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Montana State University Carpenter, Journeyman in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 20352

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Kathy Jahnke at 406-994-6774 or

Classification Title Carpenter, Trades

Working Title Carpenter, Journeyman

Brief Position Overview

The Carpenter/Journeyman position is an essential part of Facilities Services at Montana State University. The work performed by the carpenter ensures the maintenance, repair, renovation, and replacement of University facilities meets the highest standards.

Position Number 4N1364

Department Facility Services

Division University Services

Appointment Type Skilled Craft

Contract Term Fiscal Year


If other, specify From date

If other, specify End date

FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation Carpenters

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary $25.30 per hour

Contract Type Skilled Craft

If other, please specify

Recruitment Type Open

General Statement

The person in this position will perform skilled journeyman carpentry work under minimal supervision. Duties include: building, maintaining, renovating, remodeling, and repairing buildings; building, maintaining, and repairing furniture, cabinets and fixtures; installing, maintaining, and repairing doors and hardware; fabricating and or/installing brackets, and/or bracing for mirrors, draperies, and other equipment and fixtures; installing and repairing suspended ceiling systems; operating and maintaining a variety of power tools normally associated with the woodworking industry; performing strenuous physical labor; working from scaffolds and ladders, and on floors; performing related work as required, or as specified by collective bargaining agreement.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain, renovate, and make general carpentry repairs to buildings. Install, maintain, and repair: floors, doors, railings, partitions, signs, roofs, windows, stairways, insulation, siding, and concrete form work.

  • Install and repair window coverings, floor coverings, acoustical ceilings and walls.

  • Install and repair door systems including closures, safety glass, strikes, and hinges.

  • Construct cabinets, counters, and other related items. Install counter tops and partitions.

  • Repair and maintain classrooms and office fixtures including fixed seating, chairs, tables, benches, dry erase boards, and bulletin boards.

  • Preparation work for wood refinishing.

    Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • High school graduation or equivalent, plus four years journeyman-level carpentry experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Working knowledge of standard construction practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment of carpentry trade.

  • Demonstrated competence performing materials take-off and establishing proper work flow to complete a project.

  • Demonstrated competence reading, interpreting, and working from blueprints, plans, sketches and specifications.

  • Demonstrated competence using a variety of hand tools, power hand tools, power stationary tools, and equipment of the carpentry trade.

  • Demonstrated competence working on windows, doors, window and door hardware, and stairs.

  • Demonstrated competence working with various fasteners and anchoring systems.

  • Demonstrated competence working with foundations and concrete, including concrete repair procedures and finishes.

  • Demonstrated competence building and repairing structural systems.

    Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Two years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) journeyman-level cabinet making or maintenance experience.

  • Experience balancing multiple work assignments, meeting deadlines, and exercising adaptability to changing priorities.

  • Experience interfacing with a Computerized Maintenance Management System.

  • Experience in welding.

    The Successful Candidate Will

  • Consistently exercise initiative and good judgment.

  • Effectively and safely operate work-related equipment and tools.

  • Accurately follow written and oral instructions and procedures.

  • Communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, contractors, and the campus community.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the public.

  • Be a successful team player.

  • Provide excellent customer service.

  • Represent the department and MSU to others in a professional and courteous manner.

    Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

Must possess currently or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana Driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points). Do NOT send a copy of the driver’s license.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

This position requires the ability to: position self to stoop, bend, and crawl; ascend and descend scaffolds, stairs, roofs and ladders; and traverse long distances. Working conditions include but are not limited to: exposure to temperature extremes and inclement weather; working in/around fumes, dust, noise, and research-related activities; and working around equipment, machinery, and site conditions typical of a construction environment.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on January 27, 2021; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples ( .

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged. Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; . In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile. MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .