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Hamilton College
Clinton, NY

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Four-Year Institution
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Clinton, NY
Open Date:
Sep 18, 2021

Performs a variety of journeyman level carpentry duties supporting the maintenance, repair, remodeling and new construction of college buildings, facilities, and structures as directed by management.

  • Responsible for the repair and maintenance of college facilities, including but not limited to, carpentry, construction of interior and exterior walls, roof systems, minor concrete work, installation of doors and hardware, windows, blinds and shades, furniture repair, acoustical ceilings, floor systems, and finish carpentry.
  • Installation of drywall, blue board, green board, cement board, water resistant drywall, ceramic tile as well as other floor and wall tiles.
  • Concrete work will be required at times, including but not limited to, floors, walks, concrete repairs and caulking.
  • Completes work requests as assigned by management related to college wide building and structure maintenance, renovations, remodeling and new construction. 
  • Responsible for the safe operation, cleanliness, maintenance and servicing of carpentry equipment and tools used in the performance of duties. 
  • Responsible for the safe assembly and operation of all scaffolding, aerial lifts, ladders, and other rigging equipment as needed. 
  • Teams with other departments within the college, including but not limited to, other Facilities Management departments, Campus Safety, and the special events staff to maintain college facilities and complete assignments related to college operations.
  • Assists deliveries, setups, and tasks related to campus events and operations.
  • Responds to routine and/or emergency calls for repairs or service from events/situations, including but not limited to, weather, violence, and terrorism.
  • Performs snow and ice removal as needed.  
  • Position is required to work a reasonable amount of overtime as determined by the college.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


High school diploma or equivalent required.  Degree from a Vocational/Technical School preferred. Five (5) years as a full-time professional carpenter (journeyman) in building construction and carpentry in residential and commercial settings.  Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. 

All carpenters are required to provide their own hand tools. Valid driver’s license required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge OSHA regulations, personal protective equipment (PPE) and fall hazards.
  • Knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in rough and finished carpentry.
  • Knowledge of building and safety code requirements.
  • Knowledge of methods and best practices in the maintenance of tools, machinery, and equipment.
  • Ability to read and comprehend plans and blueprints.
  • Ability to recognize and select appropriate materials for assigned projects.
  • Ability to maintain cooperative, professional, and respectful working relationships with all employees, contractors, vendors, and business partners of the college.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team- oriented environment.
  • Problem solving and time management skills.

Application Instructions:

Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  Consideration of candidates will begin October 4 and continue until the position is filled.


Working at Hamilton College 

Hamilton College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 students from nearly all 50 states and 50 countries. It is distinguished by a faculty of 190 men and women dedicated to teaching and scholarship, by rigorous academic programs, by an emphasis on teaching students to write well and speak persuasively, and by a commitment to diversity in its broadest sense. The College, with an endowment nearing $1 billion (October 2017), is need-blind in admission and has invested more than $265 million in new and renovated facilities in the past dozen years.  

Hamilton is located on a wooded 1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, in close proximity to the Adirondack Park, where hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and snowmobiling abound. The campus is within a 4-5 hour drive of New York, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia, and there is a rich variety of cultural opportunities on campus and in nearby Utica (10 minutes), Syracuse (45 minutes) and Cooperstown (55 minutes).

As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton produces graduates who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world. Additional information about Hamilton can be found at

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to attracting diverse and interesting people to its community.

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