Job Description

Job Title: Carpenter
Job ID: 723214
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Passavant
Department: Plant Maintenance
Location: 9100 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15237


Perform a wide variety of both rough and finished work, new construction, and remodeling in a safe manner.

  • As directed by the Lead, estimate materials on specific projects and compile total project costs. Assist the Lead in directing trade workers and subcontractors.
  • Attend all mandatory in-service programs, including monthly departmental meetings. Attend optional in-service and continuing education programs on a voluntary basis. 
  • Demonstrate dependability through good attendance and punctuality.
  • Basic blueprint reading required. 
  • Individual must be able to work independently with minimal supervision to complete assigned projects on time, per schedule. 
  • Control tool inventory through monthly maintenance and auditing. 
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of all tools and equipment.
  • Communicate with other construction personnel, and as instructed, assist them in the performance of their duties.  This would include such areas as carpentry, electrical, plumbing, flooring and HVAC. 
  • Work holidays and shifts as scheduled. 
  • Work cooperatively with all hospital personnel in accordance with hospital policy, regulations and standards. 
  • Maintain work area and equipment in clean and orderly manner.
  • Make recommendations to Lead about how methods and procedures can be improved. 
  • Ensure significant information regarding department activities and concerns follow the appropriate channel of communications. 
  • Display respect for the opinions of others.  
  • Accept constructive criticism. 
  • Maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Observe all sanitation and safety regulations as outlined in hospital policy or as good judgment dictates.  
  • Report to Director all unsafe or unusual acts or conditions observed within the hospital or support facilities.
  • Maintain a current valid PA vehicle operator's license. 
  • Frequently review departmental policies and procedures and maintain a working knowledge of same.
  • Perform both rough and finished carpentry with metal studs and drywall construction, including detailed taping and finishing required; cabinet and shelf fitting and installation, hanging of jamb and door sets, install hardware and change locksets, install windows, hang wall accessories, prior experience with the installation of VCT/carpet preferred; and any other construction work as directed.
  • Render services or perform work in accordance with specified Departmental productivity standards. 
  • Comply with the Department's current dress code policy.
  • Respond quickly and effectively to meet customer's needs.  
  • Is willing to make extra efforts to meet customers with courtesy, respect and concern. 
  • Recognizes fellow employees as internal customers.


  • Three to five years of prior institutional/healthcare related construction experience preferred. 
  • Experience in hanging and finishing drywall preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of general construction required. 
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision. 
  • Ability to read blueprint and construction drawings preferred. 
  • May in the course of their duties be in rooms where medications are stored. No contact with medications is allowed.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Driver's License

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $0 to $0

Union Position: Yes

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