Utah State University

Carpenter Journeyman - Cabinet Shop

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 6 months ago(2/2/2024 5:51 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
Auxiliary Enterprises
Housing Services
Advertised Salary
Minimum of $45,000; Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Perform general cabinetry work, planning, layout, repair, construction and installation of cabinets in USU Housing buildings. Accomplishes this by applying skills in conjunction with advanced technical knowledge and the ability to analyze and understand unique project requests. Works as a member of a team on various cabinet projects or assignments.


  1. Sets up and operates variety of woodworking machines and uses various hand tools to fabricate and repair wooden cabinets and furniture: Studies blueprints or drawings of articles to be constructed or repaired, and plans sequence of cutting, building and installing operations to be performed.
  2. Sets up and operates cabinet making machines, such as power saws, jointer, planer, edge bander and line bore to cut and shape parts from woodstock.
  3. Studies blueprints and shop drawings in combination with work orders of articles to be produced to develop a list of materials necessary for the order. Plans a sequence of cutting, building and installing operations to be performed for these materials.
  4. Machines components for the installation of hardware items that may include hinges, locksets, catches, drawers, drawer slides, knobs, pulls, etc.
  5. Coordinates large projects and delegate job assignments to other team members to insure accurate and timely completion of a project.
  6. Create detailed outline of procedures for large projects including both labor and material budgets.
  7. Order correct amount of materials for large projects.
  8. Coordinates work assignments, inspection of completed work and training of team members.
  9. Keeps work area/shop clean and organized. Sweeps floors, picks ups and disposes of scrap and debris, returns tools to the proper place when finished using them.
  10. Training of new employees by providing hands-on experience with shop equipment and procedures.
  11. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  12. Create and maintain a positive team work environment to achieve desired results.
  13. Plan and coordinate with management team the installation of cabinet projects.
  14. Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned such as assists work in the other areas of USU Housing.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four years directly related work experience in cabinetry or related trade.
  • Valid Utah driver’s license to perform essential job responsibilities, such as driving university
    vehicles and transporting materials.
  • Job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic computer skills.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers and customers.
  • Skill in the use of various hand and power tools common to trade.
  • Ability to work without supervision.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all types of cabinet installation and repair techniques.
  • Skill in evaluating jobs and determining the appropriate action to take and what materials to use.
  • Technical problem solving skills within area of specialty.
  • Ability to read, understand, and complete projects to specifications from blue prints and schematic drawings.

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

Minimum of $45,000; Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all 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. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. 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 04/2024

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

*updated 09/2023


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