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Class Code: 605E
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


This is the journey level of the series. Independently functions as a fully qualified carpenter in the maintenance, repair and construction of structures, walls, floors, windows, screens, sashes, doors, furniture, fixtures, stairs, cupboards, roofs and cabinets.

Typical Work

Repairs or alters buildings, sheds, scaffolds, partitions, concrete forms and other structures from plans, sketches or instructions; may construct new facilities from blueprints and specifications;

Repairs floors, walls, ceilings, screens, windows, sashes, doors, furniture, fixtures, stairs, cupboards, and roofs;

Lay flooring and carpeting, install Formica;

Builds and installs cabinets, furniture and other fixtures;

Installs and adjusts doors; installs and repairs locks, weather stripping, brackets for mirrors and draperies, linoleum, tile, gutters, and down spouts;

Repairs stone and marble walkways and floors, forms, pours and finishes concrete curbs and driveways;

Operates variety of power tools such as saws, jointers, nail guns, jack hammers, cement mixers, lathes, sanders, planers, and boring and mortising machines; cleans, sharpens, maintains, and repairs power and hand tools;

Estimates materials and time needed to complete jobs; orders materials

Supervises and instructs helpers, or patients;

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  standard practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment of carpentry trade; lumber types and grades; safety precautions; basic computer skills.   

Ability to:  work from blueprints, plans, and sketches; estimate materials and time needed to complete jobs; use hand and power tools, sharpen and set saws. 

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a carpenter; or full journey status as a carpenter in a union; or four years of applicable work experience. Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license may be required.

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 5330 Carpenter, 70150 Carpenter; adopted May 10, 2007, effective
July 1, 2007.