Vanderbilt University Medical Center Carpenter Journeyman in Nashville, Tennessee


  1. Job Code: 7074


Works under supervision of Manager or Lead Carpenter in performing the following functions from written and verbal instructions, sketches or plans: build, install, maintain and repair, as appropriate, existing and new structures and fixtures to include ceilings, concrete and other masonry, doors and hardware, drywall, flooring, millwork, roofs, tile, Shop equipment, walls; performs structural remodeling, construction and demolition; performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Maintenance and upkeep of all Shop work areas, tools, equipment, etc.

  • All fire alarm response activities appropriate for the Carpentry Shop.

  • Adherence to all Medical Center Policies and Procedures whether they are specifically referenced in these Key Functions of not.

  • Adherence to all local and national codes, standards, and regulation that cover any of the items mentioned in these Key Functions.

  • Participation, as needed in any Medical Center orange or yellow alert as described in the Medical Center Safety and Disaster manual.

  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Responsibility for accomplishing all assigned Preventive Maintenance Work Requests in a timely manner.

  • Responsibility for accomplishing all assigned Trouble Call Work Requests in a timely manner.

  • Responsibility for accomplishing all assigned Work Order Work Requests in a timely manner.

  • Responsible for assisting with estimate requests, material, and manpower evaluations to insure acceptable work flow is maintained.

  • Other duties as assigned.




High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and 5 years experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:


  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.


  • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

Environmental Conditions

Job Facilities and Maintenance

Organization: Medical Carpentry 111230

Title: Carpenter Journeyman

Location: TN-Nashville-Medical Center North (MCN)

Requisition ID: 1805471