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Categories: Staff
Department: Physical Plant Carpentry

Davidson College is requiring new employees hired into jobs posted after August 1, 2021, and all employees with a start date on or later than September 1, 2021, to be vaccinated to help protect the health and safety of our community. New employees will be required to submit proof of at least the first dose of a vaccine on or before their start date and proof of full vaccination no later than 5 weeks after their start date.  Please see the full new hire vaccination policy here.


Davidson College is seeking an experienced Carpenter at the journeyman level to perform carpentry work in construction, repair and renovations of floors, roofs, stairways, partitions and screens from blueprints, sketches and verbal instruction. The carpenter will construct and repair cabinets, furniture, doors and windows using wood working machines and hand tools.  This position will clean and repair gutters and roofs systems along with key and locks.

Primary duties include:

Read prints, sketches, etc. to determine measurements and specifications required to construct and repair cabinets, furniture, doors, windows, office equipment and other wooden articles using wood working machines and hand tools.

Perform journeyman level carpentry work in the construction, repair and renovation of floors, roofs, stairways, partitions and screens from blueprints, sketches and verbal instructions.

Fabricate and install structural components, case work, etc. in accordance with plans and field measurements.

Maintain cleanliness of work area and shop areas; operate woodworking equipment and machine saw, plane, drill, or mortise lumber for doors, cabinets, shelves, molding, and related fixtures.

Other tasks and on-call rotation as assigned.

Required qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED.

Valid NC driver's license.

This position is classified as essential personnel during inclement weather and school closings

Experience as journeyman carpenter; must be familiar with the terminology of the trade; plywood grade marks; grades of lumber, etc. Must be experienced with all aspects of carpentry safety procedures.

Have skills in structural carpentry, cabinet and other fine work. Ability to climb and work from ladders, bucket trucks and boom lifts. Able to tolerate heights and able to stand for long periods.

The opportunity:

This is a full time benefited position working twelve months per year.

Apply online at and attach a resume.

The Davidson College Physical Plant team is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the College’s 650-acre campus including 107 buildings with approximately 1.8 million square feet and 62 rental properties in the town of Davidson. Buildings range from historic 1850’s original campus construction to state-of-the-art science and laboratory facilities which came online in 2016.  The campus has a centralized energy management system and utilizes sophisticated controls and energy distribution methods.  As a result of this scope and variety of facilities, the team’s 40 members not only have the need to exercise current skills and close teamwork but also the opportunity to learn other skills across multiple trades and situations.  Success requires a strong current skillset in a specific field as well as an openness to learning new skills and an aptitude for independent problem diagnosis and problem-solving.  Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission.


At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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