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Job Code: 0853
Job Level: 04
Revised Date: 04/01/2020
Job Family: JF 21

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Occupational Summary

Perform semi-skilled carpentry repair and maintenance of university facilities.

Work Performed

Assist carpenters in assigned work

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Ability to read blueprints correctly, work from sketches and verbal instructions.

Ability to properly use different types of hoists, slings and related hardware.

Perform safety procedures of equipment being used.

Ability to erect scaffolding correctly and know terms and safety guidelines of the scaffolding.

Knowledge of the proper use of different types of wood.

Knowledge of the lumber and plywood grading system.

Ability to use engineered wood products, and correct application of them.

Knowledge of the different types of fasteners and guidelines for using them.

Ability to properly maintain maintenance and care of all tools used in this trade.

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.

Completed forklift training.

Possess a valid North Carolina driver's license.


Completed Level 3 Apprentice I program and passed all requirements or have 1 year experience in carpentry trade and be able to pass the written test required for advancement to Level 4.



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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