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Company: Northwest Independent School District
Location: Justin
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:


Job Title: Carpenter (0383)
Wage/Hour Status: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Executive Director of Facilities
Pay Grade: M20
Dept. /Campus: Facilities, Planning & Construction
Duty Days: 261
Date Revised: 05/2021

Primary Purpose:

Under general supervision, perform skilled work in construction, alteration, repair, and installation of fixtures, buildings, and structures throughout the district. To help maintain the physical school plant in a safe and attractive condition for operating excellence so that full educational use of it may be made at all times



High School Diploma preferred

Valid Texas driver's license (Meet eligibility requirements to drive a district vehicle)

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Ability to read blueprints and diagrams

Knowledge of equipment, materials, methods, practices, and tools used in carpentry

Ability to use hand and power tools

Ability to follow written and verbal instruction

Ability to measure and performan mathematical computations

Ability to work independently

Ability to estimate materials

Preferred Experience:

Minimum of five years of successful experience in repair, remodeling and new construction

Major Responsibilities & Duties:

Maintenance and Repair:

  • Perform the carpentry duties necessary to construct and maintain in good repair building woodwork and equipment.
  • Plan and complete construction of cabinets, shelves, and partitions from initial layout to assembly using oral instructions, plans, specifications, blueprints, and work orders.
  • Select material and hardware and make time and materials estimates.
  • Fabricate, repair, and replace doors, windows, flooring, ceiling materials, glass, building hardware, screens, plastic laminate, etc.
  • Construct and repair outdoor equipment including playground equipment, fences, gates, bleachers, etc.
  • Detect needed repairs on buildings, grounds, and equipment by following established inspection procedures.
  • Repair windows, furniture, door locks, closers, and hardware as necessary. Construct or remodel walls, partitions, and portable buildings as necessary
  • Replace, repair, and finish furniture, cabinets, fixtures, woodwork, etc.
  • Assist with the installation and moving of portable buildings, including constructing steps, installing underpinning, etc.
  • Receive and complete work orders.
  • Maintain accurate records on material and labor used.
  • Maintain inventory of district-owned tools, equipment, and materials.
  • Inspect jobs upon completion and ensure areas are clean and remove scraps and lumber as needed.
  • Work with building principals and supervisors to complete projects.
  • Respond to emergency calls as neededSafety:
    • Perform preventive maintenance on tools and equipment.
    • Operate tools and equipment according to established safety procedures.
    • Ensure that equipment is in safe operating condition.
    • Follow established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties, including lifting, climbing, etc.
    • Correct unsafe conditions in work area and report any conditions that are not correctable to supervisor immediately.
    • Demonstrate acceptable work habits including teamwork, initiative and dependability.
    • Report to work on time each day
    • Perform any other duties and/or tasks that may be assigned on an as needed basis.
      Supervisory Duties:

      Equipment Used:

      Power saws (table, radial arm, circular, jig, band)


      Power drills

      Nail gun

      Air compressor

      Light truck or van



      Air nailers



      Arc welders



      Man lifts (electric, hydraulic, gas)

      Fork lifts

      Assorted hand tools

      Working Conditions:

      Mental Demands:

      Ability to read

      Ability to communicate

      Ability to maintain emotional control under stress

      Ability to understand oral and written instructions

      Physical Demands:

      Continuous heavy lifting

      Continuous carrying

      Continuous reaching above shoulder level

      Frequent driving of vehicles

      Continuous working with stairs

      Continuous climbing of ramps

      Continuous climbing ladders

      Frequent climbing of scaffolds

      Continuous walking

      Continuous standing

      Limited sitting

      Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds

      Sensory Requirements:

      Significant hearing

      Near vision

      Far vision

      Peripheral vision

      Color discrimination

      Depth perception


      Subject to temperature extremes

      Subject to fumes, dust, solvents, toxic chemicals/materials

      Must work:
      • with machinery with moving parts
      • around moving vehicles
      • Climbing on and off ladders
      • Ability to maintain balance and coordination on slippery, uneven walking surfaces at heights up to 120 ft.

        This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned, alternative methods of performing your duties, or skills that may be required.

Keywords: Northwest Independent School District, Dallas , Carpenter, Professions , Justin, Texas

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