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Wichita State University* Landscaper (999391) in Wichita, Kansas

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Posting Number: 21-00010-USS Post Position Title: Carpenter Senior Position Number: 999414 Full Time **Summary of Responsibilities** Employee is responsible for setting own priorities for work methods within recommended guidelines. Work is performed in accordance with generally accepted trade practices and occupational safety precautions. Specific job-related information is available from code books, manuals, blueprints and state specifications. The majority of work involves performing highly skilled carpentry tasks related to the preventive maintenance and remodeling projects performed by a large Physical Plant complex. Performs assignments received through service requests, projects from the Planning Department and special assignments (written or verbal) received from Supervisor of the Carpentry Shop. **Minimum Education** High School diploma or equivalent **Minimum Experience** Four years of experience as a carpenter. **Knowledge, skills and abilities** * Knowledge of the standard practices, materials and tools of the carpentry trade. * Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade. * Ability to read, interpret and work from sketches, blueprints and specifications. * Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions. * Ability to care for the tools and equipment of the trade. * Ability to use and operate carpenter tools and machines. * Knowledge of & skill in mechanical trades related to & applicable in an operation such as a large Physical Plant complex. **Required Licenses, Certificates & Registrations** Valid Driver's license for use of State vehicles on & off campus **Additional Information** All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and foster an environment of diversity in culture, thought and experience. Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Board of Regents policy. Location Wichita, KS - WSU Main Campus Proposed Salary or Hourly Rate Commensurate with experience Eligible for Shift Differential: No Benefits Eligible: Yes **Preferred Experience** * Preferred (10) ten years of experience in the carpentry trade that involved performing tasks related to a large complex such as in Physical Plant operations. * Although no special training is required an employee should have sufficient experience, vocational education in the skilled trades would be helpful, particularly finish carpentry, cabinet building, framing and masonry work. **For what purpose, with whom and how frequently are contacts made with the public, other employees or officials?** The majority of contacts are made with Physical Plant personnel for the purpose of exchanging work-related information. Occasionally contacts with supervision or University department heads & administrators are made during maintenance or repair of specialized equipment. The purpose of the contact is to plan, coordinate & advise on work efforts, interpret guidelines or instructions, elicit opinions or give guidance on the basis of facts to resolve common issues or problems when the information is not sensitive in nature or the individuals or groups are working toward mutual goals & have basically cooperative attitudes. Well developed communication skills are required. **Regular Hours of Work:** Typically 7:45 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Monday-Friday **Environmental Factors** In the course of performing the asks assigned to this position an incumbent is exposed to hazards that could result in serious injury if safety procedures are not followed. The employee is required to work under uncomfortable conditions at times. The work environment involves hazards, risks or discomforts typical of working with or around machinery with exposed moving parts, irritant chemicals, heavy equipment or abusive or hostile clientele. Exposure to disagreeable weather conditions & extreme levels of temperature, ventilations, lighting & sound are normal. Protective clothing or gear & specific safety standards or procedures may be required. Serious injury is possible. Manipulating equipment weighing up to 50lbs. **List machines or equipment used regularly in the work of this position. Indicate the frequency which they are used.** Hand and Power Tools - Daily Surface Planer - As needed Cushman Scooter - Daily Forklift, Scaffolding, Ladders - As needed Table saws, Jointer - As needed Aerial Platform - As needed **Responsibility / Duty** * Under the general direction of a Physical Plant Supervisor Senior, this position is responsible for performing highly-skilled carpentry tasks. * New Construction/major renovation remodeling * The following tasks require knowledge of the standard practices, materials and tools of the carpentry trade; the ability to read, interpret and work from plans, sketches, blueprints and specifications; and skill in performing carpentry tasks. Work is reviewed through i