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Carpenter

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AFSCME Posting 4/16/18 - 4/20/18. External applications will not be reviewed until after internal applications.

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Position Information

Position Title Carpenter
Department Facilities Management Administration
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Staff
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 12 Month
Pay Type Hourly Rate
Salary or Hourly Rate Contractual. External candidates will receive the minimum amount.
Shift 1st
Position Duration Dependent on External Funding? No
Title of Position Supervisor Maintenance Manager

Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

The Carpenter is responsible for planning and performing a wide variety of rough and finished carpentry assignments on campus where extensive knowledge of and experience in applied building trade practices, techniques, and carpentry skills are essential.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Perform general building maintenance work such as installation and/or repair of roofs, stairs, doors and frames, door hardware (including electronic locksets, strikes and closers, and hold open devices), windows, flooring, concrete, miscellaneous concrete products, concrete block, brick, plaster, drywall, and ceilings.
2. Plan, select, layout, construct, remodel, alter, and repair architectural systems including but not limited to wall and ceiling framing, flooring, wood, hollow metal, and aluminum doors and frames, overhead door systems, metal windows and frames, toilet compartments, rolling service/counter doors, access doors, furniture, stairways, manufactured partitions, benches, storage bins, and shelves.
3. Apply finishes as required.
4. Set up, operate, and maintain woodworking and metalworking machinery; use hand and power tools incidental to operations.
5. Perform general shop duties including shop maintenance and cleanup.
6. Rig and work from ladders, scaffolds, bucket trucks, and platform lifts.
7. Lead and direct activities of building attendants, building mechanics, and student employees.
8. Drive pickup truck, small van, or other light vehicle when required.
9. Respond to emergency maintenance requests and make repairs as needed.
10. Prepare cost estimates, layout sketches, material selection, schedules, and surveys
11. Coordinate the efforts of other trades in projects involving multiple trades with the cooperation of Facilities Management supervision.
12. Solicit input for project estimates and layout and material selection from vendors, other trades, and planning and engineering.
13. Coordinate project schedules, material orders, installation, and inventory maintenance with the requesting department representative and Facilities Operations supervision.
14. Coordinate with manufacturers’ service personnel.
15. Read and work from diagrams, schematic drawings, specifications, and code books.
16. Work from a general assignment and proceed with minimum supervision or direction from others.
17. Prepare routine records and reports and utilize electronic work order system.
18. Maintain a broad knowledge of applied trade practices, techniques, and applicable codes.
19. Must retain certifications and licenses as required by the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs – Residential Builder License.
20. Contribute to a safe working environment by: following safe work procedures, wearing assigned PPE, actively participating in safety training and development of safe work procedures.
21. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

• High School diploma, or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
• Building Trades School Diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
• Current Michigan Residential Builder License

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• Eight years current experience working as a journeyman carpenter in a commercial, industrial, or institutional construction environment.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Graduate of a building trades school program.
• Certification in maintaining and installing commercial doors and hardware including but not limited to hollow metal, aluminum, and wood doors and frames, electronic locksets, strikes, closers, panic devices, hinges, and hold open devices.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Possess a valid driver’s license and meet Michigan Tech University’s vehicle use requirements.
• Demonstrated ability to plan, select, layout, construct, remodel, alter, and repair architectural systems including but not limited to wall and ceiling framing, flooring, wood, hollow metal, and aluminum doors and frames, overhead door systems, metal windows and frames, toilet compartments, rolling service/counter doors, access doors, furniture, stairways, manufactured partitions, benches, storage bins, and shelves.
• Ability to prepare cost estimates, layout sketches, material selection, schedules, and surveys
• Demonstrated ability to coordinate the efforts of other trades in projects involving multiple trades with the cooperation of Facilities Management supervision.
• Ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.
• Demonstrated knowledge of safe maintenance procedures applicable to the trade.
• Demonstrated knowledge of standard practices, building codes, and regulations.
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
• Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situations to customers or employees.
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
• Ability and availability to work flexible hours, overtime, evenings, nights and weekends when required to handle emergencies or work backlogs.
• Demonstrated ability to perform manual tasks associated with carpentry work such as climbing, lifting, and handling of equipment and building supplies.
• Demonstrated ability to give and follow instructions.
• Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with people in varying situations.
• Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
• Demonstrated ability to develop project cost estimates.
• Demonstrated ability to understand and work from blueprints, sketches, and schematic diagrams.
• Demonstrated working knowledge and understanding of electrical door hardware.
• Demonstrated competency in using personal computers to access web sites and operate basic software.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

• Demonstrated working knowledge and ability to install finish hardware which complies with the guidelines of the ADA and the NFPA86 Code Requirements.
• Demonstrated extensive knowledge of applied trade practices, building techniques, and applicable commercial and institutional codes.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully pass a pulmonary function test and perform tasks requiring the use of a respirator.
• Demonstrated competency in using personal computers to access web sites, operate software, and spreadsheets and manage files and directories.

Language, Mathematical, and/or Reasoning Skills

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to complete routine reports. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situations to customers or employees.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of problems in standardized situations. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

Work Environment and/or Physical Demands:*
• The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, sense heat or feel objects, tools, keyboards and controls; stand; talk and hear; and taste and smell. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance on stairs, ladders and work platforms; kneel, crouch or crawl.

• The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close, distance, peripheral, and color vision; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.

• The employee must be able to control hand movements required while using tools and equipment for this trade.

• The work environment is that of a typical industrial fabrication shop or equipment room setting.

• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Hearing protection is required.

Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):*
• Hearing protection, safety glasses, hard hat, work gloves and as prescribed by specific safety assessments for various tasks.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:
• Employee Safety Overview
• Anti-harassment, Retaliation, Discrimination Training
• Annual Data Security Training

Required Departmental Training:
• Safety training modules and training specific to this position.

Background Check:
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 18163
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 04/16/2018
External Posting Date 04/16/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

AFSCME Posting 4/16/18 – 4/20/18.

External applications will not be reviewed until after internal applications.

Additional Information

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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess a valid driver’s license and meet Michigan Technological University’s vehicle use requirements? (All drivers are required to have no more than a total combination of five 5 current points in the Michigan or any other point system, with no single infraction totaling more than three 3 points.)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a current Michigan Residential Builder License?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
Optional Documents