CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
This is full performance and lead work in the construction, maintenance and repair of wooden articles,
equipment, and structures. The employees in this class oversee the work of full performance carpenters,
maintenance mechanics, trades helpers, semi-skilled laborers and laborers, are responsible for blueprint and plan interpretation, and also participate in the work at the full performance level. Work is performed under the general supervision of a trades group leader.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met in order for a position to be allocated to this class.)
- The position must be responsible for carpentry work in the construction, maintenance, and repair of wooden articles, equipment and structures.
- The position must be responsible for lead work, overseeing the work of full performance carpenters and/or maintenance mechanics.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Assigns work to a small group of full performance carpenters, semi-skilled and laboring personnel; reviews work in progress and upon completion for conformance to job orders, work instructions and standard trade practices; ascertains that work is performed under safe working conditions.
- Erects building frames; prepares and studies sketches and building plans for information pertaining to types of materials required such as lumber or fiberboard, and dimensions of structures to be fabricated; selects specified type of lumber or other material using pencils, chalk, and marking gauges; shapes material to prescribed measurements using power saws, joiners, lathes, and other power and hand tools common to the carpentry trade; assembles, cuts and shapes materials and fastens them together with nails, dowelpins, or glue.
- Lays out and builds stairs, partitions, tables, bookcases and wooden articles; applies shock-absorbing, sound-deafening and decorative paneling to ceilings and walls; builds and installs window frames, doors, door frames, weather stripping, interior and exterior trim, and finish hardware such as locks, letter drops and kickplates.
- Constructs concrete forms and pouring chutes; erects scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground level.
- Cleans, sharpens and repairs hand and bench tools.
- Makes simple estimates of time and materials; reads and interprets blueprints, plans and sketches.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the standard practices, methods, materials, and tools of the carpentry trade and the qualities and uses of various woods.
- the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the carpentry trade.
- the use and care of tools, materials and equipment of the carpentry trade.
- assign and review the work of a small group of employees engaged in the installation, maintenance and repair of carpentry fixtures and accessories.
- interpret and work from blueprints, sketches and specifications.
- estimate time and materials.
- follow oral and written instructions and to prepare rough working sketches.
- erect and work from ladders and scaffolding.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 11/86.)
- Education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth school grade.
- Four years of experience in the carpentry trade.
- One year of full performance level carpentry experience.
Or any equivalent combination of training and experience determined acceptable by the Personnel Department.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES
- Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as a Carpenter II, if required by work assignment.
PAY RANGE: 14
Class Established: 1/1968
Class Abolished: 11/1975
Class Re-estabished: 11/1986
Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC - 2/1996 ; Ad Board - 5/1996
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 7H12