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Journeyman Carpenter, Facilities Services

University of Montana
Job Location:
Missoula, 59812
Facilities Management
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Job Description

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Staff Vacancy Announcement

Facilities Services invites applications for a Journeyman Carpenter.

The Journeyman Carpenter is expected to perform installation, maintenance, and repair of rough, and finished carpentry; this includes remodeling spaces. This position requires experience in building maintenance duties. The carpenter will be responsible for maintaining accurate records of time and materials used on projects.        

The Journeyman Carpenter is expected to know how to use all power and manual tools related to the trade in a safe manner. The carpenter is expected to know how to install, repair, and maintain all classroom and office furniture. This includes visual display boards, projection screens, various window treatments, chairs, and tables.      

The Journeyman Carpenter is expected to know how to build and install cabinets and countertops. The carpenter is expected to be able to fabricate, repair, and install wall access panels. The carpenter is responsible for the repair and installation of windows. The carpenter is also responsible for the installation and repair of all door openings including frames, doors, locks, exit devices and closers; this includes all electronic door hardware. The Journeyman Carpenter must have a vast knowledge of roofing systems, including inspection, maintenance, repair, and installation of all types of roofing materials on campus.  

The Journeyman Carpenter will be expected to communicate effectively with coworkers, foremen, and all levels of management. The carpenter must be able to work with minimal supervision and take responsibility for completion of tasks. This position is required to work in dangerous environments, and extreme weather conditions. This position works in environments that require wearing a respirator.

The Journeyman Carpenter may assume responsibilities and duties of the Carpenter Foreman during their absence.

Required Skills

  • Must have good troubleshooting skills related to the trade
  • This position requires the repair and assembly of furniture, sheds, small buildings etc.
  • The ability and skill to communicate clearly and effectively with foreman, other crafts people, work order desk, the campus community and the public
  • Carpenter will possess a good working knowledge of all safety rules and procedures related to the trade
  • Considerable knowledge of methods, materials, practices, equipment, machines, and techniques used in the carpenter trade
  • Ability to read and work from blueprints and sketches
  • Ability to follow oral or written instruction regarding construction and repair jobs
  • Ability to work from heights using, scaffolds, ladders, boom, and scissor lifts
  • Must have experience erecting scaffolding
  • Ability to diagnose problems, disassemble, and reassemble building systems
  • Must have experience in all phases of concrete work
  • Repair tables, shelves, benches, chairs, fixed seating, and upholstered furniture
  • Install, repair and adjust mechanical and electrical exit/panic devices, mullions, strikes, hinges, and locksets
  • Carpet and hardwood floor installation and repair
  • Installation of glass and glazing repair compounds
  • Must have experience in roofing installation, repair, and maintenance. Including asphalt shingles, membranes, and built-up roofing materials. Along with roof gutter and downspout knowledge.

Physical Requirements

(Qualified candidates must be able to meet minimum requirements and perform the primary functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.)

  • Lifting: Ground to 36 inches, up to 60#. Ground to overhead, up to 50#.
  • Carrying: Front carry up to 60# for 10 feet. One-hand carry, up to 42#, for 10 feet, and up a flight of stairs.
  • Pushing and pulling forces required (during the use of tools): 50# sustained. 
  • Static trunk forward bending and twisting from a standing, crouching or kneeling position while using tools.
  • Reaching with your arms in all directions, including overhead continuously, for at least 3 minutes.
  • Working in various positions (standing, squatting, kneeling, crouching, and crawling).
  • Balancing when climbing and working on a ladder or scaffold, or personnel lift.
  • Use of various grip circumferences and strengths as well as static grip positions during the use of various tools (4 1/2" to 5 1/2" circumference needing an average of 35# of grip force) and while manipulating various work materials (maximum 50#).
  • Manual steadiness, dexterity, speed, and coordination:
    • Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
    • Manual Dexterity — The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
    • Wrist-Finger Speed — The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.

Physical Screen will be administered prior to a final offer of employment.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent and at least two (2) years as a journey level carpenter or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Completion of carpentry apprenticeship program or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Must possess a valid Montana driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five (5) years as a Journeyman carpenter
  • Five years (5) roofing experience
  • Large commercial construction

About the Department and UM

Facilities Services is charged with the efficient operation and maintenance of the state funded physical plant and assisting the Auxiliaries with these services when requested. Facilities Services also supports campus in enhancing and developing its physical plant.

The University of Montana is a flagship, R1 research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains where three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.  The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

Position Details

Position Title:              Journeyman Carpenter

Position Number:        081650

Department:                 Facilities Services

Work Schedule:           Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week),

                                      Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, 12 months/year,

Salary:                          $26.44/hr

Union Affiliation:         PAC NW Reg Council Carpenters

Probationary Period:  Six months minimum

Benefits Include:           Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan,

                                      partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Must be eligible to work in the United State upon hire. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

How to Apply

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 27, 2023 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

This position will remain OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below.

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

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