Department: Facilities Mgmt EV Salary/Grade: 681/U8
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.
Must provide dependable personal vehicle and purchase University parking permit (Evanston Campus).
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.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
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: 37941
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.