Carpenter 1, State of Iowa-MHI, Cherokee

State of Iowa, Mental Health Institute

1251 W Cedar Loop, Cherokee, Iowa 51012

We are seeking a Carpenter 1 to join the team at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute (CMHI). This is a  full-time position with HHS and we offer a strong opportunity for advancement, growth and development.  This position works 10-hour shifts Tuesday – Friday, 7:00 AM – 5:30PM.

Salary $41,142.40 - $52,977.60 Annually

We have a great total compensation package, including:

  • Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System (IPERS)
  • Retirement Investors Club (RIC) (Employer Sponsored Retirement Plan)
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays (9 days/year)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
For additional information on benefits click here 
Desired Qualifications:

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Experience equal to three years of full-time work in skilled carpentry;


an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting the successful completion of one term of study in a carpentry course at a recognized trade school for each six months of the required experience;


an equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting the successful completion of a recognized apprenticeship in carpentry for the required experience;


employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes experience equal to two years of full-time experience as a Trades Helper involving carpentry work.


Application Instructions:

Apply on the State website:

Point of Contact  Jason Pigott,


Job duties for this position include cabinet building, interior building repairs, new construction, door repairs, along with grounds maintenance and exterior building repair. This position works closely with other trades for repairs, maintenance and construction projects, and directly helps maintain a safe and efficient environment for Hospital patients and staff.

Location: Cherokee, Iowa

Open: Wednesday November 9th

Close: Monday November 28th 2022

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