Utah State University

Carpenter Journeyman

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/18/2023 11:33 AM)
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 Journeyman 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

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

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 Cody Carmichael, 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


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