Skip to Main Content

Trades/Maintenance Worker 2

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 9/21/17. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants. Applications will be reviewed based on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions. Typically, the starting salary is at the lower end of the salary range. For additional information please contact: Mark Schulze mark.schulze@oregonstate.edu OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.

Position Details

Position Information

Department Forest Ecosyst & Society (FOR)
Classification Title Trades/Maintenance Worker 2
Job Title Trades/Maintenance Worker 2
Appointment Type Classified Staff
Job Location Blue River
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 12
Pay Method Salary
Min Salary $2555
Max Salary $3796
Employment Category Regular
Position Summary

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Trades/Maintenance Worker 2 position for the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society (FES) at Oregon State University (OSU).

This position will be located in Blue River, Oregon.

This position provides maintenance of the facilities at the Headquarters Site and remote research installations of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest (HJA) near Blue River, Oregon. Oregon State University’s (OSU) Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society jointly administers the HJA with the United States Forest Service (USFS), Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station. The mission of the HJA is to support basic and applied ecological research, especially long-term studies concerning forests, streams, and watersheds; create and maintain strong linkages among research, education, and forest management; and provide educational opportunities in ecosystem science and natural resource management. About 120 active research projects occur on the HJA each year. Current use of the HJA is estimated to exceed 8400 day users per year. The physical plant to house, and support, such a large research and education effort is correspondingly large. The first permanent building was constructed using National Science Foundation (NSF) funding provided to OSU for facilities development at HJA. Subsequent development has led to close to 42,000 square feet of lab, office, and meeting space. Fourteen apartments provide overnight or field season accommodations for up to 80 people, including students and researchers from OSU, other academic institutions, and federal agencies.

The purpose of this position is to: 1) maintain the laboratory/office and dormitory facilities of the Headquarters site of the HJA; 2) perform remodeling/renovation /construction work as needed to accommodate research and educational needs; 3) assist field technicians with maintenance of long-term research infrastructure; and 4) assist USFS PNW Research Station Engineers with identifying and facilitating contracted facility improvement projects.

Good, functional, and safe facilities for living and working are fundamental for a productive research and education environment, and maintenance of facilities is essential. Day/night use of the field station is somewhat seasonal and characterized by high turnover which places an added burden on maintenance. Remodeling and construction projects are frequently required because of the heavy use of facilities and shifting nature of the research programs.

Position Duties

45% – General Maintenance:

  • Plumbing: Repairs old plumbing; repairs/replaces hot water heaters; cleans drains; installs new plumbing including fixtures and equipment. Performs routine monitoring and maintenance of drinking water system.
  • Carpentry: Repairs doors, windows, and cabinets; installs shelves, desks, and counters; repairs walls, ceilings, and floors; repairs roof.
  • Electrical: Repairs, alters, and maintains wiring systems and electrical fixtures; identifies larger electrical projects requiring electrical contractor.
  • Painting: Cleans and prepares surfaces; patches drywall, mixes and applies plaster; mixes and applies paint.
  • Mechanical Repair: Services snowmobiles, snowcats and small yard tractors by checking and changing oil, grease, coolants, replacing minor components, and performing minor welding repair; maintains and repairs heating and refrigeration systems and identifies problems requiring specialized service.

30% – General Construction or Renovations, Additions, and Small Structures (including buildings and other structures at long-term research sites):

  • Carpentry: Prepares site; prepares forms and pours small foundations; frames walls; installs roof; installs windows, doors, drywall, paneling, etc.
  • Plumbing: Installs new plumbing including fixtures and equipment.
  • Electrical: Installs wiring systems.
  • Painting: Tapes and joins drywall, mixes and applies plaster; mixes and applies paint.

10% – Miscellaneous Activities: Coordinates and plans work for part-time, temporary employees and volunteers as needed; performs various other trades work including metal and welding work; researches and purchases (or provides a purchase list) appropriate supplies for maintenance projects; reads and works from blueprints; uses backhoe for various road-clearing and facilities projects (as needed and dependent on appropriate certification).

5% – Custodial Tasks:
Removes trash and glass recycling to refuse disposal area (County dump); mows lawns and does landscaping; gets rid of pests (insects and annoying mammals such as mice, rats, and skunks) and regularly searches for and seals mouse entry points to buildings; occasionally helps clean office and laboratory space.

5% – Assists Field Sampling Crews:
Accompanies field technicians during winter sampling (when snowmobiles or snowcats are being used to travel long distances), at other times when a “safety buddy” is needed (e.g. falling trees, installing heavy equipment), or at times when fallen trees need to be cleared from the roadway. Participates in field rescues of technicians or researchers with broken or stranded vehicles.

5% – Caretaker/Security Tasks:
Performs daily walk through of facilities; responds to emergency maintenance needs at all hours; plows road leading to the headquarters and parking areas in winter.

Drives OSU Motor Pool, USFS, and College/University-owned vehicles on forest roads to various work sites and to run errands.

Minimum Qualifications

Three years of general building maintenance experience in one or more of the following trade areas: carpentry, electrical, mechanical, painting, plumbing, and welding. NOTE: Some positions may require licensure or certification in a specific trade area.

Additional Required Qualifications

Experience working or living in remote locations.

Experience working collaboratively as part of a team.

Experience planning and prioritizing maintenance or construction projects.

Basic knowledge of and experience with plumbing, painting, carpentry, electrical, and mechanical systems.

This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq.

Must complete online defensive driving course, apply for and obtain USFS drivers license within 6 months of hire date.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

Experience operating a backhoe or similar heavy equipment.

Experience operating a chainsaw for bucking logs and branches.

Building construction experience and/or knowledge of building codes.

Maintenance experience in all of the following trade areas: carpentry, electrical, mechanical, painting, plumbing, and welding.

Experience using computers for project planning and documentation, as well as electronic communications.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

This position requires the ability and willingness to work outdoors in all weather conditions throughout the year, and to occasionally work evenings and weekends as needed to handle problems that may arise. Occasional vehicle and foot travel in inclement weather conditions (rain, snow, mud) is required, depending on the weather.

The ability to lift/push/pull/carry up to 50 pounds, to work while bending or stooping for extended periods, to work from ladders, scaffolds, roofs and other above ground locations, and to work in an environment containing dust, odors, and high levels of noise is required.

This position is deemed essential and the incumbent may be expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments or closures. No
This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P01153CT
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 10/23/2017
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 08/30/2017
Full Consideration Date 09/21/2017
Closing Date 10/01/2017
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 9/21/17. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.

Applications will be reviewed based on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions.

Typically, the starting salary is at the lower end of the salary range.

For additional information please contact:
Mark Schulze
mark.schulze@oregonstate.edu

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents