Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: P2004 / Structural Tech 2
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 09

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Repairs or installs carpentry elements, to include custom cabinetry, molding, trim, and window and door systems; may perform other structural work, such as installation of frame walls, sheetrock, insulation, flooring, and other carpentry work, as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Constructs, repairs, and/or installs carpentry elements including moldings, laminates, trim, and window and door systems.
  2. Constructs and installs custom cabinetry.
  3. Installs, repairs, or maintains door openers/closers and door hardware.
  4. Installs glass doors, door hardware and metal framing.
  5. Performs restoration work on wood cabinets, flooring, and furniture.
  6. Reads and interprets structural blueprints, field drawings, and project layouts.
  7. May perform other tasks to include repairs or installation of frame walls, sheetrock, insulation, flooring, painting, and other carpentry work.
  8. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Carpentry, building repair, and/or finish plaster and concrete skills.
  • Cabinet-making level skills in joinery, laminates and historic restoration.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  • Ability to install, repair, and/or maintain construction hardware.
  • Skill in wood surface preparation, staining, and/or sealing techniques.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics, drawings, and blueprints.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) construction, staining, and sealing of carpentry elements such as moldings, laminates, and trim; b) construction and installation of custom cabinetry, using established laminating and joinery skills; c) reading and interpreting schematics, blueprints, and field drawings; d) performance of restoration work on cabinets, furniture, and floors; e) installation and repair of internal and external building structural elements and systems requiring advanced carpentry and structural skills; f) working either independently or as part of a construction crew under general supervision.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • All regular, non-temporary positions assigned to this classification are represented by a labor union and subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Extensive physical activity. Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 05/23/2021