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Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
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Aug 24, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
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Job No: 496752
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. This is a full-time, non-exempt, benefits eligible position.

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 regarding the status of work projects, material consumed and man-hours utilized.
  • Practice preventive maintenance of carpentry tools and equipment.
  • 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.
  • Support and promote 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.
  • 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.

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