Skilled Trades Worker

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Skilled Trades Worker


FMD-O&M-North Zone Shop

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 Facilities Management Division is the largest of seven (7) divisions reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The exceptional staff of over 900 personnel within the division manage, operate and maintain campus landscapes, buildings and infrastructure to promote the long-term sustainability of the University.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday- Friday 7:30am- 4pm. Some night and/or weekend work may be required in order to meet the needs of the business.

Advertised Salary:

$30,000- $33,000

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Open until filled:


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

FLSA: Non-exempt

Location of Vacancy:

Athens 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

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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:

Skilled manual and technical work at near journeyman level in multiple trades skills. This individual will possess basic skills in the electric, plumbing, building automation, carpenter, paint and numerous other skilled trades. This individual will be responsible for inspecting, making minor repairs and assisting fully skilled tradesmen in the performance of all facets of building maintenance and/or construction. Work is performed under the general supervision of a shop foreman, may on occasion involve the supervisor of trades helpers, and may on occasion work beyond normal duty hours resulting from emergency or high priority work.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

  • Possess a service-oriented temperament.
  • Be able to complete work requests, fill out work order forms, and have a good working relationship with others.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards of: tools and equipment associated with maintenance activities and mechanical and electrical building equipment.
  • Ability to use standard hand tools and equipment as common to the mechanical trades.

Physical Demands:

  • Lift 75 lbs.
  • Walk, stand, stoop, bend, squat, crawl, work with hands over head, kneel, and climb stairs frequently throughout shift.
  • Work from a standard and/or extended ladder and/or scaffolding.
  • Work under adverse weather conditions (hot, cold, rainy, etc.)
  • Work in confined spaces.

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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.


Assists other shop tradesmen (plumbers, electricians, carpenters, etc.) with tasks associated with their assigned work orders.

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Assists HVAC Mechanics and HVAC Controls Technicians in the performance of high level maintenance activity.

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Performs preventive maintenance: Services and repairs to HVAC units, pumps, water fountains, fire doors, air compressors, emergency lights, exit signs, etc.

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Assigns and changes statuses, enters employees labor hours, charges out supplies to work orders from the zone virtual warehouse in the FMD work order cost distribution system called AiM.

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Employee keeps inventory of supplies and orders as necessary. Performs other related work by supervisor.

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Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 8/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time