Trades Helper II

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Position Summary

This position will assist in analyzing and performing preventive maintenance, repair, and assist with installing door hardware including panic bars, locksets, and door closures; create key systems and maintain all records. This position will also interpret blueprints, diagrams, sketches, and job specifications; estimate time and material to be used on the job; stock, maintain, and may operate a University service vehicle.

This position will engage in High Performance, leading edge practices, which are Innovative in their approach to increased Stewardship and Service Excellence.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Completion of a high school education and two years experience as a Trades Helper I or equivalent specified trade position; or an equivalent combination of education, technical training and experience; Working knowledge of methods, materials, tools, equipment, occupational hazards, and safety precautions of basic skilled trades work; possession of a valid Michigan vehicle operator's license; must drive a University vehicle to perform job duties of this classification; must furnish own tools; frequent lifting over 50 pounds; this position requires knowledge of basic personal computer terminology and operations and the ability to use e-mail and the Internet.

Desired Qualifications

An understanding of electronic access systems and electrical theory. Working (1 to 3 years) knowledge of methods in the associated trade of locksmith;  working knowledge of the master and grand master key systems for building and/or departments; working knowledge of methods, tools, equipment, occupational hazards, and safety precautions of the trade. Familiar with industrial and institutional hardware; knowledge of Best Key Systems.

A creative and innovative lifelong learner with the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population; able to problem solve within a collaborative team environment; ability to understand different perspectives while utilizing expert knowledge of the technical operations of the job.

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Work Hours

Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm and may require after-hours, weekend and holiday work.

Summary of Physical Demands

Duties associated with this position involve wearing a respirator (does not include paper dust mask worn for comfort), lifting and carrying up to 75 pounds, pushing/pulling, and climbing ladder, stairs, and working from various types of equipment, including scaffolding, confined spaces above and below ground.

Summary of Health Risks Risks that have been identified by Environmental Health and Safety, such asexposure to lead, chemotherapy, formaldehyde, asbestos, etc. Please list: asbestos, PCB's  - Work in noisy (at or above 85 decibels) areas.   Bidding Eligibility Ends 3/14/2018 @ 11:55 PM




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Posted: 3/8/2018
Application Due: 3/14/2018
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