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Carpenter IV


Fifth (final) level in a five-level career progression.  Provides carpentry services.  Performs a variety of complicated tasks.  Begins/completes the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Carpentry Level Four curriculum.  Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.  Relies on 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 four (delivered by a certified instructor) and demonstrate competency therein
  • 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 build forms for slabs, sidewalks, and curbs
  • Use dig footers to form foundations
  • Install, repair, and preventatively maintain dig footers and form foundations
  • Install reinforcing materials
  • Pour, form, and finish concrete
  • Lay block, brick, stucco, ceramic tiles, and marble thresholds
  • Use a variety of masonry materials
  • Install, repair, and preventatively maintain rigging straps, hoistways, cables, and equipment
  • May install, repair, and preventatively maintain fume hoods
  • Install, repair, and preventatively maintain floor and wall systems, ceiling joist and roof framing, and stair systems
  • Install, repair, and preventatively maintain ceiling tiles and ceiling grids
  • Install, repair, and preventatively maintain fixed classroom seating, windows, window frames, and window screens
  • Install, repair, and preventatively maintain insulation, waterproofing, and metal framing
  • Install, repair, and preventatively maintain various types of flooring, vinyl and ceramic tiles, wall bases, and molding
  • Build cabinets and counter tops
  • Install, repair, and preventatively maintain sheetrock, plaster, insulation, and exterior finishes
  • Install, repair, and preventatively maintain floor joists and truss systems
  • Read and interpret blueprints and wall layouts
  • Support other trades and contractors
  • Clean/maintain shop and all related equipment
  • Operates University of Florida (UF) vehicles
  • Performs related duties (as assigned)

Education and Experience

High school diploma and four years of appropriate experience in carpentry related work; appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience

Licensure and Certification

  • Florida Class E operator (driver) license
  • Currently NCCER Certified Plus in trade or pass NCCER knowledge verification
  • Complete CORE and a trade specific Critical Task Assessment within 6 months


  • 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.