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Posting Details

Position Information

St. Catherine University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution, committed to excellence through diversity in education and employment. St. Catherine University strongly encourages applications from those who identify as diverse in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status and/or religion. St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for both women and men. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls over 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Position Title Carpenter
Primary Campus Both
Posting Number 20170074-STAFF

Position Summary Information

Position Responsibilities

St. Catherine University, St. Paul campus, has a full-time opening in the Facilities Management Department for a Carpenter.

The carpenter position exists at St. Catherine University to assist the Facilities Management Department in the maintenance of the interior and exterior of all campus buildings and facilities, as well as for the construction of new facilities where the institution has a need. The Carpenter will be responsible for directing the work of student workers (work study) when assigned. The Carpenter may also be asked to demonstrate proper procedures to new employees. Responsibilities include light carpentry repairs, operating power tools and assisting in campus remodeling and improvement projects.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Project carpentry, demolition, framing, drywall.
• Lock repair, re-cores, rekeying; Window and door repair, glass replacement.
• Ceramic repair, tile work, re-caulking; Cabinet construction/repair of existing cabinetry.
• Exterior/interior wall, ceiling, flooring, roofing and gutter maintenance and repair.
• Furniture assembly, picture, chalkboard, whiteboard hanging.
• Project maintenance of dorm rooms and apartments.
• Nameplate fabrication/installation.
• Assistance of paint, engineering, or electrical trades.
• Abide by all University Policies.
• Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications

• High School Diploma or GED required.
• Minimum of 1 year of trade school required, 2 years preferred.
• Demonstrated knowledge of carpentry, locks, sequences of jobs. Skilled in the use of power and hand tools, demolition, framing, drywall, finish carpentry and cabinet construction.
• Ability to lift 50 lbs regularly.
• Ability to climb ladders and work from heights.
• Ability to wear a respirator.
• Driver’s License with a good driver’s record; ability to pass a criminal background check.
• Capable of working indoors and outdoors in extreme temperatures and weather conditions.
• Excellent customer service skills, Good verbal and communication skills.
• Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

Special/Other Requirements Summary

To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site at to apply for this position. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply as are those who will contribute to a diverse candidate pool. Applicants may also visit the St. Catherine University Human Resources office to submit an electronic application. We are located in Derham Hall, Room 8. Position open until filled.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace Employer
Tobacco-Free Campuses

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

Posting Detail Information

Posting Start Date 08/09/2017
Close Date

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of education?
    • Some High School
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • 1 to 2 years Trade School
    • Associate Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
  2. * All applicants that are offered a position with St. Catherine University will be required to have a background check completed. Will you consent to a background check if offered this position with the University?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University Website
    • St. Catherine University employee referral
    • Newspaper - Star Tribune paper
    • Newspaper - Star Tribune web
    • Community agency
    • Internet
    • Walk-in
    • Newspaper - Pioneer Press paper
    • Newspaper -Pioneer Press web
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Other
  5. * Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2