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Make A Future

Carpenter - Temporary (6 months)

Richmond, BC
Full Time
A month ago

Recognized for its dedication to inclusion, diversity, and strong partnerships with the community, the Richmond School District is among one of the largest districts in British Columbia with some of the highest graduation rates in the province. With a deep history of high quality experiences for students, the Richmond School District strives to provide the best education and future for every student.

We are currently seeking a full-time, temporary Carpenter to start immediately in a 6 month assignment.


This position provides carpentry services at a journeyman level relating to the maintenance, alteration and construction of existing District facilities.  The incumbent uses carpentry skills in performing renovations, alterations, installations and modifications to building structures and components throughout existing District facilities.  Builds, repairs and installs furnishings and equipment to meet the requirements of the District.  This position is under the supervision of the Assistant Manager Maintenance, but work is performed independently with instructions received from the Senior Tradesperson as required.

(This is not an exhaustive list of the duties to be performed)

  • Frames and constructs interior and exterior structures using a variety of natural and manmade building materials for the installation and maintenance of new construction and renovation projects on existing District facilities. Performs structural and non-structural framing work such as walls, window frames, doorframes and ceilings.
  • Applies and repairs a variety of cladding and finishing’s such as floor tiles, carpets, ceiling tiles, T-bar ceilings, laminates, drywall and plywood.
  • Builds, repairs and installs a variety of Millwork such as cabinets, counters, shelving units and other finishing work for computer stations, offices and classrooms within the District.
  • Reads and interprets plans, drawings and specifications for construction, renovation and repair projects of District facilities and equipment. Develops manual plans, sketches and drawings for the purpose of job layouts and estimating time and materials required to complete the work.
  • May estimate time, materials and equipment required to complete work orders and submits necessary requisitions.
  • Installs, repairs and tests door, window and cabinet hardware such as closures, hinges, panic hardware and passage sets throughout District facilities.
  • May perform specific locksmith duties and maintain master keying system according to District procedures.
  • Ensures all surfaces, windows and doors to be painted are of sound condition, work properly and have adequate clearances.
  • Builds and repairs a variety of classroom and office furnishings and equipment including grease boards, tack boards and chalk boards. Mounts and secures a variety of equipment such as projector screens, wall clocks, and sound systems throughout the District.
  • May design, build, repair or modify equipment and/or furnishings to accommodate students with special needs.
  • Provides technical information and advice related to the carpentry trade to District staff and Administrators as required.
  • Responds to carpentry emergencies throughout the District such as roof leaks, broken windows, and vandalism.
  • Operates a District vehicle and maintains the vehicle's carpentry equipment and materials inventory as necessary. Inspects vehicle for safe operation and reports defects to the supervisor as per District procedures. Performs minor maintenance such as keeping it clean and adding operating fluids as required.
  • May design and make a variety of jigs to be used with various saws and other power equipment.
  • Completes written records related to work performed.
  • Ensures work area remains safe and free of debris while on the job site, at the end of each day and upon completion of work order.
  • Maintains familiarity with current standards regulating the carpentry trade.
  • Performs duties in compliance with District and Government health and safety procedures and regulations that relate to the work performed to minimize potential for accidents, injuries or hazards.
  • Performs other job-related duties of comparable importance, difficulty and responsibility as required.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills and abilities)

  • Grade 12 or equivalent plus a BC or Interprovincial Certificate of Apprenticeship in Carpentry or equivalent apprenticeship training and a BC or Interprovincial Certificate of Qualification in Carpentry (T.Q.).
  • Two (2) years experience at a journeyman level in commercial and institutional carpentry, including renovation, repair and finishing work.
  • Thorough knowledge of current techniques, methods, procedures, regulations, standards and materials applicable to the carpentry trade.
  • Competency in the use and care of tools and equipment common to the trade.
  • Ability to organize workload, work under periodic pressure and complete assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform physical activities such as lifting, pushing, pulling and moving heavy materials, equipment and supplies.
  • Valid Class 5 BC Driver's License.
  • Good interpersonal skills.


Interested qualified applicants should apply at

Please submit a resume and cover letter.  Applicants must provide proof of qualifications in order to be considered.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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