Carpentry Foreperson

Boston, Suffolk County / Mission Hill, Suffolk County / Roxbury, Suffolk County / Roxbury Crossing, Suffolk County
Jun 02, 2016
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Northeastern University

Carpentry Foreperson


Requisition Number: STFR002994

Division/College: Facilities

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


Perform a wide variety of duties to successfully complete assigned carpentry tasks and assist in supervising carpentry staff to ensure the timely, accurate completion of assigned jobs.

Prioritize and assign work to carpentry personnel in a fashion that maintains developed Service Level Agreements and a focus on customer needs. Direct workflow and ensure all work is completed both physically and electronically in a timely and accurate fashion. Assist the supervisor as needed to run the everyday needs of the Carpentry unit including, but not limited to; training carpentry staff and ensure adherence to safety standards. Assist supervisor in maintaining weekly computerized timesheets and records for overtime, absentee and vacation records. Assist in maintaining a positive working environment, notifying supervisor of concerns relating to employee morale.

Perform a variety of carpentry duties to complete assigned tasks in a timely and accurate manner. Maintain work area and equipment in a clean, safe and orderly condition. Follow prescribed University safety rules and regulations. Maintain necessary files and records; prepare periodic reports as directed. Assist Carpentry Supervisor with the scheduling and agenda for regular Shop Meetings that discuss updated work processes, equipment, staff concerns, safety and campus updates.

Position will require working in a non-carpentry capacity when necessary, as well as, being the primary contact for responding to overtime and emergency call-ins to ensure proper plant operations. Must also be willing to act as a backup on the emergency call-in list in the event that other carpentry staff are not available and, as necessary, to assist other carpenters on overtime projects when required.

Special projects and added assignments as needed and directed by Carpentry Supervisor.


Must have a minimum of three years of experience as a journeyman-level carpenter. Must be skilled in using the equipment associated with the carpentry trades. 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-alongs 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 have the ability to effectively interact with people at a variety of different levels with a focus on customer needs. Must demonstrate initiative and a positive working attitude. Must be able to work overtime as required. Must have a valid MA Drivers License. This position is 40 hours a week.

Knowledge of, or ability to learn, computer software tools offered and used at NU, including:

Microsoft Office (or similar) word processing and spreadsheet applications.

Ability to adapt, improvise and create reports relating to administration of Carpentry shop staffing, scheduling, overtime and related activities.

Working knowledge and experience with a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) such as FM Core or equivalent.

*Valid Massachusetts drivers 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 / non-exempt Hours: Monday Friday 7:00 A.M. 3:30 P.M.
Job description subject to change based upon the University needs and demands.

Additional Information:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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