Under minimal supervision, performs a variety of skilled tasks within the Carpentry trade as well as general building tasks. Coordinates with other trades, instructs Assistant Journeymen Carpenters and Utility Workers in the field. Performs work independently with latitude for determining proper materials and methods, is subject to inspection during progress and after completion.
General repairs to doors, walls, floors, ceilings, etc.
Glazing and window repairs
Repairs of roofs and other exterior building elements
Builds countertops, cabinet fabrication, and furniture repair
Installs hollow metal doors and frames
Hangs wood doors and set jambs
Construct stairs (stringers, tread, risers, etc.)
Performs interior renovations
Maintains, repairs, and installs door hardware and equipment
Performs general plaster, cement, stone, and brick repairs
Performs other duties as assigned
High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
Training and/or development experience equivalent to a full apprenticeship (four (4) years) plus relevant work experience of two (2) years or more.
Must join Laborers Local 681 after one month of employment
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Thorough knowledge of the tools, application methods and standard trade safety practices
Complete knowledge of the proper handling, mixing and disposal of toxic or potentially hazardous materials
Must have good written & oral communications & listening skills
Physical ability to climb and descend ladders work on scaffolding lift or other support apparatus and to work in cramped quarters. Dexterity is necessary for the use of tools and manipulation of materials.
Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing of continuous improvement
Helpful, respectful, approachable, collaborative, team oriented
Ability to build strong working relationships and a positive work environment
Integrates health and safety precautions into daily activities
Proficiency with mobile devices including iOS
Proficiency with software programs including Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook; Kronos; CMMS systems
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation, and teamwork within the unit
Recommends improvements and opportunities to increase efficiency, safety, and reduce costs
Analytical skills including critical thinking, decision making, troubleshooting, and problem solving
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 36555
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.