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
- Assemble, fabricate, build and/or install materials, equipment,
or fixtures as required by the scope of work. To include, but not
- 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
- Construct minor buildings or small additions to existing
- Perform minor roofing repairs.
- Perform concrete work including forming, placing and
- Fabricate and install shelves, cabinetry, countertops, bulletin
- 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
- Comply with policies, laws, and regulations governing
environmental protection, safety, hazardous waste disposal, and the
use of chemical substances and materials common to carpentry
- 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
- Support and promote the University's sustainability
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
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
- Must be able to understand written and oral instructions and
- Computer literacy.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team
member; take initiative; use good judgment; and communicate
- Strong customer-focus and time management skills.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and
- A valid driver's license and the ability to drive University
- A high school diploma or equivalent with strong math and shop
- Ability to work evenings and weekends as required, including
- 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.
- 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
- 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
To apply, visit https://careers.bucknell.edu/en-us/job/496752/carpenter