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Facilities Worker II - Carpenter Shop

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California Polytechnic State University


San Luis Obispo, CA

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Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Facilities Worker II - Carpenter Shop


Fac Svcs-Arc Trd-Carpenter Shp (128104)


Administration and Finance

Salary Range:

$4,318 - $5,426 per month.

Position Description:


Facilities Operations is a department within Facilities Management and Development, a unit of the Administration and Finance Division responsible for managing operations, maintenance, and repair of University facilities. The purpose of the Facilities Operations Department is to provide quality maintenance and minor repair and renovation services that meet or exceed our customers' expectations. This position is within the Carpenter Shop and is responsible for providing maintenance, repair, construction, and renovation of general and preventive facilities and systems.

Under general supervision, the Facilities Worker II independently performs a wider range of more complex semi-skilled and basic skilled facilities and systems maintenance, repair, and renovation work which does not require full journey-level skills. This position must be able to perform basic trade work in three or more trades; analyze and troubleshoot problems across multiple trade functions; and perform necessary repairs independently. The Facilities Worker II is trained in specific trade tasks which require a broader knowledge in several trades and a basic knowledge of theories, codes, procedures, and general trade practices in applicable trade areas. Incumbents work under the direction of a skilled crafts worker on the more complex, trade-related assignments.

The following examples illustrate typical work activities and are not meant to be all inclusive or restrictive:

Make repairs to a variety of building components, including windows, doors, hardware, floors and floor coverings, ceilings and ceiling tile, toilet partitions, dispensers, plumbing fixtures, ceramic tile, venetian blinds, wood and metal fences, and campus and street signage.

Make repairs to walls, including, but are not limited to: sheetrock, wood, metal, concrete, block, tile, stucco, and their coverings etc.

Maintain roofs, including, but are not limited to: composition tile, clay tile, asphalt, pitch, flashings, skylights, cants etc..; and erect scaffolding and other work as required.

Make and construct simple furniture, shelving, and cabinetry projects by sanding, patching, masking, and clean-up.

Set and pour minor concrete flat work, retaining walls, and make repairs to sidewalks, and building foundations.

Perform semi-skilled duties using hand tools, power tools, and equipment associated with the painting trade including, but not limited to: tape float and texture surfaces; surface preparation for painting or finishing, clean and maintain hand and power tools; and brush and spray apply coatings.

Work under the direction of a Carpenter, complete complex renovations to buildings and building systems, install metal and wood wall systems, set windows and door jambs, hang doors, hang sheetrock, hang insulation, construct concrete form work and pour concrete, make structural repairs to buildings, and other related repairs associated with the completion of assigned projects.

Replace light bulbs and fuses, install outlets and switches; replace ballasts and fixtures (non-energized systems); and pull wire.

Perform minor semi-skilled locksmith duties using hand tools, power tools, and equipment associated with the locksmith trade that includes the troubleshooting, maintenance, minor repair, and adjustments of various lock hardware.

Install faucets, flush valves, and other basic plumbing devices; and run DWV piping, solder pipe, and clear drains.

Maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems; requisition supplies and make records of work accomplished; and prepare standard reports.

Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of experience and training equivalent to three years of hands-on experience in general facilities and systems maintenance and repair, or comparable experience as a trades assistant or laborer with demonstrated proficiency in the required duties.


Possession of a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain by date of hire.

This position may require the ability to obtain AHERA Contractor/Supervisor certification for asbestos related work and Cal/OSHA Lead training.

Required Qualifications:

Comprehensive knowledge of specific methods, practices and tools related to facilities and systems maintenance and repair in areas such as plumbing, HVAC, electrical, carpentry, painting and mechanical systems.

Working knowledge of building codes; and basic knowledge of electrical theory and mechanical principles.

Ability to perform all work in accordance with established safety procedures, maintain a safe and clean working environment, and follow standard written instructions and procedures.

Thorough knowledge of common terminology, methods, practices, tools and procedures related to building and facilities services, maintenance and repair and/or a base knowledge of a building/construction or mechanical trade.

Ability to perform proficiently a variety of semi-skilled facilities maintenance and repair tasks and operate all applicable tools, equipment and systems; and demonstrate the ability to learn maintenance and repair functions.

Ability to perform strenuous manual labor.

Demonstrated ability to analyze and respond to emergency situations.

Demonstrated customer service experience requiring a very high level of diplomacy and professionalism.

Ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.

Ability to initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere in and outside the University with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a diverse population and with those from various cultural backgrounds.

Thorough knowledge of English grammar, spelling and punctuation and the ability to read, write, and perform arithmetic calculations at a level appropriate for this position.

Ability to demonstrate professionalism in entering occupied areas including dormitory rooms on campus by showing respect for the room occupant's privacy and property.

Demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.

Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.

Working knowledge of or ability to quickly learn University infrastructure, policies and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.

Special Conditions:


Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.

Must be able to work overtime, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.

Must be able to work various shifts (as applicable), including weekends, and a willingness to switch shifts to meet operational needs.

Ability to wear respiratory protection. A Cal/OSHA mandated medical evaluation is required prior to the use of a respirator.

Ability to work in a bucket truck or other high lift equipment.

Must be able to perform work on and climb ladders/stairs, work in confined spaces and high places, carry up to 75 lbs., squat, kneel, and crawl.

Must be able to manipulate parts and tools of the carpentry and maintenance trade safely.

Must be able to perform work on roofs and in confined spaces.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position classification has been defined as non-exempt and is subject to overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

This position may require the ability to obtain AHERA Contractor/Supervisor certification for Asbestos Related Work with annual refresher training and Cal/OSHA Lead in Construction training with annual retraining, as well as, the ability to wear respiratory protection appropriate for the hazard encountered. A Cal/OSHA mandated medical evaluation is required prior to the use of a respirator.

Retired CalPERS members selected for this vacancy must request and be approved for reinstatement from retirement prior to the start date. Employment of retired CalPERS members will typically be for 90 days or less and must be for work requiring specialized skills or for a bona fide emergency to prevent stoppage of business.

May be required to complete a Supplemental Employment Application Questionnaire, which contains questions pertaining to conviction history, and submit it when requested by Cal Poly. This disclosure is confidential and will not necessarily preclude applicants from employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.

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About Us

Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university, with approximately 17,500 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. The Cal Poly community fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery.

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