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Company: Facilities
Location: Kennett Square
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

As one of the great gardens of the world located just 30 miles outside of Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens is rooted in a steadfast mission of excellence in horticulture, education, and the arts. Across our many departments, each and every staff member creates the magic that makes our Gardens distinctive. Our team of dynamic professionals is what sets us apart, and our spirit of legacy, innovation, and opportunity is what guides us. While beauty is our heart, our people are our soul. Longwood Gardens is seeking a full-time Carpenter to perform day-to-day repairs, rough-in, and finish work for various structures and displays throughout the gardens. Work includes but is not limited to building display mock-ups, building and installation of seasonal displays, window installs/repairs, personnel and overhead door install/repairs, drywall, trim, insulation, roofs, gutters, framing, tables, cabinets, shelving, carpet, countertops, benches, fencing, guardrail, ceilings, signage, platforms, and greenhouse glass roof replacement.-- This position requires working with a broad range of building materials such as wood, plexiglass, sheetrock, Formica, Masonite, PVC, etc., some of which may be historic.-- Must be able to operate hand and power tools such as a table saw, panel saw, joiner, router, planer, air nailer, miter saw, circular saw, cordless power tools, etc.-- This individual will plan, organize, order materials, and prioritize work orders assigned. Must be able to work alone and in a team, be willing to learn new skills and adapt to changing jobs. This Individual will provide 24/7 support for operational and emergency needs including snow removal. The ideal candidate will have a successful completion of an apprenticeship program or four years of demonstrated field experience. Additional requirements include: --- Aerial lift and forklift operator's licenses, or must be able to obtain these licenses upon first year of employment. --- Demonstrated ability to operate the tools of the trade and to work with other trades --- Familiarity with email, internet, and Microsoft Office products --- Strong decision-making, communication, analytical, problem-solving and troubleshooting skills. --- Ability to work at heights on ladders, stairs, and scaffolding; and use specialized equipment to access, climb, and repair glass on greenhouse roofs. --- Ability to lift 50 pounds; stand and sit for extended periods; and work outdoors in varying weather conditions. Successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.-- Exceptions to the COVID vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Longwood Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity, equality, and inclusion strengthen our institution and the world around us.

Keywords: Facilities, Wilmington , Carpenter, Professions , Kennett Square, Delaware

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