Manager, Carpentry/Painting

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
30 May 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

This position supervises three dynamic Trades shops at Boston University. These shops include carpentry, lock, and sign-painting shops. The Carpentry Shop builds custom cabinetry and supports the summer renovations. Others, repair furniture or work on special projects. The Lock Shop handles lock changes, emergency response, and to support safety issues and special projects. Finally, the Sign Shop provides signage for a variety of University uses. This shop designs and fabricates custom and standards signs using computer graphics.

This Manager will collaborates on new construction and remodeling projects throughout the University from start to finish. In addition, the manager will interact with a variety of BU community clients such as students, faculty, staff, and other key stakeholders. This position will supervise vendors and contractors.  This position will have significant budgetary responsibilities.

The position will manage non-exempt, trades workers under the 32BJ union.  You will oversee a diverse group of approximately 30 employees.

This position deals with emergencies and special projects.

If you are fast-paced, motivated, and looking for a challenge, this is the perfect opportunity!

Required Skills


Minimum of a high school degree, with additional education preferred such as a vocational degree or associates. If you do not possess a degree, you will be strongly encouraged to take advantage of the very generous tuition remission benefit offered by Boston University. Or relevant work experience, see below.


MA Construction Supervisor License


Seven to ten years work experience in management in the commercial building trades.

Knowledge of codes such as ADA compliance.

Expertise in establishing and maintaining construction standards for these trades.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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