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University of Northern Iowa Carpenter in Cedar Falls, Iowa


Job Category:Merit Blue Collar (

Type of Position:Probationary

Full Consideration Date:Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Advertising Started on:Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Hiring Department:Operations & Maintenance

Department:Operations & Maintenance


Salary:$22.19/hr - $22.19/hr

Iowa enjoys a lower cost of living than many other states. See how the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area compares by utilizing the cost of living calculator ( . Our overall compensation package is enhanced by excellent benefits for eligible non-temporary positions ( .

Pay Grade ( :AFSCME.10

Position Details

Percent of Time/Week:100%

Service Schedule:Merit 12 Months

Position Description:

Under general supervision, applies knowledge and skill at the level of a journey worker to build and repair wooden, metal and related structures, and performs other duties related or incidental thereto.

Constructs, installs, and repairs cabinets, doors, windows, screens, shades, blinds, furniture, seats, laminate materials and other components not available from commercial sources; constructs walls, ceilings and floors; frames and installs doors and windows; insulates walls and performs demolition work as necessary; estimates, measures, fabricates and cuts metals for associated jobs using precision leveling equipment; designs and fabricates necessary metal and wood projects that do not necessarily have a planned design; fabricates one-off pieces to include, but not limited to: brackets, hangers, supports, etc; lays tile, linoleum, laminates, epoxies and various other kinds of coverings on floors and other surfaces; patches, repairs or replaces work and damaged floors; installs counter tops and covers other surfaces; cuts forms and adheres coverings to various shapes and types of surface; tapes and finishes dry wall; installs door closures, hinges, door stops, handles, related hardware and performs minor glazing; performs patching, repair and rust removal work for all types of walls and surfaces to a finished stage; full and partial removal of existing materials like door frames, cutting and final fitment of replacement parts, then surface preparation to provide smooth finished texture with tasks such as grinding, sanding, body filler and primer for final finishes and applies finishes as required; draws rough layouts and reads and interprets blueprints and drawings; prepares estimates of materials and time needed to complete assigned jobs and orders materials as needed; erects and disassembles ladders and related equipment; assembles and disassembles all supports, structure, hangers, mounts (motorized or non-motorized) for audio visual equipment installations including ergonomic workstations; sets up and tear down of office spaces; assembles and disassembles different types of modular office furniture including walls (with or without power and data capabilities), doors, shelves, desks, filing cabinets, etc.; and assists in directing work and training of apprentices and other workers. This is a first shift position with a work schedule of Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Required Qualifications:

Four years of experience in the trade including apprenticeships.

Online Application Required Documents

Application Type:This job requires basic applicant information, plus a resume. Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.

Professional References:Applicants must enter reference information online as part of the application process.

Number of References: 3

Cover Letter:A plain text cover letter is required.

Driving License Required:In order to be hired for this job, you must have a valid U.S. driving license.

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information

Attention: Your resume should not be sent to the contact below. The resume will be attached during the Online Application Process.

Contact:Gary Saak ( -

Facilities Management 3

Phone: 319-273-2622

Department URL:

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law. Applicant Accommodations

If you seek information or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at or call (319) 273-2422.

Campus Security & Crime Statistics, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, information on crime statistics for recent years, Public Safety personnel and programs, building access, reporting crimes, safety suggestions, and policies, programs, and services regarding alcohol, drugs, and sexual abuse, is available in the UNI Annual Security and Fire Report ( . A paper copy is available from the Department of Public Safety, 030 Gilchrist Hall, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614.