Constructs, installs, maintains and repairs relevant structures. Â Performs work in accordance with University standards and procedures for University buildings and properties.
Inspects and troubleshoots building components such as walls, ceilings, floors, doors and windows. Interprets schematic drawings of building components to ensure proper installation or to make necessary repairs.
Plans assigned jobs, identifies appropriate materials, and either installs, repairs or maintains items such as the following: doors and door frames; door operating devices, including lock installation, hinges, closers, limiters, coordinators or seals; window sashes and frames; window operating devices, including latches, locks, hinges or seals; window treatments; ceiling systems, including drywall and suspension flooring systems, hardwood and vinyl composition tiles; interior/exterior walls; partition systems, stationary and movable (modular) systems; moldings and paneling; cabinetry and countertops; glass replacements; bulletin boards, grease boards, chalk boards, projection screens, pictures or signage; furniture; scaffolding and stairs.
Requisitions materials and supplies using in-house procedures as needed.Â Keeps working area safe and clean.
Helps introduce new employees to shop protocol, procedures and campus applications and equipment
Uses computers to enter and access job related information.
Undertakes training related to job duties as deemed necessary by the University.
Wears and/or uses appropriate safety equipment.
Maintains shop supplied power and hand tools and equipment.
Maintains a clean shop and work site environment.
Performs related job duties as may be assigned.
Education, Experience, or Certifications:
High School diploma or GED required.
Completion of job-related apprenticeship program preferred.
Advanced job-related training programs preferred.
Completion of job-related Associate's degree (AA) preferred.
Four years' experience working in trades as laborer preferred.
Knowledge and use of common carpentry tools and machines.
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid driverâ™s license required.
Successfully complete the Universityâ™s Motor Vehicle Records process required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Ability to understand verbal and written instructions and to organize tasks for completion alone or with help required.
Communication in writing or verbally with carpenters, carpenter helpers, janitors as may be necessary for the efficient and successful completion of assigned work required.
Demonstrated ability to access computer programs and use or learn basic computer operations related to position requirements.Â
Demonstrated ability to perform mathematical functions relevant to the position.
Demonstrated ability to problem-solve.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Must demonstrate mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity and be physically capable of strenuous activity over extended periods of time.Â
Must be able to lift and move loads appropriate to job requirements and be able to bend and work in a kneeling position for periods of time.
Must be able to climb stairs and ladders, be capable of working at heights as required, be able to enter and work within tight spaces, and be able to withstand hot and cold temperatures.
List of References.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.
Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via the Applicant Inquiry Form.
The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.
One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since our 1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.