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Carpenter I

Apply now Job no: 517481
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Facilities Operations&Services
Salary: MTU - Grade 15 - (monthly salary) Step 1, $3,974.42 – Step 14, $5,580.18
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General Summary of Position:

Incumbents of positions in this series maintain buildings and related structures applying carpentry techniques and using carpentry tools to construct, alter, repair and/or install walls, stairs, floors, ceilings, windows, doors, roofs, etc., inspect buildings to determine need for carpentry to be done; erect and dismantle staging and scaffolding; and perform related work as required. The basic purpose of this work is to perform carpentry maintenance work in support of general maintenance, repair and/or alteration of state buildings and related structures.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Applicants must have at least two years of fulltime, or equivalent part-time, experience in carpentry work including knowledge of demonstrated methods and techniques used in installing locks or lock assemblies
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of handheld power tools such as drills, electric hand saws and small hand tools such as hammers and wrenches
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of small measurement devices such as levels, rulers, and steel squares
  • Knowledge of the safety precautions and procedures followed in building maintenance
  • Knowledge of the methods and procedures used in the security of building and property
  • Skill in the use of handheld power tools such as drill sand electric hands saws, and small hand tools such as hammers and wrenches
  • Skill in the use of small measurement devices such as levels, rulers, and steel squares
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as plans, specifications, blueprints and drawings
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral expression
  • Ability to perform arithmetic computations.

Operational Needs:

  • Proven reliability by references or prior documentation
  • Working knowledge of Massachusetts Building Codes, BOCA Codes, Safety Regulations & practices, or ADA Regulations
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with the Physical plant Shops, University faculty and Staff, and supporting contractors
  • Demonstrated willingness to be on essential personnel list for facility related emergencies and University Closings due to weather
  • Possess a driver’s license or willingness to utilize the university’s transportation system to move efficiently and effectively across city campuses
  • Working knowledge of the practices, procedures, methods, materials and tools used in the repair and maintenance of door closures and door hardware; and ability to diagnose lock/door issues; understanding of regulations pertaining to fire exits
  • Prior experience working with personal computers for office communication and management purposes, i.e., memos, email, spreadsheets, and calendars and in planning

 Additional Considerations:

  • Five (5) Years of Fulltime, or equivalent part time experience
  • Working knowledge of door access and controls systems

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only Internal (MTA - Maintenance & Trades Bargaining Union) candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

This is an MTA - Maintenance & Trades Bargaining Union position, Grade 15 - Step 1 $1,834.35 – Step 14 $2,575.47 bi-weekly.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.              

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.  Names and contact information for three professional references will be requested at the time of application. 


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