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Carpenter - Temporary

Vassar College
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 1, 2023

Vassar College

Carpenter - Temporary

Department: Facilities Operations
Duration of Position: Temporary
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Employee Type: Staff
Posting Date: 09/21/2022
Union Representation: CWA
Posting Number: AS283P
Pay Rate: $22.00/hour

About Vassar College
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is deeply committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, diversity and inclusiveness. Vassar seeks to create a pluralistic community for all staff, faculty and students. Vassar College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer, and applications from women, individuals with disabilities and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.Note: Vassar College has a universal vaccination policy requiring a COVID-19 vaccination, including a booster, for all employees except for those exempt for medical or religious reasons.

Position Summary and Responsibilities
  • Perform variety of woodworking duties, including but not limited to rough carpentry, finish carpentry, installation and repair of hardware, flooring, windows, roofs, etc.
  • Performs all duties in a safe and professional manner and in accordance with established Vassar College and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for the upkeep of all tools and maintain all Vassar owned equipment assigned to the employee.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment daily.
  • Responsible for communicating and working effectively with other trades.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to assist the department in obtaining and maintaining its mission.

This is a temporary position. Start date ASAP.

  • High school diploma, vocational training or equivalent required.
  • A minimum of five years experience in all phases of carpentry. Academic trade or schooling is a plus, however it is not a substitute for experience.
  • Must have some knowledge of cabinet work and furniture repair experience.
  • Must be knowledgeable in the use of various hand and power tools and their maintenance relative to all scopes of the carpentry.
  • Knowledge of carpentry methods and mathematics necessary.
  • Requires ability to communicate effectively in English, including understanding, speaking, reading and writing. Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions and work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be able to perform repeated bending, squatting, stooping, pushing, and pulling.
  • Must be able to stand and walk for a prolonged period of time.
  • Must be able to move, position, place and transport objects up to and including 75 pounds.
  • Must be able to ascend and descend ladders and scaffolding.
  • Willingness to work overtime as available. Overtime is assigned according to seniority guidelines.

Special Instructions to Applicants
To complete your on-line application, you will be required to attach contact information for 3 professional references. All attachments must be in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately. If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources, 845-437-5820.

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