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Carpenter Duties and Responsibility | Cabin Maker Job Description | Hotels | Resorts

Job Description for Carpenter

POSITION TITLE: Carpenter / Cabinet-Maker

REPORTS TO: Civil Engineer / Shift Engineer


As a Carpenter you should maintain furniture and other elements of carpentry repair works in guest room, meeting rooms and all public areas including back of the house.

Should have knowledge in standard practices, procedures, techniques, tools and equipment, materials, specifications, quality control, cost control, and safety related to carpentry and maintains work.

Carpenter Duties and Responsibility:

  • Ability to effectively communicate, both in person and over the phone when dealing with management, Employees, and guests.

  • Stain-grade, trim work, hang doors, drill and set door hardware, set windows, layout for stairs and common rafters etc.

  • Read blueprints, mathematical and analytical skills are necessary to do material estimates.

  • Maintains general mathematical skills such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

  • Ability to work with carpentry tools and materials.

  • Should be able to lift and manipulate objects of up to 80 lbs as and when required.

  • Possesses extensive knowledge of the carpentry trade as well as repair and maintenance of the property.

  • Always keep the work area clean and well organised.

  • Climbs ladders to reach raised areas and works from scaffolding.

  • Operates various types of woodworking machines and electrical hand tools.

  • Maintains physical stamina and proper mental attitude to deal effectively with guests, management, and other employees.

  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines set for each tasks.

  • Repair and replace items such as furniture, wall coverings, acoustical ceiling panels, gypsum board , masonry or any other miscellaneous tasks such as wooden polishing etc.

  • Designs, cuts, build and assemble wooden parts or furniture as requested.

  • Assemble and set prefabricated pieces.

  • Repairs and rebuilds various objects in wood, cardboard, PVC, etc.

  • Assemble, disassemble and repair hydraulic locking arms, locks, boards, doors, furniture, wooden shelves.

  • Installs coating montages on doors, frames and desks.

  • Maintain inventory of supplies needed to perform the job functions.

  • Assist housekeeping and engineering staffs during room preventive maintenance.

  • Keep track of repairs made or areas that need more attention.

  • Keep communication open between guests, management and service tasks.

  • Report to management on major repairs and items that can’t be repaired for further action.

  • Perform general maintenance work or other tasks assigned by management.

  • Comply with the General Regulations Employee Manual and other policies and procedures to ensure the safety and efficiency of the operation of the Hotel.


Able to effectively communicate in English, Positive attitude and Excellent grooming standards. Working knowledge of the carpentry trade as well as repair and maintenance of the Hospitality property is a added advantage.


Technical schooling in the art of carpentry or Completed High school with equivalent experience in carpentry.

Previous experience working in hotel / resort / hospitality settings.


Minimum 1 to 2 years experience working in a hotel or hospitality environment.