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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Trades, Service, and Maintenance

Who we are

For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.

Job Summary

The Carpenter performs construction, installation, and repair of structures, woodwork, doors, hardware, and glazing systems conforming to state and local building codes. Works as a member of a versatile team performing office/lab fit up, structural and finish system maintenance, remodeling and minor construction projects. Also assists other trades with repair and maintenance work.

Minimum Qualifications

  • HS diploma or equivalent with three (3) years or more years of general carpentry experience
  • Valid US drivers license
  • Specialized training equivalent to a completed apprenticeship in carpentry

Applicants must meet stated minimum education and experience requirements.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Must have the ability to become Certified Lead Safe Renovator and ability to meet OSHA’s Lead Handler medical/respirator qualifications.
  • Basic knowledge of carpentry and wood working trade shop equipment and tools
  • Working knowledge of basic industry trades including plumbing, masonry, roofing, electrical, sheet metal and duct work.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to read, write, and perform arithmetic functions
  • Ability to read and building from blueprints, drawings and specifications
  • Ability to use hand tools and power tools of the trade
  • Ability to work on ladders, scaffolding, and personnel lifts
  • Ability to work in a team environment or perform independently
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to foster an inclusive environment and work with a diverse population


Business Hours with weekends or evenings occasionally required


Local travel between campus locations only


Incidental driving possible, but not required

Application instructions


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Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

As Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students back to campus for an in-person academic experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work onsite, with no remote work allowed.

In addition, Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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