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Carpenter III


Fourth level in a five-level career progression.  Provides carpentry services.  Performs a variety of tasks.  Begins/completes the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) carpentry level three curriculum.  Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field.  Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  Works under general supervision.  Exercises a certain degree of creativity and latitude.  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 hands-on training and education curriculum for NCCER carpentry level three (delivered by a certified instructor) and demonstrate competency therein
  • Install, repair, and preventatively maintain sheetrock, plaster, insulation, and exterior finishes
  • Install, repair, and preventatively maintain metal and wood doors and doorframes, mortise locks, hinges, exit devices, door closers, handicapped door operators, and other door hardware
  • Complete site/slab layout and builds forms for slabs, sidewalks, and curbs
  • Uses dig footers to form foundations
  • Assists with installing, repairing, and preventatively maintaining dig footers and form foundations
  • Installs reinforcing materials
  • Pours, forms, and finishes concrete
  • Lays block, brick, stucco, ceramic tiles, and marble thresholds
  • Uses a variety of masonry materials
  • Install, repair, and preventatively maintain ceiling tiles and ceiling grids
  • Install, repair, and preventatively maintain various types of flooring, vinyl and ceramic tiles, wall bases, and molding
  • Builds cabinets and counter tops
  • Install, repair, and preventatively maintain fixed classroom seating, windows, window frames, and window screens
  • Install, repair, and preventatively maintain rigging straps, hoistways, cables, and equipment
  • Install, repair, and preventatively maintain floor joists and truss systems
  • Read and interpret blueprints and wall layouts
  • Support other trades and contractors
  • Cleans/maintain shop and all related equipment
  • Operates University of Florida (UF) vehicles
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma and three years of appropriate experience in carpentry related work; appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience
  • Completion of the NCCER Core and Carpentry Levels One, Two and Three

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.