This is skilled carpentry work on a journeyman level in the construction, maintenance, repair and alteration of campus structure and equipment. All work is subject to spot checking and inspection for conformance to specifications and accepted standards of the trade. Functional contacts include co-workers, other service department employees and other university staff and students.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Perform construction, maintenance, repair, alteration of campus structures, equipment, and other building components and accessories.
Determine building materials needed, assemble materials and tools; clean, sharpen and adjust tools as required.
May install floor coverings, roofing, tar, screens, cabinets, window glass, partitions, locks, and other miscellaneous materials and fixtures.
Assist in maintaining shop area; sweep and clean shop or site area as necessary.
May perform or assist in performance of any of the following: preparation of cost estimates, preparation of material orders, maintenance of records and preparation of reports.Because of necessary fluctuations of workloads in the skill area an incumbent in this class may be required to perform duties outside his/her trade area at a level of skill the same as or lower than required by his/her ordinary assignment. Normal safety requirements, scheduling, and the most efficient use of manpower and equipment are taken into consideration in such assignments.
A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.
Four years of actual work experience and training including the equivalent of apprenticeship or vocational training in the trade.
Ability to read blueprints, plans, and drawings.
Skill in maintenance and use of tools, equipment and materials of applicable trade.
Ability on a daily basis to:
Grasp, lift, maneuver, rotate, and otherwise use small to large trades tools and equipment.
Grasp, lift, carry, and set down heavy (50-80 lbs.) objects on a daily basis.
Grasp, turn, twist, pull, push, left, and otherwise move equipment, controls, parts, etc.
Visually assess maintenance, construction and repair needs.
Climb and work from ladders, stairs, and scaffolding.
Depending on the nature of work performed, the incumbent may be required to wear a respirator or self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) as outlined in the
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