Job Description
Facilities Maintenance & Construction
Job Code: 8825 – Contract Classified
Carpenter, NE Zone Shop 15
Department Introduction:
Facilities Maintenance and Facilities Construction are responsible for general maintenance, repair, alterations, and
renovations of all campus facilities including building interiors, exteriors, and grounds.
Job Purpose:
Under the direction of the supervisor and lead, perform construction, repair and remodeling to include, but not limited to,
buildings, scaffolds, framing, installing sheetrock, concrete form work, installing metal and wooden door and jambs,
windows and hardwood floors.
Duties and Responsibilities:
 Construction may take place in tenant occupied space
 Construct projects and modifications from blueprints or sketches
 Develop cost estimates for installations and repairs
 Install, adjust, repair and replace various building components such as casework, shelving, door and window
hardware or ceiling tiles
 Operate hand and power equipment such as saws, jointers, lathes, sanders, planers, boring and mortising
machines and other tools typical for the trade
 Operate machinery such as fork-lifts, scissor-lifts and high rangers
 Load and unload materials and supplies
 Operate vehicles such as University vans and trucks to transport tools and equipment to various worksites
 May instruct semi-skilled workers
 Keep leads and supervisors informed of project status and work progress, required project materials and
 Communicate and collaborate with other Facilities Services shops and other business partners such as Design
Services, Capital Projects Office and UW Technology to facilitate work
 Know and comply with occupational health and safety regulations specific to the work and conduct on the job,
including Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) instructions, Hazard Review Checklists (HRCs) and the use of
personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
 Comply with all University and Facilities Services policies and procedures, Facilities Maintenance & Construction
(FMC) protocols, i.e. Individual Accountability Protocols (IAP)
 Support all management directives and the vision and values of FMC
 Participate in and follow through with FMC process improvement initiatives (Balanced Scorecard, Lean, Ideas
 Actively participate in meetings and training as scheduled
 Provide excellent customer service through effective, courteous and professional interactions with clients,
colleagues and the campus community
 Perform other duties as assigned
 Regular and predictable attendance is required
Core Competencies:
 Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness
 Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively
 Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems
 Be responsible and accountable
 Use organizational skills and provide attention to details
 Maintain a positive, optimistic and success-oriented attitude
 Exercise professional demeanor, which includes being tactful and courteous
 Exhibit a professional work ethic
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Continuously promote a safe work environment
Required Skills, Experience and Knowledge:
 Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a Carpenter; or full journey status as a Carpenter in a union; or four
years applicable work experience
 Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis
 Demonstrated successful ability in taking direction, working well with others and as a member of a team
 Demonstrated excellence in effective verbal and written communication skills
 Have knowledge and understand of safe work practices and policies
 Must be able to wear all proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required
 Must be able to follow written and/or verbal instructions and communicate in English regarding the use of
chemicals, supplies, and equipment; comply with safety policies and procedures
Desirable Skills, Experience and Knowledge:
 Knowledge and practical experience with WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act) and OSHA
(Occupational Safety and Health Act) regulations
 Demonstrated successful experience with basic computer technology
 Proficiency in all types of door hardware, such as electrical, pneumatic and manual, locks, strikes, closers,
operators, coordinators, exit devices and panic hardware
Conditions of Employment:
 Valid driver's license recognized by the state of Washington
 Commercial Driver’s License may be required
 Must be able to work in a smoke-free environment
 May be required to accept variable work shift
 Approved footwear must be provided at the employee’s expense and worn on the job
 Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job
 Ability to lift and move heavy materials is required
 Work may require access to confined spaces and heights using appropriate safety procedures
 Must be able to work outside under all weather conditions
 A tuberculosis (TB) test is required for work assignments in nonhuman primate areas and in the UW Medical
 Regular and predictable attendance is required
 A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire
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