Carpenter (2 Positions)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Northridge
Categories: Unit 6 - Teamsters Local 2010, Custodial/Facilities, Probationary, Full Time, Trades, On-site (work in-person at business location)

CSUN strives to be a destination workplace, where everyone understands that they belong to a community that is vital in advancing student success and providing exemplary service to all stakeholders. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. We have a relentless passion for celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as being an employer of choice. You will also have the opportunity to realize your own personal goals and be recognized for the work you do, and enjoy the unique value the CSUN community can offer. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place. Learn more:


Major Duties

Under general supervision, the Carpenter performs skilled journey-level carpentry work in the maintenance and renovation of buildings and structures. The incumbent erects, maintains, and repairs various types of buildings and other structures and works on project work in coordination with other trades

  • Erects steel and wood wall/ceiling framing; installs and repairs drywall, ceiling tiles, and roofs; and builds and repairs pedestrian ramps and culverts.
  • Makes cabinets, lockers, shelves, doors and window frames; and maintains tools and equipment in good condition.
  • Reads rough sketches and consults with the Lead Carpenter on estimates of the cost of new structures and repair work.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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  • Any combination of progressively responsible training and experience that demonstrates achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through the completion of a carpenter's apprenticeship program.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in both rough and finished carpentry; various types and grades of lumber; hand and power carpentry tools; and applicable state safety codes and regulations pertaining to the carpentry trade, including the Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety for the State of California and California State Building Codes.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with all types of lumber, steel studs, fasteners, hand and power tools, laser levels, cement mixers, and concrete saws. Working knowledge of PC Computer for various types of documentation.
  • Ability to build, install, and repair structural woodwork, flooring, ceilings, and cabinetry; operate and maintain hand and power carpentry tools; read, interpret, and work from blueprints, plans, drawings, and specifications; recognize and select appropriate lumber types, and grades; make rough sketches; estimate the cost, time and materials of carpentry projects.
  • Ability to operate vehicles such as truck fork-lifts, carts, and man lifts; maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; prepare standard reports; provide instruction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants; analyze and respond appropriately to emergencies; read and write at a level appropriate to the position; and perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position.


Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

  • The university offers an excellent benefits package, including but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, retirement & savings, tuition waiver and more.
  • Classification: Carpenter / 6476 / 1
  • The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $6076 - $6606 per month, dependent upon qualifications and experience. The salary range for this classification is: $6076 - $7766 per month.
  • HOURS: Full Time; 40 hours per week; Monday through Friday; 7:00 am – 3:30 pm.
  • This is a Regular position with a one-year probationary period. 
  • The individual hired for this role will physically work on-campus in Northridge. This is not a telecommute position. 


General Information

  • Applications received through July 7, 2024 will be considered in the initial review and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
  • This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.
  • A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
  • Per the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
  • Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To apply and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:
  • The CSU recommends that faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities at any university location be immunized against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus.


Equal Employment Opportunity

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, nationality, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran or military status, and disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

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