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Classification Description

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Classification Description

This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.


Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 6203

UW Job Family: 62

SOC Code: 47-2031

Pay Grade: 19

Date: July 01, 2004

Job Purpose:

Performs carpentry maintenance and construction work on University structures.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma or GED, plus completion of a U.S. Department of Labor approved carpentry apprenticeship program


4 years work-related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Completion of a U.S. Department of Labor approved carpentry apprenticeship program which meets the requirements to attain Journeyman Carpentry status.
  • Valid driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Standard practices, materials, and tools of the carpentry trade.
  • Basic knowledge of all main carpentry areas; framing, finish, window installation, roofing, flooring, ceiling, concrete forms, and demolition.
  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.  

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Select appropriate materials based on application and amounts required.
  • Read, interpret, and work from sketches, blueprints, specifications, and construction drawings.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Care for the tools and equipment of the trade.
  • Use the tools and equipment of the trade.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Move objects weighing up to 50 pounds regularly.
  • Read, understand and follow safety procedures.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications to determine equipment and materials required and methods of installation to complete project.

Select specified types of wood and other materials; determine amount necessary to complete project.

Prepare project layout using various measuring and marking tools including calipers, rule, framing square, pencil, chalk and marking gauge.

Cut and shape construction materials using manual and power tools.

Assemble materials using a variety of fasteners including nails, staples, dowel pins, glue and screws.

Prepare and protect wood and other material surfaces.

Perform work in specialized areas such as window installation, finish carpentry, roof and ceiling construction or repair, concrete form construction, demolition of walls, floors and ceilings for remodel projects.

Supplemental Functions:

Erect and maintain scaffolding for carpentry work and other Physical Plant functions and departments.

Working Conditions:

Shop and in/out door environments; regularly exposed to dust, wood shavings and adverse weather conditions; subject to hazardous machinery including jointers, routers, saws, chisels, planers, and other crafts trade tools.

Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources

Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.

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