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Lead Carpenter

Wheaton College of Massachusetts
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 2, 2022
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Wheaton is a leading private, coeducational, liberal arts college of 1800 students located in Norton, MA and within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence.

Posting Details

Posting Details

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Position Title:

Lead Carpenter


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Staff Work Schedule (hours/dates):

Monday - Friday 7am - 3:30pm

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Faculty Term:

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Carpenter Shop

Job Summary/Basic Function:


1. Plan, distribute and oversee work performed by Carpenters and other members of the Carpentry Shop; coordinate directly with Grounds Supervisor for utilizing Grounds Shop supplemental workers.

2. Perform carpentry and general maintenance duties required to maintain the College facilities.


1. Run the day to day operations of the Carpentry Shop, utilizing the work order management system to identify required tasks and assign work in the most efficient manner, according to ever-changing priorities and worker competencies.

2. Working with the Director of Environmental Health & Safety, ensure that employees have a safe work environment and are knowledgeable and properly trained in the use of all equipment used by the Carpentry shop.

3. Manage small, in-house renovations and remodeling projects using Carpentry Shop and Grounds Shop labor, and in collaboration with the HVAC, Plumbing and Electrical Shops. Support other shops within the Physical Plant Dept. as required.

4. When not acting in a management capacity, perform carpentry and maintenance tasks such as repairing broken millwork, doors, windows, wall repairs, tile, flooring and other requirements identified in the work order management system.

5. Perform other general maintenance and duties as required to effectively Operate & Maintain the buildings entrusted to the care of the Physical Plant Dept.


1. Maintain a clean and safe work environment.

2. Assist other departments when requested to do so.

3. As required; work overtime in emergency situations, to support special events, or complete maintenance to college facilities.

4. Attend and satisfactorily complete any safety or college required training programs. Ensure staff attend safety and college required training and follow practices and procedures as trained.


1. Direct and supervise the Carpentry Shop workload and performance of employees on a daily, weekly, and annual basis. Complete annual performance reviews in accordance with Human Resources guidelines.

2. Perform work order management system reviews and data mining to track Work Orders (W/O) completed per person, time to complete performance on an individual and work center basis, avg. costs per W/O, and other data points useful in the assessment of overall Carpentry Shop performance and utilization of workforce and funding.

3. Train Carpenters, Trades Helpers and student workers as required.

4. Maintain tools, PPE and consumable materials inventory required to perform work, and order replenishments/replacements as required. Responsible for the oversight and effective use of the Carpentry Shop Operating budget to accomplish aforementioned tasks.


1. Ability to organize and prioritize workloads with minimal/no supervision to effectively manage required deadlines.

2. Ability to use all carpentry tools and hardware.

3. Ability to effectively utilize a work order management system and other computer-based software systems such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

4. Ability to understand and work from blueprints and specifications.

5. Ability to work from ladders and staging without fear of heights.

6. Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing.

7. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions, and read and understand written instructions.

8. Must be physically capable to life 50-100 pounds.

9. Must have a valid driver’s license

Individuals must possess these skills, abilities, and knowledge, or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Must have a high school diploma or have graduated from a trade school and have a minimum of five years’ experience in carpentry/building trades environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Must possess a current and valid Construction Supervisor’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

Physical Demands

ADA Statement:

Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Eeo Statement

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy
commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700
undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23%
of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international
citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the
basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age,
race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic
information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich
an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the
College actively encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented groups.

Posting Date:


Closing Date:

Open Until Filled



Office of Human Resources

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Special Instructions to Candidates:

To prevent the infection and spread of COVID -19 and as an integral part of our public health and safety measures, Wheaton College requires that all successful applicants hired provide proof of full vaccination for COVID -19 at the time of employment, unless an exemption from this policy is requested and approved. Applicants believing that they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief should inform the Office of Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended.

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  1. List of References
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

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