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Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:B7401

CARPENTER I

NATURE OF WORK

This is skilled work in the construction, maintenance, and repair of wooden articles, modern construction and repair materials, equipment, and structures.

Work involves responsibility for performing skilled carpentry tasks in accordance with standard practices of the trade. Work involves skilled hand and bench carpentry duties including the operation of power driven woodworking machinery. Work assignments are received in the form of oral or written instructions, sketches, or blueprints from a supervisor. Supervision may be exercised over one or more maintenance workers. Work is reviewed by inspection during work process or upon completion of assignment for compliance with specifications and standards.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS

Performs general carpentry work in the construction, alteration, installation and maintenance of buildings, floor roofs, stairways, partitions, doors, windows, screens, wood fixtures, fences and furniture.

Repairs tables, benches, fences, cabinets, and signs; builds concrete forms; lays sub-flooring and does sheathing.

Performs skilled bench work in a carpenter shop operating power saws, joiners, wood lathes, planners, and boring, sanding,

and mortising machines; uses and cares for hand carpentry tools.

Makes estimates of time and material required for assigned tasks and keeps simple records.

Supervises and instructs semi-skilled and unskilled helpers. Performs related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS

Knowledge of the standard practices, methods, materials, and tools of the trade and of the qualities and uses of various woods and materials.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

Ability to make standard estimates of time and materials.

Ability to inspect lumber for grade and quality.

Ability to work from sketches, plans, and to understand and effectively follow oral and written instruction.

Ability to instruct and direct the efforts of laborers and helpers.

Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, religion, age, sex, disability or political affiliation.

Skill in the use of tools, materials, and equipment common to the carpentry trade.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Successful completion of job related tests. Two (2)years experience as a skilled carpenter desired. 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Bargaining Unit: Blue Collar
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E 10/76 R4/12

 


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