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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.