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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 6070 

Occ. Group: 

Carpenter (Finish)

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 making and assembling carpentry products. Performs other duties as assigned. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Reads and interprets work orders and blueprints.

Determines exact dimensions.

Draws plans to exact dimensions.

Estimates and orders required materials.

Lays out dimensions on materials.

Cuts and fits materials together.

Prepares surfaces for staining and/or painting.

Uses specialized hand and machine tools common to the cabinetmaking trade, woodworking shop tools, and common hand tools.

Drives pickup or automobile.

Performs other duties as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Ability to perceive small differences in objects and spatial relationships.

Ability to attend to visual details.

Willingness to work until job demands are met.

Ability to make precise arm-hand positioning movements where strength and speed are minimized.

Ability to plan and organize ones own work.

Ability to read and interpret blueprints and drawings.

Skill in the use of hand held power tools common to the carpentry trade.

Ability to make simple arithmetic computations.

Ability to work with others.

Skill in making precise manipulations with simple hand tools. 

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. Vocational school certificate in Carpentry; OR completion of carpentry apprenticeship; OR high school carpentry course and two years experience; OR related experience (cabinet making, furniture making, etc.) plus one year of experience as a carpenter/helper. 

  Date     Skill          Eval             
5/1/83        6     6320232140

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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