Carpenter - Lahey In House Construction Team

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 176428-1A
Date Posted: Aug 25, 2022
Category: Service and Trades

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Shared Services, our team uses a coordinated approach to delivering administrative and operational services across Lahey. Our Shared Services colleagues leverage resources across the organization to ensure we provide high-quality, high-value care to the communities we proudly serve.  The Shared Services team includes colleagues who focus on business and network development, legal services, facilities and real estate, human resources, information technology, finance, philanthropy and marketing and communications.


About the Job

Contributes to the Hospital’s mission by ensuring that carpentry work required is completed on budget, within established deadlines, in compliance with applicable regulations and to quality levels that ensure the safety and an attractive environment for our staff and patients.  This technical trade position will have an impact on hospital operations by addressing carpentry issues quickly and to regulatory standards. Performs carpentry work on various system wide projects as part of the In- House Construction team being a division of the Planning, Design and Construction dept.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

Consistent with the principles and inherent in a hospital environment, employees must be flexible in meeting patients’ and the Hospital’s needs. While the list below describes the primary functions of this job, all employees need to recognize that an essential element of their job is the ability to respond to unanticipated and/or changing situations.  This may result in assuming responsibilities or tasks which are not on this list.

As part of the In House Construction Team, this position:

  • Recommends materials and supplies needed for projects/work, requests supplies and maintains adequate levels of stock to eliminate lag time in projects.
  • Views the user group as the customer and collaborates with them to address their needs.  Does all possible to minimize the disruption associated with the required work.
  • In the absence of the supervisor or manager, addresses any questions or issues identified by the inspection agencies as it relates to framing and carpentry related issues.
  • Reads and interprets blueprints to ascertain layout, location and specifications of work to be performed.
  • Accurately measures and marks dimensions to minimize waste and optimize efficiency.
  • Performs carpentry related tasks including but not limited to:
    • Replacing, repairing and/or installing windows and doors
    • Replacing ceiling tiles
    • Installing hardware items
    • Repairing, changing and maintaining door locks
    • Assembling items using glue, nails, and/or screws
    • Building or modifying partitions and/or walls with metal or wood studs
  • When it is determined to utilize outside vendors/contractors, provides assistance and direction to help the project stay on schedule and within plan and required specifications.

  • Detects and reports improper operation, faulty equipment, defective materials and unusual conditions to supervisor.

  • Maintains tools and equipment in an orderly and safe manner to ensure easy access and extended product life.

  • Performs all required documentation accurately, legibly and timely.

  • Assists with snow removal and other projects as requested by supervisor

In-house Construction Team:


  • Assists the Construction Project Supervisor in calculating and proposing schedules and cost estimates for the project and makes recommendations on how to schedule multiple projects running concurrently.
  • Collaborates with Engineering leadership, user group, architect and engineers to review the carpentry portion of the project plans and uses trade expertise to make recommendations intended to improve the effectiveness of the project plan.
  • Participates in a team approach for the in-house construction team by performing cross functionally and assisting beyond typical trade boundaries but within licensure requirements.  Works closely with other members of the project team to assist the project to stay on schedule and within plan and required specifications.
  • Runs errands to pick up or deliver materials.
  • Carries materials throughout worksite as needed.

Engineering Team:

  • Responds to pages to investigate and then resolve calls according to the program.
  • Establishes and maintains an effective preventative maintenance routine and schedule that complies with and maximizes operations and facility safety.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent

Licensure, Certification & Registration: Valid driver's license

Experience: At least three (3) years of carpentry related trade work.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • For safety and quality reasons, must be able to read, write, and communicate effectively in English with patients, visitors and fellow members of the hospital team.
  • Able to perform work with minimal supervision and/or direction.
  • Ability to read blueprints involving framing, electrical, HVAC and plumbing.

About Us

Beth Israel Lahey Health is dedicated to improving health and wellness and making a difference in the lives of our patients, their families and all members of the communities we serve.  Formed in March 2019, Beth Israel Lahey Health is a patient-centered, integrated care delivery system providing a continuum of services spanning academic, tertiary and community hospitals, dedicated orthopedic and psychiatric hospitals, primary and specialty care, community acute care, ambulatory care, behavioral services and home health.  Beth Israel Lahey Health Performance Network is a unified joint contracting and population health management organization, jointly governed by participating physicians and hospitals.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.