The University of Texas at Austin

Job Description
Job Posting Title:CarpenterHiring Department:Facilities ServicesPosition Open To:All ApplicantsWeekly Scheduled Hours:40FLSA Status:To Be Determined at OfferEarliest Start Date:OngoingPosition Duration:Expected to ContinueLocation:AUSTIN, TXJob Details:General NotesMaintenance Operations, a branch of the Facilities Operations and Maintenance Division, provides comprehensive maintenance services in support of the University's operations.Our teams provide a comprehensive array of qualified services, backed by our licensed and certified technicians, to this end, we offer opportunities for continuing education, as well as various stipends for additional trade licenses. Our team of trained trade experts are well-matched for the university's operational and maintenance needs, whether the facility is a brand new laboratory of our iconic Tower. Our goal is to self-identify operations and maintenance issues long before our clients realize a repair is needed and take a thoughtful approach to using their resources, structuring processes, and providing the best client service and use of university resources. This goal comes from our sense of ownership and pride in our work. With this approach in mind, the team is organized into a zone-based structure and employs flexible work hours, data analysis, and technology to meet operational goals. For more information on the Maintenance Operations group, please visit: are committed to conducting our work in a way that reflects our value of diversity. To that end, we want all of our employees to feel confident that their varied background and experience are embraced.Your skills will make a difference.You'll be working for a university that is internationally recognized for our academic programs and research. Your work will make a difference in the lives of FAS staff, thereby enhancing the student experience. If you're the type of person that wants to know your work has meaning and impact, you'll like working in our department and for UT Austin. UT Austin provides an outstanding benefits package including but not limited to:Competitive health benefits (employee premiums covered at 100%, family premiums at 50%)Voluntary Vision, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance optionsGenerous paid vacation, sick time, and holidaysTeachers Retirement System of Texas, a defined benefit retirement plan, with 7.75% employer matching fundsAdditional Voluntary Retirement Programs: Tax Sheltered Annuity 403(b) and a Deferred Compensation program 457(b)Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expensesRobust free training access through LinkedIn Learning plus professional conference opportunities.Tuition assistanceExpansive employee discount program including athletic ticketsFree access to UT Austin's libraries and museums with staff ID cardFree rides on all UT shuttle and Austin CapMetro buses with staff ID cardFor more details, please see: and .Security sensitive; Hiring decision is contingent upon applicant clearing a security background check. Applications will be reviewed online by the hiring department. 40 hour work week schedule; Monday-Friday, hours to be discussed with supervisor. This position is required to occasionally work on-call. ResponsibilitiesRepair, replace and perform preventive maintenance on doors, automated doors and associated hardware as well as other assigned systems. Repair and replacement of electric mortise locks. Driving University owned vehicles to job sites will be required for this and most other functions.Repair and install emergency exit hardware, ceiling tile, walls (sheet rock, masonry, etc.) and signage using hand and power tools such as circular saw, drill, hand tools, router, table saw, sander, grinder, nail guns, and other equipment. Also, use meters and specialty tools.Generate material lists and organize required materials for efficient work. Keep accurate records of materials used and maintain daily time reports to efficiently complete work and document details of the functions performed.Assist other team members in the accomplishment of shop goals related to key performance indicators. Participate in the maintenance and operations of the shop. Clean and maintain tools and equipment used to perform duties to maintain a clean and safe work environment.Provide timely and courteous customer service, keep supervisors up to date on daily work order status to ensure clear, concise and necessary communication channels are maintained and customer expectations are met.Works independently and as a team member. Assists other team members as necessary with training in work techniques to accomplish team goals in a safe and timely manner. Inspects the work of others for conformance with specifications, requirements, and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations.Participates in the On-Call program.Required QualificationsHigh school graduation or GED. Three years of experience as a journey level carpenter. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.Preferred QualificationsAssociate degree in technical field. Completion of vocational, trade, or apprentice program in one or more journeyman trades. Five years experience. Experience at the University of Texas or in a university setting. Experience in more than one craft or trade. Excellent customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to work well within a team environment. Demonstrate excellent communication skills. Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal instructions. Demonstrated ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations.Salary Range$ 41,466 + depending on qualificationsWorking ConditionsEnvironmental Demands:Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished)May work in all weather conditionsMay work in extreme temperaturesMay work around chemical fumesMay work around standard office conditionsMay work around biohazardsMay work around chemicalsMay work around electrical and mechanical hazardsPhysical Tasks:Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstationUse of manual dexterityClimbing of stairsClimbing of laddersLifting and movingAdditional Working Conditions:May be required to work in confined spaces, manholes, tunnels, elevated work, extended shifts including nights, weekends, and holidaysMay be exposed to loud noise, high dust and allergen levels.May be required to lift up to 50lbs. Often required to twist, grasp, push, pull and bend.May be required to perform elevated work. Occasional work from ladders and/or scaffolds.May require tuberculosis screening and occasional use of a respirator.Participate in on-call program.Work Shift40 Hour Work Week Schedule; five 8-hour days or four 10-hour days, hours to be discussed with supervisor. Some overtime, evening, weekends and holidays possible. Required MaterialsResume/CV3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisorLetter of interestImportant for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.Employment Eligibility:Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.Retirement Plan Eligibility:The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.Background Checks:A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.Equal Opportunity Employer:The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.Pay Transparency:The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.Employment Eligibility Verification:If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.E-Verify:The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]Compliance:Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2021 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.