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Ship Carpenter Jobs With City DOT At $429 Daily Rate

Wood, Glass and Metal Work In Staten Island; Need 5 Years' Experience, Federal Credential

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The city Department of Transportation is accepting applications for Ship Carpenters to work out of Staten Island. The proposed salary is $428.64 a day. 

The Job

Under supervision of a Supervisor Ship Carpenter, Ship Carpenters work aboard vessels and terminals of the Staten Island Ferry on Bay Street in Staten Island. 

They use and operate all carpentry shop hand and powered machinery, tools and equipment; repair and erect partitions, doors and windows; work from prints and measurements. They also do all necessary woodworking repairs and maintenance of ferries, floating equipment, terminals and related buildings; replace broken glass; build and install scaffolding; and build and repair float stages. 

Ship Carpenters install, repair and replace flooring, partitions, window frames and sashes, door frame, door locks and doors, drop ceilings and metal framing of walls, and other related components of buildings and structures including boardwalks, fences and screens.


Applicants must have five years of full-time satisfactory experience, acquired within the last 15 years as a ship carpenter, performing construction or repair work in a shipyard, or at a ship repair facility, on a ship or other marine vessel, at a dock or a waterfront facility or performing related marine carpentry.

Once selected for employment at the Staten Island Ferry, Federal regulations require that the applicant must either undergo a Federal background check as part of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program or already possess a TWIC. The TWIC must be obtained within 30 days of appointment, and be maintained for the duration of employment. For further program information, visit

Candidates must also pass a drug screening to be appointed. Appointees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing during their employment.

All persons newly hired for employment by any City agency must provide proof of having received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to beginning their employment, except for those who obtain an exception due to medical or religious reasons through the reasonable accommodation process.

City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, city employees in certain titles who have worked for the city for two continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland or Orange counties.

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