The USC department of Facilities Management Services (FMS) - Operations: Construction Project Services is seeking an individual whoâs highly skilled in the carpentry trade, with excellent communication skills, leadership capabilities, customer service oriented and attentive to producing quality work, to join its team as Carpenter, Lead.
FMS is a diverse group of innovative and talented professionals who provide high quality facilities maintenance and management services in support of education and research at USC. FMS is committed to being fully responsive to the needs of faculty, students, staff and public, who are our customers. FMS strives to cooperate fully with all campus constituents to provide a functional and efficient facilities operation for the university. FMS values accountability, collaboration, respect, trust, and employee recognition. Learn more about FMS at: www.usc.edu/fms
Under the general supervision of the Trades Supervisor, the Carpenter, Lead performs advanced shop procedures in carpentry. Has responsibility for oversight and coordination of trades personnel within a shop/team. Assists supervisor on a variety of trade specialty procedures and compliance programs. Assigns tasks, schedules work locations and monitors assigned areas and activities. Coordinates work of employees, including trades, non-trades, contractors and provides general project management for assigned projects; leads multi-trade projects/assignments/team. Assists supervisor with training and guidance to ensure that high standards. of quality, service and customer satisfaction are maintained. May assume leadership role in the absence of supervisor as assigned and/or designated.
Candidates for the position of Carpenter, Lead must have the following:
High school diploma or equivalent; specialized/technical training
Completion of four year apprenticeship program; however, four yearsâ experience as a trade-related trainee may substitute for completion of a four year apprenticeship program
Additional 5 years of extensive journey-level Carpenter experience
Experience performing various aspects of Carpentry work including rough-in, finish, renovations, tenant improvements, metal stud framing
Experience leading/overseeing tenant improvements/ renovation projects and team members is desired
Cabinetry experience is a plus
Demonstrated project management skills and ability to resolve job related problems
Thorough comprehension of job components for all projects, including other trades
Thorough understanding of costs, materials and estimating procedures.
Demonstrated strong interpersonal and lead skills; ability to work effectively with vendors, customers and other trade employees
Knowledge of computers, billing systems, material ordering
Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of human resources policies and procedures
Provides team leadership and guidance to trade journeymen and other personnel. Assigns and oversees work of assigned team. Sets Priorities and timelines. Provides feedback on performance, disciplinary actions, promotions, etc. Ensures timely completion within cost and quality constraints.
Trains and assists employees in a variety of skills and tasks. Identifies additional training or defines needs for new or continuing training that would benefit employees and the University.
Performs advanced/specialty carpentry procedures (e.g. demolition, constructs, installs, replaces, repairs, maintains buildings, woodwork, structures, ceilings, drywall, flooring, cabinets or furniture). Assists supervisor in project management and coordination of compliance, regulatory testing and preventive maintenance projects.
Coordinates activities of trade employees and other personnel to ensure timely and cost effective job completion.
Interprets rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Ensures compliance and implementation of city and state building codes and provides for safety of employees throughout duration of projects.
Identifies and reports need for maintenance, replacement and/or repair. Purchases materials and services as needed.
Oversees quality of work of outside contractors.
Assists in the preparation and maintenance of records, reports and correspondence as required.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Come and join the FMS team â a team that works as trusted partners shaping an environment of innovation and excellence.
Serves as a Trades Specialist, Lead performing advanced shop procedures in one of the following programs, (fire, life, safety systems, high voltage distribution systems and electrical repairs, steam distribution and boiler repairs; backflow program; AC systems; Access Control, Carpentry/Cabinet Making). Has responsibility for oversight and coordination of trades personnel within a shop/team. Assists supervisor on a variety of mechanical/building trade specialty procedures and compliance programs. Assigns tasks, schedules work locations and monitors assigned areas and activities. Coordinates work of employees, including trades, non-trades, contractors and provides general project management for assigned projects. Assists supervisor with training and guidance to ensure that high standards of quality, service and customer satisfaction are maintained. May assume leadership role in the absence of supervisor as assigned and/or designated.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.