Brown University — Structural Trades Specialist

Job Description:

Position Purpose
Facilities Management is an exceptionally talented team built from a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about providing the highest levels of quality craftsmanship, customer service, and teamwork through sustainable practices and who take pride in supporting the mission of the University and Facilities Management “We Care” principle values.

Performs journeyman level structural trades work related to general building and equipment maintenance, including carpentry, masonry, tiling, painting, and glazing. Incumbent to receive general directions and instructions from supervisor and must exercise independent and sound judgment to prioritize and complete work.

This position is considered essential, on-site.  Personnel may be required to respond to campus emergencies both during and off shift.

Job Qualifications and Competencies:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 4  years work experience in the Structural Trades
  • Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license
  • Must maintain licenses as a condition of employment
  • Must possess a thorough knowledge of the structural trades and techniques, and the ability to apply the same skillfully.
  • Must possess own hand tools and be knowledgeable in the care and use of tools and woodworking machinery.
  • Must be able to read and interpret service orders and instructions.
  • Ability to meet and effectively deal with others in the University community.
  • Must be able to understand and follow standard procedures, and read blueprints.
  • Must be physically able to lift and carry 50 pounds unassisted and possess the physical strength to perform strenuous work both indoors and outside.
  • Must have the physical ability to walk throughout the campus and to climb stairs throughout the duration of the shift.
  • Ability to climb and work from ladders, lifts, scaffolding, and staging heights up to 100 feet.
  • Objective bench test and/or field test will be required
  • May be required to have the ability to work in areas needing a respirator
  • Willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check and pre-employment screenings.

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Job Posting Title:
Structural Trades Specialist

Facilities Management

Facilities Union Rates

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Full time

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Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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EEO Statement:
Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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