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Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois, United States
30+ days ago
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Department: Facilities Mgmt EV
Salary/Grade: 681/U8

Job Summary:

Under minimal supervision, performs a variety of skilled tasks within the Carpentry trade as well as general building tasks. Coordinates with other trades, instructs Assistant Journey Carpenters and Utility Workers in the field. Performs work independently with latitude for determining proper materials and methods, is subject to inspection during progress and after completion.

The role will support the department’s mission and values by exhibiting the following: inclusiveness, respect, initiative, collaboration, innovation, and accountability. The incumbent will strive to provide excellent service when performing job responsibilities and will practice safe work procedures, and follow safety rules at all times.

Position is part of a collective bargaining unit. Pay for this position will be $49.09 per hour. Rate is determined by collective bargaining agreement.

Specific Responsibilities:

· General repairs to doors, walls, floors, ceilings, etc

· Glazing and window repairs

· Repairs of roofs and other exterior building elements

· Hangs wood doors and set jambs

· Construct stairs (stringers, tread, risers, etc)

· Performs interior renovations

· Performs general plaster, cement, stone, and brick repairs


Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

· High school diploma, GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired;

· Training and/or development experience equivalent to a full apprenticeship (four (4) years) plus relevant work experience of two (2) years or more;

· Be a member of Laborers Local 681, or join after one month of employment;

· Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license recognized by the State of Illinois, provide own reliable transportation, and purchase a University parking permit.

Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

· Thorough knowledge of the tools, application methods and standard trade safety practices;

· Complete knowledge of the proper handling, mixing and disposal of toxic or potentially hazardous materials;

· Must have good written & oral communications & listening skills;

· Physical ability to climb and descend ladders work on scaffolding lift or other support apparatus and to work in cramped quarters. Dexterity is necessary for the use of tools and manipulation of materials.

· Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing of continuous improvement;

· Helpful, respectful, approachable, collaborative, team oriented;

· Seeks to build collaboration b encouraging trust, mutual respect, and shared purpose;

· Ability to build strong working relationships and a positive work environment;

· Integrates health and safety precautions into daily activities

Preferred Qualifications:

· Proficiency with mobile devices including iOS

· Proficiency with software programs including Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook; Kronos; CMMS systems

· 5 years experience in asphalt shingles, slate, tile, and rubber roofing systems

· Working experience in sheet metal work (ie., flashing and gutters)

Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

· Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation, and teamwork within the unit

· Recommends improvements and opportunities to increase efficiency, safety, and reduce costs

· Analytical skills including critical thinking, decision making, troubleshooting, and problem solving

At Northwestern, we are proud to provide meaningful, competitive, high-quality health care plans, retirement benefits, tuition discounts and more! Visit us at to learn more.

Work-Life and Wellness:
Northwestern offers comprehensive programs and services to help you and your family navigate life’s challenges and opportunities, and adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles.
We support flexible work arrangements where possible and programs to help you locate and pay for quality, affordable childcare and senior/adult care. Visit us at to learn more.

Professional Growth & Development:
Northwestern supports employee career development in all circumstances whether your workspace is on campus or at home. If you’re interested in developing your professional potential or continuing your formal education, we offer a variety of tools and resources. Visit us at to learn more.

Northwestern strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters for people who can obtain them as a critical tool for minimizing severe illness. More information can be found on the COVID-19 and Campus Updates webpage.

The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three Fires, the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa as well as the Menominee, Miami and Ho-Chunk nations. We acknowledge and honor the original people of the land upon which Northwestern University stands, and the Native people who remain on this land today.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Click for information on EEO is the Law.


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