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Carpenter (Fixed Duration/Temporary)

University of Washington

Seattle, WA 98104
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Carpenter (Fixed Duration/Temporary)

Req #: 177273
Department: Facility Services: Maintenance & Construction
Appointing Department Web Address:
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 10/01/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $4,509.00 - $5,9860.00/Month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: 09/28/2020: This is a RE-POSTING. Candidates who recently applied do not need to re-apply and are still in consideration.  

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nations premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

UW Facilities manages the Universitys buildings, infrastructure and land, with more than 1,100 employees in a variety of fields. The Asset Management group includes Capital & Space Management, Real Estate, Sustainability and other teams responsible for planning and workload management. The Operations group includes Project Delivery, Maintenance & Construction, Campus Utilities & Operations, Building Services, Transportation Services and Safety. Supporting these groups, as well as the separate Emergency Management team, are the Business Intelligence & Information Technology group and the Finance & Administration group.

Maintenance & Construction (MC) is responsible for general maintenance, repair and renovations of all University of Washington (UW) main campus facilities including building interiors, exteriors and grounds.
UW Facilities Maintenance & Construction has an outstanding opportunity open for a Temporary Carpenter.

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 formwork, installing metal and wooden door and jambs, windows and hardwood floors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Work 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 forklifts, scissor-lifts, and high rangers.
Load and unload materials and supplies.
Operate vehicles such as UW vans and trucks to transport tools, equipment and personnel to various job sites.
Keep leads and supervisors informed of project status and work progress, required project materials and equipment.
Work with lead to discuss any proposed project changes before construction.
May instruct semi-skilled workers.
Communicate and coordinate with other UW Facilities shops and other business partners such as Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), Engineering Services, Design Services, Capital Planning & Development (CPD) and UW Information Technology (UW-IT) to facilitate work.
Know and comply with occupational health and safety regulations specific to the work and conduct on the job, including Safety Data Sheet (SDS) instructions, Hazard Review Checklists (HRCs) and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required.
Comply with all UW and UW Facilities policies and procedures, Maintenance & Construction protocols, i.e. Individual Accountability Protocols (IAP).
Support all management directives and the vision and values of MC.
Participate in and follow through with MC process improvement initiatives, including Balanced Scorecard (BSC), incorporating metrics and Lean principles into internal work processes, and promoting employee engagement in continuous improvements and innovation.
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.
Other duties as 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 professionalism, which includes being tactful and courteous.
Exhibit a professional work ethic.
Continuously promote a safe work environment.

Education & Experience

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 excellent effective verbal and written communication skills.
Possession of a valid Washington State drivers license.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Knowledge and practical experience with WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) regulations.
Demonstrated proficiency with standard productivity software including Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent products
PLUS any combination of the following criteria necessary for the specific position:
o Proficiency in concrete formwork, such as footings, foundations, walls, slabs, retaining structures and stairs.
o Proficiency in all types of door hardware, such as electrical, pneumatic and manual, locks, strikes, closers, operators, coordinators, exit devices and panic hardware.
o Proficiency in fabrication and installation of casework, furniture and other fixtures.
o Proficiency in finish carpentry, such as casework installations, milling and installations of all types of trim and shelving.
o Proficiency in metal framing, such as walls, ceilings and soffits, including openings with hollow metal frames.
o Proficiency with stationary power tools, such as panel and table saws, jointers, sanders, planers, shapers, edgebanders, boring and mortising machines.
o Proficiency in wood framing, such as walls, floors, ceilings, stairs and roofs.

Conditions of employment

May be required to accept variable work shift.
Work may require access to confined spaces and heights using approved safety precautions.
Ability to lift and move heavy material may be required.
Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions.
Approved footwear must be provided at the employees expense and worn on the job.
Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job.
A tuberculosis (TB) test is required for work assignments in nonhuman primate areas and in the University Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job. Must participate in medical screening/monitoring (such as TB screening and proof of measles inoculation) required for work assignments in locations, including but not limited to, nonhuman primate areas, the Animal Research and Care Facility, and the University of Washington Medical Center.
Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment.
Regular and predictable attendance is required.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

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