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Apply now Department: 3670009200 Department of Housing & Dining
Job no: 514814
Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Facilities / Grounds / Skilled Trades
Pay Grade: 06A


About This Role:

Housing and Dining Services (HDS) seeks a qualified carpenter to join our Facilities Management, carpentry/lockshop team.  The team provides safe, secure living and learning facilities for students, staff, and guests of Kansas State University. The carpenter position performs a variety of skilled work to include, but not limited to:

  • Repair furniture and built-in furnishings.
  • Demolish, alter, and construct walls, ceilings, floors, etc.
  • Patch, repair and hang drywall.
  • Install cabinets, counter tops, door frames, doors, hardware, flooring, ceilings, and furnishings.
  • Inspect and maintain roofs.
  • Repair walls, ceilings, floors, trim, doors, window sashes and screens.
  • Install and patch floor coverings.
  • Assist with ordering materials, reviewing blueprints, organizing and planning projects.
  • Secure and organize tools, equipment and materials. 
  • Maintain records and perform other duties as requested.

Housing and Dining Services is a large, self-operated auxiliary department serving more than 4,000 students that call the K-State campus home.  This "home away from home" meets more than the basic needs of students living with us — we provide affordable, safe and engaging accommodations for our residents, while finding unique ways to support them in their academic pursuits.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, tuition assistance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:



Worksite Options:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.


The service nature of this position requires work on-site.  Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.


What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Requires two years of relevant experience. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by a hiring manager.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Prefer completion of related trade/vocational school or apprenticeship program.
  • Ability to promote and sustain effective, positive, cordial working relationships.
  • Knowledge of tools, equipment and techniques used in the carpentry trade.
  • Knowledge of building and occupational codes.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Valid driver’s license upon employment.

How to Apply:

Please submit the online application.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$15.73 - $19.00 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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