Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Plant Operations invites applications for the position of Carpenter.
We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good. As part of this community, the Facilities Division designs, constructs and maintains a dynamic, safe, and sustainable campus to continually advance its nationally benchmarked living and learning community. The shops are responsible for preventative maintenance according to their expertise and keep all operating systems in good repair; make the campus a comfortable, safe, and attractive place to learn, live, work, and recreate; respond quickly to the emergency maintenance and repair needs of the campus community.
Under the supervision of the Carpenter Shop Foreman, perform journey level work in the carpentry trade. Participate in all interior/exterior carpentry work performed on campus. This position has a high focus on all aspects of carpentry and preference will be given to the individual with strong roofing experience. Works with other members of the carpenter shop to complete tasks from start to finish with a high level of quality and workmanship.
The ideal candidate can follow oral and written directions; demonstrates effective communication skills required to utilize an electronic work order system and can recognize problems and determine proper repair solutions and corrective courses of action.
As a member of the Facilities Divisional staff, this position is deemed "essential" and must remain or report to work during partial or full day closings of the University due to hazardous road conditions, emergency circumstances or for other reasons. Ability to work overtime when needed is also required.
TYPICAL CARPENTRY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensuring all carpentry work is in adherence to specifications and standards set by the University, Federal, State, and local municipalities.
Knowledge of how to properly install, maintain and repair all types of roofing.
Maintaining and repairing all spouting, metal roofing parts, and flashing for buildings.
Maintaining and repairing roofing systems made up of asphalt, rubber, shingles, tile and slate.
Cleaning, maintaining, repairing and installing rainspouts, eave boxes, gutters and roof drains.
Planning and laying out work from blueprints, drawings, models or verbal instructions.
Utilizing a variety of carpentry and masonry hand tools, portable and stationary power tools, and leveling and measuring instruments.
Installing and repairing countertops, cabinets, benches, partitions, floors, doors, building framing and a variety of finish trim work.
Constructing forms, mix and pour concrete, and apply different finishes in accordance to all building standards and codes.
Ability to work from scissor lifts, bucket truck and man lifts.
Constructing wood/steel stud walls/partitions.
Install/repair structural foundations and supports.
Ability to estimate, install drywall, finish trowel or skim coat walls.
Performing minor bathroom and kitchen renovations, installation of countertops, cabinets, fixtures, and partitions.
Installing suspended ceilings and ceiling tiles.
Ability to layout and install various types of flooring including carpet, tile and wood.
Performing skilled bench work operating power saws, joiners, wood lathes, planers, drill press, sanding and mortising machines.
Functions as a lead worker over helpers and other maintenance staff regarding small-specialized projects performed on campus.
Providing on-the-job training and assistance to coworkers and helpers.
Performing minor masonry work on buildings including pointing and stone, block and stucco repair.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Required to estimate materials needed and record time and material expended on each work order.
Assembles and disassembles scaffolding; hauls and erects ladders.
Ability to work at heights from scaffolding and ladders.
Able to climb, balance, stoop and crouch for lengthy periods.
Ability to understand and follow written or verbal instructions.
Ability to make routine decisions in the absence of on-site supervision.
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trades involved.
Four years of experience in the carpentry trade, or completion of an approved apprenticeship; OR
Any equivalent combination of experience and training.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and practices of the carpentry trade and the qualities and uses of various types of wood
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the carpentry trade
Ability to make simple estimates of time and materials
Ability to inspect lumber for grade and quality
Ability to lift and move heavy objects and to work under adverse weather conditions
The University offers an excellent benefits package including tuition fee waivers for self and dependents. Advancement Opportunity.
Applicants must successfully complete interview process to be considered as a finalist.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission. The University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer encouraging diversity. Women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.
Internal Number: 21-88
About West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania is among the top regional comprehensive public universities in the nation, serving more than 17,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a national reputation for excellence, value, and student success. Founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation, West Chester offers more than 118 undergraduate and 103 graduate programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the Philadelphia campus, and online. Five colleges and two schools comprise the University: Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the School of Music, and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Located in Chester County (25 miles from downtown Philadelphia) the area combines the best of enjoyable daily living with easy access to the full spectrum of country and city attractions. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.