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Trades Helper - Sheet Metal

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Facilities Management

Posting Number: req6349

Department: Facilities Mgmt-Maint Services

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Facilities Management is looking for a self directed, self motivated and hard working Trades Helpers to be a part of our Sheet Metal Shop. In the trades helper role duties will include assisting sheet metal workers, machinists and welders with job set-up, job clean-up, and delivery of materials. This is a great opportunity for training in the sheet metal trades. The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively and provide good customer service while having good working knowledge of trades and maintenance. Working conditions may include restricted movement, dirty environment, extreme temperatures and intense noise. This also includes lifting and carrying heavy objects. UofA FM employs just over 600 employees and services over 11 million square feet of campus-keeping the grounds beautiful, classrooms clean, and all utilities moving through the campus.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists in fabrication of welding and sheet metal ducts.
  • Assists in installation of duct-work.
  • Performs clean-up activities as jobs are completed and in shop areas.
    Assists in shop vehicle maintenance
  • Assists with collecting and delivering materials and/or equipment needed at the job sites.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience may be required.
Valid Driver's License upon employment.
Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy please click here:

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of one year of vocational training; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.
  • Mechanical experience in the areas of HVAC, duct-work, welding, or machine shop.
  • Experience using hand held and power tools.
  • Fabrication and/or installation experience.
  • Experience assisting with plumbing, paint, electrical, HVAC, mill work, flooring, and fire safety.
  • Experience working in a University setting and/or large campus.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately read a tape measure.
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt

    Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

    Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

    Job FTE: 1.0

    Work Calendar: Fiscal

    Job Category: Facilities, Grounds and Infrastructure

    Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

    Rate of Pay: $13.55 - $15.00

    Compensation Type: hourly rate



    Career Stream and Level


    Job Family

    Skilled Crafts & Trades

    Job Function

    Facil, Grounds, & Infra

    Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

    Number of Vacancies: 2

    Contact Information for Candidates

    Facilities Management HR 520-621-0255

    Open Until Filled: Yes

    Documents Needed to Apply: Resume

    Special Instructions to Applicant

    Please include an updated resume showing your current and previous employment history; skills and certifications and education history or complete the Professional Experience (showing current and previous employment history), Education, and Skills/Certifications/Licenses section of the online application. Applications will not be considered without either the resume or the completed application.

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    At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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