CAW - Senior Carpenter/Cabinetmaker

Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: Senior Carpenter/Cabinetmaker
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 the general supervision, the Senior Carpenter/Cabinetmaker assists in the allocation of work and material, and supervision and direction of staff, and also performs Carpenter and Carpenter/Cabinetmaker work as required.


  • Assists in the allocation of work and material.
  • Assists with the supervision and direction of the Carpentry Shop staff.
  • Estimates time and material requirements for new work, repairs and renovations.
  • Lays out work on new projects.
  • Directs Carpentry Shop staff in proper carpentry methods and the proper manufacturing methods of all on campus millwork, cabinets, counters, shelving desk, etc. as required.
  • Assists Carpenter Shop staff with any problems which may arise.
  • Assists project coordinators with estimating and carpentry design problems.
  • Performs all work expected of a fully qualified Carpenter or Carpenter/Cabinetmaker - as required.
  • During the absence of the Carpenter Shop Manager and Assistant Manager, the Senior fills in and performs all duties, such as the following:
    • Assigns daily work orders.
    • Checks daily work time sheets.
    • Checks on all staff as required.
    • Deals with emergency items which may arise.
    • Purchases material as required to keep all jobs and maintenance work on schedule.
    • Assists draftsmen and design staff as 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 possess a valid Certificate of Qualification as a Journeyman (M/F) Carpenter or other appropriate certification issued by the Manitoba
  • Department of Labour or equivalent acceptable experience.
  • Must hold a valid Class 5 Manitoba Driver's License.


  • Extensive knowledge of carpentry and/or carpentry/cabinetmaking profession, must have ten years of working experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to supervise and relate well with other staff members.
  • Ability to maintain records.
  • Ability to estimate time and material requirements.

Physical Requirements

  • Capable of performing the duties as assigned.

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