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Skilled Trades Technician - Construction

Fort Hays State University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 20, 2023


Job Posting Title
Skilled Trades Technician - Construction

Job Description

A Skilled Trades Technician in construction maintains and updates campus buildings in order to provide facilities that accommodate the needs of students, faculty, and staff. Daily responsibilities include remodeling and new construction projects. Should have a good working knowledge of tools, materials, and methods used in general construction, maintenance, and repair work. Projects must be completed while adhering to given goals, timelines, and objectives. Must be able to lift at least 50lbs, work overhead, climb steps, ladders, and scaffolding.

Salary : $15.00 per hour

Benefits : Competitive benefit package

Minimum Qualifications :
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency.
  • One year of experience in skilled trades area, e ducation may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the university.
  • Must have a current driver’s license.
Preferred Qualifications :
  • More than one year of construction experience
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and drawings
  • Experience in sheetrock and metal stud installation
  • Experience in concrete forming and finishing
  • Experience operating heavy machinery
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Ability to do basic computer functions
Appointment Date: The start date will be determined after acceptance of an offer and successful completion of a background check.

Application Deadline : Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities :
  • Remodel, repair, and update campus buildings and facilities.
  • Complete new construction projects, including framing and drywall, etc.
  • Paint interiors and exteriors of buildings.
  • Finish work, including trimming, flooring, and hanging doors, etc.
  • Replace and repair suspended ceiling systems.
  • Complete sidewalk repair and concrete replacement.
  • Adhere to all aspects of project plans and resolve problems that occur during construction.
  • Ensure that all projects comply with applicable codes and adhere to university standards.
  • Establish a safe and secure environment in which to conduct demolition projects.
  • Assist electricians, plumbers, and carpenters, as needed.
  • Communicate with members of team to ensure project objectives are followed.
  • Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.
Required Application Documents: Applicants must submit resume and names and contact information for three professional references. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

Questions, please contact Dan Disney:


Phone: 785-628-5266.

Community of Hays

FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you.

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