Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department
The Facilities Management Department support Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position
This position must work in an independent manner as a journey level carpenter and within small teams, taking direction from supervisor and lead. Position must be able to perform carpenter functions, maintaining and renovating the university facilities. As a carpenter you will:
Frame walls, ceilings, and doors using wood and metal material.
Fabricate and install new cabinetry and alter existing cabinetry, fixtures, and furniture using a variety of materials (plywood, melamine, dimension lumber, etc.)
Install wall coverings such as brick, stone, waterproof panels (FRP).
Patch, form, and pour concrete for stairs, slabs, and walls.
Install and repair plastic laminates and solid surfacing material (Corian).
Fabricate and install doors and door hardware.
Repair and replace glazing in a variety of window and door applications.
Fabricate and install bulletin boards, white boards, black boards, shelving, etc. on a variety of walls (concrete, masonry, GWB, metal).
Install acoustical treatment, ceiling tile, and suspended ceilings.
Four years full-time experience working at journey level in the carpentry field obtained in a commercial or institutional environment (journey level achieved after 4 years at the apprentice level) to include:
Installation and fabrication of doors and door hardware in institutional and commercial applications (door closers, door operators, panic hardware, locksets, etc.)
Framing of walls, ceilings, doors, etc., using wood and metal material.
Installation of a variety of wall coverings including gypsum wallboard and plaster.
Ability to read and interpret blueprints (detail sketches), plans, and building specifications. Ability to perform accurate material take-off, help with estimating projects, and assist in field design work (shop drawings).
Experienced in the use of applicable hand tools and operation of power equipment such as saws, jointers, sanders, planers, and boring and mortising machines. Ability to clean, sharpen, maintain, and repair such tools and equipment.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to provide a positive image and a friendly and cooperative manner with students, staff and faculty at all levels of the organization.
Strong communication skills, including written and verbal.
Manage time well and work under pressure situations with tight schedules and deadlines to complete projects.
Ability to perform tasks that require use of respirators, such as but limited to particulate and half face cartridge. Must meet requirements for fit test to allow the wearing of such respirators to perform assigned tasks.
Physically able to perform all job functions.
High school graduation diploma OR graduation equivalency diploma (GED) certificate
Valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one prior to starting work.
Ability to drive service truck as required, and load and unload materials and supplies.
Ability to obtain Asbestos Worker certificate within 1 year of employment.
• Strong applicable knowledge of the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA) and Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) regulations to perform assigned tasks.
New Hires typically begin at $3948/month
This position is part of bargaining unit B and is covered by the collective bargaining agreement with the Washington Federation of State Employees.
A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.
Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.
Closing Date Notes
Position closes 3/24/2019
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); email@example.com
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With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.