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VPR-Skidaway Inst Oceanography

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO) is a multidisciplinary research institution located on a 700 acre campus on Skidaway Island. The Institute’s primary goals are to further understanding of marine and environmental sciences, conduct leading edge research on marine and coastal systems, and train tomorrow’s scientists. Our campus is also a host to Georgia Southern University’s Applied Coastal Research Lab, NOAA Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, The University of Georgia’s Marine Education Center and Aquarium, and The Nature Conservancy.
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is also home to the R/V Savannah. The R/V Savannah is operated by the Institute and is a member of the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) fleet.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday – Friday (occasional weekends as needed).

Advertised Salary:

$45,000 to $55,000 Commensurate with Experience

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Open until filled:


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

FLSA: Non-exempt

Location of Vacancy:

Savannah Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Skilled Craftsperson

Job Family:

Research And Lab



Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, formal training programs, or on-the-job training. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Lands and Facilities, the Maintenance Technician/Skilled Tradesman is a full-time professional staff position. The Maintenance Technician/Carpenter performs skilled work in the construction, repair, and maintenance of wooden and wood substitute items and structures. Also, performs duties in the general repair and maintenance of buildings and university facilities. Strong customer service skills and working independently with little supervision is needed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

High school diploma or GED and one to three years similar experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable experience in one or more of the applicable trades (i.e.: carpentry, machinist, electrician, plumber); or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Ability to work independently, conceptualize project and manage multiple priorities.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, methods, materials, and tools of the carpentry trade.

Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

Ability to plan, lay out, and perform carpentry work of average difficulty.

Ability to work from sketches and blue prints.

Skill in the care and use of hand and bench tools and equipment of the carpentry trade.

Ability to perform more complex plumbing, electrical and carpentry maintenance and repairs such as replacing solenoid valves, switches, relays, and thermostats, rewiring appliances, constructing partitions and small out buildings, and installing plumbing pipe and related plumbing fixtures.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to understand and interpret information.

Ability to multitask and coordinate multiple projects.

Physical Demands:

Stand, stoop, climb, bend, stretch and walk as needed to successfully install, inspect, repair and/or construct.

Lift, hold and carry equipment and materials weighing 75 pounds on an occasional basis.


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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Performs general carpentry work in construction, alteration and repair of wood and wood substitute items and structures such as cabinets, bookcases, drawers, partitions, panels, and building structures.

Installs, repairs, and replaces doors, door hardware, and locks. Maintains Lock/Key database.

Installs, repairs, and replaces windows and window hardware.

Installs special activity floor, floor coverings, floor partitions.

Builds shelving, toolboxes, and map and picture frames; repairs office furniture. Hangs pictures or bulletin boards in offices.

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Covers tables and desks with various protective coverings.

Installs and repairs acoustical ceilings.

Hangs vinyl wall covering, and installs door frames.

Drives truck to various locations on and off campus.

Assists in various general maintenance projects.

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Operates equipment such as skill saw, table saw, band saw, drill press, jigsaw, cutting torch, etc. Operates various equipment in general maintenance. Also operates yard equipment such as tractors, backhoe, forklifts.

Other duties as assigned. Performs general painting, plumbing, electrical and carpentry repairs, such as unstopping clogged sinks, drains, and garbage disposals, resetting circuit breakers.

Perform emergency repairs on various types of machinery, including mechanical, electric and hydraulic; identify and replace worn or damaged parts in a timely manner.

Use a variety of power and hand tools to perform job functions.

Drives trucks to transport materials such as furniture, supplies, or equipment as needed.

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Posted: 3/30/2021
Application Due: 5/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time