Maintenance Carpenter- Kent, WA

Employer: Kent School District

Job Description:
This position is from 7:30am - 4:00 pm and is 8hrs/12months

The purpose of this position is to perform highly skilled carpentry work in the
maintenance, repair, and construction of buildings, structures, fixtures, and furniture
throughout the district. The employee provides guidance and assistance to less experienced

Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position
description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities
associated with this classification, but is intended to accurately reflect the principal job

- Performs skilled work on district projects, including new construction, alterations, repairs,
- installation of equipment, demolition, and salvage. (E)
- Supports and follows energy and resource conservation measures. (E)
- Estimates labor and materials costs from rough work requests. (E)
- Performs repair work of floor covering and surfacing; prepares, installs, and repairs asphalt, vinyl, and ceramic tile as well as sheet vinyl, linoleum, matting, stair treads, slip resistant coverings, varied carpeting, and troweled surfacing materials, performs limited sanding and refinishing of wood and composition floors. (E)
- Makes and installs storage shelving, tack boards, whiteboards, and signs. (E)
- Installs cabinets, weather stripping, vents, grillwork, and associated hardware. (E)
- Works chiefly with wood, but uses some metal, plastic, composition, and miscellaneous associated materials. (E)
- Practices all safety procedures and requirements of the carpentry trade. (E)
- Uses proper terminology to designate various kinds, grades, and sizes of materials used; uses other trade terms properly. (E)
- Adjusts and operates power equipment such as skill saws, table saws, radial arm saws, band saws, jointers, drill presses, and sanders; adjusts and operates portable power tools such as saws, planers, routers, sanders, and drills. (E)
- Work from plans, sketches, patterns, blueprints, and written and oral directions. (E)
- Operates trucks up to five tons as necessary in the performance of the trade. (E)
- Directs helpers, laborers, and trainee apprentices as required. (E)
- Maintains records incidental to the preventive maintenance program for all carpentry. (E)
- Maintains records incidental to the machinery history and preventive maintenance program for all machinery driven or operated in the school district. (E)

High school diploma (or equivalent).
Journeyman card preferred with five years of experience working in Carpentry; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that would provide the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the work.

Valid Washington State driver’s license.

- Employment eligibility that may include fingerprints, health (TB), and/or other employment clearance.


Knowledge of:
- EPA guidelines for mold and asbestos procedures.
- Methods, materials, tools, and practices of the carpentry trade.
- Woods, vinyl, wallboard, and other materials used in carpentry.
- Hand and power tools associated with the carpentry trade.
- Proper safety precautions and procedures applicable to carpentry work.
- Electronic communication, computerized work order system, and Windows.

Ability to:
- Follow technical written and verbal instructions.
- Perform a variety of carpentry tasks.
- Perform repairs related to carpentry projects.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees.
- Skill in the operation and maintenance of all tools and equipment of the carpenter’s trade.
- Follow oral and written instructions.
- Perform strenuous manual labor.

- Assists roofer, glazier, and locksmith as required.
- Serves as member of the maintenance team of the school district; performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position as assigned.

Works under the direction of the buildings/paint team lead. Works with other maintenance crafts personnel and laborers as required. Reviews plans with district administrators when necessary.


- The daily work is performed both inside and outside the buildings and on the building’s grounds.
- The work requires walking two to six miles per day.
- The work at times will be performed during night and adverse weather conditions in hot, cold, rainy, and snowy environments.
- Work requires adherence to established dress guidelines, which includes provisions for safety.
- An employee may be required to work overtime or other shifts on short notice.
- Some positions may be required to work a swing shift or modified day shift.
- Regular attendance is required.

Physical demands:
- The work is of a manual nature and requires the ability to walk, bend, stoop, crouch, climb, crawl, stand for long periods of time, twist, reach, push, and pull, and use far and near visual acuity.
- At times the work is of a strenuous nature and the employee must be able to lift or pack weights up to 50 pounds unassisted to shoulder height using proper personal lifting procedures.
- Weights over 50 pounds will be lifted with proper safety equipment and assistance.
- Bending at the waist, kneeling, or crouching, and reaching to retrieve and maintain files and records.
- Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
- Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate standard office equipment, computer keyboard and other equipment necessary to complete the required duties.
- Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
- Visual ability to read, and to prepare/process documents and to monitor various services and personnel.
- Sitting for extended periods, Standing for extended periods.
- Walking over rough or uneven surfaces.
- Climbing, occasional use of stepladders.
- Physical activity may be required, which could include moderate lifting.

The work requires the employee to work around asbestos, chemicals, hazardous materials, fumes,
paints, dusts, electrical and mechanical equipment, confined space, and fluid hazards, which
requires the employee to follow all proper federal, state, and local codes, safety policies and procedures, and SDS data information and to wear proper personal protection equipment.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Kent School District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the Community of Human Resources.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Job Categories : Support Staff > Custodian
Support Staff > Maintenance

Job Requirements
No experience required

Contact Information
Rosa Cabrera
12033 SE 256th St.
Kent, Washington 98030
Phone: (253) 373-7434
Email: click here

Contact Person: Rosa Cabrera
Phone: 253.373.7434
Location: Kent, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on November 18, 2021

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