Carpenter, Building and Structure Management - Facilities Management

Washington D.C.
Jun 27, 2017
Nov 17, 2017
Specialty Trades
Full Time
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Carpenter, Building and Structure Management - Facilities Management P84491

Shift: Tuesday through Saturday. 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

The Carpenter performs work that is a direct service to the department ensuring a comfortable, safe and clean environment, in which the University community can live, learn and work.  S/he maintains all structures and related components, and performs services that include all standard carpentry work including roughing, framing and finishing; cabinet making, roof repairs, concrete work, glazing and minor locksmith work.  The Carpenter performs journey level maintenance and repairs in accordance with industry/trade practices and in response to requests for service, scheduled preventive maintenance inspections and unscheduled or special projects, and using all standard tools, equipment, materials and supplies of the trade and observing all safety rules, regulations and precautions in performing duties.  Reporting to the Building and Structures Supervisor, the Carpenter has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Performs skilled carpentry work to support university operations; responds to work order requests and supervisor's directions to repair and replace masonry, poured concrete and ceramic tile work; and performs new masonry work to install poured concrete as assigned.
  • Performs general building trades work including installing door locks and hardware, cutting and installing glass and pouring and finishing concrete; performs drywall, door and window repair; and makes cabinets.
  • Ensures the efficient and economic use of supplies and materials to conserve University resources; draws and/or requisitions supplies, parts, materials, and tools needed to make repairs and uses such items economically to avoid undue costs; and keeps supervisor informed of supply/material needs to ensure that adequate inventory is maintained.
  • Suggests improvements in service to improve unit operations; provides supervisors and department management with advice and suggestions regarding work methods, procedures, parts, tools, and related matters for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and cost of service; as assigned, conducts tests or pilot programs to evaluate new products, methods, or procedures; and monitors tests and reports test results with recommendations to supervisor.
  • Ensures training and assistance to other workers to improve staff capability; provides on the job instruction to helpers and other workers as assigned, as well as in the normal course of performing daily work; demonstrates use of tools and equipment, and assigns appropriate tasks to helpers and others - enabling them to develop their skills in the field; and provides information to supervisors regarding the performance and skill development of helpers and others assigned.
  • Ensures completion of paperwork to ensure accountability; records actions taken in response to work orders and other requests, entering such information on work orders and time sheets on a daily basis; and completes and submits required forms and documents to ensure that such information is properly recorded and submitted.
  • Ensures that work complies with all applicable codes and regulations; ensures that serviced equipment is installed, operated, and maintained in accordance with all applicable codes and regulations; ensures that work is performed in accordance with applicable building codes and local government regulations; uses and disposes of materials in accordance with applicable environmental safety and control regulations; and keeps abreast of changes and new developments in applicable codes and regulations.


  • High School or certified equivalency
  • Completion of apprenticeship or equivalent training in the carpentry trade
  • Valid driver's license issued by the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia, and, if hired, qualify for certification as a University driver to operate University commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10K+ (e.g., tow trucks, box trucks, trash trucks, buses, and lifts)
  • A medical card and/or certificate issued by the Department of Transportation (DOT), which issued by a licensed “medical examiner,” after completion of a DOT physical examination as defined in  GU Vehicle Policy and DOT Regulations 391.11 (4) - Medical Card/Certificate and 390.5 (1) - Commercial Motor Vehicles (10K+) Definitions (
  • Availability and willingness to accommodate emergency situations, including snow removal

The Carpenter is an emergency position that requires that incumbent reports to work during inclement weather at the regularly scheduled time regardless of whether the University is closed, opening late or closing early.

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