Amherst College invites applications for the Building Trades Maintenance Worker position. Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our studentsidentify as domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
The Building Trades Maintenance Worker is a full-time, year round position, job group and level AO-3. The Building Trades Maintenance Worker assists the carpenters and painters with inspection, repair, installation, modification, rebuilding, construction, and maintenance of woodwork, masonry, and roofing. The Maintenance Worker maintains, installs, and repairs doors, locks, and hardware on various structures throughout the campus. Less complex routine tasks related to the above may be performed independently. Additional responsibilities include the installation of artwork, banners, and plaques, and the participation in event set-ups. The Maintenance Worker must be available for call-ins on nights and weekends in case of emergency.
Takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Assist the carpenters and painters in the repair of building components including, but not limited to windows, doors, railings, porches, stairs, patios, walkways, roofing, plaster, drywall, and flooring materials (less complex tasks may be performed independently)
Assist with maintaining a safe and secure environment for all campus residents and employees
Maintain safe egress and ingress to buildings
Prepare and set up chairs, banners, staging, signs, etc. for special functions
Move contents of offices and other spaces
Building Trades Support
Locate and eliminate entry points for pests
Perform various building trades support tasks such as installing specialty items (ex. paper towel dispensers), hanging pictures, building and installing bookshelves, etc.
Prepare and paint interior and exterior finishes
High school or vocational high school diploma, or equivalent
A valid driver's license and successful credentialing is required to operate college vehicles
Able to successfully complete the following trainings/certifications within six months
Lock out / tag out
Lead Paint Safe Practices
Boom lift Operation
1 to 3 years of light carpentry and/or building trades experience
Attention to detail
Good written and verbal communication, organizational, time management and problem solving skills
Experience and/or commitment to working collaboratively with a diverse community
An acceptable criminal offender records information (CORI) check is required
Must successfully complete a pre-employment physical and lift test
Trade school or on the job training and experience in the building trades
More than 3 years of related experience
Interestedcandidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. ABOUT AMHERST COLLEGE Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!
Amherst College is a private liberal arts college located in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States. Amherst is an exclusively undergraduate four-year institution and enrolled 1,800 students in the fall of 2013.