Carpenter - 500557

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Carpenter - 500557


Responsible for maintaining University structures and furnishing in good repair, including new construction, renovation work, and furniture/casework construction and repair.


  • Keep in good repair all University property including furniture, interior and exterior doors, windows, trim, carpentry and various hardware on both the interior and exterior of buildings. (30%)
  • Construct and maintain custom furniture/casework as required in accordance with plans and field measurements as well as reading prints to compile material list. (25%)
  • Construct, install, repair and maintain cabinets/countertops including any associated laminate work. (20%)
  • Perform renovation and demo work including constructing partition walls as may be required also hanging of sheetrock as required. (15%)
  • Communicates information to Supervisor and others as required to indicate status and progress of work. (10%)


  • Will be exposed to loud noise (equipment) and product fumes (stains, paints, etc.) in the shop or on work sites.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must be able to work safely in varied conditions including wet and cramped areas and in extreme heat and cold.
  • All Facilities employees are expected to exercise behavior in accordance with the University policies as well as with the Facilities Mission and Statement of Core Values.
  • All Facilities employees are expected to comply with safety standards and demonstrate safe work habits.


  • Requires a thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the building trades (construction, repair and maintenance) as well as to solve both unusual and common work problems.
  • Requires a thorough knowledge of workplace safety and other OSHA workplace regulations as well as application of appropriate building codes.
  • Advises on technical matters and serves as a resource on building maintenance issues for others in the organization.
  • Requires skill in operating and maintaining stationary shop equipment (such as table saws) as well as hand held power tools.
  • Requires the capability of using a variety of hand, portable and shop tools while following safety guidelines.
  • Required knowledge of all phases of building construction including the ability to read architectural drawings.
  • Required knowledge of both rough and finish carpentry.
  • Preferred knowledge of casework fabrication/assembly/installation.
  • Requires the ability to make necessary repairs to all types of furniture and in some instances, fabrication and construction of furniture.
  • Preferred good written and verbal communication skills to ensure professionalism in working with management and a variety of skilled, unskilled, professional and administrative personnel.
  • Required: Must have a valid Driver's License and be able to produce a driving record with a minimum of 3 years of driving history in good standing


  • High school diploma or equivalent in combination with five or more years of demonstrated ability as a carpenter in a maintenance services organization.


  • Full-time, non-exempt position
  • Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; 8 hrs./day, 40 hrs./week
  • All Facilities employees are designated as essential personnel and are subject to work outside the normal work schedule on an emergency basis and are also subject to planned overtime work as required by the immediate supervisor.

Pay Grade 4 (Hiring Range $15.46 to $20.49 per hour)


At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond ( blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE




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Posted: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 5/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time