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Carpenter II


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Carpentry Shop (10046636)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

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Definition of Class

This position performs experienced level carpentry work in the planning, laying out, constructing, repairing, and assembling temporary and permanent buildings, additions, partitions, and wood furniture and fixtures. This is a non-supervisory position that provides technical guidance to subordinate personnel.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Performs experienced level carpentry work in the construction, repair, and renovation of floors, roofs, stairways, partitions, doors, windows and screens from blueprints, sketches, and verbal instructions.
  • Installs glass in windows, doors, and partitions; replaces damaged ceiling tile, floor tile, and other damaged equipment as assigned.
  • Operates woodworking equipment and machines to saw, plane, drill, or mortise lumber for doors, cabinets, shelves, molding and related fixtures; cuts mortises for locks and hinges; hangs doors.
  • Estimates amount of required lumber and supplies for projects; selects the type of lumber and material necessary.
  • Inspects completed work and directs any rework or modification.
  • Provides technical guidance and direction to subordinate personnel.
  • Performs construction projects such as grading, setting metal and wood forms for curbs and gutters in street and parking lot construction; supervises projects including setting forms for walks, drives, and patios; pouring and finishing concrete on curbs, gutters, driveways, parking lots, and floor slabs.

  • Performs all types of repair and construction involving woodwork, metal work, hardware installation and adjustments, door hanging and window repairs; and other items incidental to the maintenance of buildings.

  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Performs experienced level carpentry work in the construction, repair, and renovation of floors, roofs, stairways, partitions, doors, windows, and screens.
  2. Installs glass in windows, doors, and partitions.
  3. Operates power tools and hand tools.
  4. Estimates amount and selects types of lumber and supplies needed for projects.
  5. Inspects completed work and provides direction to subordinates.

Minimum Education/Experience

Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED).




Six (6) years of experience related to the above described duties.


Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Salary/Wage Information

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi