CAW - Maintenance Carpenter - Uncertified

Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: Maintenance Carpenter - Uncertified
Unit: C.A.W.
Hay Point Range: N/A


The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the entire physical plant of the University including construction, renovations, provision of utility services, and the care and maintenance of all properties.

Under supervision of a Carpenter, the Maintenance Carpenter - Uncertified assists in renovations, repair, and maintenance of buildings and equipment.

The classification of the Maintenance Carpenter - Uncertified is a progressive classification. That is, the duties and responsibilities of the incumbent in the classification increase and progress from year to year with a corresponding reduction in the requirement for supervision. Full remuneration (as per Footnote No. 1 of Schedule "A" to Maintenance Carpenter - Uncertified) is reached following three years of progessive work experience in the classification.


  • Assists the Carpenter in all aspects of renovation, repair, and maintenance carpentry work.
  • Performs carpentry work under general supervision - as assigned.
  • Assists the Carpenter/Cabinetmaker in the fabrication of new cabinets, furniture and counters.
  • Performs Cabinetmaker work under general supervision - as assigned.
  • Able to use all carpentry shop portable power and hand tools - under supervision if required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


The minimum qualifications necessary for acceptable (satisfactory) job performance are:

Level of Formal Education

  • Education to an acceptable level.
  • Must hold a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver's License.


  • Previous experience in carpentry field for a two year period.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to learn appropriate trade skills.
  • Willingness to accept increasing responsibilities relative to experience gained on the job. gained on the job.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be physically capable of performing the duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to lift heavy and awkward pieces of material when required.
  • Must be able to work in awkward, high and confined spaces.

This class specification is intended to illustrate the characteristics of this classification level and should not be interpreted as a description of any one individual position within this classification level.

"In accordance with the University's Health and Safety Policy, and in support of the Workplace Safety and Health Act, Physical Plant is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all staff and students. 

Physical Plant will instruct all employees to complete an Orientation Workshop, normally during the first day on the job, and the Health and Safety Orientation Module, normally during the probation period.  Employees will also be instructed to complete various workshops, such as Asbestos Awareness, etc. during the first year of employment depending upon an individual's classification."

Questions or Comments? Contact Jindra Vancura at (204) 474-8288