Duke University Job Description:


Job Code: 0821 


Job Level: 09 

Revised Date: 04/01/2020  

Job Family: JF 21 

Occupational Summary

Perform work in renovation, design and installation of cabinets and millwork in University facilities. Provide technical and historical assistance to contractors and Project managers. Direct lower-level personnel and schedule work to be done that is provided by supervisor.

Work Performed

Assist all cabinetmakers in assigned work.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Saw with stationary power tools, circular saws, and hand and portable power tools.

Use a band saw, scroll saw, and saber saw.

Use all other hand and portable power tools.

Use planes and scrapers.

Knowledge of procedures for drilling and boring.

Read blue prints and work from sketches and verbal instruction.

Safely operate equipment being used.

Correctly apply different types of fasteners.

Cut and assemble cabinet top or base.

Follow OSHA requirements for hazard communication and where to look.

Use the correct abrasives.

Use correct adhesives dispose of waste properly.

Use any machinery used in the cabinetry trade.

Work from sketches and verbal design.

Pick out drawer glides for weight load of drawer and the uses of drawer.

Draw sketches.

Build cabinet mock-ups.

Set up and run millwork (single run).

Purchase correct cabinet for jobs.

Measure and lay out cabinet components.

Use engineered wood precuts, and correct application of them.

Make product decisions.

Make panel products (flat or raised).

Us mechanical fasteners correctly.

Bend and laminate wood.

Prepare surfaces for finishing.

Perform preventive maintenance on machines used in cabinet shop.

Instruct lower rated personnel on a limited basis.

Apply A.D.A. guidelines and how it applies to cabinetmaking.

Use of geometry and right angles in cabinet making.

Use plastic overlays correctly.

Layout and measure material for ordering.

Use shaper and set it up for millwork.

Use wood lathe.

Use cabinet supports.

Design and plan work.

Select and identify materials.

Cut curves, irregular shapes, bevels and chamfers.

Using glass, plastic, and ceramic products.

Overlay and inlay veneer and wood.

Perform case construction.

Install and repair cabinets and tabletops.

Make finishing decisions and apply finishing materials.

Prepare a surface for top-coating.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work required and education/training background normally equivalent to a high school education with course work in skilled crafts or trades or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

Possess a valid North Caroling driver's license.

Completed fork-lift training



Completed Level 8, Senior Cabinetmaker program requirements and passed all required components for this position or have 8 years experience in cabinetry trade. Ability to pass required test for Level 3 through Level 9 Cabinetmaker, Master Craftsman and meet prerequisites





The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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