Carpentry Supervisor

Mar 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Carpentry Supervisor

Requisition Number: STFR003520

Division/College: Facilities

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


Position's primary responsibility is supervising the effective, efficient and timely maintenance and upgrades of all Carpentry, Roofing, Flooring, and Masonry-related requirements for over 7 million square feet of academic, residential and administrative facilities. Develop, coordinate and administer regular inspection of facilities including an effective planned preventative maintenance programs where applicable. Establish objectives and priorities to ensure continuous operations of facilities. Determine reallocation of resources, as necessary, to reach objectives. Make recommendations for upgrades and replacements. Act as liaison with NEU Campus Planning, Facilities Design & Construction project managers, contractors and members of the University community on all matters affecting Carpentry, Roofing, Flooring, and Masonry-related issues. Ensure compliance with codes and federal regulations, etc. Verify contractors and vendors work meet requirements. Monitor and control expenditures and abide by university procurement rules and regulations. Establish guidelines to monitor and maintain records of work requests. Monitor flow and progress of work requests to assure a customer focus and their satisfaction. Coordinate all records and reporting systems to interface with appropriate electronic data systems. Administer collection of necessary technical data to support budget allocations for deferred maintenance items and facility equipment upgrades. Develop and make recommendations for policy and procedural changes affecting productivity and welfare of trade shops. Create and administer training and development programs for skilled workforce. Supervise employees in accordance with University policies, including recruitment, discipline, performance evaluations, and terminations. Document specific overtime allocations and maintain fair and equitable overtime distribution among staff. Schedule and oversee regular Shop Meetings to discuss updated work processes, equipment, staff concerns, safety and campus updates.


Possess extensive knowledge of Carpentry, Roofing, Flooring and Masonry. Must be able to manage multiple disciplines concurrently. Must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the supervision of multi-trades of at least 13 people and be able to successfully interact with a diverse workforce. Must have a MA Builders license and minimum of five years of experience as a journeyman level carpenter.

Must have the ability to repair all carpentry-related items on campus as required. Should have strong interpersonal skills. Must have a valid MA Driver’s License.

Proficient computer skills including:

Microsoft Office and similar software tools offered and used at NEU with a working knowledge of 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.

Additional Information:
A criminal background check is required for this position.

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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