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This is manual work at the journeyman level in both rough and finished carpentry.

Work involves the construction and maintenance of structural woodwork and other woodwork requiring the use of standard carpenter tools and power driven woodworking machinery. Assignments are normally made orally or in the form of sketches or blueprints. Work is inspected for satisfactory compliance with instructions, although routine repairs are usually made independently without supervision or review.


Repairs and maintains doors, floors, windows, partitions, ceilings, and exteriors of buildings; builds and installs door and window framing.

Builds wooden structures such as partitions, building, office additions, fences, and scaffolds and does sheeting and rough carpentry on the buildings.

Performs hand and bench work in carpentry work shop; operates planers, joiners, drill presses, power saws, sanders, and other woodworking machinery.

Repairs and maintains hand tools, saws, and other carpentry tools; installs locks, door knobs, and other building hardware.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from a standard vocational or high school and some experience as a journeyman carpenter; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, methods, materials, and tools of the carpentry trade.

Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

Ability to plan, lay out, and perform carpentry work of average difficulty.

Ability to work from sketches and blue prints.

Skill in the care and use of hand and bench tools and equipment of the carpentry trade.



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