Carpenter I

Job title: Carpenter I

Company: Massachusetts Trial Court

Job description: Tewksbury Hospital under the Department of Public Health (DPH), a 370 bed Joint Commission accredited hospital, is currently hiring for the position of Carpenter I in its Facilities Maintenance Department. The hospital provides comprehensive treatment, care, and comfort to adults with medical and/or mental illnesses.

The Carpenter I performs all necessary activities to properly design, inspect, repair, install, maintain, alter and remove carpentry related structures, building components and furnishings. Works with other hospital employees and contractors to ensure the operation, safety and regulatory compliance of all structures, building components and furnishings located on the property of Tewksbury Hospital.

Please Note: This position is 40 hours per week, working first shift. Days off are Saturday and Sunday.

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

  • Maintains buildings and related structures applying carpentry techniques and using carpentry tools to construct, alter, repair and/or install wall, stairs, floors, ceilings, windows, doors, roofs, gutters, locks, air conditioners, mail slots and ventilation grills, access panels, handicapped chair rails and ramps, shelving, etc.
  • Performs structural repair, alteration or improvement work such as lowering ceilings and paneling areas; preparing surfaces for plaster or cement work; studding, wiring and plastering walls and cracks and holes, taping joints on sheetrock and pre-cementing and/or replacing Formica tops.
  • Performs all duties necessary for the planning, design, installation, modification, repair and removal of carpentry related structures, building components and furnishings.
  • Determines the need for, prices, orders, stores, inventories, distributes and documents the use of stock and special order parts and materials.
  • Operates, maintains, secures and supervises the operation of all departmental / hospital equipment.
  • Partners with employees, contractors, consultants, vendors and others designated by the administration of the hospital and/or are necessary to successfully perform the duties described.
  • Ensures hospital compliance with all related codes, regulations and standards.
  • Develops and maintains a knowledge of, complies with, enforces, and trains assigned employees on, appropriate hospital policies, procedures, practices and directives.
  • Attends all assigned meetings, training and other gatherings / events.
  • Performs all other duties related to the success completion of requests, orders, job duties and directives approved by the hospitals administration or their designee.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to follow oral and written instructions/directions.
  • Talent for establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships and deal tactfully with others.
  • Ability to stand and walk for prolonged periods of time and lift/carry heavy objects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in a hospital and/or campus setting working with multiple disciplines and vendors.

About Tewksbury Hospital:

Tewksbury Hospital offers a broad range of services including a physician on site at all times, around-the-clock nursing care, rehabilitation services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, psychology services, social services, nutritional services, and an on-site dialysis clinic.

Total Compensation:

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve – but it’s more than a paycheck. The State’s total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium
  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans
  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs
  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance
  • Retirement Savings: State Employees’ Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan
  • 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time
  • Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities
  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options
  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs
  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Pre-Hire Process:

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit

Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines.

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.

For questions about this requisition, please contact Human Resources at 978-851-7321 x2347.

Qualifications First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in carpentry, woodworking or cabinet-making work, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. A diploma or certificate from a recognized trade, technical or vocational school, at high school level or higher, with a major in carpentry, woodworking or cabinetmaking may be substituted for the required experience.

Special Requirements: None.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Expected salary:

Location: Tewksbury, MA

Job date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 23:59:43 GMT

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