Utah State University

Carpenter Journeyman

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/27/2023 4:38 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
Dependent upon experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Carpenter Technician assists or serves as a coordinator for projects, assists or directs teams as assigned by Foreman, and performs carpentry work in the maintenance, repair, and construction of campus facilities on assigned locations. The candidate accomplishes this by applying acquired 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. 


Benefits Include:

  • Half Tuition for Employees and Dependents
  • 14.2% Retirement Contribution
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • 12 days of accrued Sick Leave
  • 12 days of accrued Vacation Leave
  • And more         


  • 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:

  • Four years of directly related work experience. Incumbents must possess journeyman skills and/or a license.

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”

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

Advertised Salary

Dependent upon experience, 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 Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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


*Updated 08/2022


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