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Tufts Medicine Carpenter in Boston, Massachusetts

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Job Profile Summary

​This role focuses on activities related to the support services functions, such as dietary and food services, environmental services, general facilities, repair and maintenance, parking, sterilization and transportation to ensure all required support activities are completed in a timely manner and meet the organization's quality standards and expectations. In addition, this role focuses on performing the following General Facilities, Repair & Maintenance duties: Operates, monitors and maintains, troubleshoots, repairs and replaces facilities mechanical components and systems such as electrical equipment, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and plumbing. A technical role that accomplishes work through a specialized knowledge or skills gained through a combination of vocational education, training, apprenticeship (craft, skilled and semi-skilled), and experience. An experienced level role that requires basic knowledge of job procedures and tools obtained through work experience and requires vocational or technical education. Works under moderate supervision, problems are typically of a routine nature, but may at times require interpretation or deviation from standard procedures and communicates information that requires some explanation or interpretation.

Job Overview

Under general supervision, build and repair wood structures, partitions, or furnishings. Plan, set up and perform installations, maintenance and repair duties involving carpentry. Determine the details to solve specific assignments adjusting measurements to adapt to field conditions with a limited consequence of error. Work from orders, written and verbal instructions. Use prints, sketches, charts, and drawings. Estimate time and materials required performing each job. Requisition required materials.

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.

  2. One (1) year of experience in the carpentry trade.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Three (3) years of experience in the carpentry trade.

Duties and Responsibilities: The duties and responsibilities listed below are intended to describe the general nature of work and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

  1. Constructs wall partitions of dry wall, paneling or other materials, acoustical ceilings, entranceways, stairways, and ramps.

  2. Constructs various pieces of equipment such as wall countertops, bookcases, shelving, radiator covers, valances and other casework.

  3. Install VCT, floors, wood or metal doors, handrails, dispensers and brackets and bulletin boards.

  4. Install and repair doors, door closures and door hardware.

  5. Repairs or patches walls, ceilings, floors, doors, windows, hardware, and furniture.

  6. Secure office and laboratory equipment in order to prevent theft.

  7. Move materials as necessary in performance of duties.

  8. Detect and report improper operating or faulty equipment, defective materials and unusual conditions to proper supervision.

  9. Maintain work area in a clean and orderly condition.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Ability to carry moderate to heavy materials and equipment.

  2. Requires moderate concentration.

  3. Moderate to strenuous physical effort required, such as ability to bend, crouch, climb ladders, stretch, carry ladders and staging and constant use of hands, arms, and legs with considerable time standing.

  4. Frequent exposure to sick patients and occasional exposure to laboratory test animals.

  5. Frequent exposure to sawdust, contact cement fumes.

  6. Occasional exposure to hot and cold weather conditions.

  7. Negligible exposure to radioactive materials.

Skills & Abilities:

  1. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

  2. Ability to read and comprehend written instructions.

  3. Technical knowledge of mathematics and measurements.

  4. Ability to read and write English.

  5. Ability to solve semi-complex problems.

  6. Ability to operate hand and stationary power tools in a safe manner.

  7. Ability to concentrate and comprehend details.

Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at careers@tuftsmedicine.org .

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