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Carpenter, UMKC Campus Facilities Management, 27683

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 16, 2023

Hiring Department

Campus Facilities Management (CFM). L earn more about our team here:

Job Description

TheCampus Facilities Management(CFM) team is seeking an experiencedCarpenterto join our team to perform skilled work on a journey level in the construction, maintenance, repair and alteration of campus structures and equipment.

As a UMKC employee within the Carpenter trade, you will belong to an engaged and diverse campus community and will interact and engage with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds each day. You will have a assorted amount of work in the carpentry and locksmith trades and you will have the opportunity to broaden your skillsets with the Campus Facilities Department as you will work side-by-side with the skilled trades such as HVAC, electrical, and plumbing when needed.

There is never a dull, typical day on campus as we have a wide variety of buildings that range from over 100 years old to just under 2 years old, and some of our most iconic buildings have great history in Kansas City, for example Scofield Hall. This job could be just the refreshing change and new opportunity you are looking for, and we encourage you to apply and start a new adventure in your career.

Key responsibilities:
  • Perform or assist with construction, maintenance, repair, alteration of campus structures, equipment and other building components and accessories. Assemble materials and tools. Clean, sharpen and adjust tools as required.
  • Construct, erect, install and repair structures and fixtures of wood, plywood, and wallboard, using carpenter's hand tools and power tools in conformance with local building codes. Prepare layout, using rule, framing square, and calipers. Mark cutting and assembly lines on materials, using pencil, chalk, and marking gage. Shape materials to prescribed measurements, using saws, chisels, and planes. Assemble, cut and shape materials and fasten them together with nails, dowel pins, or glue. Verify trueness of structures with plumb bob and carpenter's level.
  • May study blueprints, sketches, or building plans for information pertaining to type of material required (such as lumber or fiberboard) and dimensions of structure or fixture to be fabricated as well as preparation of cost estimates, maintenance of records and preparation of reports.
  • May perform or assist in performing any of the following: erect metal or wood framework for structures and lay sub-flooring; cover sub-floor with building paper to keep out moisture and lay hardwood, parquet, and wood-strip-block floors by nailing floors to sub-floor or cementing them to mastic or asphalt base; install floor coverings, roofing, tar, screens, cabinets, window glass, partitions, locks and other miscellaneous materials and fixtures; repair and install wood floors; build stairs, windows, and doors, and lay out and install partitions and cabinet work; apply shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, and decorative paneling to ceilings and walls; fit and install prefabricated window frames, doors, door frames, weather stripping, interior and exterior trim, and finish hardware, such as locks, letter drops, and kick plates; construct forms and chutes for pouring concrete; erect scaffolding and ladders for assembling structures above ground level; hang sheetrock; install grid ceilings.
  • Clean, maintain, safely operate and properly store all tools and equipment.
  • Observe and enforce all safety requirements related to equipment operation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.
  • Four years of actual work experience and training including the equivalent of apprenticeship or vocational training in the trade.
  • Ability to read blueprints, plans, and drawings.
  • Skill in maintenance and use of tools, equipment and materials of applicable trade.
  • A valid driver’s license may be required.
  • Ability on a daily basis to:
    • Grasp, lift, maneuver, rotate, and otherwise use small to large trades tools and equipment.
    • Grasp, lift, carry, and set down heavy (50-80 lbs.) objects on a daily basis.
    • Grasp, turn, twist, pull, push, left, and otherwise move equipment, controls, parts, etc.
    • Visually assess maintenance, construction and repair needs.
    • Climb and work from ladders, stairs, and scaffolding.
  • Depending on the nature of work performed, the incumbent may be required to wear a respirator or self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) as outlined in the “Industrial Standard for Respirator Use.”
Preferred Qualifications
  • Locksmith experience is preferred
  • Experience repairing and setting commercial doors is preferred
Full Time/Part Time

Full-time, 40-hours per week (1.0 FTE), benefit-eligible, staff position.

Application Deadline

Open until filled, review of applications to begin immediately.

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Note, you must provide a description of job duties for each Work Experience entry on your application. Please carefully review the application instructions section of our Careers page prior to submitting your materials.


Our team supports both the UMKC Volker Campus which is just south of the Country Club Plaza as well as the UMKC Health Sciences Campus which is part of the UMKC Health Sciences District in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.

To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links: UMKC Statement on Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

Benefit Eligibility

We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewards page to learn more ( ).

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