• Full Time
  • Madison

Website University of Wisconsin

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Category: Facilities and Capital Planning
  • Employment Type: Onsite
  • Employment Type: Staff-Full Time
  • Application Period Opens: Jun 11 2024 at 1:30 PM CDT
  • Apply By: Jul 2 2024 at 11:55 PM CDT
  • Job Number: 300482-US

Job Summary:

This is journey level construction, repair, and remodeling carpentry work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Physical Plant. The work is performed under the general supervision of a Craftsworker Supervisor.


Constructs, erects, installs, or repairs structures and fixtures made of wood and all other substitute materials including partitions, joists, studding, and rafters; wood stairways, window and doorframes, floor coverings, and acoustical ceilings to ensure adequate, safe and operable institutional facilities.

  • 20% Interprets blueprints and drawings to determine specifications and to calculate the materials and equipment required. Discusses project plan with customer/client
  • 20% Gathers materials, prepares work area, and maintains equipment and supplies needed for jobs
  • 20% Performs skilled carpentry work according to established trade standards and applicable building and safety codes
  • 10% Reviews finished projects with client/customer. Maintains records and reports of work status and completion according to established deadlines and expectations
  • 20% Cleans work area upon completion of projects according to established guidelines and expectations
  • 10% Responsible for asbestos abatement activity to include the disposal of asbestos-base materials 10
    according to federal and state regulations.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


High School Diploma and the completion of a registered apprenticeship program approved by the Department of Workforce Development as a Carpenter as defined on DWD website –
High school diploma or equivalent, meet required norms on aptitude test (math ? arithmetic, algebra, geometry and their applications.). Completion of an apprenticeship approved by the Department of Workforce Development as a Carpenter. Apprenticeship includes a 4 year training program, Evidence of having performed the following activities for at least 6,240 hours: (1) Form building and rough framing = 3,000 hours; (2) outside finishing = 800 hours; (3) inside finishing = 800 hours; (4) interior systems = 600 hours; (5) hardware fitting = 320 hours; (6) miscellaneous repairs and setting of machinery and equipment, welding and safety = 320 hours; and (7) related instruction = 400 hours. Such evidence may include letters or statements from past customers/clients and/or employers. Formal recognition of status by the appropriate international or local trade organization or some type of similar formal validation of journeyman status may also be accepted. Persons having informal training and experience equivalent to the formal apprenticeship and journeyman status may also be accepted upon submission of documented proof of such training and experience.


Three years of Journey worker-level experience. Completion of a journey apprentice program preferred.

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday: 7:00am – 3:30pm

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $42.20 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications
This has been identified as a Crafts Worker/Trades position. Crafts Workers/Tradesworker may elect an increased vacation allocation with a corresponding reeducation to the prevailing rate.
100 hours = $43.55;
140 hours = $42.85;
180 hours = $42.20;

How to Apply:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position you will need to upload a resume and cover letter.

A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.

In the event you are required to work in or around animal facilities, you will be enrolled in the appropriate medical surveillance program.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of your appointment, and maintain eligibility without sponsorship throughout your appointment.


Dawn Bierman
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:




Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. For more information regarding applicant and employee rights and to view federal and state required postings, click here

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment may require a criminal background check. It may also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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