Employment Opportunities

Carpentry Supervisor
Physical Plant
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


Hampton University is currently seeking a highly skilled Carpentry Supervisor to supervise Carpenters and Trades Helpers in the construction, repair, restoration and installation of structural woodwork and related materials.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recommends hiring of carpenters and helpers.
  • Coaches, reviews, supervises and recommend termination of assigned employees.

  • Plans and develop work schedules, equipment usage schedules, priority of carpentry expenditures and procedures for equipment maintenance.

  • Schedules, assigns and plans the work of carpentry shop personnel performing a variety of carpentry projects.

  • Estimates materials and labor.

  • Monitors the acquisition and use of materials.

  • Maintains time and material records and submits reports.

  • Trains or informs employees of new work methods or procedures, changes in safety regulations, work policies, construction codes and the like.

  • Interprets University and department policies to assigned personnel and enforces safety regulations and adherence to proper codes and standards.

  • Reviews plans and specifications for future buildings, and inspects new buildings to ensure quality and code compliance.


  • High school diploma.

  • State of Virginia Driver’s License.

  • Significant work history as a carpenter.


  • Hand on experience working with carpentry materials.
  • Strong working knowledge of carpentry techniques and methods, including installation and construction.

  • Proficient in using electrical and hand tools as well as measurement tools.

  • Ability to read blueprints, technical drawings and sketches and to fully grasp requirements.

  • Willing to comply with safety guidelines at all times.

  • Solid basic math skills.

  • Good physical condition, stamina and dexterity.

  • Ability to accurately taking measurements and calculating the size and amount of material needed for a project.

  • Skilled in the use of all tools necessary to cut, shape and smooth lumber and other material (e.g. fiberglass) according to measurements.

  • Able to build window frames, doors, and staircases using raw materials or pre-constructed items.

  • Able to install items such as hardwood floors, siding, cabinets, drywall and insulation a plus.

  • Skills needed to lay out flooring, roofing and drywall, ensuring they are level, plumb, and installed with as little waste possible.

  • Inspect products and conduct repairs or maintenance as needed.

  • Ability to assemble/build scaffolding and other needed construction structures.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either via email atHROffice@hamptonu.eduor fax to (757) 727-5969:

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

**No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

**As a condition of employment, Hampton University requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to include the COVID-19 booster, unless you submit and are approved for a medically contraindicated exemption or religious exemption.

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