Job Req ID:  113381

Carpentry Shop Supervisor

We are seeking a Carpentry Shop Supervisor who will be responsible for directing and supervising the activities of the Carpentry and Lock Shop employees. He/she will be responsible for maintaining operating processes, measuring results, identifying and resolving problems, developing and motivating staff, managing departmental resources, and order material and components for the Carpentry Shop (i.e. fixtures and equipment). The Supervisor must be able to diagnose a variety of carpentry related problems, offer solutions and plans for repairs or corrections, or make independent judgments relating to work schedules, manpower requirements, design and fabricate built in furniture and shelving pieces for faculty and staff. He/she will also serve as liaison with external contractors to coordinate access to JHU property, equipment, and resources as necessary. This position reports to the Building Operations Manager.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Organize, schedule and supervise the Carpentry Shop personnel to complete assigned work orders generated by the Maximo system, including day to day work orders, seasonal and weekend projects all with a high level of craftsmanship.
  • Close completed work orders and provide billing detail when required.
  • Determine and monitor Carpentry Shop inventory levels.
  • Develop and establish a planned schedule to ensure that all carpentry maintenance occur as often as necessary.
  • Order materials, equipment, and components for the Carpentry Shop; maintain an inventory of materials and supplies for the Shop.
  • Maintain JHU quality standards with emphasis on efficiency and safety.
  • Develop strategies to increase efficiency within the Carpentry Shop.
  • Be proactive in identifying problems early before they become significant problems requiring greater resources for resolution.
  • Maintain a safe work environment for direct reports.
  • Train employees on methods and quality.
  • Adhere to rules set forth in the bargaining unit contract.
  • Monitor and document bargaining unit’s grievances, warnings, write-ups and disciplinary actions.
  • Ensure all Carpentry and Lock Shop staff members are productive throughout the course of the work day.
  • Utilize the University’s E210 and Kronos time keeping systems to accurately complete time and attendance reporting for subordinates.
  • Completes other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Decision Making

  • Carries out duties and responsibilities with minimal to no supervision.
  • Makes decisions and establishes work priorities for subordinate staff.


  • Manages and monitors the performance of subordinate staff, including participation in the hiring process and disciplinary actions.


  • Must be computer literate and able to read and interpret plans, specifications, and technical manuals.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
  • Ability to see within normal parameters.
  • Ability to hear within normal range.
  • Ability to move about.
  • Ability to lift or move objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to climb and stand on ladders and inspect roofs.

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Eight (8) years related experience required. Additional education or training may substitute for some experience.
  • Some supervisory experience required.



Classified Title: Carpentry Shop Supervisor 
Role/Level/Range: ATO 40/E/03/OG  
Starting Salary Range: Min $49,920 - Max $87,360 (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon - Fri 8:30 - 5:00 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: School of Public Health 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Maintenance  
Personnel area: School of Public Health 



Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

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