State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $30,611.00-$47,791.00 Yearly






A Carpenter, Trim is the advanced level of work in woodworking, involving precision cutting, fitting and finishing of wood.  Employees in this classification do not supervise other carpenters but may supervise lower-level maintenance employees or helpers.  

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Carpenter Supervisor or other designated higher-level staff.  Work is performed at various State facilities.  Employees in this classification may be required to work in elevated areas and may be required to lift heavy objects.  

Positions in this classification are evaluated using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The is use of this method involves comparing the duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of a class specification.  

The Carpenter Trim is differentiated from the Carpenter in that the Carpenter Trim is the advanced level of work in woodworking, precision cutting, fitting and finishing of wood while the Carpenter performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.  The Carpenter Trim is differentiated from the Carpenter Supervisor in that the Carpenter Supervisor has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Carpenters.


Constructs and installs sash and door trims, counter tops, cabinets, desks, bookcases, benches, partitions and other types of fine furniture or trim work;

Performs precision cutting, fitting and finishing;

Repairs furniture, equipment and fixtures;

Examines blueprints, drawings, and specifications of articles to be constructed or repaired;

Matches wood for color, grain or texture;

Sands, scrapes, bleaches and stains wood surfaces and joints to prepare for finishing;

Plans sequence of cutting or shaping operations to be performed;

Sets up and operates power saws, joiners, mortises, molders, shapers and routers to cut or shape parts from stock according to specifications on drawings;

Trims component parts to assure perfect fit; Bores holes for insertion of screws or dowels;

Glues, fits and clamps parts and sub assemblies together to form complete unit;

Estimates time and material needed to complete a project;

Cleans and repairs tools and equipment;

May dip, brush or spray articles with protective or decorative material, such as stain, varnish or paint;

May install hardware, such as hinges, catches and drawer pulls;

May supervise lower-level maintenance workers or helpers;

Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Class Descriptions are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies.  Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position. 

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation.  An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime, as provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.

Date Revised

November 17, 2017

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006285; EST: ; REV: 11/17/2017;

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