Summer Worker, Carpenter Shop

New Jersey, United States
Friday, 6 March 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 31 August 2020
Contract Type

Department Carpenter Shop
Category Building Trades and Technicians
Full-Time / Part-Time Temporary
Application Deadline 8/31/2020


Possesses comprehensive knowledge of every facet of the carpentry trade.  With minimal oversight, the journey level carpenter performs minor and major repairs; remodels, refurbishes and renovates rooms and structures inside and out; and undertakes all types of workshop related tasks.


  • Observes University safety regulations at all times by wearing appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) and performs tasks in the safest manner possible whether alone or in a group setting.
  • Ensures proper care and safe use of University vehicles, tools and equipment.
  • Produces consistent, professional quality results in all aspects of rough and finish carpentry, including framing, insulating and sheetrock installation; mounting windows, doors, and associated hardware; fabricating Formica tops and backsplashes; fence installation and repair; stair, deck and railing construction; setting cabinets and countertops; laying flooring of all types, fitting acoustical ceiling tiles and hanging grid-work; etc.
  • Makes precise, well-crafted cabinetry, furniture, and intricate woodwork of all types.
  • Interprets blueprints, drawings and sketches quickly and accurately for new construction, renovations, remodeling, cabinetry, furniture and millwork.
  • Performs maintenance and cleanup of job sites, company vehicles, storage areas and work shop.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively with coworkers and supervisors, both verbally and in writing.
  • Cooperates with or assists other facilities’ personnel to complete multi-trade projects.
  • Provides support for all campus special events, including annual reunion set-ups and take-downs.
  • Works overtime during the week or on weekends to complete time sensitive work.
  • Commits to being an “essential” employee who is required to come to work for any weather related emergency whenever needed.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Is a seasoned professional (five years beyond apprenticeship or equivalent) who is dedicated to providing outstanding customer service to the University community.
  • Possesses a friendly, positive attitude with the ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Has the skills to handle any carpentry related issues in order to complete a given project. This extends from the planning stages to testing and checkout inspection.
  • Can quickly interpret blueprints/layouts, develop material lists and perform any mathematical calculations needed.
  • Has a working knowledge of applicable building codes.
  • Has basic computer literacy and the ability to work with computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) to receive work orders and provide documentation.
  • Is able to work proficiently with all types of hand and power tools, such as saws, planers, joiners, shapers, routers, nail guns, laser levels, etc.
  • Handle investigations of difficult work problems, is able to evaluate alternative solutions and make sound recommendations to supervisory team.
  • Is a self-starter who can identify and take on difficult tasks effectively.
  • Possesses a valid driver’s license to drive University vechicle (will be discussed in the interview).


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

Physical Demands:

The following are the physical capabilities needed to perform the essential duties of the position.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the position.

  • Stand or walk up to two hours at one time throughout a six to eight workday.
  • Sit for less than two hours during an eight hour workday.
  • Operate a motor vehicle or heavy equipment (such as a fork lift or high reach) occasionally (less the 33% of the work day).
  • Lift up to 50 pounds in a full range of motions from floor to overhead and lift up to 100 pounds to waist height.
  • Use hands for simple grasping, pushing or pulling frequently (34 to 66% of the workday).
  • Bend, squat, kneel, lie down, crawl, knee stand, dig, use hammer drills, push or pull with forces up to 100 pounds occasionally (up to 33% of the workday).
  • Work outdoors in a variety of temperatures and environmental conditions.
  • Possess ability to work at heights, with physical agility and a full range of motion, and ability to maintain balance.

Be advised that you will be contacted only if there is further interest in your application. Your candidate dashboard may not display status updates for this requisition.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW