Job description

JOB NO.: 96550-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96550-AS

Working Title: Carpenter Shop Superintendent


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: DECEMBER 01, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $85,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree required

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum 5-7 years work experience in the Carpenter, Bricklayer or Mason trade, including maintenance, remodeling, and departmental projects. Experience assigning and reviewing the work of carpenters, bircklayer, masons, and apprentice as a lead worker or supervisor preferred.

License or certificate:

Must have completed an apprenticeship as a Carpenter, Bricklayer or Mason Journey or Master Level, or show equivalent training and experience to qualify for Carpenter, Bricklayer or Mason Journey status.

Position Summary:

This position supervises employees and other related activities of the UW-Madison, Physical Plant, Carpenter Shop. Responsibilities of the position include, but not limited to, directing the operations of the Carpenter Shop, including, maintenance, remodeling, and departmental projects for the UW-Madison facilities, and assigning and reviewing the work of carpenters, bricklayers and masons, and apprentices, when applicable. The position serves as shop liaison to customers, other trades groups, and management. Work is performed under general supervision.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Physical Plant is committed to the highest standard of professionalism and customer service for our university community.

Additional Information:

* Knowledge of symbols, information, and terminology used in interpretation of blue prints, sketches, specifications, and on-site analysis to make accurate estimates of labor, equipment, and material needs and costs.
* Ability to read, interpret, and disseminate information contained in technical manuals, repair bulletins, modification work orders, drawings, specifications, and related instructional materials.
* Ability to effectively supervise and communicate instructions per specifications to direct reports.
* Ability to minimize disruption to classrooms and research laboratories.
* Possesses effective verbal and written communication skills to impart complex maintenance, repair or construction concepts and instructions to a trade and/or non-trade audience.
* Possesses effective conflict resolution skills.
* Knowledge of mathematics; ability to take accurate measurements and perform common computations.
* Experience leading and coordinating successful strategic planning efforts and implementing continuous quality improvement processes and programs.
* General knowledge of project funding procedures, job cost accounting procedures, timekeeping requirements, etc.
* Knowledge of procedures used in requisitioning materials, equipment, and supplies, and of university and state requisition and purchasing procedures.
* Possession of self-reliance, initiative, and independent judgment sufficient to diagnose and resolve complex and difficult repair, construction or related problems without advice or counsel from higher supervision.
* Knowledge of basic principles used in employee counseling, performance evaluations, resolving complaints, handling grievances, and administering discipline.
* Prior experience working in an open shop (union & non-union) a plus.
* Basic knowledge of employment interviewing techniques.
* Must possess a strong sense of priority and time management.
* Customer Service: Ensure that providing quality service is everyone's priority.
* Attend Safety meetings and training sessions when requested.
* Ability to be flexible, self-motivated, and quality oriented.
* Ability to maintain a professional and service-oriented relationship with customers and co-workers.
* Ability to present a neat, clean appearance at all times.
* Proficient with Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)


Dawn Bierman
[email protected]
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 be considered, applications must be submitted online. Applicants must upload a resume and cover letter. Your cover letter should specifically address the Required Qualifications listed in the Relevant Work Experience section.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation 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: Oct 29 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Nov 26 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 10/30/2018
Application Due: 11/27/2018
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