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Building Repair Technician

Dartmouth College
New Hampshire, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 1, 2022
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Position Details

Position Information

Posting date


Closing date

Open Until Filled


Position Number


Position Title

Building Repair Technician

Department this Position Reports to

Building Repair Shop

Hiring Range Minimum

$28.18 (Entry rate)

Hiring Range Maximum

$29.18(Job rate)

SEIU Level


FLSA Status


Employment Category

Regular Full Time

Scheduled Months per Year


Scheduled Hours per Week



Schedule: 7:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday; Saturday/Sunday off

Location of Position

Hanover, NH
Dartmouth College Campus

Remote Work Eligibility?

Onsite only

Is this a term position?


If yes, length of term in months.

Is this a grant funded position?


Position Purpose

Under minimal supervision from the Carpenter Shop Supervisor or Carpenter Shop Lead, the Building Repair Technician applies the full range of carpentry, maintenance and painting skills and techniques to repair, construct, alter, or maintain buildings and a wide variety of structures. He/she may perform construction, repair and painting of structures for which appearance, as well as durability and function, are important such as doors, windows, walls, window & door trim, and furniture.


Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

High School or equivalency

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
  • Two to three years of relevant professional carpentry, building maintenance and painting experience, or the equivalent.
  • Must have a valid drivers license and be able to qualify under the terms of the Dartmouth Approved Driver policy.
  • Must have successfully completed the following training prior to performing work to which the training relates: Blood Borne Pathogens; Hazard Communication; Lock-out/tag-out; Personal Protective Equipment ; Asbestos Awareness; Lead Paint training
Preferred Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of and skill in all aspects of the carpentry, building maintenance and painting trades.
  • Knowledge of all applicable safety regulations and procedures, including safe use of various chemical substances used for routine carpentry, maintenance and painting work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others in a service-oriented environment, have good communication skills and be dependable.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform moderate to heavy physical labor, including lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 75 pounds.
  • Ability to operate and maintain various hand operated tools.
  • Ability to work at heights.
  • Willingness to work overtime when required.
  • Knowledge of shop mathematics and skill to plan and measure materials according to requirements and dimensions outlined in instructions.
  • Skill in the use of tapes, rulers, and squares.
  • Skill in the use of power tools, including drills and saws.
  • Ability to read building plans and sketches.
  • Ability to read, interpret and apply building plans and sketches.
  • Skill in maintaining tools, including sharpening methods.
  • Knowledge of and skill in standard surface preparation and coating application methods and techniques, including the skills necessary to meet specifications regarding match, texture, decoration, thickness, and level.
  • Knowledge of and requisite skills to build up, shape, and level surfaces with metal and synthetic resins, plastics, and patching compounds.
  • Knowledge of and requisite skill to obtain finely smoothed surfaces with abrasive compounds, pumice, and rottenstone.
  • Skill in matching, tinting, toning, and blending coating materials.
  • Skill in the use and maintenance of tools and equipment used to sand, wire brush, scrape, spackle, and putty coat, and grade surfaces, such as brushes, rollers, spray guns, trowels, screeds, straight edges, viscosity testers, graining devices, and wet and thickness gauges.
  • Knowledge of safety regulations applicable to the use of ladders, ropes, harnesses, and scaffolds and lifts..
Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Todd French

Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

OPEN TO UNION MEMBERS ONLY FROM (10/31/2022) THROUGH (11/06/2022).

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID -19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment within the first 30 days may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion ending employment.

Dartmouth College has a Tobacco-Free Policy. Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products (including smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth College with no exceptions. For details, please see our policy.

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Key Accountabilities


  • Works with standard measurements and specifications aided by easily understood clear, specific instructions, templates, and pre-cut or pre-planned materials.
  • Measures, cuts, and installs materials to the require lengths.
  • Repairs and replaces windows, doors, transoms, ventilators, and interior and exterior trim.
  • Installs structural and trim items by nailing, bolting, mortising, doweling, and glueing.
  • Installs various building accessories such as simple shelves and holders, paper towel dispensers, toilet paper holders, sanitary napkin dispensers, bathroom partitions, tackboards, etc.
  • Applies caulking compound or other filler material around door and window casings and at other points where tight seal is required.
  • Planes, sands, putties, holds and finishes completed work.

  • Inspects assigned facilities on a regular basis for damage, necessary repairs, and to ensure that previously reported deficiencies have been corrected.
  • Repairs broken light lenses and replaces switch and receptacle plates and other simple electrical fixtures and devices. Replaces light bulbs as needed.
  • Repairs leaking faucets and toilets and replaces gaskets, filters, and other simple plumbing fixture assemblies. Plunges clogged toilets, snakes clogged drain lines.
  • Responds to temperature complaints checking temperature and ensuring proper operation of thermostats and terminal devices.
  • Refers significant repairs to the Supervisor of the Carpenter Shop.
  • May assist other maintenance workers and technicians with repairs that require additional labor.
  • Observes and reports in a timely manner any defects, deterioration, and wear and tear on buildings; orally communicates emergencies or describes trade work that involves major repairs to the Carpenter Shop Supervisor.
  • Sweeps dirt and leaves and shovels snow from walkways and driveways, and spreads sand on walkways and driveways.
  • As needed, inspects the work performed by outside contractors.
  • May perform custodial work to include clean, mop, strip, wax and buff all hard surface floors; vacuum, shampoo and spot-clean carpeted floors; wash down walls; maintain general cleanliness in common areas and bathrooms; re-stock paper and soap products in bathrooms; clean windows; clean and pick up debris outside of buildings, etc.

  • Selects the appropriate tools, uses coating materials specified, and decides on proper methods and techniques to use.
  • Uses various appropriate methods, tools & materials to prep surfaces to be painted.
    Masks, spackles, and putties surfaces and removes accessories as required.
  • Applies coating materials such as primer, paints, varnishes, and shellacs with brushes, rollers, spray guns, and other related methods and techniques.
  • Ensures proper placement of ladders and scaffolding.
  • Cleans and maintains brushes and painting equipment.

  • Communicates directly with customers who may be inconvenienced or affected by scheduled work.
  • Operates a motor vehicle to pick up supplies required for the maintenance of properties located throughout Hanover and the surrounding area.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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