The University of Southern California (USC) department Facilities Management Services (FMS) â Operations: Construction Project Services is seeking a Cabinetmaker to join its team.
FMS is a diverse group of innovative and talented professionals who provide high quality facilities maintenance and management services in support of education and research at USC. FMS is committed to being fully responsive to the needs of faculty, students, staff and public, who are our customers. FMS strives to cooperate fully with all campus constituents to provide a functional and efficient facilities operation for the university. FMS values accountability, collaboration, respect, trust, and employee recognition. Learn more about FMS at: www.usc.edu/fms
The Cabinetmaker constructs, plans, installs, repairs and/or modifies custom cabinetwork such as building fixtures, office equipment, and various furniture. May be responsible for the design of the wood articles. May be required to do other carpentry duties such as metal stud framing, drywall hanging,
installation of doors and frames, etc. Operates a variety of machinery involved in the cutting,
shaping, and assembling of these items. Performs work assignments based on rough sketches,
Candidates for the position of Cabinetmaker must have the following:
High School Diploma or equivalent Â (related undergraduate study preferred)
Completion of four year apprenticeship program;Â however, four years of experience as a trade-related trainee may substitute for completion of a four year apprenticeship program (completion of Apprenticeship or of technical school preferred)
Additional two years minimum of journey-level experience (3 years of journey-level experience preferred)
Rough &/or finish carpentry experience is a plus
Knowledge of design, construction, and repair of carpentry and cabinetry related work assignments
Understanding of standard methods and materials used in carpentry and cabinetry
Experience with solid surface materials (e.g. granite, Corian) is a plus
Knowledge of a variety of hand tools and machinery used in cabinetmaking
Ability to read/interpret sketches, drawings, prints
Basic knowledge of building codes and regulations
Designs, plans, constructs, and/or installs a variety of wooden components (such as cabinetry) as requested. Installs hardware such as hinges, catches, and drawer pulls. Installs glass and wooden office partitions as required. Repairs furniture, fixtures, and equipment as needed. Checks completed work for adherence to designated dimensions and specifications.
Sets up and operates a variety of woodworking machines and uses various hand tools such as power saws, jointers, mortisers, tenoners, molders, shapers, clamping machines, sanders, and scrapers to fabricate and repair cabinets and furniture.
Studies blueprints or drawings of articles to be constructed or repaired, plans the sequence of cutting or shaping operations to be performed, and determines job requirements.
Measures required quantities of materials needed for projects. Selects material and cuts stock size.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Come and join the FMS team â a team that works as trusted partners shaping an environment of innovation and excellence.
Minimum Education: High school diploma or equivalent and completion of four year apprenticeship programMinimum Experience: 2 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Four years experience as a trade-related trainee may substitute for completion of a four year apprenticeship program. Additional two years minimum experience must be as a journeyman. Knowledge of design, construction, and repair of carpentry and cabinetry related work assignments. Understanding of standard methods and materials used in carpentry and cabinetry. Knowledge of a variety of handtools and machinery used in cabinetmaking. Basic knowledge of building codes and regulations.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.