreman regarding the status of work projects, material consumed and man-hours utilized.

6. Practices preventive maintenance of carpentry tools and equipment by performing spot checks of equipment to determine their working condition, oiling moving parts, cleaning and servicing tools and equipment as directed or specified in the operator's manual, and returning damaged tools and equipment for repair or replacement.

7. Provides technical assistance in the purchase of new or replacement carpentry shop equipment by being knowledgeable of the capabilities of various types of equipment and recommending the purchase of carpentry tools and equipment that meet the needs of the carpenter shop.

8. Reduces the likelihood for liability regarding the University's compliance with federal regulations by complying with policies, laws, and regulations governing environmental protection, safety, hazardous waste disposal, and the use of chemical substances and materials common to carpentry work.

9. Contributes to an accident-free work environment by complying with operator's instructions for the use of power tools, wearing protective equipment such as goggles, hearing protectors, back supports, and work gloves, reporting incidents of unsafe work activity to supervisors, and following standard safety precautions during work.

10. Contributes to the overall success of the Mechanical Maintenance Department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.

SUPERVISION

The Maintenance Carpenter is supervised by the Structural Foremen, however generally operates independently within established guidelines and policies. The Carpenter may instruct or direct others who are assisting in carpentry work.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED OCTOBER 2006

JOB FAMILY 2

Factor 1: Educational Requirements of the Job

Level 2 - 100 Points: The job requires a high school diploma or equivalent.

Factor 2: Skill Requirements - Craft and Trade Skills

Level 4 - 750 Points: Knowledge of an extensive set of operations and procedures, specific skills and demonstrated ability, that requires considerable creativity or mechanical aptitude. Skills at this level normally require more than two and as much as five years of experience and previous training.

Factor 3: Managerial Responsibility

Level 2 - 75 Points: Irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers or temporary or part-time workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities. Responsibilities at this level may include tracking budgeted spending, limited purchasing authority, and tracking inventory.

Factor 4: Guidelines

Level 2 - 50 Points: Specific guidelines and established routines exist, but some judgment in applying guidelines and deviating from standards must be exercised. The number and similarity of guidelines and work situations requires the employee to use judgment in locating and selecting the most appropriate guidelines, references, and procedures for application and in making minor deviations to adapt guidelines in specific cases. At this level, the employee may also determine which of several alternatives to use. Situations to which the existing guidelines cannot be applied or significant proposed deviations from the guidelines are referred to a supervisor.

Factor 5: Contacts

Level 2 - 50 Points: The purpose may include obtaining or clarifying facts, or providing factual information to others. Contacts may be with coworkers or structured exchanges with students or the general public, and are generally for the purpose of exchange of information. Contacts at this level might include discussing a work order with individuals in a departmental office to more clearly define the problem, or providing directions or information to students or the general public.

Factor 6: Work Environment

Level 3 - 70 Points: The work area involves moderate discomfort and/or risk such as operating heavy machinery or dangerous equipment, or frequent exposure to hazardous materials. Alternatively, the work area may be subject to environmental discomfort such as poor ventilation. Loud noises, and/or extremes of heat or cold. The work often requires wearing protective gear that may be uncomfortable. The nature of the work environment may produce moderate levels of stress.

Factor 7: Physical Demands

Level 4 - 150 Points: Work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as climbing ladders, frequent lifting of objects over 50 pounds, crawling or crouching in restricted areas. Occasional lifting of heavy objects weighing 75 pounds or more is required.

Factor 8: Responsibility for Facilities and Resources

Level 2 - 40 Points: Jobs at this level might require frequent but routine responsibility for facility security, public safety, equipment, or money.

Factor 9: Complexity

Level 3 - 450 Points: The work includes various duties involving different and unrelated processes and methods. Decisions regarding what needs to be done depend upon knowledge of the duties, priorities, commitments, policies, and program goals of the supervisor and the department and involve the analysis of the subject, phase, or issues involved in each project or assignment, and the course of action may have to be selected from many alternatives. The work involves elements that must be identified and analyzed to discern interrelationships.