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Carpenter I-CARPT

University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 25, 2023

Job Details

Position Overview:

Performs skilled carpentry work in the maintenance and repair of buildings and facilities, and related work as required. Cut, shape, and assemble wooden articles or set up and operate a variety of woodworking machines, such as power saws, jointers, and mortisers to surface, cut, or shape lumber or to fabricate parts for wood products. Constructs, erects, installs, and repairs structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter's hand tools and power tools, and conforming to local building codes. Reads and studies blueprints, sketches, or building plans for information pertaining to type of material required, such as lumber or fiberboard, and dimensions of structure or fixture to be fabricated. Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures. Estimates time and material costs on carpentry projects and requisitions new carpentry materials and equipment. May weld metal parts to steel structural members.

May specialize in finish carpentry, such as installing interior and exterior trim, building stairs, and laying hardwood floors. May remove and replace sections of structures prior to and after installation of insulating materials. May remodel and repair cabinets, counters, shelves, tables and miscellaneous furniture. May replace and repair door closures and locks. Performs work under general supervision. Handles moderately complex issues and problems and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff. Possesses moderate working knowledge of subject matter. Typically, non-exempt and does not supervise other staff (but may supervise students). Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.

The general schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, and occasional Saturdays. Flexible scheduling and remote work not offered.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Essential duties must include:
  • Must be able to read a measuring tape.
  • Use of common hand tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches, hammers, and portable power tools including corded and cordless drills, impact drivers, circular saws, routers, etc.
  • Must be able to set up and use a variety of ladders, scaffolding, etc.
  • Must be willing to work with heavy machinery such as Aerial Lifts, forklifts, skidsteers, etc.
  • Must be willing to be on-call (schedule will be set by supervisor) and respond to any after-hours emergencies that might arise such as flood clean-up, window or door board-up, etc.
  • Must be willing to perform snow removal during a campus closure event when requested.
  • Must be willing to work Commencement (Graduation Ceremonies) including setup and assembly, clean up before and after each ceremony, and disassembly once ceremonies are complete.
Job Level:

Scope & Impact: This position is an entry level position, responsible for performing a variety of clerical/administrative support, or manual labor, tasks with predictable, prescribed impact on a particular work group.

Communication & Interaction : Limited interaction within and outside the University. Refers inquiries to appropriate individuals.

Effective Knowledge: Demonstrates ability to execute tasks according to standard operating procedures and/or direction, with supervision/guidance readily available if needed.

Problem Solving & Judgement : The job consists of repetitive manual or tasks that are covered by specific procedures or close supervision.

Budget Authority: May compile data for budget preparation.

Policy & Procedure Authority: Primarily responsible for executing routine procedures with direction from senior staff.

Reporting Relationships : Generally, supports a manager or director-level leader and reports to a senior level administrative professional. May receive basic operational direction and guidance from senior support staff.

Qualifications Required:

Typically requires general education or vocational training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must have a valid driver's license, clean driving record, and be able to operate a typical motor vehicle.

Qualifications Preferred:

Mechanical knowledge and abilities are preferred. Common duties will be disassembly and reassembly of furniture, repairs, installation of wall hangings, bathroom fixtures, battery replacements, etc. An understanding of how things come apart and are put back together is strongly preferred.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

This position requires a physical. The physical requirements are:
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. regularly and 75 lbs. occasionally.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and carry 200 feet.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and carry up/down 30 stairs.
  • Ability to walk regularly for long periods of time across the campus.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  • Ability to use and reach with hands and arms regularly.
  • Ability to climb in high places using a ladder or balance frequently.
  • Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend and crawl occasionally.
  • Ability to push or pull dolly loaded with up to 120 pounds for 300 feet occasionally.
  • Must have close, distance, and peripheral vision.
  • Depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Pass PFT (pulmonary function test)


 University of Central Oklahoma.

With strong connections throughout the Oklahoma City metro, the University of Central Oklahoma is dedicated to developing in students the confidence to succeed through transformative learning experiences. Central prides itself as a smart investment for success, preparing future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, with access to more than 200 student organizations and the internship, employment, entertainment and cultural offerings of the rapidly growing Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Founded in 1890 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Central connects its nearly 14,000 students to unmatched value found in 118 undergraduate areas of study and 83 graduate programs from its main campus in Edmond and facilities throughout the metro area.

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