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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.

Manager, Carpentry Shop

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 3095

UW Job Family: 3B

SOC Code: 11-9021

Pay Grade: 22

Date: August 24, 2006

Job Purpose:

Manage, schedule and coordinate labor and material resources for the Carpentry Shop. Supervise Carpenters, Locksmiths, and Upholsterer. Research and solve personnel and customer issues.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma or GED


4 years apprenticeship or journeyman level work related experience

Required Licensure, Certification, Registration, or Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Carpentry trade methods and techniques.
  • Carpentry equipment and related tools.
  • Proper inspections of work projects.
  • Problem resolution techniques and methods for applicable trade.
  • Project, labor, and time management methods and techniques.
  • Cost estimating methods.
  • Work order system.
  • Computer software applications including Microsoft Office, Outlook, Internet Explorer and Exchange.
  • Report generation methods.
  • Public relations, communication, and customer service techniques.
  • Applicable Federal, State, Local, and University rules and regulations.
  • Safety rules and protocol for safe equipment operation and personnel protection.
  • University purchasing procedures.
  • Inventory methods and techniques.
  • Supervision methods and techniques including performance evaluation, coaching, mentoring, and addressing work performance issues through proper University procedures.
  • Training methods and techniques.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Provide liaison contact and effective oral and written communications for successful operations.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve equipment, labor, and work-related issues.
  • Schedule labor for assigned project work.
  • Oversee and manage shop operations; assess project work; improve operation effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Effectively supervise support staff and make recommendations for performance evaluations.
  • Lead team and participate in team working environment.
  • Perform carpentry work.
  • Follow safety rules and applicable Federal, State, Local and University regulations.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Manage the labor resources of the Carpentry Shop to effectively and efficiently complete maintenance and project work.

Manage material resources necessary for completion of maintenance and project work within the Carpentry Shop.

Communicate with customers to ensure the satisfactory completion of work requests and projects, and to resolve any issues or disputes.

Communicate with the Trades Manager, Senior, or other Shop Managers, Service Desk staff and Stores staff to ensure efficient and cost effective completion of maintenance and project work requests.

Participate in hiring decisions, train, supervise, and evaluate performance of Carpenters, Locksmiths, and Upholsterers.

Develop project estimates and inspect departmental work.

Retrieve, review, and analyze data from the work order system to ensure efficient productivity, accurate documentation and timely completion of work requests and projects.

Monitor, evaluate and prepare reports on Work Request activity, shop productivity and budget to actual comparisons.

Assure adherence to Federal, State, Local, and University regulations and applicable codes.

Supplemental Functions:

May perform carpentry work.

Working Conditions:

Carpentry shop environment. Exposed to hazards of carpentry trade including various carpentry equipment such as saws, nail guns, power tools, scaffolding, etc. Travel to campus or other University work sites. 

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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