The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Skilled Trades and Labour
$25.89 - $31.49 / hour

Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The department of Facilities Management at Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for the position of Carpenter.

What you'll do


Reporting to the Manager, Facilities Operation, the Carpenter works with the maintenance team to plan and design projects, including cost estimates. The Carpenter assists in renovations, repairs interior and exterior building components, drywall, repairs T-bar, concrete and form work. Additional responsibilities include cabinet making, repairs and finish work, preventive maintenance on all campus buildings and responds to emergency call-ins. The position may range from day to day work orders, to larger project builds throughout the campus.

What you'll need


The successful candidate will have completed a college diploma, hold an Interprovincial Trade Certificate as a Journeyman/women Carpenter, and have three (3) years related experience. Candidates will have considerable knowledge of methods, practices, materials and equipment employed in the carpentry trade, the hazards involved, and the safety precautions necessary in maintenance and repair work. Thorough knowledge of Canadian Building Code, Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S), and WHIMIS training is required. The ability to plan projects, to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications, and the ability to work at heights and confined spaces is also required. Previous experience in locksmithing is considered an asset.

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A little bit about us

Mount Saint Vincent University

A leader in online and experiential learning, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. With equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility at the fore, MSVU has been challenging the status quo since its founding 150 years ago (1873) and today prioritizes access and impact for all underserved groups. MSVU has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios across its programs in Arts, Science, Education and Professional Studies; for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities; for its legacy in the advancement of women; and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, nutrition, childhood development and more. MSVU is located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq People.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Classification: Full-Time - NSGEU Maintenance, Level 7
Starting Rate of Pay: $25.89
Start Date: ASAP
Application Process:
Applications should include a cover letter and resume. To apply for this position, forward your resume and cover letter to [email protected] or apply here. This competition closes on July 19, 2024.