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Springfield Technical Community College
  • Position Number: 3174960
  • Location: Springfield, MA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

INTERNAL POSTING - Carpenter I, Facilities

Category: Facilities
Department: Facilities Department
Locations: Springfield, MA
Posted: Jun 23, 2022
Closes: Jul 8, 2022 - 11:59 PM EDT
Type: Full-time
Position ID:: 149435

About Springfield Technical Community College :

Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. Digital Multimedia, IT Security, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Mechanical Engineering Technology (Advance Manufacturing) and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. STCC's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 6,500, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity and justifiably proud of our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Respect, is one of the Core Values of the College and we strive to nurture mutual respect among faculty, staff and students. With respect, we embrace differences to create an inclusive environment for all. Together, we support students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.

Job Description:

This position maintains buildings and related structures applying carpentry techniques and using carpentry tools to construct, alter, repair and/or install walls, stairs, floors, ceilings, windows, doors, etc.; inspect buildings to determine need for carpentry repairs or alterations; interpret and/or draw sketches or layouts of work to be done; erect and dismantle staging and scaffolding; and perform related work as required.

The basic purpose of this work is to perform carpentry work for the maintenance, repair and/or alteration of state buildings and related structures.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Maintains buildings and related structures applying carpentry techniques and using carpentry tools to construct, alter, repair and/or install walls, stairs, floors, ceilings, windows, doors, roofs, gutters, locks, air conditioners, mail slots, handicapped chair rails and ramps, shelving, etc.
  • Inspects buildings needing carpentry repair or alterations, estimates job duration and the cost and/or quantities of labor and materials needed to complete the job and reports results of inspection to those who have complained of unsafe conditions or who have requested alteration work.
  • Interprets and/or draws up sketches, patterns, blueprints, instructions and/or layouts of work to be done.
  • Performs structural repair, alteration or improvement work as needed.
  • Performs related work such as framing pictures; making window and door screens; drilling holes in signs; ordering materials and supplies and cleaning; and sharpening and tempering various tools and equipment
  • Provide instruction for subordinates regarding handling of emergencies, the feasibility of performing repair or alteration and the scheduling of work.
  • May direct supervise, assign work; and review performance of other tradesmen.


  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of carpentry.
  • Knowledge of the types of building structures.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of material used in carpentry.
  • Knowledge of the safety practices and procedures followed in carpentry.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of safety equipment used in carpentry.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand held tools such as hammers, saws, screwdrivers, chisels, drills, etc.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of small measurement devices such as calipers, levels, rulers, steel squares, etc.
  • Knowledge of the properties and characteristics of wood.
  • Skill in using hand held power tools such as saws, drills, power hammers, etc.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as plans, blueprints, drawings, etc.
  • As a member of the Project Team, main responsibility will be support for special projects. Additional duties:
  • Removal and installation of signage.
  • Coordination with other trades for sub trade work as part of a project (e.g. plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc.)
  • Key core installs, Key and Lock coordination.
  • Removal and installation of flooring types and related flooring components (e.g. carpet, including carpet tiles and broadloom, vct, rubber flooring, stair treads, transition strips, etc.) Prep of subfloors as needed.
  • General painting, with proper wall prep.
  • Must have basic knowledge of building codes and requirements and permitting process.
  • In addition, this position will support and assist general facilities operations as needed.
  • Assist trades workers in the performance of their duties in a variety of trades (e.g. plumbing, electrical, carpentry, HVAC, etc.)
  • Perform routine trade-related maintenance and repair.
  • Maintains machinery and tools.
  • Responds to daily work orders when time allows.
  • Responsible for the relocation of furniture, equipment and boxes staff when staff moves within the college.
  • Minor repair of masonry
  • OSHA Certification (10 or 30 hour) a plus.
  • Lead Paint Certification a plus.
  • Must have ability to develop schedules and maintain them, as well as ability to meet preset schedules and deadlines.

See Also Mass. Dept. of Personnel Admin. Job Specifications/Carpenter Series


Carpenters work independently; work out of doors in all types of weather; work on scaffolding and/or ladders at heights greater than 10 feet; are exposed to the hazards of sharp tools and running machinery; lift and carry heavy objects; stand for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to lift and carry heavy objects. Must have physical stamina and endurance.

Additional Information:

Salary - $1667.36 Biweekly (as of July 1, 2022)

Shift - Monday - Friday, 8-4:30 PM

Union - AFSCME

Benefits - Yes

Closes: July 8, 2022

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Springfield Technical Community College is not sponsoring H1B Visa.


Effective January 3, 2022 all Springfield Technical Community College employees will need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, unless granted an accommodation.


Candidates for employment should be aware that all STCC employees are required to complete Information Awareness Security Training within thirty days of their orientation date and annually thereafter.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: All applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter**, resume and three (3) professional **Cover letter must demonstrate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.


STCC conducts a pre-employment screening. Initial and continued employment is dependent upon meeting National Background Check, Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check and if applicable, Physical and Alcohol/Drug Testing requirements. Screening also includes verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.


The Board of Higher Education and the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges maintain and promote a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information maternity leave, military service and national origin ("protected class(s)/classification(s)." Further, this policy prohibits retaliation and incorporates by reference, and where applicable, the requirements of Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1968; Titles I and II of the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its regulations found at 34 C.F.R. part 106; Equal Pay Act of 1963; Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988; Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; Section 402 of the Vietnam-era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA); Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993; Federal Executive Order 11246 of 1965, as amended by Executive Order 11375 of 1967; Federal Executive Order 12900 of 1994; Federal Executive Order 13145 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13160 of 2000; Federal Executive Order 13166 of 2000; Massachusetts Civil Rights Act; Massachusetts General Laws Chapters 151B, 151C, and Chapter 149; directives of the BHE, the Boards of Trustees of the Community Colleges and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and other applicable local, state and federal constitutions, statutes, regulations and executive orders.


STCC's personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner, which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.


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