UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

CARPENTER

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8825 (WFSE Skilled Trades)

DEFINITION

Perform journey-level carpentry work.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Positions allocated to this class are distinguished by the responsibility to perform journey - level carpentry work in the maintenance, repair and construction of institution facilities.

TYPICAL WORK

Repair or alter buildings, sheds, scaffolds, partitions, concrete forms and other structures from plans, sketches or instructions; may construct new facilities from blueprints and specifications;

Repair floors, walls, ceilings, screen, windows, sashes, doors, furniture, fixtures, stairs, cupboards and roofs;

Build and install cabinets, furniture and other fixtures;

Adjust, repair or replace locks, weather stripping, screens, mirrors, brackets, blinds, linoleum, tile, gutters and downspouts;

Operate power equipment such as saws, jointers, lathes, sanders, planers, boring and mortising machines; clean, sharpen, maintain and repair such equipment;

Clean, sharpen, maintain and repair hand tools;

Develop preliminary cost estimates for installations and repairs;

Drive service truck as required; load and unload materials and supplies;

May lead and instruct helpers as required;

May perform work in other trades;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a carpenter; or full journey status as a carpenter in a union; or four years' applicable work experience. Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.

Examination Requirements:

The examination (including written, E & T and oral components) will consist of a scored evaluation of the applicant's training and experience as a carpenter or carpenter's helper; knowledge of standard practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment of carpentry trades and safety precautions; ability to work from blueprints, plans and sketches; ability to estimate materials and time needed to complete jobs; and ability to use and maintain hand and power tools.

New Class: 1-3-73
Title Change: 5-17-73
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05