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Job Details

Job Code: 113231392

Industry: Service

$71,604.59 - $75,817.88 Annually

Pay Type: salary


Education Level


Job Level

Mar 08, 2023

Closing Date

Job Characteristics


Job Description



As part of our total benefit package, Macomb County proudly offers medical, dental, and vision coverage, with no monthly premium to employees for single, two (2) person or family coverage. Health care, dental and vision benefits are effective the first day of employment.

To learn more about Macomb County benefit offerings click here.
DEPARTMENT: Facilities and Operations
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt

EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP:  Just cause subject to probationary period

CURRENT HOURS AND STARTING TIME: Full-time (40 hours per week) position. The starting time for this position is 7:30 a.m.

This position will primarily be located in the Macomb County Jail.


Under direction, constructs and repairs structural woodwork and equipment, working from blueprints, drawings or oral instructions; builds, repairs, moves and installs counters, cabinets, benches, partitions, floors, doors, building framework and trim; replaces damaged ceiling tile, floor tile and sheet plastic wall coverings; operates a variety of carpenter’s hand tools, power tools and measuring instruments.



Reads and lays out work from blueprints, drawings and models.

Performs rough and finish carpentry construction.

Constructs and repairs structural woodwork and equipment.

Builds, repairs, lifts, moves and installs counters, cabinets, benches, partitions, floors, doors, building framework and trim.

Constructs and/or renovates offices and work stations.

Replaces ceiling tile, floor tile and sheet plastic wall coverings.

Makes standard shop computations relating to dimensions of work.

Operates a variety of carpenter’s hand tools, power tools/equipment and measuring equipment.

Applies and installs plastic laminates.

Installs windows, doors/hardware and partitions.

Selects materials necessary for the work to be performed.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience

  • Possession of a high school diploma or a certificate of successful completion of the General Education Development Test
  • Successful completion of a current journeyman card for the Carpenter Trade
  • Five (5) years of commercial carpentry experience

Required Licenses or Certifications

  • Possession of a valid Michigan driver’s license and operable, insured automobile for authorized travel



Knowledge of:

  • Carpentry practices, tools and instruments
  • Materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of building, or other structures such as highways and roads
  • Design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawing and models

Skill in:

  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
  • Managing one’s own time and the time of others

Ability to:

  • Construct and repair building woodwork and equipment
  • Use and operate a variety of carpentry hand tools, power tools and equipment measuring and testing equipment
  • Understand and follow directions
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers
  • Effectively speak, write and understand the English language
  • Effectively speak, write and understand a language other than English is preferred
  • Understand and carry out oral and/or written instructions
  • Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files
  • Maintain the confidentiality of information
  • Work independently


  • The work environment and exposures described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


N/S=Never/Seldom   O=Occasionally   F/C= Frequently/Continuously

Work Environment N/S O F/C
Office or similar indoor environment     x
Outdoor environment   x  
Street environment (near moving traffic)   x  
Construction site   x  
Confined space x    
Exposures N/S O F/C
Individuals who are hostile or irate x    
Individuals with known violent backgrounds   x  
Extreme cold (below 32 degrees)   x  
Extreme heat (above 100 degrees) x
Communicable diseases x    
Moving mechanical parts   x  
Fumes or airborne particles   x  
Toxic or caustic chemicals, substances or waste   x  
Loud noises (85+ decibels)      x
Blood Borne Pathogens x    


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

N/S=Never/Seldom   O=Occasionally   F/C= Frequently/Continuously

Demand Frequency Description
Physical N/S O F/C  
Balancing   x   On even or uneven surfaces/ground
Bending     x Tasks involve forward or backward bending at the waist
Climbing/Working at Heights     x Tasks involve climbing up or down stairs, ladders, scaffolding and platforms
Crawling x     Inspecting in confined spaces.  Moving about on hands and knees
Digging x     Tasks involve manual digging
Driving     x Tasks involve operating any motor powered vehicle on sealed and unsealed roads
Grasping     x Tasks involve gripping, holding, clasping with fingers or hands
Kneeling     x Tasks involve flexing/bending at the knees and ankles to work at low levels
Manual Dexterity     x Tasks involve fine finger movements i.e., keyboard operating, writing
Lift/Carry   x   Tasks involve raising/lowering or moving objects from one level/position to another (covered by the items below)
Up to 10 pounds     x
11-24 pounds   x  
25-34 pounds   x  
35-50 pounds   x  
51-74 pounds   x  
75-99 pounds   x  
Over 100 pounds x    
Push / Pull   x   Tasks involve pushing/pulling objects away from or towards the body
Reaching   x   Tasks involve reaching overhead with arms raised above shoulder height or forward reaching with arms extended
Sitting   x   Tasks involve remaining in a seated position during the task performance
Standing     x Tasks involve standing in an upright position without movement
Walking     x Walking considerable distances in the facility on multiple surfaces
Running x     Running considerable distances in the facility on multiple surfaces



Complies with P.A. 390, as amended, known as the State’s Emergency Management Act and the County’s Emergency Management resolution as well as all related plans, policies and procedures covered by those statutes.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment amongst other possible accommodations.

The Building Trades Association bargaining unit represents this position. Therefore, there may be contract language which could require consideration in the selection process.