Carpenter II

Primary Function

Building alterations and renovations. Lay out new walls, ceilings, doors, cabinets and floors. Frame and build new walls to include wood, metal and masonry. Install new ceilings, sheetrock, door jambs, bulletin boards, coat racks, etc. Install new cabinets, lay floor tile, carpet or vinyl base. Install counter tops, windows, and storm windows.

Respond to trouble call/service.

Cabinet maker-lays out cabinets, builds picture frames, bulletin boards, stools. Changes out knives, cutters, and blades in order to maintain shop equipment.

Exterior alterations and renovation

The incumbent may be required to provide their own basic hand tools and maintain them in good working condition.

Must be able to perform snow and ice removal tasks, and respond at any time of the day or night when scheduled by management regardless of the weather conditions. Some irregular and extra hours as needed for projects and emergencies. Emergencies frequently involve difficult working conditions. This may require work during nonbusiness hours which include evenings, Saturdays, Sundays and when the University is closed.

Perform other assigned duties related to operations, maintenance and renovations to buildings and equipment such as preventive maintenance; light duty carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, and other miscellaneous repairs and maintenance activities; and respond to emergency and urgent work.

Position may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, hot, cold, etc., throughout the working day. Must be able to occasionally move about or remain in a stationary position 50% of the time. Ascends/descends heights to accomplish work. This position is heavy in manual labor and requires the physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds frequently and in excess of 50 pounds occasionally.

Required Skills

High School Graduate/GED with four years’ experience in general framing, interior framing, drywall, finish carpentry, cabinet making, concrete finishing, etc., or two years post-secondary education in the building trades or technical field with two years of the above experience in a university, commercial or industrial building maintenance organization.

Have before hire and maintain after hire, a valid driver’s license. A valid driver’s license must be maintained for the operation of an OSU vehicle, which is required in the performance of job duties as assigned.

The person in this position frequently communicates with customers who have inquiries on work and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
Ability to become proficient in the use of “AiM” Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software and the use of mobile technology


8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and other hours as required for the position.

Salary Range

$15.30/hr – $20.75/hr

Application Process/Contact Information

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Please contact HR Partner Services at (405) 744-2909.

Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.