Carpenter, Junior

The Junior Carpenter utilizes joinery equipment, carpenter power and hand tools, and masonry hand tools, ensures projects are completed in a timely and safe manner, follows either supervisor or established Winterthur procedures in order to complete all duties.  He/she roughs and finishes carpentry and cabinetry work in a shop environment or on Winterthur property in various buildings.  The Carpenter must be able to read blueprints and build to specifications using a variety of materials.  He/she will be called to assist, not only with Special Events woodworking projects, but also with the maintenance and alterations of existing structures on the property.  These projects range from performing minor roof repair to remodeling offices or customized cabinets.


-Provide maintenance to the Structures on Winterthur property:
-Make renovations and alterations to Winterthur buildings and offices and equipment rooms
-Rough and finish carpentry from beginning to end including new construction, maintenance and repair from building walls and framing out doors.
-Perform minor roof repair such as replacing shingles in a small area to control water leaks
-Repair suspended ceilings and tile; hang and tape drywall
-Work with Masons to construct cement forms.
-Estimate time, materials, and equipment required for jobs assigned and, requisition materials as required to ensure timely completion of projects.
-Perform general cleanup of woodworking material and equipment at job sites.-Complete projects for Special Events
-Repair & install signs for major events, such as Point-to-Point and Garden Fair
-Build and install displays for planned events, such as Yuletide
-Complete special woodworking requests for unexpected needs, such as changing exhibitions.
-Perform small wood repairs:
-Construct complete window frames; repair or replace window frames, screens and broken windows and sash cords.
-Perform door repairs on all doors
-Install locks and minor lock repairs on doors or cabinets
-Repair broken or damaged directional signs on Winterthur property
-Perform Cabinetry work
-Build and install basic shelves, cabinets, counters and other customized projects.
-Repair cabinets, shelving, desks and file cabinet drawers
-Build cabinets upon request for any department as needed and approved
-Maintain equipment
-Responsible for keeping all tools and equipment in good working order
-Keep saw blades on all equipment sharp
-Track carpenter shop supplies


Minimum: High school or Trade school graduate. Minimum: Working knowledge and ability to perform routine tasks using joinery equipment, carpenter power and hand tools as well as driving a forklift.  Able to lift 50 lbs.  Able to repair and/or replace damaged windows, drywall, tiles, roofing and related items.  Basic math skills and dexterity are important.  Able to estimate time, materials and equipment required for jobs and read and interpret plans, blueprints and diagrams.  Communicate, understand and follow oral and written instructions then work independently to complete projects.  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.  Knowledge of: principles, procedures and terminology used in the carpentry trade along with the understanding of methods and procedures used in building construction repair and remodeling, wood blocking, prepping doors and working with plastic laminate.  Flexible and team oriented.  Valid driver’s license. Preferred:  Build and install customized shelving & cabinetry. Minimum of  5 years of shop environment experience as a carpenter, with 2 of those years in cabinet making. Preferred:  In addition to above, 2 of the 5 years of experience in nonprofit/museum environment

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