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Carpenter, Renovations

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 6015

Title: Carpenter, Renovations

Department: Facilities Management

Essential Personnel: Y

Job Family: Administrative Operations

Job Sub-Family: Facilities Management

FLSA Classification: NE

Job Grade: 12

Grade Min: $43,001

Grade Mid: $51,601

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: In-Range

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: Y

Job Summary

The Carpenter, Renovations performs skilled carpentry and drywall work in construction, general repairs, alterations, and renovations throughout the university, according to work order systems, sketches, blueprints, and/or oral instructions.


  • Constructs and repairs structures and fixtures.
  • Erects walls; installs, replaces, and repairs ceiling grids, door frames, and door hardware; hangs doors and window frames.
  • Demolishes concrete, bricks, concrete blocks, sheetrock walls, ceilings, furniture, and other structures as necessary.
  • Hangs sheet rock.
  • Builds new walls using metal studs and hangs sheetrock; estimates the time and materials needed; records the time and materials used.
  • Installs, replaces, and repairs VCT, carpet, and other flooring products.
  • Hangs whiteboards, artwork, banners, and other items as required.
  • Repairs structures and walls within university buildings, such as in bathrooms, classrooms, and offices.
  • Performs the necessary carpentry tasks required to complete work orders and to carry out the required preventative maintenance.

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • None

Delegation of Work:

  • N/A

Supervision Given:

  • N/A


Required Education:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of five (5) years of related job experience


  • Must maintain a valid, current driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of a variety of carpentry tasks and construction practices, and of the related trends, issues, and accepted practices.


  • Good technical skills, including proficiency in MS Office;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


  • Ability to use power tools;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in machine shop and/or carpentry shop.

Physical Demands:

  • Work is often performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements; work involves some exposure to elements, such as adverse weather conditions, extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, and airborne particles. May occasionally be required to wear a respirator. Position requires maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, or walking for prolonged periods of time, as well as for bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling, jumping, climbing, and frequent overhead and horizontal reaching. Position has occasional exposure to the physical risks associated with demolition and construction. May be exposed to moving mechanical parts, hazardous traffic conditions, potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents or chemicals, and the risk of electric shock. May, on rare occasions, be required to work in a confined space or in a high, dangerous place. May be exposed to vibration or noise. Must have precise hand-eye coordination, good spatial awareness, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors. Must have the ability to move items of up to 60lbs. Must have the ability to climb stairs and a ladder and maintain balance. May occasionally be required to drive or operate university vehicles. Required to be on call 24 hours per day for general maintenance incidents.

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.

Communicates Effectively

  • Communicates clearly, concisely, and with courtesy.
  • Carefully listens to customer or thoroughly reads correspondence, and uses good judgment to respond appropriately. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Communicates requests for further action or resources to appropriate individuals with tact.


  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.

Equipment Operation

  • Demonstrates the essential skills required to use equipment and tools needed to perform job duties and responsibilities.
  • Follows maintenance and operation procedures and safety rules to minimize equipment malfunctions and prevent personal injuries.


  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.


  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.


  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.

Student Success Indirect Support

  • Contributes to student success by assisting students with anything that supports their student experience, whether directly or indirectly.
  • Helps students navigate their way through the different offices, programs, and services at the university and/or connects students with the appropriate party(ies).
  • Connects students with services or resources that can help them with career exploration, goal selection, and ongoing academic assistance.
  • Helps students build peer support networks.
  • Encourages student participation in out-of-class activities.
  • Provides encouragement and guidance to foster student success.
  • Treats students with respect
  • Maintains the learning environment to ensure quality and/or sound pedagogy.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.