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Job Title Carpenter Requisition Number RE18516 Working Title Department Name 3CP26:Campus Maintenance Central Work Location Lexington, KY Grade Level 41 Salary Range $14.77-23.63/hour Type of Position Staff Position Time Status Full-Time Required Education


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6 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to and over 50lbs; Standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs; Working at heights above 4 feet; Confined spaces; Loud noises; Dusty; Hazardous chemicals, fumes, including waste; Hazardous tools and equipment.

May work at various locations on the University Campus and transport materials and/or equipment to such locations.

May be exposed to elements of weather and temperature extremes while on-the-job and when traveling to/from job site(s).

Performs physical activities that require considerable use of arms, legs, and movement of the whole body, such as required in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

Ability to work off scissor lift, aerial lift, scaffolds and ladders.


7:30 am – 4:15 pm (Monday – Friday)*

*Hours of work may vary dependent upon situational factors requiring night(s), weekend(s), and holiday(s) response.

Job Summary

Reporting directly to the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, this position inspects the worksite to determine materials, equipment, tool requirements and methods to be used, Plans, lays out, assembles, finishes, and installs materials, equipment, and fixtures as required by the scope of the work; Reads and interprets blueprints; Performs new work inside/outside buildings, including rough/finish carpentry; metal and wood stud walls, drywall; suspended ceiling systems; etc.; Repairs and maintains structures, fixtures, and buildings; Transports materials, tools, and equipment to the worksite; Erects and dismantles scaffolding, as needed; Performs case or fixture work, exterior/interior trim work, rough framing, concrete frame work, bracing, forms, etc.; Replaces panes of glass, ceiling tiles, and doors; Installs partitions, doors, windows, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, vinyl base, etc; and Utilizes and maintains hand and power tools and equipment, including chisels, planes, saws, drills, and sanders to repair and erect structures.

In addition, the Facilities Carpenter is instrumental in designing, building, fabricating assembling, installing, and repairing structures, fixtures, furniture, and other items; Installs, maintains, and repairs doors, windows, window hardware, floors, ceilings, partitions, office equipment/furniture, classroom fixtures/equipment, athletic fixtures/equipment, etc., adhering to accepted procedures and techniques of the carpenter trade; Estimates height, width, length, and other proportions; Selects materials, including wood, metal; plastic, fiberglass, drywall, etc.; Works from blueprints and/or instructions from supervisor; Joins materials with nails, screw, staples, or adhesives; Installs cabinets and moldings, stairs, and other fixtures; Utilizes hand tools, including level, rules, plumb bobs, framing squares, and surveying equipment to ensure everything is level and secure; and Operates power equipment, including saws, hammers, nail guns, staple guns, mixers, sprayers,sanders, cutting tools, etc.

IEBC/Internal Employee Being Considered

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

MS Windows/Office; KRONOS; SAP

Demonstrated knowledge of all phases of construction and skill in the reading and interpretation of blueprints and drawings.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience

HS + 6 Years

Industrial or Technical Degree or Associate’s Degree — Preferred.

Minimum of six years experience in building and general maintenance, knowledge of carpentry trade terminology, construction materials, tools, equipment, and building products.

Vocational, apprenticeship, or journey-level experience — Highly Desirable.

Driver’s License — Preferred

Deadline to Apply 06/09/2019 University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Define your understanding of "teamwork" and give a recent example of when you demonstrated being a team player at work.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe how your skills and experience make you a good fit for this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your experience working on a multi-disciplinary skilled trades team to coordinate and perform job tasks required for carpentry in building and renovation construction.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Describe what motivates you to do your best and to pursue continuous improvement.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * The essential job functions of this position require you to: work in a fast-paced environment; stand/walk for extended periods of time; lift, push or pull objects up to 50 pounds; and occasionally work at heights above four feet; work in confined spaces; work with exposure to loud noises, work with extreme temperatures, as well as work with hazardous chemicals and fumes. Can you perform these responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter




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Posted: 5/25/2019
Application Due: 6/21/2019
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