The Getty

Finish Carpenter

Posted Date 3 months ago(11/13/2017 1:43 PM)
Requisition Number
Position Status
Regular Full-Time
Facilities Maintenance
Getty Location
Getty Center
Trust - 1470-Maintenance

Job Summary

Repairs and maintains a variety of items including furniture, doors, travertine, and chairs. Creates and assembles wooden parts to form complete units, using woodworking hand and power tools. Reads blueprints, drawings or written instructions to determine method and sequence of assembling parts. Measures, shapes, adjusts, trims and sands parts and joints to ensure they fit snugly, using rules, hand tools and sandpaper.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Performs advanced maintenance, including refinishing worn or damaged furniture, matching color wood stains, and applying clear coats
  • Repairs door closers, re-hangs doors, repairs and maintains WON doors and barricades
  • Tests and adjusts door closers for ADA compliance
  • Installs ceiling tiles
  • Patches and repairs travertine surfaces, adjusts and levels travertine drain covers
  • Performs advanced installation and construction activities, including casework, building bookcases, installing computer key board trays, mounting pictures and bulletin boards in office areas
  • Keeps track of VOC content of materials used


  • High School/ GED
  • California drivers license with less than three DMV points
  • 4 to 5 years experience in finish carpentry

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Skilled with the use of table saws, sanders, and other wood shop tools
  • Skilled with handheld tools such as: drills, sanders, planners, and chisels
  • Skilled at applying water based stains, varnishes, lacquers and veneers
  • Ability to repair or restore wood finishes
  • Ability to test doors for proper opening pressures
  • Ability to operate computer programs for document door opening pressures
  • Familiarity with computerized recording of time and materials
  • Ability to read and interpret low voltage wiring diagrams for automatic door closers and road barricades
  • Knowledge of techniques for patching and repairing of travertine or other floor surfaces