Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Carpenter Leadman (#20005155)


General Statement

Under supervision, performs skilled manual work in connection with construction, alteration and repair of structures or articles of wood or wood substitute material, and directs the work of assigned Carpenters.

Essential Job Functions

Essential job functions are fundamental, core functions common to positions in a classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are designed to be descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents may complete one or all of the job duties listed or tasks of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Performs first-line supervision of assigned Carpenters in the maintenance of a water reclamation plant or related facility, by performing skilled manual work in the construction, alteration and repair of wood structures, trestles, scaffolding, towers, forms for concrete construction, and fences.
  • Participates in planning the work of assigned Carpenters.
  • Checks work progress and gives instructions and training in job duties and safety practices.
  • Fabricates and installs wooden sludge collector flights and skimmer flights in settling and skimming tanks; replaces steel or plastic wear shoes on flights.
  • Builds, rebuilds or repairs wooden bridging and guard rails; performs interior construction including framing, drywall, trim work, suspended ceilings, doors and frames.
  • Lays out work and marks, saws, cuts, shapes, planes, miters, sands, scrapes, finishes, fits and assembles work in accordance with plans, sketches or instructions.
  • Requisitions tools, equipment, supplies and/or materials from the storeroom.

Other Job Functions

  • Makes repairs to wooden desks, tables, chairs and other office furniture and to truck bodies; installs all types of hardware, except on metal, in buildings.
  • Is responsible for the custody and care of all tools of the trade in performing carpentry work.
  • Reviews and codes timesheets, electronic time off requests and maintains vacation schedules online.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Environmental Conditions

May involve exposure to a variety of operating mechanical equipment and loud noise and/or noxious odors.  May include working in all types of weather conditions throughout the plant facility and collection system.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of the carpentry trade.
  • Thorough knowledge of the types, uses and adaptabilities of various woods.
  • Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Skill in the use and care of the tools and equipment of carpentry.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
  • Ability to work from sketches and blueprints and to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

One year of experience as a journeyman carpenter.

Promotional Requirement

  • One year of service with the District as a Carpenter.
  • Civil service status as a Carpenter.

CLASS: 20005155; EST: 11/1/2016; REV: ;