Carpenter I

Apply now Job no: 507304
Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 740201 - Physical Plant - Work in Progress
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Support Staff
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

Maintain, repair, replace, alter, or fabricate a wide variety of structural systems using all types of materials, tools, and methods.

Salary Grade:  CAR-1

Please see Staff Compensation Structure or Skilled Crafts and Service Maintenance Compensation Schedule for salary ranges.  For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Construct, erect, install, or repair structures, components, or fixtures of wood, plywood, wallboard, etc. including doors, hardware, windows, glass, screens, ceilings, flooring, interior and exterior trim, gutters, roofing, and waterproofing, by using hand tools and power tools.
2. Fabricate and install forms for poured in place materials. Pour and finish concrete.
3. Erect and work from ladders, scaffolds, swing stages, boom trucks, and similar devices.
4. Determine type and dimensions of materials and hardware to be used.
5. Interpret blueprints, diagrams, sketches, and job specifications.
6. Design, fabricate, alter, or repair cabinets, bookcases, shelving, furniture or fixtures.
7. Recommend items needed for purchase.
8. Document job time and materials used.
9. Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applies basic skills and learns advanced skills in procedures, techniques, tools, materials and/or equipment appropriate to area of specialization. Equivalent to an apprentice level in area of specialization. High school diploma or equivalent plus one to two years experience.

High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience in carpentry techniques.

Any equivalent combination of related experience and/or education approved by the Department of Human Resources Management.

Certification or Licensure Requirements:
Valid Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Duties and tasks are standardized. Performs some more advanced tasks as part of training and development. Resolves routine problems and refers more complex issues to higher levels.

Works under direct supervision and selects from variety of established procedures to accomplish assigned tasks.

High School diploma or equivalent plus 1-2 years. Equivalent to an apprentice level in area of specialization.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion. Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc.

Routine deadlines; usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; travel or other inconveniences have advance notice; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.

Job frequently requires standing, walking, reaching, climbing or balancing, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands, and lifting up to 50 pounds.

Job occasionally requires sitting, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, and lifting more than 100 pounds.

Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

Instructions for Applying:

Apply online at and complete a support staff application.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

What do I do if I need an accommodation?

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Mississippi State University, please contact the Department of Human Resources Management at tel: (662) 325-3713 or

If you have any questions regarding this policy, contact the Department of Human Resources Management at (662) 325-3713 or Upon request, sections of this job listing are available in large print, and readers are available to assist the visually impaired.

Advertised: Central Standard Time
Applications close:

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend