Bates College

Associate Carpenter - Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

Job Description

Associate Carpenter

Posted: Saturday, 8/5/2023
Job no: 492676
Work type: Staff Full Time - Full Year
Location: Lewiston, ME
Categories: Trades, Hourly

Title: Associate Carpenter

Position Purpose:

Executing all varieties of carpentry-related construction, maintenance, renovation, and repair projects on campus, using carpentry skills.

This position may be considered “Essential Personnel” in the event that:

  • An emergency occurs on the Bates campus or in the vicinity that would impact Bates
  • Inclement weather forces the closing of campus
  • Or other emergency events deemed appropriate.

Job Duties:

  • Coordinate all carpenter work with other building trades
  • Communicate well with all customers and understand their needs
  • Make sketches of objects to be built in the carpenter shop and installed throughout the campus buildings
  • Operate all carpenter related equipment
  • Perform all carpentry related functions
  • Complete work orders and PM (Preventive Maintenance) activities.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Trade school diploma or other carpentry credentials desired.


  • 2-5 years of residential and/or commercial building experience.
  • Ability to work with wood, metal, or materials necessary for fabrication, repair, and renovation of all buildings.
  • Knowledge of tools, building supplies, and hardware associated with building trade.
  • Computer experience and ability to understand CAD drafting uses and blueprints.
  • Knowledge of roofing, concrete work, window, and door installation also desired.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Basic math and computer skills.
  • Ability to logically trouble-shoot equipment problems.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions in the conduct of the job.
  • Requires familiarity and some experience with basic computer applications including e-mail, word processing, and some type of computerized maintenance management or work order system.
  • Employees are expected to regularly check and respond to email for departmental and college-wide purposes.
  • Requires the use of a mobile device to interact with work orders to record hours worked, update statuses, and record notes and work logs.
  • Ability to understand CAD drafting uses and blueprints.
  • If not familiar with this level of technology, a willingness and ability to learn to use technology equipment and applications as needed.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with supervisors, co-workers and outside contacts.
  • Ability to perform manual tasks requiring moderate physical strength.
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of interpersonal situations and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
  • This position will require the use of a mobile device to interact with work orders to record hours worked, update statuses, and record notes and work logs.
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends, evenings, on-call and other non-traditional schedules.
  • Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion, and serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse community.


Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 10 days of vacation*, 13 paid holidays, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more), and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at

About Bates:

Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin.

Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

Bates has highly competitive admissions, graduates over 90 percent of its entering students, and more than half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates employs 200 faculty members and 550 staff.

The college is proud of deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second-largest urban area with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 133-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, an emerging city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.

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