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Ascension Health Carpenter - Plant Operations in Detroit, Michigan

We Are Hiring

Join our team as a Carpenter with Plant Operations. Full-Time position located at Ascension St John Hospital - Detroit, MI. Rotating Schedule of Days and Afternoons.

What We Offer You:

Competitive compensationProfessional developmentWell-being programs and holistic growth opportunitiesWork-life balance through generous paid time offTuition reimbursementAdoption assistanceMedical, dental, vision and retirement match

Why Join Ascension?

In Michigan, Ascension operates 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ over 20,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension Michigan is working together to help bring patients more resources and better care. Ascension Michigan is also committed to its community; it provided over $272 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2018. Ascension Michigan is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities.

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2019, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension includes more than 150,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

As an Associate with St. John Health-MI, you will have the opportunity to, under limited supervision, be responsible and accountable for all routine construction, repair and maintenance of building components and wooden structures such as furniture, partitions and cabinets using hand and power tools as assigned.


  • Designs, constructs, installs, and adjusts cabinets, desks, doors, partitions and other wooden constructs using carpentry hand and power tools. Sets up and maintains carpentry shop. Coordinates activities to accomplish carpentry work. Provides direction, guidance, and instruction to newer employees. Assures that all installations are in conformance with applicable codes and regulations.

  • Keeps a sufficient inventory of lumber and hardware on hand as well as other supplies such as nails, screws, and glue.

  • Receives assignments and work orders. Reviews work orders for priority status and designated time schedules. Sketches plans and/or reads and interprets blue prints and specifications and estimates time, material, and cost requirements. Requisitions materials and supplies; prepares and assembles materials, tools, supplies and equipment for work to be performed. Operates, runs, tends, adjusts, regulates, calibrates machines, door hardware, and examines, cleans, tests, finished products and repairs.

  • Maintains all required records and documents relative to corrective maintenance activities. Maintains appropriate instruction manuals, schematics, sketches and blueprints. Completes all work orders in a timely, legible manner in order that complete and meaningful equipment histories are maintained.

  • Responds to emergency calls in a timely manner.

  • Applies cost-effective measures in order to improve efficiency and supports cost containment efforts while delivering a high quality service. Provides Values-Added customer service consistent with hospital policy.

  • Keeps work area clean, orderly and safe. Assures proper care in use of tools, equipment and supplies.

  • Demonstrate safe work practices and attitudes, follows safety rules to prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participates in organizational and department safety programs. Improve patient safety in the delivery of health care by understanding and applying the patient safety goals for SJPHS/Ascension of no preventable deaths or injuries.

  • Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Ability to operate related power equipment.

What You Will Need


  • HS or Equivalent

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Trade School

  • Related trade school required Apprenticeship preferred

Work Experience:

  • Three to five years required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension Michigan is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The information requested on this application will not be used for any purpose prohibited by law. If you require assistance or an accommodation to complete this application, please let us know.

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:



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Reasonable AccommodationAscension Michigan provides reasonable accommodation so that qualified applicants with a disability may participate in the selection process. Please advise us of any accommodations you request in order to express interest in a position by e-mailing: reasonableaccommodations@stjohn.org. Please state your request for assistance in your message. Only reasonable accommodation requests related to applying for a specific position within Ascension Michigan will be reviewed at the e-mail address supplied.Thank you for considering a career with Ascension Michigan.

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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