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Job ID: 115183

The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Nov. 2, 2018
Title Carpenter
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation


The University of St. Thomas seeks a skilled Carpenter to join the Facilities Management team.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
Medical, dental, and vision options
Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


Reporting to the Carpenter Foreman, the carpenter position maintains campus buildings and related structures applying carpentry techniques and using carpentry tools to construct, repair and install walls, stairs, floors, ceilings, windows, doors and hardware. Maintains and repairs campus fixtures and furnishings. Responds to assigned work orders and trouble calls. Performs related work as required.


Install and repair of doors, floors, windows, partitions, drywall, ceiling and building exteriors
Install and repair locks and door hardware
Provides support for special events, layout and set-up staging, risers and ramps
Inspect and repair dormitory, office and classroom furniture including chairs, tables, desks, bulletin boards, dressers, vanities, wardrobes, closet doors, window shades and blinds. Repair athletic equipment and fixtures
Install audio / visual equipment, hang projection screens, monitors and white boards
Install window air conditioners, repair broken windows and screens
Maintain a safe and orderly carpentry shop, keep tools in good working order
Performs other duties as assigned by the Carpenter Foreman
Minimum Qualifications

Equivalent to completion of a formal program of technical training for the carpentry trade and formal apprenticeship in the carpentry trade, or four years of equivalent on-the-job training in carpentry and construction skills, processes, and procedures
Must possess a valid State of Minnesota driver’s license with no outstanding violations
Physical Requirements

Involves frequent walking, bending, twisting, reaching, pushing and pulling
Occasionally involves sitting, standing, work at low levels, climbing, and balancing
On rare occasions it may involve crawling, crouching, climbing and working from a ladder, or working in a supine position
Rarely requires lifting of over 100 pounds, occasionally lifting or carrying between 25 and 100 pounds and frequent carrying of weights between 10 – 25 pounds
Frequent or continuous repetitive hand motion – primarily hand tool use is required. This may include bending or twisting of the forearm and grasping of hand and power tools.
The majority of the work day will be spent standing or moving around
The work will involve frequent flexing and rotation of the head, neck and upper body
The job will involve work around machinery, work outside and work in hot or cramped indoor environments. The work may involve work at heights, on slippery floors, or in crowded areas. Good far and near visions as well as spatial perception are needed (with corrective lenses). The ability to read printed materials and a computer screen. The ability to communicate in person and over the telephone. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who require and request accommodations in order to perform the essential functions of their jobs.

On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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