Utah State University

Carpenter Journeyman

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(8/24/2021 6:14 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Building Trades
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
Facilities Operations
Advertised Salary
Minimum $33,660, plus excellent benefits


The Journeyman Carpenter serves as a coordinator for projects, directs teams as assigned by Foreman, and performs complex carpentry work in the maintenance, repair, and construction of campus facilities on assigned locations. The candidate accomplishes this by applying journeyman skills and positive attitude in conjunction with advanced technical knowledge, the ability to analyze and understand unique project requests or customer concerns, and established leadership skills.          


  • Prepares labor and materials estimates for repair and renovation projects.
  • Assists in monitoring, ordering, and maintaining inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Coordinates projects and schedules work to ensure timely completion and quality standards, as needed.
  • Performs customer service duties by checking in and following up with customers and ensures that their needs are met.
  • Assists in the development and training of less-senior shop personnel.
  • Leads, guides, and trains other technicians in applicable procedures and techniques.
  • Coordinates and participates in various meetings and committees to enhance and develop the Facilities department and resources.
  • Repairs and maintains various parts of buildings by applying the necessary procedures and construction specialties in fixing: floors, windows, ceilings, roofs, walls, partitions, stairways and other structures on assigned locations.
  • Performs duties associated with a variety of new construction, remodeling, and repair projects including: insulation, cabinets, shelves, wood or metal frame walls, sheet rock, suspended ceilings, roofing, masonry, and concrete work.
  • Accomplishes a variety of finishing work by trimming, fitting and installing windows, doors, sheet rock, moldings, baseboards, paneling, laying laminated plastic counters and floor tile, attaching hinges, catches, and other finish work as required.
  • Prepares drawings and sketches for construction projects.
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Cleans equipment, shop area, and worksite.
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned such as assisting locksmiths in basic assignments.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of four years directly related work experience in construction, roofing, or other carpentry trade.
  • Completion of on-going trainings to stay current with the trade.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in and knowledge of roofing trade.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of applicable codes, standards and regulations.
  • Skill in the repair, maintenance, and construction techniques of all assignments common to the carpentry trade.
  • Skill in the use of various hand and power tools common to trade.
  • Mathematical computation skills.
  • Skill in estimating time and material requirements of work projects assigned.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Skill in troubleshooting and repairing all types of carpentry problems.
  • Ability to work without supervision.
  • Ability to create, read, understand, and build to specifications from blue prints and schematic drawings.
  • Ability to troubleshoot all types of construction problems.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and customers.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover Letter to be to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of application. 


Please do not attach cover letter in the candidate profile; you will be instructed to copy and paste your cover letter later on in the application. 


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum $33,660, plus excellent benefits


The position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects.  Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting. Additionally, the work environment can include confined or narrow spaces. Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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