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Carpenter II

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position Title:

Carpenter II


Facilities Mgmt_Building Maint



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Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday; 8:00am – 4:30pm.

Open to:

External and Internal


Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience.


Funding expected to continue

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Benefits at UTA:

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University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary:

To provide journeyman level skills performing carpentry work. Responsible for using power and hand tools in carpentry, construction, cabinetry, maintenance, demolition, repair and residential buildings, classrooms, housing, sidewalks, parking lots, offices and all other University facilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform general carpentry, construction, cabinetry, building maintenance, building modifications and demolition including but not limited to:
    • Framing, wood and metal materials, rubber and vinyl trim and finish carpentry, Sheetrock hanging, concrete forming, rebar, pouring and finishing, doors, door jams, door closer and hinge installation, suspended ceilings, tile and grid work, vinyl and ceramic tile, cabinet construction, repairs and modifications.
  • Repair, construction and installation of tables, benches, cabinets, bookshelves, desks, countertops, lamination, a variety of wall, floor, ceiling mounts and wall coverings, detail kitchen appliances and bathroom fixtures.
  • Maintenance, repairs and modifications of existing structures, including but not limited to:
    • Doors, walls, windows, floors, mounted fixtures, ceilings, furniture, chairs and all other campus seating, laundry facilities, showers, tubs, bedrooms, dining & kitchen areas.
  • Keep track of material usage and labor for individual or combined work assignments. Inspect current and future work assignments.
  • Assist in ordering and pick-up of materials from vendors.
  • Act as a Shop representative to University Departments while performing work assignments.
  • Responds to on-call emergencies before/during/after normal hours of operation. This includes but not limited to:
    • Fires, electrical outages, floods, icy conditions and any other type of campus emergency.
  • Considered essential personnel.
  • Perform all duties as assigned to shop or as assigned by Carpenter Shop Supervisor or Carpenter Leader.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma.
  • Three (3) years of skilled/journeyman level experience.
  • Valid Class “C” driver’s license (Or other states equivalent for driving a personal vehicle). Other requirements:
  • Skilled with tools of the carpentry trade, including use of power woodworking machinery.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Accuracy in all phases of work performed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to understand and follow work orders, drawings, written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently.
  • Ability to complete all physical tasks as needed.

Other Requirements :

  • Alertness and careful attention is required to avoid injury to self and to others.

Working Conditions:

  • May work in all weather conditions.
  • May work in extreme temperatures.
  • May work around chemical fumes.
  • May work around chemicals.
  • May work around electrical and mechanical hazards.
  • Involve exposure to one or more disagreeable elements such as dust, dirt and other hazards of carpentry equipment.

CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.

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