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Carpenter-Structural Trades Technicians

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JOB ID: 22000260

Hershey, PA
Job Category: Construction/Facilities/Campus Maintenance

Milton Hershey School (MHS) is a tuition free, home, and private school for over 2,000 Pre-K through 12th grade students.  Founded in 1909 by Milton and Catherine Hershey, the lives of more than 11,000 students have been positively transformed through MHS’s high-quality career-focused education, nurturing home life, and extensive extra-curricular opportunities.  

MHS is seeking full-time Carpenters-Structural Trades Technicians II to join the team. The technician should have proficiency in all structural trade disciplines with a primary focus on carpentry.  Roofing, painting, masonry, flooring and general building maintenance are also required.  Also, the technician must demonstrate journeyman level knowledge by achieving a test score of at least 70% on a written examination and successful completion of a practical exercise. The technicians are required to perform corrective, proactive and preventive maintenance work orders pertinent to all campus facility equipment & infrastructure. Some of the responsibilities include:  

  • Install, repair, maintain and perform corrective, preventive, and proactive maintenance and inspections on the following items related to the Carpentry trade:
    • Doors and hardware including electronic latch, panic hardware, and various locking mechanism.
    • Windows and hardware including security screens and various locking mechanism.
    • Floors including sub-flooring and hardwood flooring.
    • Ceilings and wall partitions including wood, metal, drywall and bathroom.
    • Counter tops including Formica, Corian or Surrell.
    • Design and construct cabinetry and casework.
    • Experience reading blueprints, layouts and ordering supplies.
    • Demonstrated experience with renovations/remolding of commercial and residential.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday from 7:00 am – 3:30 pm.  A full-time schedule shall consist of forty (40) hours of scheduled work with a minimum of two (2) days off. Availability to work a flexible schedule with shifts listed below based on the needs of the school:

  • 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
  • 11:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.
  • 4-10 hours shifts 

Bargaining unit position with OPS-464. The starting hourly rate is $29.82 (plus any shift differential) and after the probationary period (1 year) the salary will be increased. In addition to competitive pay, full-time employees are eligible for an excellent benefits package. It includes paid time off, medical and dental insurance, and financial benefits.  



  • High School Diploma or Equivalent required.
  • Minimum 5 years of current experience in commercial and residential carpentry and general knowledge specific to facilities maintenance.
  • Or equal, 2 years of trade school and 3 years current experience in commercial and residential carpentry and general knowledge specific to facilities maintenance.
  • Ability to work with large equipment.
  • Valid PA Driver’s License (CDL Preferred, Class B) in good standing.
  • Asbestos Awareness Training preferred.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills, particularly the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with multiple competing demands and ongoing change.
  • Computer skills including the use of Microsoft applications (word, outlook email, etc.), internet and other systems
  • Candidates must demonstrate a high degree of integrity, as all MHS staff are role models for MHS students
  • Candidates should be willing to actively engage with students beyond the scope of their job responsibilities.




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