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Job Req ID:  20516

Carpentry Shop Supervisor

General Summary:

The Carpentry Shop Supervisor is 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 a liaison with external contractors to coordinate access to JHU property, equipment, and resources as necessary.  This position reports to the Associate Director of Plant Operations.


Essential Job Functions:

  • 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.



High School Diploma or GED required.



Eight (8) years related experience required.  

Some supervisory experience required.

Additional education or training may substitute for some experience.  Some supervisory experience required.


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.



Classified Title: Carpentry Shop Supervisor 
Working Title: Carpentry Shop Supervisor  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/03/OG 
Starting Salary Range: $44,051 - $60,616
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, Varies regularly 7:00am-4:30pm. 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001054-Maintenance 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


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