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Posting Details

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Position Information

Position Title Carpenter
Requisition Number STFR004309
Division/College Facilities
Interdisciplinary Division/College
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Grade 60
Posting Date 01/22/2018

*40 hour work – Hours: 2nd Shift Monday – Friday 2:00 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.
Under the general supervision of the Carpentry Supervisor and/or Foreman, perform all phases of carpentry work, using power and hand tools. Ability to read, interpret, and diagnose problems from work requests, blueprints, diagrams, verbal and written instructions.
Perform a variety of interior and exterior carpentry work consisting of layout, construction, alteration and repair of floors, roofs, walls, stairways, doors (including installation, alteration and removal of door hardware), windows, (including glazing), ceilings, and other structures. Operate power tools and hand tools; clean and repair hand tools. Make minor repairs to office furniture, such as desks, cabinets, bookcases, etc.
Position will require working in a non-carpentry capacity when necessary, as well as, but not limited to responding to overtime and emergency call-ins as required or directed to ensure proper plant operations.


Must have at least three to five years of experience as a journeyman-level carpenter. Must have computer (Apple IPad) knowledge and ability to receive, send, compose and send precise and understandable electronic work orders. Must be able to lift up to a minimum of 50 lbs. and transport piping and equipment in excess of 200 lbs. with others. May use chain falls and come along for heavier lifting. Must be able to push and pull heavy loads as required. Must be able to stoop and bend for long periods of time; work on hands and knees and other awkward positions for extended periods; routinely walk to and from various buildings carrying tools, equipment and other essentials to the job site. Must be able to work alone and climb multiple sets of stairs, work off ladders, staging, lifts, etc. Must be able to work overtime as required.
*Valid Massachusetts driver’s license required.
*This position requires a criminal background check.
*All University staff members must successfully complete a 90 day probationary period.
*Maintenance Mechanic is considered Essential Personnel. This is a condition of employment.
*40 hour work – Hours: 2nd Shift Monday – Friday 2:00 P.M. – 10:30 P.M.
Job description subject to change based upon the University needs and demands.

Additional Information

A criminal background check is required for this position.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References
  2. Transcripts
  3. Licenses

Posting Specific Questions

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