Madison, WI
Sep 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

JOB NO.: 102980-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 102980

Working Title: CARPENTER

Official Title: CARPENTER(76260)


FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

$35.45 - $36.60

Job Summary:

The Division of University Housing is committed to providing an exceptional workplace for its workforce of approximately 450 career staff members and over 2,000 students. University Housing provides an inclusive and safe working environment that promotes engagement, empowerment, and professional development. University Housing operates nineteen residence halls across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, providing a home to over 7,400 undergraduate students. We also operate three apartment communities, serving about 3,000 graduate students, academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and their families. In addition, we manage seven dining venues across campus, and provide conference group and youth camp housing throughout the summer months.

University Housing is divided into six main departments: Administration, Dining & Culinary Services, Residence Hall Facilities, Residence Life, Information Technology, and University Apartments. Whether we're launching new academic support services, testing out a new recipe, renovating resident rooms, organizing welcome events, cleaning our facilities, or inviting a new summer youth camp to campus, everything that we do is to support the mission of the University and fulfill University Housing's goal to be, The place everyone wants to live.

University Apartments is a department within the Division of University Housing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a student service organization, University Apartments provides on-campus housing, programs, and services for our residents. These services actively support the mission of the University while also meeting the needs of students, families, and guests by fostering the development of a residential community. The University Apartments staff provides these services to a community of approximately 3000 residents in 1,247 apartments on 83 acres, who are primarily graduate students, staff, post-docs and their families; many of whom are international. All programs and services sponsored by University Apartments are funded through rent or user fees.

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Apartment Facilities - Trades & Grounds, our carpenters are critical members of the Apartment Facilities operation and team, working to remodel and repair apartments between residents and regularly completing carpentry remodeling, repair and construction within occupied apartments and common areas of the community. We are also home to a large community center with a licensed child care facility which requires occasional carpentry attention. Our staff need to be able to perform journey level carpentry work independently and with a high degree of autonomy.

Provide support and assist as needed in the implementation of plans and procedures in the event of an emergency.

University Apartments is committed to demonstrating our Division of University Housing Core Values: Care in how we approach people and our work; Creativity in solving problems; Integrity in our interactions with staff and customers; Optimism, focusing on opportunities and positive outcomes; Respect for the differences, strengths, and potential in people; Stewardship of human, financial and natural resources; and Excellence in customer satisfaction and communication.

University Housing is an essential services provider and all University Housing employees are part of this commitment to our residents and guests. University Housing is unique from many other state agencies and university departments because we cannot close as our services must be maintained at all times.


Driver's License

Schedule Comment:

Monday through Friday, 8 hour scheduled shift with one 30 minute unpaid break between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM. Additional hours and/or schedule adjustments may be assigned by supervisors based on operational need.


Jennifer Grudzinski
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:

To apply online, applicants must submit a resume, work history, and references within the online application system.
-Within the work history, please complete all fields, including dates of employment.
-Within the resume please indicate which of the requirements for Journey level recognition you have (see requirements below)

To be minimally qualified you must have the Requirement for Journey Level Recognition.
Journey level (or equivalent) status must be earned by completing at least 6,240 hours of experience in all of the following work processes:
- Form building (floors, beams, joists, wall columns, stairs, etc.) and rough framing (floor framing, well framing, metal studs, drywall application, roof framing, rough framing for stair work, scaffold building, etc.) experience furnished in both house and heavy construction work. (3,000 hours)
- Outside finishing (cornice and outside wall trim, door/window frames and trim, roof coverings, etc.) (600 hours)
- Interior finishing and hardware (installation of jambs, doors, windows, cabinets, countertops, casework, paneling, stairs, trims, moldings, casings, appliques, installation of door, window and cabinet hardware) (800 hours)
-Interior systems (drywall, insulation, acoustical ceilings, moveable partitions, access panel systems, fixture work, owner-supplied equipment, etc.) (1,000 hours)
-Miscellaneous (scaffolding, welding, care and maintenance of tools and equipment, demolition, etc.) (440 hours)
-Related instruction (400 hours)

Ways to obtain Journey level status:
1. 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.

2. 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 Carpenter by an appropriate authority.

3. 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 6,240 hours); such evidence may include letters or statements from past customers/clients and/or employers, and must satisfy requirements of any recognized trade organization.

Within the online application, please identify three professional references that will be able to speak towards your performance in your current and/or most recent positions. University Housing requires that at least two of the three references be either your current or most recent supervisors. When listing your references to contact, please include the following information:

-Title of their position and relationship to you
-Phone number
-E-mail address

Online applications must be received by 11:55pm on Friday, October 13, 2017.
Failure to submit complete application materials will result in ineligibility for this
position. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists. The starting rate for this position will be between $34.45 - $36.60 hourly, based on qualifications. Applications for this position may be considered for future vacancies within this department.

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: Sep 13 2017 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Oct 13 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time


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