Carpenter – Entry
First level in a five-level career progression. Assists senior workers with providing carpentry services. Begins/completes the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) core curriculum. Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a supervisor/manager.
Examples of Work
Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.
- Begin/complete NCCER core curriculum training program (delivered by a certified instructor) and demonstrate competency therein
- Assist with installing, repairing, and preventatively maintaining ceiling tiles and ceiling grids
- Assist with installing, repairing, and preventatively maintaining fixed classroom seating, windows, window frames, and window screens
- Assist with installing, repairing, and preventatively maintaining various types of flooring, vinyl and ceramic tiles, wall bases, and molding
- Assist with building counter tops
- Assist with installing, repairing, and preventatively maintaining metal and wood doors and doorframes, mortise locks, hinges, exit devices, door closers, handicapped door operators, and other door hardware
- Assist with pouring, forming, and finishing concrete
- Assist with laying block and brick
- Assist with repairing plaster
- Support other trades and contractors
- Clean/maintain shop and all related equipment
- Operate University of Florida (UF) vehicles
- Perform related duties (as assigned)
Education and Experience
High school diploma
Licensure and Certification
Florida Class E operator (driver) license
- Supervisor provides daily written and verbal instructions
- Does not directly supervise others
To see common career pathways for each position at the University of Florida please visit the Career Paths section of the UFHR website.