Job Opening – Assistant Carpenter

Job Opening – Assistant Carpenter

Incumbent: Open
Department: Maintenance
Updated: January 2017
Compensation: TBD

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to

Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.


Assist in the inspection of buildings and other structures during construction and remodeling projects to ensure all operations are completed in compliance with SFT standards and regulations; assist in providing construction setup and support for rides, shows, and SFT sponsored entertainment; assist in maintenance and repair of all construction projects including private SFT buildings and grounds.


Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions:

• Assist in the inspection of premises and buildings for the maintenance of existing structures and when necessary modernize those structures in order to remain within compliance of both SFT standards and state and local codes and ordinances.
• Supervise employees in the replacement or repair of grounds structures and decorations as well as set up of stages and other perennial items for the Fair.|
• Under direction of chief carpenter, install and construct new and perennial structures for SFT exhibitions including all SFT booths, stages, exhibits, and tents.
• Assist in the review of building and plot plans to ensure compliance with generally accepted construction ideas and SFT requirements; coordinate and participate in the maintenance of plot and SFT layout.
• Work with chief carpenter to ensure costs are within a yearly construction budget.

Marginal Functions:

• Perform additional related duties as required.
• May assist in preparation of the overall annual Operating Budget for the Maintenance and Engineering Department.
• Attend meetings, seminars and training courses as required.
• May perform duties as a project inspector on new SFT facilities as assigned.


Knowledge of:

• Principles, practices, methods and techniques of building construction and SFT general practices.
• SFT building standards, basic understanding of building requirements, and other applicable systems.
• Building construction techniques and processes.
• Industry standards and specifications for public service construction projects.
• Accepted safety standards and methods of construction.
• Basic mathematics as applied to electrical/construction/inspection work.
• Pertinent Federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations affecting health and safety.

Ability to:

• Observe and take remedial action on non-compliance with city, SFT, or industry construction standards and specifications.
• Read and interpret blueprints, plans and specifications.
• Interpret and communicate city codes and ordinances to construction staff in order to properly and safely operate SFT apparatus.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Maintain effective working relationships.
• Deal tactfully and cost-effectively with contractors.


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Preferred Education and/or Experience:                 

• High school diploma or GED equivalent, one to three years carpentry experience or specialized training in carpentry and construction.

License or Certificate:

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid Texas driver’s license.


• Reports to Chief Carpenter


Environmental Conditions:

• Office and field environment; exposure to all weather; exposure to conditions associated with construction and development projects.

Physical Conditions:

• Conducting field inspections; exposure to construction sites, electrical currents, and manual labor; required to bend, stoop, reach, push, pull, climb, crawl, and kneel, stand; require use of both legs, visual acuity to inspect; ability to operate a vehicle, inspect in confined spaces, and lift moderately heavy objects.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to