This is a newly created Sunday - Thursday, 7:30am - 3:30pm role with an hourly base wage of $42.53.
The Department of Facilities Services is responsible for the efficient and cost effective operations, maintenance and management of all Tufts University facilities consisting of approximately 5 million square feet of space on three campuses (Somerville/Medford, Grafton, and Boston).
A broad range of services are provided to support the University campuses including: facility maintenance by all trades, capital maintenance, information technology systems for operations (work control, time capture, preventative maintenance), energy and utilities systems, recycling and waste management, event services, residential facilities coordination, grounds maintenance and facility condition assessment and tracking. Facilities Services plays a critical role in planning for the $30M/year deferred maintenance investment.
Related functions, which require close coordination with this department, are public and environmental health and safety, planning, design and construction of capital and deferred maintenance projects including major repairs, renovation and new construction.
Reporting to facilities management, the Carpenter I is responsible for the fabrication, installation, and repair of items associated with the carpentry field including but not limited to: doors, windows, ceilings, floors, etc. The position also requires significant knowledge and recent full-time experience in the preparation, decoration and protection of interior and exterior surfaces of buildings. This position is considered essential as defined in the Tufts University Employee Handbook.
Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience as a carpenter and at least five current years working in the field.
High School diploma or GED.
Valid US Driver's license.
Must be able to read and comprehend blueprints.
Must have working knowledge of computers in a Windows environment and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (Maximo).
Must have effective oral and written communications skills with the ability to read, write and comprehend the English language.
Must be able to work professionally and tactfully with fellow employees, faculty, students and staff; deal with difficult people and / or stressful scenarios.
Must Maintain a professional appearance at all times and adhere to the University's uniform policy.
Must be physically able to meet all job requirements.
Solid time management skills including the ability to multi-task, tactfully deal with unforeseen challenges and people and work well in a team setting with other technicians and trades professionals.
Required to work indoors and outdoors in potentially cramped space, during inclement weather year round.
Associates degree or higher in relevant field
Trade school graduation, or equivalent, and four years of experience as a finish carpenter
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
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