Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Under general supervision, performs skilled carpentry work in the alteration, repair and construction of structures, facilities, and furniture; operates a variety of carpentry tools and equipment in the design and construction of various projects; and assists in performing other skilled maintenance duties as assigned.
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
- Performs rough and finished skilled carpentry work, such as installing or replacing cabinets, counters, shelves, stairways, benches, cabinet doors and paneling; constructs and repairs furniture, equipment and wooden fixtures; builds closets, cases and shelving.
- Performs rough carpentry for new and repair work; repairs damage to walls, floors and roofs; replaces broken windows; installs new glass and interior and exterior walls or other surfaces; hangs and repairs doors, installs doorknobs and adjusts or replaces door closure, stops and other hardware.
- Installs and modifies modular furniture and partitions; constructs walls using paneling and other materials; replaces and repairs partitions, ceiling, broken tiles and other structures; installs and repairs dry wall.
- Prepares and reviews drawings, sketches and blueprints of construction and repair projects; ensures compliance with environmental, health, building and safety codes and standards; consults with other trade workers and makes modifications to plans as necessary.
- Evaluates and determines materials needed to complete projects; estimates time, labor and material costs and establishes project time lines; solicits bids and current prices from vendors for equipment, supplies and services; orders and maintains records of materials used.
- Operates a variety of hand and power tools including saws, lathes, planers, shapers, jointers, sanders, hand saws and other wood working machines; maintains and services tools and equipment.
- Participates in remodeling projects; provides direction to assigned staff in laying out and coordinating work flow and in proper application of advanced finished carpentry skills.
- May assist in performing a variety of tasks involving electrical, plumbing, roof repair, painting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems as required.
- Performs related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
- Operations, services, and activities of a carpentry program.
- Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the carpentry trade.
- Basic principles of painting, electrical and plumbing trades.
- Operational characteristics of maintenance and repair equipment and tools used in the area of assignment.
- Construction and maintenance methods and equipment.
- Basic mathematical principles.
- Pertinent building and construction codes and regulations.
- Basic qualities and uses of various woods and other construction materials.
- Repair methods for furniture and tile.
- Principles and practices of record keeping.
- Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
- Perform a variety of finish and rough carpentry work.
- Use and operate a variety of carpentry tools and equipment required for the work in a safe and efficient manner.
- Perform basic shop mathematics.
- Plan and layout carpentry work, including estimating labor and materials cost.
- Fabricate cabinets, partitions, modular furniture and work stations.
- Work from blueprints, rough drawings and sketches.
- Clean and care for assigned areas and equipment.
- Work independently with little direction.
- Provide work direction to assigned crews.
- Maintain a variety of records and reports.
- Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
- Perform other skilled maintenance work as assigned.
- Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
- Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Additional specialized training in carpentry or a related field is desirable.
Experience: Three years of responsible journey level carpentry experience.
License or Certificate - Possession of a valid Class “C” California driver’s license. Designated positions may require a Class “A” or Class “B” unrestricted commercial driver’s license within six months of employment with the City. A Commercial driver’s license with a tank endorsement may be required of some positions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor field environments; travel from site to site; work at heights on scaffolding and ladders; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; works near moving mechanical parts. Work is performed in both indoors in office and shop area and outdoors in various City buildings.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time; frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, and twist; push, pull, lift, and/or carry moderate to heavy amounts of weights; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized hand and power tools and equipment; operate assigned equipment and vehicles; verbally communicate to exchange information..
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to operate vehicles and equipment and observe work in progress, and read computer screens and printed documents.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction and communicate by radio.
Date: January 2007
Johnson & Associates