Carpenter and Maintenance Technician

Wallingford, CT

The Carpenter and Maintenance Technician performs routine and complex carpentry related projects and repairs.  Examples of work may include but are not limited to, repair/replace windows and doors, repair or construct furniture and cabinets, roof and gutter repair and maintenance, wall framing and repair, interior renovations, repair/rebuilding decks, repair/replace siding, and painting.

This is a full-time, year-round, hourly position and is benefits eligible.  The schedule is 7 am- 3:30 pm Monday – Friday.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for completing work orders as assigned.
  • Provide services necessary for seasonal turnover of dormitories and faculty residences to make ready for school opening and new arrivals.
  • Provides services that meet building codes and generally accepted construction standards.
  • Provide support and services for school events that will include evening and weekend hours.
  • Adhere to all applicable OSHA and NFPA codes/standards in the shop and on campus. (i.e., confined space entry, ladder safety, etc.).
  • Maintain shop and all work areas in a neat and orderly manner.
  • Provide painting services when applicable that align with efficient departmental standards.
  • Provide maintenance of campus roofing and gutter systems.
  • Assist with the operation of the lock shop and cover job duties when locksmith is not available.
  • Occasionally scheduled to be on-call for weekend and evening emergencies.   
  • Assist with emergency preparedness for storms, building damage prevention and other possible events that may affect campus buildings.
  • Participate in continuing education to improve knowledge base.



  • High school degree or equivalent. Additional trade school or continuing education preferred.
  • 5 years’ carpentry experience.
  • 30-hour OSHA certification or equivalent preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Knowledge and ability to operate all large equipment typically found in a complete carpentry shop, such as table saw, band saw, panel saw, drill press etc.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints.
  • Basic level computer skills to send and receive work orders and record time and attendance.
  • Must be available for scheduled work events during non-regular business hours. 

Essential Physical Requirements:

  • This position requires visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operating table saws, drill presses, power saws where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach; performing mechanical or skilled trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature such as ones by carpenters, technicians, service people, plumbers, painters, mechanics, etc.
  • Lifting: This position will require exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


Working at Choate: Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 350 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.

Choate provides students with transformative and meaningful experiences that instill lifelong habits of learning, leadership, and service, shaped by innovative and passionate educators. Teaching faculty at Choate are innovative, collaborative, and committed to our students' intellectual, social, emotional, and character development. Our faculty understands that each of our students has the potential for growth and works to encourage students to develop their own ideas and voices in learner-centered environments.

For its students and employees alike, Choate strives to be a diverse and inclusive community where all feel valued and embraced. On our campus, principled individuals from diverse backgrounds are united through common purpose, active engagement, and mutual respect. We celebrate differences and the richness of our varied backgrounds and experiences. Recognizing that working in an inclusive community can also present challenges, we embrace those challenges through ongoing dialogue and interaction, enhancing empathy and appreciation for those whose perspectives differ from our own.


Choate prohibits in all its programs, including hiring and employment practices, discrimination against or harassment of any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other category protected by Connecticut or federal law, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification.