Job Summary: This position is responsible for performing a wide variety of duties at the Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories, including but not limited to: grounds management, general maintenance and repair, carpentry work, HVAC and other duties as assigned. Know and follow safety procedures and policies in everyday work and use protective equipment as required. Participate in team meetings and decisions within the work unit. Attend safety training sessions. Ability to keep motivated and work independently. Familiar with lawn equipment. Keep up on current building practices and components.
Demonstrated Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: The incumbent is expected to:
Interact with fellow employees, management, customers and the general public in a courteous, cooperative, and professional manner.
Maintain a positive public image, positive attitude and demeanor when performing a service for customers and the general public at the University.
Safely perform duties following established University safe operating procedures and practices.
35% Grounds Management: Grounds duties include but are not limited to: snow plowing and snow removal, tractor/skid-steer loader work for road maintenance and freight handling, lawn mowing & trimming, tree trimming, removal & firewood processing, minor landscaping.
30% Carpentry: Perform general carpentry work including but not limited to remodeling, roof repair, some painting, projects related to program needs (bird feeders, platforms, etc.) and storm related repair.
25% Maintenance & repair: Including but not limited to, fixing or replacing building components, periodical items like filters and batteries, light bulb change outs, adding salt to softeners.
10% Other: HVAC monitoring & data collection; Work on sewer and water systems to ensure safety of water uses, monitor Solar hot water and photovoltaic systems. Assist with station planning, including energy audits and sustainability practices. Other duties as assigned.
You will not be required to do licensed work in electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. External contracts may or may not cover some of this work when time or ability is not feasible.
Work hours are based on 40 hours/week. You will be required to work an average of 2 weekends per month during normal business hours. When possible, hours will be flexed so that the employee gets two consecutive days off.
$22/hr starting salary
** Position is represented by a Bargaining Unit: Teamsters.
Completion of vocational school in carpentry and 3 years of journeyman carpentry experience. Journey level work experience may substitute for education on a year for year basis.
Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
Valid Class D Drivers License.
Ability to meet the physical requirements of the job.
Ability to perform heavy manual labor, lifting up to 50 pounds
Ability to work in extreme hot/cold, dirty spaces
Ability to climb ladders and perform work overhead
Ability to climb, stoop, bend, stand, crawl, push and pull for extended periods of time
Ability to perform snow removal duties including shoveling and operating a snow removal equipment
Ability to use hand tools and specialized power tools
Ability to operate heavy equipment, fork lifts, bobcats, boats and other motorized equipment used in the maintenance and operations of building and grounds
Proficiency with basic computer applications (internet, time reporting tools), excellent time management skills.
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