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Trades/Maintenance Coordinator - Archive

Classification:  C4123
Department:Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
Salary:$20.00 - $23.32 Per Hour
o The University of Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (OIMB) invites applications for a full-time Trades Maintenance Coordinator. This position is located in Charleston, Oregon.
o OIMB provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate education, and facilities for researchers from the UO and from other institutions. The 130-acre complex includes research and teaching laboratories, administrative offices, library, housing, cafeteria, meeting facilities, boat dock, boats, and a large nature preserve.
o Position may be required to respond to emergency calls after hours or on weekends. Prefer candidates living within 30 miles of Charleston.
o This is a classified position represented by SEIU local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.
o University of Oregon positions that are at least half-time are eligible for excellent benefits, including health and dental, employer-paid retirement, and tuition benefits for employee or an eligible dependent, sick and vacation leave.
o Due to budgetary shortfalls, the person appointed to this position will be required to take unpaid furlough days between date of hire and June 30, 2013.
o This recruitment is open any applicant who meets the qualification listed below.


... three years of experience in the operation, maintenance, construction, or repair of facilities in one or more physical plant, building, or landscape services and one additional year of experience with responsibility for coordination of maintenance work or projects.

Required qualifications:

* Current building contractor's license or have held a contractor's license in the past.
* Ability to perform carpentry and related building trades.
* Strong initiative and problem-solving skills and ability to work independently without close supervision.
* Excellent leadership skills.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
* Basic computer skills.
* Valid driver's license and good driving record.

Position is subject to criminal background check.


This position provides improvements to existing buildings, ongoing maintenance of facilities, and management of minor and major construction projects, including directing other facilities staff. Duties include:
... managing construction and renovation projects; coordinating major and minor improvements to existing buildings and constructing new buildings and other facilities on the OIMB campus; planning remodeling and construction projects, obtaining building permits, estimating costs, obtaining materials, perform carpentry and construction work, and working with UO Campus Operations and local suppliers, subcontractors, and services when needed; completing tasks such as pouring cement, framing, roofing, installing plumbing and wiring, and interior and exterior finishing work; making sure that all safety and building codes are followed.
... directing, assigning, and coordinating the work of other trades maintenance personnel and temporary employees involved in campus maintenance and construction; working with one other trades maintenance coordinator to assure that all aspects of campus maintenance are dealt with in a timely and cost-effective way.
... repairing and maintaining buildings, outside structures, and docks; performing routine maintenance on building and outside structures, including carpentry for buildings, decks, fences, doors, and windows; flooring and roofing; plumbing; wiring systems and electrical fixtures and equipment; and preparing and painting surfaces.
... sharing responsibility for daily building rounds to unlock/lock doors and inspect for safety or security hazards, including inspection of classrooms, seawater tanks, electrical fixtures, plumbing, electrical panels and alarm systems; reporting unlocked doors and security or safety hazards;sharing responsibility for responding to emergency calls after hours or on weekends.
... completing special projects, such as helping students, faculty, and guests at OIMB with construction of specialized gear for field and laboratory work; maintaining safe and functional conditions in the OIMB shop; performing miscellaneous duties in support of OIMB facilities.


Work takes place on 130-acre property including forest, meadow, various buildings, boat docks, and boats. Work is often outdoors in inclement weather. Work includes lifting and carrying heavy objects; bending and stooping for extended periods; and working from ladders, scaffolds, and other above ground locations. Environment may contain dust, odor, sea spray, and high levels of noise.


To assist us in making the selection for this position, please respond to the following questions on a separate sheet(s) of paper. Number your responses to correspond to the questions and describe experience and training related to each item. Make sure experience and training described in your responses are included on your application.

1. Describe your experience managing construction and renovation projects, including obtaining building permits, estimating costs, obtaining materials. Indicate the types of projects (commercial, residential, institutional) and whether you were a general contractor. Please list your current contractor's license. If you do not have a current license, please indicate the license and the dates you held it.

2. Describe your experience performing carpentry and construction work, including pouring cement, framing, roofing, installing plumbing and wiring, and interior and exterior finishing work.

3. Describe your experience coordinating the work of maintenance workers and contractors.


Submit all application materials, including Human Resources Job Application form, supplemental questions and other relevant materials by the closing date to:

Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
PO Box 5389
63466 Boat Basin Drive
Charleston, OR 97420
Fax: (541) 888-3250

Human Resources Job Application must be filled out completely or it will not be accepted. Make sure to keep a copy of your application packet for job interviews.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.