Commercial Carpenter

Benedict College Columbia, SC
DIVISION: Business & Finance

DEPARTMENT: Physical Plant

WORK SCHEDULE: 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Remodel and help build/renovate commercial office and residential buildings. May work with light-gauge and load-bearing steel framing for interior partitions, exterior framing, and curtain wall construction. May also work with concrete forming systems and finishing interior and exterior walls, partitions, and ceilings. Commercial carpenters perform many of the same tasks as residential carpenters.

BASIC FUNCTIONS: The Commercial Carpenter will construct and repair building frameworks and structures — such as stairways, doorframes, partitions, and rafters — made from wood and other materials. The Commercial Carpenter also may install kitchen cabinets, siding, and drywall. The Commercial Carpenter will work independently and collaborate with other trades as needed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties are intended to illustrate examples of duties typically performed by incumbents in this classification. Individual incumbents may not perform all of the duties listed, nor are all of the duties an incumbent will perform necessarily listed.

* Follow blueprints and building plans to meet the needs of the College

* Install structures and fixtures, such as windows and molding

* Measure, cut, or shape wood, plastic, and other materials

* Construct building frameworks, including walls, floors, and door frames

* Help erect, level, and install building framework with the aid of rigging hardware and cranes

* Inspect and replace damaged framework or other structures and fixtures

* Respond to emergency calls and takes necessary actions

* Provide support for in-house capital and in-house projects with commissioning, testing and inspecting finished work

* Direct the work of unskilled and semi-skilled helpers assisting in projects, assuring that proper safety practices are followed

* Provide on the job training to apprentices

* Prepare detailed estimates including labor and materials, and prepare lists of materials

* Assist other trades as needed

* Maintain tools and equipment

* Maintain current knowledge of equipment and materials through self-study and training

* Prepare and maintain a variety of records and paperwork regarding work performed

* Flexibility to work overtime/weekends, as required

* Must be able to be on a rotating emergency/on call program.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Applicants for the Commercial Carpenter position are expected to possess high school diploma or equivalent, a certificate of completion of a recognized apprenticeship, accredited trade school, or the equivalent amount of experience and training comparable to journey level crafts status as a Commercial Carpenter.

Knowledge of:

* 4 years' experience in commercial carpentry. Finish carpentry experience preferred

* Ability to comprehend schematic diagrams, blueprints, sketches, building plans and other specifications required by our client for information pertaining to the type of material required to get job done

* Have knowledge of building codes

* Experience working with equipment such as: boom lifts, scissor lifts, and forklifts

* Strong working knowledge of job site safety as well as ability to complete a company specific safety orientation

* High standard of integrity and professionalism

* Valid SC driver's license.

Skill in:

* Be physically fit

* Be able to perform measuring, sizing, and cutting tasks and use machinery

* Have strong mechanical aptitude

* Be able to solve mathematical problems

* Have manual dexterity

* Be able to interpret drawings and diagrams

* Have good sense of balance

* Have good eye-hand coordination.

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