Essential Functions: Assist tradesmen set-up and clean up work areas. Transport very heavy supplies and equipment such as wheelbarrows, bags of cement, lime, drywall, plywood, insulation, etc., paint and tar cans, ladders, tools, etc. to work site; assist in moving non-permanent fixtures and/or furniture and equipment to allow easier access to work surfaces; break cement; dig pits/trenches; lay protective papers and/or tarpaulins; dispose of excess materials and supplies properly; assure job site is neat, orderly and free of unwanted debris. Assist in the dismantling of scaffolding. Perform general clean-up as directed.
Accompany employees on work assignments upon request. Access job sites which may be above ceilings, on rooftops, behind walls, in crawl spaces, outside buildings, etc.; work at any height from below ground level to several stories high and at any angle; assist tradesman or Operating Engineers with handling of materials, supplies and equipment; escort workmen for safety purposes in tight, high or otherwise dangerous situations; gather tools and other supplies necessary to complete work.
Maintain equipment for department use. Install and remove appropriate attachments on custodial equipment; perform preventative maintenance on equipment and attachments. Perform routine repairs to all department equipment and attachments; change belts; lubricate; make minor adjustments; clean equipment and attachments. Keep departmental records regarding equipment; track inventory and usage; maintain service logs, record maintenance activities; ensure preventative maintenance is performed timely; notify appropriate parties of need for major repairs or services to be done by others.
Drive licensed vehicles for University business. Operate trucks, automobiles and hi-low safely; understand and obey all traffic laws. Pick up and deliver packages, supplies, equipment and other matter; transport personnel; transport people to and from job sites on or off campus; run errands; assist in loading and unloading vehicles; change tires: provide pickup/delivery service.
Maintain all University fire extinguishers. Perform routine inspections on all types of extinguishers; check gauges and/or weight to ensure equipment is filled and in proper operating condition; empty and refill pressurized water equipment; access equipment which may be in classrooms, offices, hallways, stairwells, laboratories, work rooms, etc.; place reserve extinguishers as necessary while permanent equipment is being refilled and/or repaired. Utilize computerized inventory and equipment tags to document action taken.
Maintain safe working conditions at all times by using supplies and equipment properly and taking necessary precautions. Work outdoors and in inclement weather conditions; perform duties in areas which may contain toxic fumes or agents using appropriate safety equipment and procedures; complete tasks requiring work in different positions and at different anAll Handymen are considered to be "Essential Personnel," and are required to report during a university emergency closure period.
Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
Possession and maintenance of a valid Michigan vehicle operator's license and satisfactory driving record as determined by University policy.
Ability to transport and place very heavy supplies, tools and equipment, including hand and power tools, cans of paint and tar, sledge hammers, jack hammers, wheelbarrows, furniture, ladders, sheetmetal, bags of sand, cement, lime, building materials, rubble, etc.
Ability to access work areas at varying heights and angles from below ground level to several stories high.
Ability to work in a variety of positions.
Ability to work in varying environmental and possible hazardous conditions utilizing appropriate safety precautions.
Ability to follow instruction.
Ability to maintain, repair and install attachments on full range of custodial equipment.
Must obtain security clearance.
Internal Number: 76_207447
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.