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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: May 6, 2019
Departmental Overview The intellectual heart of UC Berkeley, the College of Letters and Science (L&S), is the largest of the 14 colleges and schools and one of the most prestigious teaching and research units in the UC system. L&S encompasses more than half of the campus's faculty, three-quarters of its undergraduate students, and half of its Ph.D. candidates.
The Carpenter provides journey-level carpentry and cabinet making support for the College of Letters and Sciences teaching and research operations. Under the general guidance of the assigned lead person the incumbent performs a variety of skills to achieve professional level custom design, fabrication, and installation of new fixtures as well as maintenance and modification to existing cabinets, table tops, floor and wall coverings, and room fixtures. Performs interdepartmental work as needed/required to achieve recharge goals.
Perform construction, maintenance, alteration or repair of wooden and/or metal structures on campus buildings and facilities.
Fabricate and install and/or repair counters, cabinets, hardware, shelving, benches, tables, partitions, floors, wall frames, windows openings and doors, including demolition and removal.
Uses materials including but not limited to plywood, hardwood, softwood, wood composites, phenolics, epoxy resin, plastic laminates, sheet metal, metal studs, sheet rock, masonry, and floor and ceiling tiles, wood finishes and paint.
Uses modern work methods.
Initiates orders for materials and expendable supplies.
Maintains the carpenter shop and associated hand and power tools In a safe, clean, organized and serviceable condition.
Practice safe work habits on a daily basis and in the spirit of the University HPP objectives. Instructs work study students safe and appropriate hand/power tool use, and material handling methods.
Directs students in building maintenance duties.
Performs general building moving tasks including the installation or relocation of scientific equipment.
Provides manual help as required to minimize property damage during emergencies such as water leaks and electrical power failures.
Performs sheet metal work on brackets, shelves and carts, as required.
Performs other miscellaneous building tasks as required.
Completes work orders, time-sheets, and administrative paperwork as required by the Workshop's Manager.
Demonstrated journeymen experience in carpentry.
Demonstrated experience and skill in working with materials such as plywood, hardwood, softwood, wood composites, phenolic panels, epoxy resin, plastic laminates, sheet metal, metal studs, sheetrock, masonry, and floor and ceiling tiles, wood finishes and paint.
Ability to read blueprints.
Ability to operate woodworking machinery.
Ability to prioritize assignments.
Good communication skills.
Ability to lift 75 lbs.
Experience working in occupied laboratories and offices
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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