BTS Carpenter

12.05.2022 hccgKC Careers
Company: UMKC
Job ID: 39999
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Hiring Department: UMKC-Campus Facilities Management

Job Description

Perform skilled work on a journey level in the construction, maintenance, repair and alteration of campus structures and equipment. All work is subject to spot checking and inspection for conformance to specifications and accepted standards of the trade.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Perform or assist with construction, maintenance, repair, alteration of campus structures, equipment and other building components and accessories. Assemble materials and tools. Clean, sharpen and adjust tools as required.
  • Construct, erect, install and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter’s hand tools and power tools in conformance with local building codes. Prepare layout, using rule, framing square, and calipers. Mark cutting and assembly lines on materials, using pencil, chalk, and marking gage. Shape materials to prescribed measurements, using saws, chisels, and planes. Assemble, cut and shape materials and fasten them together with nails, dowel pins, or glue. Verify trueness of structures with plumb bob and carpenter’s level.
  • May study blueprints, sketches, or building plans for information pertaining to type of material required (such as lumber or fiberboard) and dimensions of structure or fixture to be fabricated as well as preparation of cost estimates, maintenance of records and preparation of reports.
  • May perform or assist in performing any of the following:
    • Erect metal or wood framework for structures and lay sub-flooring
    • Cover sub-floor with building paper to keep out moisture and lay hardwood, parquet, and wood-strip-block floors by nailing floors to sub-floor or cementing them to mastic or asphalt base;
    • Install floor coverings, roofing, tar, screens, cabinets, window glass, partitions, locks and other miscellaneous materials and fixtures;
    • Repair and install wood floors;
    • Build stairs, windows, and doors, and lay out and install partitions and cabinet work; apply shock- absorbing, sound-deadening, and decorative paneling to ceilings and walls;
    • Fit and install prefabricated window frames, doors, door frames, weather stripping, interior and exterior trim, and finish hardware, such as locks, letter drops, and kick plates;
    • Construct forms and chutes for pouring concrete; erect scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground level;
    • Hang sheetrock; install grid ceilings.
  • Clean, maintain, safely operate and properly store all tools and equipment.
  • Observe and enforce all safety requirements related to equipment operation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
Direct supervision is received from a designated supervisor. Oral and written instructions may be supplemented by plans, drawings or blueprints.

Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Pior work experience and training.
  • Ability to read blueprints, plans, and drawings.
  • Skill in maintenance and use of tools, equipment and materials of applicable trade.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Ability on a daily basis to:
    • Grasp, lift, maneuver, rotate, and otherwise use small to large trades tools and equipment.
    • Grasp, lift, carry, and set down heavy (50-80 lbs.) objects on a daily basis.
    • Grasp, turn, twist, pull, push, lift, and otherwise move equipment, controls, parts, etc.
    • Visually assess maintenance, construction and repair needs.
    • Climb and work from ladders, stairs, and scaffolding.
  • Depending on the nature of work performed, the incumbent may be required to wear a respirator or self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) as outlined in the “Industrial Standard for Respirator Use”.


Full Time/Part Time

This is a full time, benefit eligilbe position.


Commensurate with experience and education.


Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Application Deadline

Open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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