Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

MAIN - Main Hospital Req ID: 27669

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

Able to perform the required duties to maintain all carpentry related activity within a health care and research facility, including off site occupancies. Tours the facilities, identifies, documents and repairs deficiencies. Current knowledge of applicable state, local, ADA, OSHA, EPA, Fire, Safety, Building Codes.  Knowledgeable in the use of all: trade hand tools, power tools, professional shop machinery, door hardware, locks and keys.  Responds to emergency situations as required by Facilities Services and Construction Management.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

General Duties:

  • Follow instructions and work independently as required.
  • Complete assigned work orders and preventive work orders with-in the allotted time, with minimal supervision.
  • Meet all customers in a professional and courteous manner. Identify and meet their needs.


Building Maintenance:

  • Complete assigned P.M. Work Orders within the allotted time frame.
  • Tour the facilities, identify, document, repair, or replace deficiencies.
  • Maintain, repair or replace as needed: all types of wall structures, fire and smoke wall partitions, plaster, metal partition, doors, rated doors, automatic doors, all door hardware including locks and keys, various ceiling systems, various floor coverings, various wall protection systems, cabinetry, all cabinet hardware, countertops, shelving, wall mounted fixtures, tables, chairs, office furniture, building exterior, roofs, gutters, flashing, windows, glass, etc.


  • Able to construct custom cabinetry, furniture, fixtures, shelving, counter tops, laminate work.
  • Able to build and install finished products.
  • Full working knowledge of Carpenter Shop machinery.



  • Able to remove, construct, and install, as needed, all types of wall structures such as sheet rock, plaster, metal partition, wood/metal studs, as well as doors, door frames, window assemblies, floor coverings, cove base, ceiling systems, cabinetry, counter tops, and all finish carpentry (spackle, trim, etc.).
  • Able to read and interpret blue prints, sketches, and written instructions.
  • Able to coordinate with other trade groups, working as a team or independently as required.



  • Able to inspect, maintain, disassemble, repair, modify, remove, cut, key, pin, and install, as needed: locks, deadbolts, panic hardware, closures, handles, and all other hardware which involve keeping doors throughout the Hospital in working order.
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
DRL - Driver's License
Required Education and Experience

Required Education: High School/GED


Required Experience:

  • Vocational training with completion of an apprenticeship program.
  • Minimum 3 years industrial/institutional experience.
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Computer literacy preferred

Additional Technical Requirements
  • Must be able to read and interpret blue prints and sketches.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, be a self-starter and be service and customer oriented.
  • Must be able to work with all trades.
  • Ability to work with all trade hand and power tools. 
  • Must posses Mechanical sense and aptitude.
  • Must present a professional demure and attitude.
  • Must possess good lateral and vertical communication skills.(verbal and written)
  • Must have the ability to climb, work in close quarters, lift heavy objects, and work outside in extreme weather conditions.
  • Ability to be flexible enough to work different hours and shifts, to ensure that maintenance and customer needs are met.
  • Ability to learn the in-house Keying and lock system.
  • Knowledge of applicable state, local, ADA, OSHA, EPA, NFPA 101, fire, life, and safety codes.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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2716 South Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19146 

Phone: 866-820-9288




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