Carpenter

Employer
Princeton University
Location
Nassau Hall

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Overview

The Carpenter is a member of the Facilities Operations and possesses excellent knowledge of the carpentry trade. The Carpenter will perform minor and major repairs and modifications to buildings and furnishings, with minimum oversight. Follows University safety rules and regulations at all times.

Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the following essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Performs all facets of the carpentry trade including rough and finish carpentry, framing, sheetrock installation, hanging doors and installing windows, fabricating and installing Formica countertops, installing wood flooring, vinyl floor tile, acoustic ceilings, all types of trim, and installs door and window hardware.
  • Observe University safety regulations, use appropriate personal protective equipment and perform work tasks in a safe manner. Ensures proper care in the safe use and maintenance of vehicles, tools and equipment
  • Interpret sketches, plans and drawings to construct specialty carpentry items such as furniture, custom millwork, built in cabinetry and display cases.
  • Make and repair high grade wooden items such as fine cabinetry and other finish work involving skills and knowledge to shape and control surfaces. Perform precise, intricate joining and decoration of wooden items.
  • Operates and performs preventative maintenance on hand and power saws, planers, lathes, joiners, shapers, drills, sanders, nail guns and a variety of hand tools.
  • Works independently off CMMS (computerized maintenance management software) work orders. Accepts responsibilities for work assignments. Fully documents work performed.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively to co-workers and management, both verbally and in writing.
  • Provides support for all campus special events, as needed.
  • Assists other trades personnel in multi-trade complex work projects.
  • Assist in job set-up, including delivering of materials and clean-up of completed projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including overtime assignments and emergency call-in work.
Qualifications

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Must be a high school graduate, have completed a technical apprentice program in the Carpentry Trade or possess the equivalent in educational and practical experience. 
  • Possess five (5) or more years experience in the Carpentry Trade.
  • Must possess journey level knowledge of the potential occupational hazards connected with carpentry work and the associated safety standards and practices, which should be applied.
  • Ability to work, with proficiency, across the range of trade skills normally encountered by the carpentry trade in all kinds of facilities. This includes ability to carry out work from the planning stage through test and checkout inspection. Includes building construction and alteration including framing, doors, windows and invisible repair and renewal of damages.
  • Ability to safely and effectively work with all types of carpenter trades hand and power tools such as table saws, radial arm saws, planers, joiners, shapers, routers, band saws, nailing guns, hammers, levels, etc.
  • Ability to make and repair high grade wooden items such as fine cabinetry and other finish work involving skills and knowledge to shape and control surfaces.  Perform precise, intricate joining and decoration of wooden items.
  • Ability to handle investigations of difficult work problems, evaluate alternative solutions and recommend sound recommendation to supervisors
  • Possess a positive attitude, work independently and in teams, along with a willingness to assume responsibility, including self-reliance in solving problems encountered during a project and to complete assignments in a satisfactory and timely manner.
  • Must be able to read and interpret drawings, layouts, and develop materials lists.
  • Must have the ability to perform mathematical calculations related to the performance of carpentry repairs.
  • Have solid working knowledge of all applicable building codes and regulations.
  • Possess the ability to handle investigations of difficult work problems, evaluate alternative solutions and recommend sound recommendation to supervisors.
  • Must be a self-starter with initiative to seek and tackle difficult tasks.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check.
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements listed below.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The following are tasks and skills that would be necessary for any person to fulfill while working as a carpenter.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position.

  • stand or walk up to 2 hours at one time for 6-8 hours per day;
  • sit for less than 2 hours during an 8 hour day;
  • operates a motor vehicle or heavy equipment (e.g., forklift, high reach, cherry picker) occasionally (less than 33% of the workday)
  • lift or carry up to 50 pounds frequently (34 – 66% of the workday) and up to 100 pounds occasionally (less than 33% of the workday);
  • lift up to 50 pounds in a range of motions from floor to overhead and up to 100 pounds to waist height;
  • use hands for simple grasping, pushing, or pulling frequently (34 – 66% of the workday);
  • bend, squat, kneel, lie down, crawl, knee stand, dig, use hammer drills, push or pull with forces up to 100 pounds occasionally (up to 33% of the workday);
  • climb stairs and ladders, reach overhead, push or pull with forces up to 50 pounds frequently (34 – 66% of the workday);
  • Work outdoors in a variety of temperatures and environmental conditions;
  • Possess ability to work at heights, physical agility and full range of motion, and ability to maintain balance.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Standard Weekly Hours40.00Eligible for OvertimeYesBenefits EligibleYesProbationary Period90 daysEssential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)YesPhysical Capacity Exam RequiredYesValid Driver's License RequiredYes #LI-NC1

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