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Position Title: Carpenter

Department: Maintenance


This position provides carpentry services Zoo wide as needed.      

essential job functions:

  • Responsible for building, constructing, maintaining, repairing and/or remodeling all types of wooden structures including cabinets and other objects;
  • Cuts, shapes and joins wood, plastic, metal or other materials.
  • Repairs and replaces any object made from wood such as floors, stairs, floors, furniture, window frames, glass frames, etc. Builds wooden forms for concrete and cement.
  • Erects scaffolds, concession stands, cages, barricades and similar structures as necessary.
  • Repairs and installs door locks and closets.
  • Sands floors and installs ceilings.
  • May direct the work of unskilled workers on the same job.

 Other Functions:

  • Performs activities and functions of related lower-level personnel as assigned or required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Performance factors:

  1. Attendance and Dependability: The employee can be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and is seldom absent from work.  Employee can be depended upon to complete work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner and is conscientious about assignments.
  2. Communication and Contact: The employee communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Zoological Society.
  3. Relationships with Others:  The employee works effectively and relates well with others including superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Zoological Society.  Exhibits a professional manner in dealing with others, and works to maintain constructive working relationships.
  4. Provides excellent customer service in the areas of guest relations and park beautification:
    • Answers visitor inquiries or finds someone who can;
    • Is knowledgeable of location of exhibits, restrooms, concessions, rentals, etc.
    • Disposes of litter and waste throughout the park and zoo facilities.


Five to ten years carpentry experience is preferred and a valid PA driver’s license.

    Physical Requirements:

    Position is physically demanding and works primarily outdoors with exposure to inclement weather conditions; requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

    Submit resume to:

    Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium