Bethel University

  • Lead Carpenter

    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Position Number
    # of Openings
    Facilities Management
    FLSA Status
    Months per year
    Benefit Eligible
    Benefit Eligible
  • Job Summary

    Provides carpentry leadership for building envelope, roofing systems and interior spaces for all non-residence campus buildings.


    • Supervise, assign, and ensure completion of routine and preventive maintenance work orders for carpentry and maintenance services.
    • Constructs, installs, and repairs walls, partitions, and ceiling and floor structures, including framing, drywall, finish carpentry, acoustical tile, doors and hardware. 
    • Assists shop supervisor and manager of maintenance services with preparation of carpentry related cost estimates for extraordinary maintenance, capital, and departmental remodeling projects. Assists shop supervisor and manager of maintenance services with overseeing projects and ensures project coordination within the facilities management department and other departments, contractors and teams. 
    • Conducts building envelope, exterior window, and roofing systems condition assessments, and makes recommendations for project scope development and contractor selection for exterior renewal and replacement projects. Interacts with engineering firms and contractors as required. 
    • Manages the maintenance of woodshop, metal shop, building component inventories, spaces and equipment. 
    • Snow removal operations as required.
    • Purchases maintenance materials, supplies, and services in accordance with prescribed University and departmental purchasing goals and procedures.
    • Performs back up kitchen equipment maintenance as required.

    Required Skills

    • Working history that includes supervisory experience with emphasis on team building in carpentry services with varied skills and experience levels.
    • Successful experience in project management and project estimates.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Certification in asbestos abatement a plus.
    • Possess strong organizational skills and be capable of working independently and as a team member in varied situations.

    Required Experience

    Ten or more years of residential and light commercial construction. Prefer experience that includes building envelope and roofing systems, varied building components/maintenance related systems, and routine maintenance work.

    Required Education

    High School diploma or equivalent required. Trade school course work in related field preferred.

    Additional Information

    • Physical/Working Conditions: Work is performed in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings and may be exposed to cold, wet, hot or humid conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and talk or hear. Ability to lift, push and pull up to 25 pounds frequently and up to 75 pounds occasionally throughout shift.
    • Complies with environmental health and safety requirements and procedures as outlines in University and State policies and directives.
    • This positioned is considered essential personnel and must be available outside of normal work hours if needed to support contingency operations such as snow removal or support of special events.
    • Summer maintenance work presents unique demands on the department and vacation opportunities are normally limited during Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends due to graduation and welcome week events. Also, vacations are normally limited beginning the first full week of August through Labor Day due to the wrap-up of summer projects and preparation for the start of the school year.
    • This is a 40 hours per week, 12 months per year position.
    • Required to be on call for one week a month. 


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