UNIFOR - Cabinetmaker/Carpenter

Revision Date: October 2001
Classification: Cabinetmaker/Carpenter
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 general supervision, the Cabinetmaker/Carpenter is responsible for the fabrication, installation and repairs to cabinetry, counters and furniture in buildings.


  • Fabricates and installs cabinets, counters and furniture as per drawings and specifications.
  • Repairs and maintains cabinets, counters and furniture as required.
  • Provides fine woodwork finishing where required.
  • Estimates time and materials for fabrication of cabinets, counters and furniture.
  • Performs Carpenter duties as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


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

Level of Formal Education

  • Education to acceptable level.
  • Must possess a valid certificate of qualification as a Journeyman (M/F) Cabinet Maker 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.


  • At least eight years experience in the fabrication of cabinets, furniture making and general woodworking.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to use all wood-working machines in Department and maintain same.
  • Ability to estimate and fabricate furniture and general woodwork as designed. Must be experienced in blueprint reading and interpretation of plans and specifications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English.
  • Ability to work alone without supervision.
  • Knowledge and ability to work safely and properly with all power tools in Department.

Physical Requirements

  • Capable of performing the duties 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."