University of Wisconsin - La Crosse   La Crosse, WI   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on October 30, 2023
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Facilities Planning & Management at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse invites applications for a journey level Carpenter. Under the general supervision of the Building Maintenance Manager, UWL Carpenters construct, install or repair structures and fixtures made of wood and steel, such as forms, frameworks, partitions, joists, studding and rafters; wood stairways, window and doorframes, hardwood floors, acoustical ceilings, door and lock hardware, drywall and finish carpentry.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a commitment to multiculturalism, diversity and inclusive excellence and an ability to work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

This is a full-time position with expected continuous employment that includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package. This position is in the Building Trades-Crafts Bargaining Unit.
Required Qualifications
  • Must have completed a state approved apprenticeship or be recognized as a Journey-worker Carpenter by an appropriate authority or have documented training and experience equivalent to a formal apprenticeship.
  • Hold and maintain a valid driver’s license, meeting the criteria for driving a state vehicle.
  • Ability to grasp, lift and/or carry tools, equipment or supplies, up to 75 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Physically be able to work in various environments without adverse physical reaction, e.g.; in confined areas; within extreme temperature ranges; in hot, noisy, dirty or dust-filled areas; at heights above 30 feet, etc.
  • Physically be able to work in various positions, i.e. with arms above your head for periods of time; bending, twisting, crawling, squatting, climbing, stooping or kneeling; on scaffolding, ladders or stairs; standing, sitting or walking, while continuously performing job functions.
  • Ability to wear protective equipment, i.e. respirator, breathing apparatus, hearing, or
  • eye protection, etc.
  • Knowledge of mathematical skills necessary to prepare cost estimates, maintain inventories and prepare charge-back documents.
  • Ability to effectively deal with stressful situations such as responding to urgent or emergency situations involving system failures.
  • Possess interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with the public, co-workers, supervisory staff and other University employees.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of essential job functions and ability to safely perform the duties with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge or ability to learn relevant software and/or computer languages in order to operate preventive maintenance, work order, time reporting and inventory control programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally or in writing, using the English language, in various situations, i.e. face to face, via phone or two-way radio, correspondence, editing reports, taking messages, etc.
  • Ability to comply with all University of Wisconsin Systems work place expectations, including safe work practices.
  • Maintain current field related skills and knowledge and its associated codes by attending training programs, conferences and subscription or memberships of professional organizations.

Working Conditions and Environment

  • Dayshift currently 7 am to 3 pm
  • After hours response expected.