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Location:Austin, TX
Company:The University of Texas at Austin
First posted:April 01, 2020 (last updated 30+ days ago)


Job Posting Title:



Hiring Department:

Project Management and Construction Services


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:



Earliest Start Date:



Position Duration:

Expected to Continue





Job Description:

Provide journey-level carpentry skills in support of campus facility renovation and repair projects, and campus special events.


Job Details:

General Notes

Please visit our website at (please use the apply button below) to learn more about PMCS.


Please visit our Human Resources (HR) website at (please use the apply button below) to learn more about the total benefits and compensation offered when you join our team at UT Austin.


Additional Indirect Compensation for this position (not all-inclusive, please see HR website)


  • Up to 7.5% employer matching contribution to Teacher Retirement System (TRS)
  • Basic medical package is 100% employer-paid coverage for employee
  • Optional medical insurance for employees dependents - up to 50% employer paid
  • Optional dental, vision, and term life insurance for employees and dependents
  • Paid holiday time off each year; state legislature determines the number of holidays
  • 12 days of paid vacation time off per year for new employees (increases with longevity, see HR website)
  • 12 days of paid sick leave per year (see HR website)
  • Staff Tuition Assistance Program
  • Access to Recreation & Health Facilities


Selection made by committee and hiring supervisor based on review of online applications and results of personal interviews.


  • Perform rough and finish carpentry in the renovation and repair of campus facilities, including selective demolition, framing, alteration, and repair of floors, ceilings, roofs, walls, and related structures.
  • Select, order, and cut materials as appropriate to meet project requirements. Assemble and install suspended ceilings, doors, windows, cabinets, trim, and associated hardware. Safely utilize all standard tools of the trade. Mortise doors; install locksets and exit hardware for mechanical and electronically-controlled doors. 
  • Provide special event support to campus departments, including construction/assembly of platforms, steps, and stages; delivery and setup of flags and banners; tower lighting support; and other special requests. 
  • Accomplish basic shop paperwork and electronic documents, including records for materials used, daily labor report, and weekly timesheet. 
  • Assist in shop operations. Maintain and properly secure shop, tools, equipment, and vehicles. Maintain a clean and safe work environment in shop and at job sites. Comply with safety standards and policies.
  • Read, understand, work from drawings, specifications, standards, and written/verbal instructions with or without direct supervision. Inspect completed work for compliance with construction documents and regulatory building and safety codes.
  • Support zone maintenance shops and other campus departments in repair of campus facilities. 
  • Attend management-directed meetings and training. Accomplish other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Three years of experience as a journey-level carpenter. Before final offer can be made, successful applicant must provide a current driver's license and acceptable driving record for the most recent 36 months. Texas driving history will be confirmed online during selection process; applicant must provide out-of-state driving history, if previously licensed in another state.  Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Associates degree or graduation from vocational or technical trade school related to carpentry.  Five years or more of journey-level experience in commercial carpentry with emphasis on interior renovations, including installation of drywall, suspended ceilings, doors and hardware, windows, trim, and casework. Experience fabricating, repairing, or retrofitting cabinets, interior and exterior doors and trim, shelving, counter tops, lecterns, and other millwork furnishings. Demonstrated ability to produce quality work from project drawings, specifications, construction standards, and written/verbal instructions with or without direct supervision. Demonstrated ability to effectively interact and communicate with building clients, co-workers, and supervisors in a team environment. Experience working in a large university, commercial, or industrial physical plant. 

Driving Required

This job requires a class "C" operator's driver's license. The applicant selected must provide a current three year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, a Texas driver's license must be obtained within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Employees who are required to have a CDL are subject to drug and alcohol testing (pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, random, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing).

Salary Range

$39,500 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

  • Uniforms or PPE
  • All weather conditions
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Chemical fumes
  • Standard office
  • Biohazards
  • Chemicals
  • Electrical/Mechanical
  • Keyboard
  • Manual dexterity
  • Climbing of stairs
  • Climbing of ladders
  • Lifting and moving
  • Exposure to construction hazards including extreme temperatures, dust, noise, heights, steep surfaces, fumes and adverse weather conditions.  Climb and work from ladders, scaffolding, and rigging.   Lifts, pushes, and pulls 50 pounds.  

Work Shift

  • Some evening, weekend, and holiday work required.

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The universitys company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]



Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2019 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.

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