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Carpenter I


Second 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) carpentry level one 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 hands-on training and education curriculum for level one carpentry (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 sheetrock, plaster, insulation, and exterior finishes
  • Assist with installing, repairing, and preventatively maintaining fixed classroom seating, windows, window frames, and window screens
  • 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 repairing, installing, and preventatively maintaining floor joists and truss systems
  • Read and interpret blueprints and wall layouts
  • Assist with installing, repairing, and preventatively maintaining various types of flooring, vinyl and ceramic tiles, wall bases, and molding
  • Assist with building cabinets and counter tops
  • Assist with pouring, forming, and finishing concrete
  • Assist with laying block and brick
  • Support other trades and contractors
  • Clean/maintain shop and all related equipment
  • Operates University of Florida (UF) vehicles
  • Perform related duties (as assigned)

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma and one year of appropriate experience; appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience
  • Completion of the NCCER Core and Carpentry Level One

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.