Los Angeles Community College District

Carpenter (#3433)

$39.45-$39.45 hourly / $6,864.30-$6,864.30 monthly / $82,371.60-$82,371.60 annual


Definition

Performs skilled, journey-level carpentry work in the construction, maintenance, alteration, and repair of building components and structures made of wood and other building materials at a college.

Typical Duties

Constructs, maintains, alters, and repairs building components and structures such as floors, ceilings, roofs, stairways, moldings, furniture, doors, window frames, shelves, partitions, and related building components made of wood and other building materials.

Builds and sets forms for concrete construction.

Measures, saws, and erects sheathing for walls and roofs.

Covers sheathing with building paper and applies sidings.

Saws, fits, and erects exterior and interior trim.

Installs locks and other building hardware.

Assembles and works from scaffolds.

Reviews construction, remodeling, and repair project plans, blueprints, and specifications to understand scope of projects, complete assigned work orders, and recommend potential changes to supervisor.

Attends to trouble calls for emergency repairs to building components and structures made of wood and other building materials.

Safely operates hand and power tools and equipment used in the carpentry trade.

Maintains carpentry hand and power tools and equipment to ensure their safe and efficient operation.

Maintains shop area and supplies in a safe, clean, and orderly condition.

May assist in estimating job costs, preparing material lists, and job records, and maintaining an inventory of supplies and tools for assigned area/projects.

May inspect facilities for maintenance and safety problems related to carpentry materials.

May assist in inspecting carpentry work performed by outside contractors.

May assist in developing job specifications, diagrams, and blueprints related to carpentry work.

May provide work direction to lower-level staff assigned to the carpentry unit.

Performs related duties as assigned.

 

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Carpenter performs skilled journey-level rough and finish carpentry work in the construction, maintenance, alteration, and repair of building components and structures made of wood and other building materials at a college.

A General Foreman plans, coordinates, and supervises the work of skilled journey-level workers of at least three building trades and other staff assigned to work projects at a college, and has job site responsibility for various building trades projects.

A Lead Carpenter acts as a lead over a small group of journey-level workers of the carpentry trade and other assigned staff and performs the more complex rough and finish carpentry work related to the construction, maintenance, alteration, and repair of building components and structures made of wood and other building materials at a college. Lead responsibilities include guidance and instruction on techniques, methods, and procedures for accomplishing assigned tasks and solving problems. A small group of employees typically consists of at least three people, two of whom must be at the journey-level. SUPERVISION General supervision is received from a General Foreman or facilities management staff. May provide work direction to Maintenance Assistants.

Supervision

General supervision is received from a General Foreman or Director of College Facilities. May provide work direction to Maintenance Assistants.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Current practices, materials, hand and power tools, and equipment used in the carpentry trade and related building trades

 

Construction, maintenance, alteration, and repair of building components and structures

 

Properties, adaptability, and uses of various woods and other building materials

 

State and local building codes, regulations, administrative orders, and ordinances

 

Safety and health regulations and practices pertinent to the construction industry

 

Harmful effects of hazardous or toxic materials and the protection and safeguards required when working with or controlling such materials

 

Basic mathematics

 

Basic recordkeeping procedures

 

Capabilities of computer applications, systems, and hardware used in the carpentry trade

 

Skill in:

Using tools and equipment of the trade

 

Ability to:

Read, interpret, and work from sketches, drawings, plans, and blueprints

 

Perform skilled rough and finish carpentry work

 

Safely operate tools and machines of the carpentry trade

 

Safely lift and carry heavy tools and materials

 

Safely climb ladders and work at heights on scaffolds and beams

 

Follow oral and written instructions

 

Keep accurate records

 

Work effectively and cooperatively with District staff, students, and outside contractors

 

Effectively utilize computer systems and software applicable to the carpentry trade

 

Learn characteristics of new materials and equipment of the carpentry trade and update skills to adapt to changing technology

 

Learn general and specialized software applications

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A.  Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND completion of a recognized apprentice training program of at least four years’ duration in the carpentry trade AND one year of full-time, paid, journey-level experience in the carpentry trade.

 OR

 

B.  Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND five years of full-time, paid experience in carpentry work under the supervision of a journeyman or crafts supervisor. One year of the required experience must have been at the journey-level.

 

Special:

 

A valid Class “C” California driver's license may be required for some positions.

Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.

Special Note: 

Prior to employment, all successful candidates will be required to pass an asbestos medical examination in compliance with the General Industry Safety Orders, Section 5208, Title 8 of the California Administrative Codes.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

 


CLASS: 3433; EST: ; REV: 6/13/2018;