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State of Massachusetts Carpenter in Brockton, Massachusetts

The Brockton Multi Service Center (BMSC) is seeking an candidate to repair, erect, and alter wooden structures, cabinets, furniture, doors, windows, floors used on state property; repairs roofs having asphalt based coverings, installs and repairs door and window hardware; installs floor coverings; erects scaffolding, concrete forms; ceiling systems, and wall stud systems.

Please Note: This position is 40 hours per week. The selected candidates will work on the 1st shift 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Days off: Sunday and Saturday.

_Duties and Responsibilities (these duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive):_

  • Repairs buildings with appropriate construction materials and tools to maintain buildings and provide a safer environment for patients and staff.

  • Installs, replaces, repairs, and makes adjustments to all types of building hardware in a workman like manner so as to maintain this hardware and provide a safe and secure environment for patients and staff.

  • Erects staging, ladders, and scaffolding in such a manner as to provide a safe working platform for workmen to stand on.

  • Operates state vehicles in a safe manner to provide transportation for personnel, equipment, and materials to work site.

  • Repairs sheet goods, floor coverings, and installs floor tiles according to established practice to provide a safe and esthetically appealing environment.

  • Makes, fastens, and installs frames for wall hangings, bulletin boards, and pictures, according to established practice to provide space for notices and for environmental decoration.

_Required Qualifications:_

  • Two years of full time, or equivalent, part time experience in carpentry , woodworking or cabinet making work or a diploma or certificate from a recognized trade, technical or vocational school, at high school level, with a major in carpentry, woodworking or cabinet making.

  • Possession of a current and valid class D Motor Vehicle Operator’s license.

_Preferred Qualifications:_

  • Knowledge of tools, materials, methods, and standard practices used in the carpentry trade.

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and sketches, and be able to work from oral and/or written instructions.

  • Climb and work from ladders and scaffolding at some distance above the ground.

  • Skilled in the use of tools used in the trade such as hand tools and electric power tools, both portable and stationary.

_Total Compensation:_

As an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you are offered a great career opportunity influencing a wide-spectrum of services to the diverse populations we serve - but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which you should consider towards your overall compensation, including:

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium

  • Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans

  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs

  • Low cost basic and optional life insurance

  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

  • 11 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation and Personal Time

  • Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities

  • Short-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options

  • Incentive-based Wellness Programs

  • Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities

  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

The Brockton Multi Service Center provides comprehensive services to mentally ill adults and children. Programs include Outpatient, Case Management, ACCS, and PACT team. The Brockton Multi service Center is a Joint Commission certified facility. In all ways we aspire to create an environment which promotes growth, recovery and independence for clients, families and employees alike. We offer excellent salary and benefits packages including tuition remission, health insurance, alternative work schedules, educational/certification incentives (as per union contract), shift and weekend differentials.

Pre-Offer process:

A criminal background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of health and Human services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit

Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth's web site.

For questions please contact Human Resources at 508-977-3383.

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in carpentry, woodworking or cabinet-making work, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. A diploma or certificate from a recognized trade, technical or vocational school, at high school level or higher, with a major in carpentry, woodworking or cabinetmaking may be substituted for the required experience.

Special Requirements: None.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Skilled Trades

Organization: *Department of Mental Health

Title: *Carpenter *

Location: Massachusetts-Brockton-165 Quincy Street

Requisition ID: 200007NJ