Job description


Job no: 496364
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Facilities

Bucknell Facilities is seeking a skilled Carpenter who is experienced in utilizing hand and machine wood working tools, making repairs and renovations, and the construction of cabinets and countertops as well as other carpentry skills. We are looking to hire either a Carpenter I or a Carpenter II – and while both positions will need some computer skills to be able to complete bills of materials, layouts and as-builts, and interpret sketches and plans, and assists with project development, the Carpenter II position will need extensive experience in the carpentry field and an ability to provide leadership on assigned projects.

Job Duties: Carpenter I and Carpenter II
• Perform skilled carpentry work in the construction, maintenance, repair, remodeling and alteration of building structures and facilities according to work orders or verbal instructions by using hand and power tools.
• Complete assigned carpentry maintenance and repair tasks with quality workmanship by inspecting the work site to determine the materials, equipment, tool requirements, and method to be used.
• Assemble, fabricate, build and/or install materials, equipment, or fixtures as required by the scope of work. To include, but not limited to:
- Install, fabricate and repair doors, windows, window frames, floors, walls, ceilings, partitions, and furniture.
- Install and finish drywall.
- Install hardware such as door locks, hinges, door checks.
- Install and repair floor coverings such as carpet, tile and sheet goods.
- Construct minor buildings or small additions to existing structures.
- Perform minor roofing repairs.
- Perform concrete work including forming, placing and finishing.
- Fabricate and install shelves, cabinetry, countertops, bulletin boards, etc.
• Restore office areas and facilities to their original condition at the completion of work.
• Assist with documenting the cost of carpentry repairs by keeping records of time and materials to be charged to each job, and providing status reports to the Carpenter Supervisor regarding the status of work projects, material consumed and man-hours utilized.
• Practice preventive maintenance of carpentry tools and equipment by performing spot checks of equipment to determine their working condition, oiling moving parts, cleaning and servicing tools and equipment as directed or specified in the operator's manual, and returning damaged tools and equipment for repair or replacement.
• Comply with policies, laws, and regulations governing environmental protection, safety, hazardous waste disposal, and the use of chemical substances and materials common to carpentry work.
• Adhere to OSHA standards, employ safe practices, and follow safety policies/procedures. Use cleaning materials and supplies in accordance with Safety Data Sheets (SDS), the Hazard Communication Program and manufacturers' instructions. Use PPE in a safe manner, sets examples for others, notify supervisor of potential hazards, and demonstrate good housekeeping habits.
• Furnish and maintain own small tools. The Facilities Department will furnish special tools as required.
• Assist with developing bills of materials, completing layouts and as-builts, interpreting sketches and plans, and coordinating work with other staff and trades.
• Assist with layout and set-up for special events such as Commencement and Reunion.
• Contribute to the overall success of the Facilities Department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.
• Supports and promotes the University’s sustainability efforts.

Additional Job Duties for Carpenter II:
• Perform duties of lead carpenter on assigned projects as the person on-site responsible for customer satisfaction, protection, cleanliness, safety, carpentry labor, communication with the other trades, and reporting to Carpenter Supervisor.
• Provide technical assistance in the purchase of new or replacement carpentry shop equipment.
• Develop bills of materials, complete layouts and as-builts, interpret sketches and plans, coordinate work with other staff and trades, and assist with project development.
• Make recommendations regarding construction means and methods, details and materials.
• Coordinate and schedule work with University faculty and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
Carpenter I - A two-year vocational/technical degree or equivalent training in carpentry OR four years of hands-on experience as a carpenter, preferably in the building construction industry.

Carpenter II - A two-year vocational/technical degree or equivalent training in carpentry and four years of hands-on experience as a carpenter OR eight years of hands-on experience as a carpenter, preferably in the building construction industry. Experience leading carpentry projects or the demonstrated ability to successfully lead carpentry projects.

For both Carpenter I and II
• Ability to read blueprints.
• Knowledge of industry standard safety procedures related to construction projects, use of tools, equipment, materials, personal protective equipment, etc.
• Working knowledge of one or more of the associated carpentry skills.
• Must be able to understand written and oral instructions and procedures.
• Computer literacy.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member; take initiative; use good judgment; and communicate effectively.
• Strong customer-focus and time management skills.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
• A valid driver's license and the ability to drive University vehicles.
• A high school diploma or equivalent with strong math and shop background.

Other Requirements:
• Ability to work evenings and weekends as required, including overtime.
• A post offer criminal background and driving record check, drug screening and physical will be conducted.
• This position is classified as part of essential services - report to work even if campus has a delayed opening, early closing, or is closed, unless instructed otherwise by facilities supervisor or when there are concerns related to personal safety.

Physical Demands:
• Lift and carry 75 pounds unassisted.
• Ability to move around work sites including climb ladders, stairs and scaffolds; enter and exit trenches, crawl spaces and confined areas; work on scaffolds, elevated walkways, roofs and elevated areas.
• Must be able to perform work in a safe manner and in accordance with the Support Staff Handbook and use proper safety equipment for ears, head, eyes, feet, hands and body protection.
• The scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, cleaners, and lubricants common to mechanical work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed.
• The person in this position works indoors and outdoors. There is daily exposure to dust, dirt, weather, and temperature changes.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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Posted: 6/23/2019
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