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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 6075 

Occ. Group: 412.986 

Carpenter 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 a variety of skilled tasks as they relate to building maintenance and construction, erecting forms and the cutting and assembling of materials and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Receives work orders, determines priorities, and plans work layout.

Makes work assignments.

Works with other crew members and sets the work pace.

Determines the type and kind and ensures the availability of materials, supplies, equipment, plans, tools, etc.

Inspects work in process and upon completion to ensure that instructions have been followed.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of the materials, methods, and principles required in the performance of carpentry work.

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

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.

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

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

Ability to read and follow specifications and/or blueprints.

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 standard apprenticeship in the carpentry trade. Experience in related work. 

  Date     Skill         Eval          
10/1/80      6     533023223

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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