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Carpenter ($39.72/hr)

Company: Cambridge Housing Authority
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

CarpenterDepartment: OperationsReports to: Director of MaintenanceFLSA Status: Non-ExemptUnion: LIUNASummary The primary purpose of this position is to perform a large variety of skilled tasks related to the carpenter's craft. An incumbent must have the ability to perform new work construction as well as perform structural repairs to current buildings and construct or repair furniture. All activities must support the Cambridge Housing Authority's ("Authority" or "CHA") strategic goals and objectives and produce results that accomplish the goals of the Operations department. QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or ExperienceHigh school diploma, GED or possession of a vocational technical certification beyond high school and 5 to 7 years of experience in all aspects of building maintenance and construction. Ability to follow structural drawings and ability to utilize all carpenter tools are desirable. Working knowledge of the Massachusetts Building Code is a plus. Must have valid Massachusetts driver's license and be insurable under CHA policies. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Must be able to successfully pass the Carpenter's Test. Technical SkillsTo perform this job successfully, an individual should have a strong background in math, measurements and safety as well as strong technical and construction skills, including framing walls and partitions, installing doors and windows, building stairs, and installing cabinets and molding. Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe below statements describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Utilizes on a regular basis general machines and hand tools, including, but not limited to table saws, band saws, carpenter squares, belt sanders, drill presses, and routers
  • Installs all types of stairs, kitchen cabinets, counter tops, door frames, and windows of standard and nonstandard sizes
  • Lifts heavy objects and works with and without assistance
  • Performs renovations and new work construction, erects rough framing and completes finish trim
  • Designs, fabricates and installs finished business office furniture such as shelves, bookcases and tables
  • Maintains tools, materials and work space in a neat and orderly manner, observing all Authority and OSHA safety regulations
  • Performs other related duties as assigned CompetenciesTo perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Behavioral CompetenciesCommitment: Sets high standards of performance; pursues aggressive goals and works hard/smart to achieve them; strives for results and success; conveys a sense of urgency and brings issues to closure; persists despite obstacles and opposition. Customer Service: Meets/exceeds the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; identifies, understands, monitors and measures the needs of both internal and external customers; talks and acts with customers in mind; recognizes working colleagues as customers. Effective Communication: Ensures important information is passed to those who need to know; conveys necessary information clearly and effectively orally or in writing; demonstrates attention to, and conveys understanding of, the comments and questions of others; listens effectively. Responsiveness and Accountability: Demonstrates a high level of conscientiousness; holds oneself personally responsible for one's own work; does fair share of work. Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Job Competencies
    • Knowledge of policies, procedures, goals, objectives, operational entities, requirements and activities as they apply to the assigned area of responsibility in the CHA
    • Extensive knowledge of all applicable federal and municipal building, construction and property maintenance laws, regulations and codes
    • Thorough knowledge of occupational hazards and corresponding OSHA safety precautions necessary for safe performance of assigned duties
    • Extensive knowledge of architectural and structural principals and techniques
    • In depth knowledge of general construction of residential and high rise structures
    • Ability to read and interpret blue print drawings
    • Ability to read and understand moderately complex repair and service manuals, diagrams, and instructions/warnings
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, suppliers and the general public
    • Must be available for emergency overtime duty as required Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands for gripping, handling or feeling; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel or crouch; and talk and hear. Specific vision abilities include close and distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is moderately loud.BenefitsOur generous benefits package includes health and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, life and disability insurance options, tuition reimbursement, commuter benefits, retirement pension and deferred compensation 457b plans, and more! 8:00 am to 4:30 pmMonday through Friday40 hours per week.PI207543213

Keywords: Cambridge Housing Authority, Cambridge , Carpenter ($39.72/hr), Human Resources , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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