Madison, WI
Mar 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 101399-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance, Other

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 101399


Official Title: SHEET METAL WORKER(76560)


FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary: Minimum $41.79

Job Summary: Under general supervision of the Craftsworker Supervisor, this position performs all the duties of a Sheet Metal Worker including layout, fabrication and installation of sheet metal projects. In addition, this position may direct and instruct helpers and other assistants.

The University of Wisconsin Madison, Physical Plant, is committed to the highest standards of customer relations principles for its customers, fellow staff members, students, and visitors. Staff will serve as role models by practicing exemplary behaviors when working with customers and fellow staff members.

Requirements: Must have completed an apprenticeship program approved by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Workforce Development, as a Sheet Metal Worker. Persons having informal training and experience equivalent to the formal apprenticeship and journey status may also be accepted upon submission of documented proof of such training and experience.

Schedule Comment: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Occasional nights, weekends and holidays.

Contact: Dawn Bierman
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants: Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

Starting pay is $41.79 to $43.14 per hour depending on leave time selected.

Applicants will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter. To be minimally qualified you must have the Requirement for Journey Level Recognition (see requirements below).
In your cover letter please describe work experience with sheet metal installation and fabrication, work environments you have worked in, material estimating, safety precautions and site conditions. Please list any safety training you may have had. Also in the cover letter, indicate which of the requirements for Journey level recognition you have (see below).

SHEET METAL CERTIFICATION- In order to be eligible to compete and qualify for journey level Sheet Metal vacancies with the University of Wisconsin Madison, you must be a recognized journey level Sheet Metal Worker.
Requirements for Journey Level Recognition:
Journey level (or equivalent) status must be earned by completing at least 10,000 hours of experience in all of the following work processes:

Layout, measuring, detailing, drafting 810

Fabrication 2,250

Construction installation 4,546
- Architectural and/or general outside metal work
- Commercial installation
- Industrial installation
- Residential installation
- Residential gutter, flashing, etc.

Welding or soldering 450

Special processes and miscellaneous 1,440

Paid Related Instruction 504

TOTAL 10,000 hours

Formal Apprenticeship: The traditional method of earning journey level status in an apprentice trade is through an indenture between an apprentice, an employer, and, if appropriate, the trade organization. During the term of the indenture, the apprentice would be directly supervised by one or more journey workers. During the indenture, the apprentice would be rotated through all work processes and operations appropriate to the respective trade. Upon recommendation of the supervising journey worker, and approval by an appropriate authority, an apprentice would earn journey worker recognition in the trade in which the indenture was served.

Current Recognition: An alternative method of verifying acquisition of the required journey level skills is to present evidence of current (or fairly recent past) recognition as a journey level Sheet Metal by an appropriate authority.

Equivalent Training and Experience: Another method of verifying acquisition of the required journey level skills is to present evidence of having performed all of the activities listed above (at least 10,000 hours); such evidence may include letters or statements from past customers/clients and/or employers, and must satisfy requirements of any recognized trade organization.

Please indicate in your cover letter which of the requirements for Journey level recognition you have.

1. I have successfully completed an approved apprenticeship in the Sheet Metal craft and can provide verification if required to do so.
2. I am currently (or previously) employed as a journey level Sheet Metal Worker and am recognized as such by an appropriate authority (e.g., labor union, trade organization, etc.), and can provide verification if required to do so.
3. I claim work experience equivalent to that required for successful completion of an apprenticeship (at least 10,000 hours total), and can provide verification if required to do so.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: 29 Mar 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: 26 Apr 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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