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Missouri Western State University

Missouri Western State University

St Joseph, MO, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 11, 2024
Position Information
Position Title Carpenter
Job Description
The Carpenter performs all duties, orders, and actions to maintain, repair, improve, and modify campus buildings and grounds considered necessary by faculty, staff, management, or outside parties.

  • Receive daily instructions regarding tasks or jobs that require completion.
  • Plan tasks according to their importance, taking safety and the conditions involved into account.
  • Organize equipment, materials, and tasks to maximize the time spent executing tasks and minimizing issues, delays, and interruptions.
  • Use knowledge, skills, and creative solutions to perform tasks, using salvage and storing reusable materials to minimize cost.
  • Maintain a high level of cleanliness and safety at the worksite.
  • Rspond to any issues that arise when on call.
  • Record all pertinent info via electronic files.
  • Sign off on jobs and report all expenses to a supervisor or administrative assistant.
  • Follow up on and monitor past jobs if there were outstanding issues or ongoing concerns.
  • Provide guidance, assistance, and training to other staff as required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • General knowledge of machinery and mechanical, electrical, plumbing, heating, and cooling systems.
  • Knowledge of relevant safety requirements, and the ability to maintain a safe working area.
  • Knowledge of the materials used, industry standards, and trends in carpentry.
  • Good math skills, and the ability to create estimates and use measuring tools.
  • Ability to be creative and resourceful.
  • Organized thinker with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to give and receive verbal instructions.
  • Ability to serve as a liaison between two or more parties.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously .
Required Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must have one to three years of experience of working as a carpenter
  • Experience with using hand tools, chemical solvents, and coatings
  • A valid driver’s license
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
  • Very Heavy Work
  • Exerting in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions, intense noises, and travel.
FLSA Non-Exempt
Additional Demands
  • Will work indoors and outdoors, and will be routinely exposed to inclement weather conditions and extreme temperatures.
  • Exposed to the intense noise of carpentry and other equipment, machinery, and tools.
  • Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dust, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, bodily fluids, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and working at height.
  • May be required to wear a respirator.
Hours of Work
M-F 7am-3:30pm
Weekends and Night as required