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Carpentry Supervisor Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Supervises Carpenters and Trades Helpers in the construction, repair, restoration, and installation of structural woodwork and related materials.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is fourth in a series of four classifications. This classification typically reports to an Assistant Director.

Examples of Duties:

  • Hires, coaches, reviews, supervises, and terminates assigned employees, or makes effective suggestions and recommendations that are given particular weight regarding the employment status of assigned employees.
  • Schedules, assigns, and plans the work of carpentry shop personnel performing a variety of carpentry projects.
  • Plans and develops work schedules, equipment usage schedules, priority of carpentry expenditures, and procedures for equipment maintenance.
  • Estimates material and labor.
  • Monitors the acquisition and use of materials.
  • Maintains time, payroll, and material records, and submits reports.
  • Trains or informs employees of new work methods or procedures, changes in safety regulations, work policies, construction codes, and the like.
  • Ensures budgeting guidelines are met; prioritizes shop expenditures and assists in preparation of capital and operations budgets.
  • Interprets University and department policies to assigned personnel and enforces safety regulations and adherence to proper codes and standards.
  • Reviews plans and specifications for future buildings, and inspects new buildings to ensure quality work and code and specifications compliance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of computer operation.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials common to the carpentry trade.
  • Knowledge of cabinet-making techniques.
  • Skills in the construction, repair, restoration, and installation of wood or related materials.
  • Skill in estimating time and material requirements of work projects assigned.
  • Skill in supervising the work of others.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

Nine years of progressively responsible carpentry experience, which includes one year of supervisory experience; OR, Completion of a four-year federally approved technical training program in carpentry AND five years of progressively responsible carpentry experience, which includes one year of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.


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