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Mechanic - Carpenter

  • Requisition no: 517341
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Manhattanville
  • School/Department: Facilities Operations
  • Grade: Mech: Mechanic A/Mechanic
  • Categories: Facilities/Maint/Trades/RealEs
  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union
  • Bargaining Unit: TWU - B&G
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Salary Range: $37.63 per hour

Position Summary

LOCATION(S): Manhattanville
SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday, 11am -730pm

A Carpenter is a position in the facilities department providing high quality and effective work that provides quality carpentry services to the academic, research and administrative units on the Columbia University- Manhattanville Campus(CUMVC).


  • A Carpenter will ensure quality carpentry work in the planning, laying out, construction, repair and assembly of temporary and permanent buildings, additions, partitions and wooden structures and fixtures.
  • May be required to respond to any emergency on a 24 hour basis.
  • Perform and/or assist in any routine or emergency function of the carpenter position.
  • How to read and interpret SDS information.
  • Understanding of general vivarium, and laboratory rules and restrictions.
  • How to identify a fire rated barrier and properly install fire-stopping materials.

Minimum Qualifications

  • HS diploma or GED
    -3 - 5 years Carpenter experience
    -Must demonstrate minimum professional proficiency in the English Language; as defined by the U.S. Department of State.
    -Must demonstrate minimum professional proficiency in the English Language as defined by the U.S. Department of State.
    -Must be a quick learner and exhibit self-motivational skills.
    -Strong team mentality (ability to work with others).
    -Strong communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of staff, customers, clients, students, vendors, and management. 
  • Knowledge of and/or Training on the following:
    -Use of portable fire extinguisher.
    -Hazardous Waste awareness
    -Asbestos hazards and safety.
    -Required to complete Computerized Maintenance Management Training (work order management training) prior to end of probation period.
    -Confined space entry procedures.
    -Personal Protective Equipment
    -Infection Control procedures
    -Interim Life Safety Measures
    -Safe Equipment handling
    -Lock-out/Tag-out procedures relevant to carpentry trade.
    -Description and use of fire stopping materials
    -Communication etiquette including phone, radio, and customer service
    -Must demonstrate knowledge of all CUMVC's safety policies and procedures.
    -Must demonstrate applicable institutional knowledge and practices of the facility and its operations.
    -Must be able to work all shifts as assigned.
    -Understand fundamentals of maintenance, repair and operations of relevant building features and systems.
    -How to properly use, install, and inspect fire stopping materials.
    -Must demonstrate knowledge of CUMVC'S customer service policies.
    -Ensures positive interaction by acknowledging, greeting, and thanking our customers.

    Physical Requirements & Environmental Conditions

    The physical and environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not mean to be all inclusive.
    -Use strength to lift and transport items needed to perform the functions of the job, with the ability to lift 50 pounds independently and support team lift with reasonable accommodations.
    -Sit, stand, bend, kneel, crouch, and squat for prolonged periods of time and/or repeatedly over a required period of time.
    -Reach with and work with hands and arms overhead.
    -Exposure to variable and unfavorable climate and weather conditions.
    -May work in an environment where a variety of pathogens, chemical substances, and gases are used for research. After receiving notification from EH&s that the area has clearance for work to be performed, employee(s) will be required to practice the use of proper PPE when exposed to the conditions mentioned, the use of N-95 type respirator
    -Ability to work while wearing a respirator appropriate with regulations.
    -Required to be Tuberculosis (TB) negative, submit to periodic TB testing, and a chest x-ray if a positive TB test is read.

Preferred Qualifications

  • -Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for Fire Guard (F-60)
    -Hold and maintain Certificate of Fitness for Using Powder Activated Tools(E-21)
    -Hold and Maintain Certificate of Fitness for Operation and Maintain Air Compressors(A-35)
    -Hold and Maintain Certificate of Fitness for supervision of Flammable/Combustible Finishing Operations (C-30)
    -Hold licenses/certifications as required by local, state, and federal regulations
    -Hold and maintain an active Motor Vehicle Class D License.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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