The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Skilled Trades and Labour
Full-time - Permanent
$28.22 / hour
Competition Number: #113-23.24

Closing Date: September 21, 2023 at 4:00 PM


Capital Planning & Operations is a team of approximately 130 employees that take tremendous pride in the campus and deliver exceptional service that supports the University of New Brunswick's mission, vision, and values. You will be a part of a motivated team of professionals who are always striving to make our campus a safe, sustainable, accessible, and welcoming environment for students, faculty, staff, and community.


Full-Time| Continuing | Fredericton | On-Campus

Standard Work Hours: Mon - Fri | 7:30 am - 4:00 pm | 40 hours per week

Additional Working Conditions:

  • The nature of the work will vary depending on the task and may be in or out of doors under varying conditions.
  • The work may involve work at heights or in tunnels.

Salary Range: $28.22 per hour


  • Reporting to the Carpenter Shop Foreperson, the Carpenter provides skilled maintenance and construction work in the carpentry trade at the Journeyperson Level.
  • Work as a carpenter alone or as a member of a crew employed in maintenance or construction.
  • Prepare job estimates as to the quantity of labour and materials required to complete the job.
  • Allocate and supervise the work of Trades Helpers and/or Labourers.
  • Perform elementary duties of another trade to expedite the completion of the assigned task.
  • Apply appropriate safety precautions. Ensure minimum hazard to self and others.
  • Ensure the care and preservation of assigned tools and equipment.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Formal basic education as required by the N.B. Department of Labour to meet Journeyperson standards for the Carpentry Trade.
  • Must possess a valid current license to practice the Carpentry Trade.
  • 3+ years of diversified experience at the Journeyperson level in the Carpentry Trade with a concentration on maintenance.
  • Must be thoroughly familiar with the National Building Code and the New Brunswick Health and Safety Act.

Additional Strengths:

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and to work from sketches and diagrams.
  • Ability to work with other tradespeople and versatility in handling and use of tools of the trade.

A little bit about us

University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick employs more than 3,200 full- and part-time staff, including faculty, support staff and students. UNB values people and we have proudly been named as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2023 and one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers for 2023.

UNB is situated on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi'kmaq peoples along the banks of the beautiful and bountiful Wolastoq river, a region recognized worldwide for its natural beauty. UNB is a comprehensive university with a long history of excellence in teaching and research.

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Work With Us


UNB offers a large variety of benefits for employees, including a full pension, a minimum of three weeks of vacation annually, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and dental, life, and health insurance.

General Labour and Trades and Allied Services and Audio-Visual Group (GLTA)

This position is part of the UNIFOR, Local 4504 employee group and falls under the GLTA Collective Agreement.


The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

We thank all who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.