Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Operations & Facilities Management. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position requires the individual to be the facilities carpenter for small projects, prioritizing and accomplishing a variety of structural and architectural repairs, as well as interior and exterior finish and furnishing maintenance etc. at Washington University School of Medicine.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Acts as the primary facilities carpenter for the assigned area, prioritizing work and making initial assessment of conditions and service needs.
Hangs pictures, coat hooks and mirrors, etc. Installs gas cylinder restraints. Installs paper towel, toilet paper and, soap dispensers. Installs shelving and hardware, Installs door hardware (hinges, stops, etc.). Installs cove base, vinyl tile floor, stair tread material.
Replaces damaged ceiling grid work and tile. Replaces damaged floor tiles. Performs door adjustments, installing door closures, removing & rehanging doors. Repairs drywall and paints to match same. Repairs and reattaches furniture laminate. Performs drawer repairs and drawer glide adjustments. Replaces window glass, performs window glide adjustments, caulks and glazes windows.
Acts as the support person for large and small construction projects, demolition, trash removal, and getting material and equipment to and from job site.
Assists with relocating office furniture and wall cabinets. Moving of lab equipment, refrigerators, and freezers.
Follows through on completed work to verify proper facility conditions are restored.
Keeps Facilities Engineering supervisors aware of facility conditions, problems, and needs.
Maintains effective communication with other Facility Maintenance Technicians and maintenance support staff.
Responds to off-hour/weekend/holiday emergency pages/phone call-ins for the assigned areas.
Performs tasks outside of job description in support of the Department and the School’s mission.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Valid Missouri Class E driver’s license or Illinois Class D driver's license.
Equivalent of two to four years of related experience in skilled trade functions.
Demonstrated ability to perform varied maintenance tasks.
Excellent customer service skills and the ability to communicate with a diverse group of people.
In order to advance from a lower-level position at Washington University, the individual must demonstrate the ability to perform proficiently in the position being filled.
Previous vocational training.
Ability to resolve a variety of maintenance problems in a timely manner in order to avoid or minimize disruptions and delays in the work environments of faculty, staff, customers or the public.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Ability to lift and carry tools and material weighing in excess of 50 pounds and be able to raise and carry with assistance items weighing 200 pounds.
Ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel and crouch to gain access to pipes, wiring and equipment.
Must have good depth perception, field of vision, and color vision needed to match finishes.
Works inside and outside, in dusty and dirty places such as pits and equipment spaces where temperatures may exceed 100 degrees and equipment may be oily and greasy. Exposed to wet and cold conditions as well as noise and vibration from operating equipment.
Must be able to work in morgues, anatomy and pathology laboratories where human or animal bodies or parts may be within view of the worker. Employee may be required to work in the vicinity of labs containing bio hazardous and/or radioactive substances.
The hiring range for this position is $19.18 - $24.47 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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