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Carpenter Non-certified


Construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter’s hand tools and power tools.

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.

  • Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean environment
  • Study specifications in blueprints, sketches, or building plans to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required
  • Measure and mark cutting lines on materials, using a ruler, pencil, chalk, and marking gauge
  • Shape or cut materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saws
  • Install structures or fixtures, such as windows, frames, floorings, trim, or hardware, using carpenters’ hand or power tools
  • Verify trueness of structure, using plumb bob and level
  • Select and order lumber or other required materials
  • Arrange for subcontractors to deal with special areas, such as heating or electrical wiring work
  • Maintain records, document actions, and present written progress reports
  • Build or repair cabinets, doors, frameworks, floors, or other wooden fixtures used in buildings, using woodworking machines, carpenter’s hand tools, or power tools
  • Erect scaffolding or ladders for assembling structures above ground level
  • Inspect ceiling or floor tile, wall coverings, siding, glass, or woodwork to detect broken or damaged structures
  • Assemble and fasten materials to make frameworks or props, using hand tools and wood screws, nails, dowel pins, or glue
  • Remove damaged or defective parts or sections of structures and repair or replace, using hand tools
  • Finish surfaces of woodwork or wallboard in houses or buildings, using paint, hand tools, or paneling
  • Apply shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative paneling to ceilings or walls
  • Cover subfloors with building paper to keep out moisture and lay hardwood, parquet, or wood-strip-block floors by nailing floors to subfloor or cementing them to mastic or asphalt base
  • Fill cracks or other defects in plaster or plasterboard and sand patch, using patching plaster, trowel, and sanding tool
  • Perform minor plumbing, welding, or concrete mixing work
  • Prepare cost estimates for clients or employers
  • Construct forms or chutes for pouring concrete
  • Work with or remove hazardous material
  • Operates University of Florida (UF) vehicles

Education and Experience

Completion of an approved apprenticeship program in carpentry or a high school diploma and three years of appropriate experience; appropriate vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience

Licensure and Certification

Florida Class E operator (driver) license


  • Works under immediate or general supervision
  • May lead a team or directly supervise

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