Allegheny College, a small selective national liberal arts college, invites applications for the position of Carpenter with door hardware experience.  The position is a full-time non-exempt position reporting to the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor in the Office of Physical Plant.  The Physical Plant Department is responsible for the operations and maintenance, renovations, and construction of all buildings, grounds, and utilities of the College. These services are provided to develop and maintain a functional, attractive and safe environment conducive to learning and to support the College’s tradition of excellence. The Department has dedicated, professional staff trained in every principle trade required to provide these services and/or to oversee contracted services that the Department does not directly provide.

Under the general supervision of the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor, the Carpenter will perform duties independently with attention to door and lock hardware, and other duties according to broadly prescribed renovation, repair, and maintenance tasks on building interior and exterior.  These tasks will include, but not limited to, repairs to flooring such as carpet tile, LVT,VCT and rubber base, drywall/plaster walls, painting, wood trim work, windows, roofing, doors and lock hardware, toilet partitions, furniture, acoustical ceilings, exterior siding/soffit and fascia, gutters and downspouts, plus misc. snow removal.  The Carpenter will be responsible to self-identify work tasks, projects and needed repairs as part of the routine maintenance team. The successful candidate should be self-motivated and knowledgeable in current building codes along with being familiar with ADA and OSHA standards.

High school diploma is required. Trade or technical schooling equivalent to an associate degree required. This individual must have a minimum of five years of experience in the performance of maintenance activities in a commercial setting.

As one of the nation’s oldest liberal arts colleges, Allegheny College celebrated its bicentennial in 2015. A selective residential college in Meadville, Pennsylvania, north of Pittsburgh near Lake Erie, Allegheny is one of 40 colleges featured in Loren Pope’s “Colleges That Change Lives.” Allegheny College is known nationally as a place where students with unusual combinations of interests, skills and talents excel. In its 2018 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top six Most Innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country.  In its 2019 rankings, U.S. News & World Report recognized Allegheny among the top 30 most innovative national liberal arts colleges in the country.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Allegheny as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, specifically in the areas of compensation and benefits.  Allegheny has a total undergraduate enrollment of just under 2,000 with students from 46 states [plus AE, AP, DC, GU, PR, VI] and 65 countries.  The College’s picturesque location is ideal for outdoor recreation, with eight freshwater lakes, ski areas and recreational opportunities all within easy reach.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and provide contact information for three references to the Office of Human Resources, Allegheny College, 520 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA  16335 or by e-mail to  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Allegheny does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.


Posted 02/28/2020