Position Type: Staff Full-time
Hours per week: 40
Weeks per year: 52
Work Schedule: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday, at times alternate work hours may be required. After hours call in rotation; 7 days Wednesday to Wednesday
Department Summary & Job Purpose:
The Facilities Management department supports the administration, faculty, staff, and students in the quality planning and development of facilities projects that support our mission. Our talented staff of approximately 140 FTEs (Cleaning, Mechanical Trades, Central Heating Plant, Grounds, Carpentry, Stockroom, EH&S, Fleet Services, and Mail Services & Duplication) is responsible for more than 2,000,000 SF of property in over 60+ major buildings and for maintaining more than 300 acres.
This position is intended to work with the Carpentry Supervisor and Lead Carpenter to support the Facilities Management mission of providing well-maintained classrooms, residence halls, and other facilities related to an institution of higher education. This position requires a broad set of skills with experience in the many facets of carpentry/lock work/masonry work- both interior and exterior. This position performs in an institutional/residential setting that requires: good housekeeping skills; a “least-disruptive” approach to work; and an appreciation of the unique surroundings and those who also work and live in those surroundings.
Core Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsibilities include supporting the Facilities Maintenance mission of providing well-maintained classrooms, residence halls, and other facilities related to an institution of higher education.
- This position requires a broad set of skills with experience in the many facets of carpentry work – both interior and exterior.
- This position performs in an institutional/residential setting that requires: good housekeeping skills; a ‘least-disruptive’ approach to work; and an appreciation of the unique surroundings and those who also work and live in those surroundings.
- Other duties as assigned.
•High School or equivalent
•Ten or more years of experience in the field of carpentry/construction
•A valid driver’s license and successful credentialing is required
•Willingness to provide your own transportation while working throughout the Campus
•The ability to work outside in all seasons, and in all weather conditions
•The ability to handle and move heavy materials
•This position requires that the person provide their own hand tools
•Flexibility in changing from one job assignment to another – with little notice
•Willingness to perform all of the varied tasks associated with carpentry/construction
•Good written and verbal communication, organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills
•Responding to weekend and nighttime ‘trouble calls'
•Willingness to work scheduled overtime at crucial times of the year
•And a willingness to work extended hours to meet project timetables
•A willingness to perform other duties as assigned
•Experience with lock hardware
•Balancing, carrying, pulling/pushing, grasping, repetitive movement, standing, bending, reaching, sitting, twisting and lifting.
• Ability to physically perform manual tasks, climb stairs, lift, climb ladders, and bend.
• Ability to lift (50) pounds unassisted, able to stoop or stand for prolonged periods of time.
•Employee handles a range of hazardous materials, including cleaning chemicals and supplies.
•May have contact with chemicals and fumes, wet or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, and extreme weather related to heat or cold.
•Must occasionally work in high and precarious places.
•Noise level in some work environments can occasionally be loud.
Mount Holyoke College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment, supported by qualified employees that will allow all of its students, faculty, staff and those associated with them to successfully carry out the mission of the college. As a condition of employment, the College will conduct appropriate background checks for all new hires. Mount Holyoke has designated the Office of Human Resources as the office responsible for ensuring that background checks (CORI, SORI, Credit History, & Driver Credential) are completed and utilized in the hiring process and Five College Office of Compliance and Risk Management as the office responsible for facilitating background checks as articulated in this policy.
Special Instructions for Applicants:
Apply online; application materials must include:
- A cover letter summarizing interests and qualifications
- A complete resume or curriculum vitae
- Contact information for 3 professional references
Mount Holyoke College is a women’s college that is gender diverse. The College is committed to providing equal access and opportunity in employment and education to all employees and students. In compliance with state and federal law, Mount Holyoke College does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, genetic information, sex, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, ancestry, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status under federal, state or local law. The College does not discriminate on the basis of gender in the recruitment and admission of students to its graduate program.
Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.