University of Colorado Structural Trades- Carpenter/Painter in Boulder, Colorado

Structural Trades- Carpenter/Painter

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Boulder, Colorado

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Classified Staff



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Job Summary

The Trades Services division of Facilities Management is seeking a Structural Trades Generalist with an emphasis in Carpentry to join our team. This position provides campus with journey level structural trades support which includes fabrication, installation, maintenance, and repair of campus structural trades building components. We are seeking a customer-oriented person with solid communication and interpersonal skills, who is able to take direction and collaborate with a team. This person will work in conjunction with the other FM trade groups, as well as project managers, outside consultants, and engineering groups.

This full-time position offers excellent benefits, including:

  • Paid vacation and sick leave

  • 10 paid holidays

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • EcoPass for free RTD rides

  • Flex schedules

  • An unparalleled retirement plan

Who We Are

Facilities Management is responsible for the overall physical development, maintenance and operation of the campus. The mission of the department is to provide a safe physical environment that promotes the advancement and transfer of knowledge. This position resides in the Structural Trades Shop. This work unit is responsible for the repair, preventive maintenance, replacement, fabrication (metal and wood based) and inspection of the structural aspects of all of the Campus’ academic buildings. This includes but is not limited to the building envelope, roofs, gutters, downspouts, windows and all interior aspects of a building. We offer competitive wages, flex schedules, health insurance, paid vacation time, sick time, and holidays. Trades Services provides a challenging and dynamic work environment that is focused on our customers and our employees.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Structural Component Maintenance and Repair

  • Organize and implement assigned structural trades maintenance projects by determining the best materials and most efficient methods of construction and repair to reach project completion while meeting code regulations as well as basic standard structural trade procedures.

  • Perform all phases of structural trades maintenance assignments including glass replacement, restroom accessories repairs, as well as repairs/ replacement of floor tiles, carpet tiles, ceiling tiles, doors, windows, walls, chalkboards and other campus structural trades building components.

  • Correct use of hand and power tools is required for tasks.


  • Fabricate and install cabinetry, furniture, bookcases, countertops, shelving, custom wood trim, chair rail, picture rail and other fine woodworking projects by designing and reading plans or sketches, job lay out, manufacturing of parts, constructing, sanding, gluing and assembling.

  • Recreate, restore and repair existing fine woodworking in campus buildings by duplicating and matching existing details.

  • Plan reading and construction of walls, installation of sheetrock, insulation, cove base, base board, crown mold, door ways, acoustic ceilings and other aspects of structural remodel fabrications.

Structural Component Installation

  • Install requested whiteboards, chalkboards, picture / plaque mounting, projection screens, soap dispensers, toilet paper holders, mirrors, weather stripping, blinds, keyboard trays, cork boards, display cases, signage, and various other requested installations from campus departments.

Project Support

  • Provide support for projects.

  • Projects may include: small remodel projects, renewal and replacement projects, large capital projects and other similar projects.

  • Review project documents (drawings, specifications, component submittals and requests for information) reviewing outage notification requests, performing outages related to projects, performing quality assurance inspections, attending project walks, performing equipment start up and final commissioning of new project.

What You Should Know

  • Lifting requirements for this position are designated as “heavy.” The incumbent will be required to exert in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

  • Normal work hours are Monday-Friday. This position may be required to occasionally work alternative shifts; for example, 3:30 PM - 12 AM or 7:30 AM - 4 PM, Tuesday – Saturday.

What We Can Offer

Starting annual salary is $ $43,920, NON-NEGOTIABLE. Employee may be eligible for a 5% new hire salary increase within 12 months.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Four years of progressively responsible experience in the structural trades appropriate to the work assignment (including carpentry, electrical, painting, locksmithing).

  • Substitution: Successful completion of a formalized apprenticeship program or higher level course work from an accredited, non-correspondence, vocational or trades school appropriate to the work assignment may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

  • To comply with ITAR regulations, must be either:

  • U.S. Citizen (has a U.S. passport, certificate of naturalization, original or certified copy of U.S. birth certificate, Native American Tribal Document, Certification of Birth Abroad by Department of State).

  • Legal, permanent resident in the US (has a green card, or foreign passport has a temporary I-551 stamp imprinted on visa).

What You Will Need

  • Customer Service Skills

  • Attention to Detail

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Communication skills

  • Collaboration

  • Reliability

  • Technical Expertise

  • Ability to work well within a team environment

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • A current resume. Must include date ranges and whether full time or part time work.

  • A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

  • DD-214 for veteran applicants.

  • Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran’s preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to or send via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.

  • If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by January 28, 2019 for consideration.

Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer