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Carpenter, Shaw Nature Reserve

Shaw Nature Reserve, 307 Pinetum Loop Rd, Gray Summit, Missouri, United States of America Req #656
Friday, March 17, 2023
This position works approximately 80% of the time at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, MO. and approximately 20% of the time at the Garden Main Campus in St. Louis, City.  This could be project or event dependent.

Summary: Performs carpentry projects to include construction, maintenance, repair, or replacement of interior and exterior surfaces and components of Shaw Nature Reserve and main Garden Campus buildings, structures and features. Work may involve both modern and historic buildings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Installs or repairs doors and lock hardware, both keyed and electronic, and services automatic gates and roll up garage doors.
Installs and repairs general office furnishings including: office furniture and room modifications, work stations, walls, plaques and signage, window treatment, shelving, pictures, ceiling, etc.
Designs and constructs special projects; assembles and installs new donated items and plaques, and participates in the setup of special events and exhibits.
Maintains and replaces all wooden surfaces including outdoor furniture and benches and wooden structures and features.
Installs replacement wooden surfaces and features including roofs, benches, trellis, and raised walkway and hand rails.
Constructs, maintains, repairs, or replaces interior finish work including drywall, plaster, paneling, flooring, and trim work.
Cleans and treats surfaces including painting, staining, and sealing.
Performs general glazing of windows.
Determines best course of action to make repairs.  Sets and/or adjusts priorities. Factors taken into consideration when making these decisions include: cost of materials and availability, longevity of repairs, staff availability, scheduling safety while performing work around staff and visitors and resource conservation and green purchasing.
Assists in repairs to masonry surfaces and installs concrete bases and walkways.
Maintains inventory of equipment, tools, and supplies.
Ensures that all applicable safety standards are followed: informs employees, students, and volunteers of safety guidelines and safe working practices when applicable, and routinely monitors to enforce them.
Adapts or modifies work methods to reduce hazards.
Reports all accidents, injuries and near-miss accidents immediately.
Meets expected attendance guidelines.
Follows and adheres to established policies and procedures, including but not limited to Employee Handbook, Garden Safety Guidelines and Department Policies.
Behaves & communicates in a manner that promotes and fosters a culture of teamwork, cooperation, and respect within our division and throughout the Garden with all employees, supervisors/managers, volunteers, visitors and others. 
Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have direct supervisory responsibilities.  However, at times, individual may monitor and direct job duties for contractors working on site and/or other garden staff and volunteers assigned to assist with projects and events.

Core Competencies
Communication: Combines listening skills, verbal and written communication skills and visitor relation skills.
Collaboration: Incorporates teamwork, mutual respect, active engagement, cooperation and visitor focus. 
Accountability: Initiative to take ownership of responsibilities, the ability to prioritize and the working knowledge and skills to take action.
Problem Solving: Blends problem solving skills, judgement and decision making skills along with creativity and resourcefulness.
Stewardship: Merges the practical application of the Garden values and support for a positive organizational climate.         
Four (4+) years carpentry experience, including knowledge of construction methods and materials.
Minimum two (2) years apprenticeship/technical background in building and furnishings maintenance.
Experience with servicing automatic gates and roll up garage doors.
Experience with installation and service of door and frames and all associated door and lock hardware. Familiarity with Best (SFIC) Single Format Interchangeable Cores is beneficial.
Knowledge of contemporary office furnishing and systems.
Knowledge of the construction methods of historic and contemporary building and structures, construction methods and principles; willingness to keep up with changes in the industry. 
Knowledge of International Building Codes (IBC) codes.
Knowledge of geometry is highly desirable.
Ability to read site plans and construction drawings and to establish grades.
Ability to repair masonry surfaces and install concrete is highly desirable. 
Must be able to safely operate a wide variety of tools including table saws, pneumatics, drills and other hand tools.
Knowledge of safety rules and regulations related to wearing personal protective equipment and working on raised surfaces, including roof, scaffolding and ladders.  
Ability to work independently with little instruction; coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks, set deadlines, and complete projects in a timely manner.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels; must enjoy and feel comfortable interacting and working in close proximity to general public, in a safe and friendly manner.
Reports all accidents, injuries and near-miss accidents immediately
 • The Garden is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our employees, volunteers and guests.  All staff are strongly encouraged to receive COVID-19 vaccinations by hire date, and the Garden reserves the right to require future proof of current vaccination status, based on community health department guidelines.  When international travel is necessary for Garden business, staff must be able to obtain visas, vaccinations and immunizations for all countries where travel is required.  
The requirements and duties listed are representative and not exhaustive of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.

High school diploma or equivalent is required.
An equivalent combination of skills, education and experience may be considered. 

Computer Skills:  
Ability to use Internet to search for new products and/or methods and to obtain manufactures’ literature and required material safety data sheets (MSDS).  
Familiarity with using a computerized work order system (i.e., editing and closing work orders, etc.) 
Familiarity navigating through various PC applications including, but not restricted to Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Outlook, Word, etc.).

Language Skills:                 
Ability to communicate effectively in English (oral and written).
Ability to read and comprehend instructions and information to effectively execute and achieve results.

Mathematical Skills:  
Ability to effectively perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; calculate percentages and decimals.  
Ability to utilize geometry for construction or repair projects.
Reasoning Ability:
Requires ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and clean insurable driving record (prior to employment).

Physical Demands: 
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. (i.e., load, unload and move supplies, medium to heavy weight tools and equipment) and work with various pieces of equipment off ladders and/or lifts and overhead.
Ability to work at varying heights, on and around glass structures, both indoor and outdoor and to operate various types of lift equipment.
Ability to work outdoors for extended period of time during all seasons of the year.
Ability to wear personal protective equipment, including fall restraint.
Requires clarity of vision at 20 inches or less with the ability to bring objects into sharp focus. 
Requires standing, walking, bending, stooping and reaching for extended periods of time-- 95% or more of the workday is standing on feet.
Ability to utilize computer keyboard (typing).

Work Environment:
Work may be performed in maintenance shop, finished spaces or in and around general construction conditions.  
Work is performed at varying heights, around energized and moving equipment, and in all weather conditions for extended periods of time.  
Some tasks maybe performed in confined spaces.
Work is performed using saws and other moving equipment which may generate dust and noise. 
Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions (i.e., in temperatures over 100°F as well as temperatures below 0°F, in rain, snow and other inclement weather conditions as needed).
Comfortable working in immediate proximity to general public, in a safe and friendly manner.

Contacts with Individuals/Organizations inside/outside the Garden:  
Members of SNR Facilities Maintenance team and other Garden staff. 
SNR staff, volunteers, and visitors in areas where work is being performed and during planning for special events and festivals.  
Architects and/or engineers during major renovations and new construction.  
Outside contractors and vendors to obtain supplies and services.

Supervisor (title not person):   
Senior Manager, Maintenance Operations


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Shaw Nature Reserve, 307 Pinetum Loop Rd, Gray Summit, Missouri, United States of America