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Job Summary Under minimal supervision apply advanced knowledge and expertise to perform preventive maintenance required to insure proper operation of all roofing systems. Make any necessary minor repairs to facility and residential roofs. Estimate time and materials for various repairs. Assist in coordination and planning of major roof replacement and repairs. Provide leadership to support personnel.
Job Duties In coordination and cooperation with other trades and shops, perform various roofing duties that include but are not limited to the following:
Responsible for following all safety procedures and maintaining a safe and secure work environment.
Properly expedites specified repair work assigned by the supervisor.
Inspect and maintain all facility roofs.
Work closely with all shop personal and other Facilities Management sections.
Conducts oneself in a manner that will always maintain courteous, cooperative, and professional relationships among all members of the Caltech community.
Represent Caltech in project meeting to assure compliance with applicable building codes and Caltech Design Guidelines.
Respond to trouble calls, emergency conditions and analyze routine work requests for timely execution and completion.
Perform day-to-day shop leadership responsibilities including scheduling shop technician work orders and attending scheduling meetings.
Review specification and plans for major replacement and repairs.
Requires the ability to work at heights and in confined spaces and must be able to lift 50-80 lbs. daily.
Perform all other assigned duties.
High school graduate or equivalent. A minimum of eight years senior journeyman level experience working in all phases roofing installation and repair (industrial, commercial, and residential).
Skills to proficiently cut, fit, lay, and place roofing materials and knowledge of tile, torch down, build-up, hot and cold applied, and protective coatings.
Ability to read, interpret, and understand technical language in mechanical drawings and diagrams.
Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments.
Skilled in estimating material and labor requirements to accomplish tasks.
Requires a background investigation and physical examination prior to an offer of employment.
Must maintain a valid California driver's license throughout the course of employment.
5 years of work experience in a university or facilities setting is a plus.
Certification for an accredited trade school.
Light welding skills a plus.
Proficiency with automated work order system and timekeeping application is a plus.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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