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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 6055
Occ. Group: 412.198 

Cabinet Maker Lead Worker

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in supervising and participating in the construction and repair of wooden articles and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Receives instructions and ensures that work is started.

Ensures that necessary materials, supplies, equipment, plans, tools, etc., are available.

Works with other crew members and sets the work pace.

Demonstrates proper work methods.

Inspects work in progress and upon completion to ensure that blueprint or drawing specifications have been followed.

Confers with supervisor concerning problems with work assignments or personnel.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of the materials, methods, and principles used in the construction and repair of wooden articles.

Knowledge of the use, care, and maintenance of required equipment, both specialized and common.

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.

Ability to assign, supervise, and inspect the work of others.

Ability to use and operate a variety of tools and equipment required in performance of duties.

Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions.

Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, and convincingly.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Completion of a standard apprenticeship in cabinetmaking. Experience in a variety of cabinetmaking work. 

  Date     Skill         Eval          
10/1/80     7      633023223

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. 

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