Under the general direction of the supervisor, performs renovation and restoration tasks to maintain the aesthetic components of the facilities interior and exterior. Modifies and installs drywall, doors, windows, ceilings and flooring; inspects and repairs fire rated walls and doors; and performs finishing tasks. Updates building drawings as necessary. Identifies, communicates, coordinates and completes projects and work performed in the assigned area(s). Responds to emergency situations and evaluates and corrects defects. Leads team of facilities technicians. Mentors, trains and provides technical expertise to other staff. Distributes work orders. Assists other trades as needed; adheres to all safety practices and procedures; cleans and maintains work areas and equipment; attends meetings; properly completes documentation; provides a high level of customer service; communicates to customers, coworkers and supervision via written, electronic and verbal methods and devices; operates department vehicles; performs other duties as assigned. Actively supports our commitment to the university value of acting with integrity and personal accountability to establish a culture of professionalism in the workplace. Shift, hours, days, and/or location are subject to change based on operational need in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement; may work overtime; subject to 24 hour emergency call. Job Duties: Incumbents may perform some or all of these duties and at times, other duties as assigned. Performs Three of Four Technical Specialties (50%): Carpentry: Fabricates, installs, repairs, and/or replaces cabinets, walls, doors, ceilings, countertops, masonry, fencing, windows, and sills. Performs minor roof repairs. Frames and modifies doors. Installs, repairs and replaces bathroom stalls. Installs and repairs cubicles. Finishing: Installs, repairs and replaces ceilings (e.g., grids, tile), handrails, molding (e.g., baseboard, chair rail) and casing (e.g., door, window). Installs and replaces door stops, hardware, vents and panels. Installs, repairs and replaces window treatments, shelving, displays (e.g., bulletin boards, chalkboards), audio-visual equipment (e.g., smartboards, projection screens, speakers) and signage. Skim coats and sands walls and furniture. Paints and stains walls and furniture. Installs and replaces wall covering (e.g., paper, vinyl). Fire-Stopping: Inspects fire-rated doors and walls. Installs intumescent materials and fire stop systems in walls, partitions, floors, ceilings, etc. following manufacturer and compliance guidelines. Interprets NFPA 101 and UL firestop codes and applies standards to the workplace. Flooring Installs, repairs, and replaces flooring systems (e.g., carpet, vinyl, ceramic tile). Repairs subflooring. Installs, repairs, and replaces stair treads and transition strips.
Minimum Classification Requirements: High school diploma/GED or equivalent combination of education and experience; eight years experience in general construction, carpentry, fire-stopping, or painting. Candidate must have at least one year of experience equivalent to a senior level within the skilled trades series for consideration. Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this classified civil service position, however current Ohio State University employees in a CWA role will be given preference. Obtain during probationary period: valid OSHA 30-hour General Industry Safety and Health card, demonstrated understanding of university building design standards (BDS) related to maintenance and repair of building systems and equipment, and demonstrated understanding of the project process as managed by FOD Design and Construction (FDC); successful completion of probationary period includes demonstrated competence in three of the following technical specialties as determined by the needs of the department: rough carpentry, finishing, fire-stopping, flooring. May require a valid State of Ohio driver license.
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