Structural Specialist (Carpenter), Classification Level 1 or 2 - Carpenter

University of Maine at Augusta | Augusta, ME

Posted Date 3/16/2019

UMA transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs.  

UMA is the third largest public university in Maine.  In addition to its main campus in the state’s capital, UMA also serves students at its campus in Bangor (UMA Bangor) and through UMA Centers around the state.  With its multiple locations and long-term expertise in online and distance learning, UMA is generally considered the university of choice for Mainers of all ages who want to attend college without uprooting their lives.

The University of Maine at Augusta is seeking applicants for the position of Structural Specialist (Carpenter) Classification Level (CL) 1 or 2.  The Structural Specialist will perform skilled maintenance tasks including, but not limited to, carpentry, door hardware maintenance, preventive maintenance, and grounds care to include snow removal.  S/he will be responsible for securing campus buildings.  The successful candidate must be able to perform manual labor, have relevant experience in commercial building maintenance work.  This position requires the ability to routinely lift, carry, and move 50 pounds.  Must be able to read and follow written instructions, work independently and as a team, establish priorities, maintain records using a computerized work order system, and occasionally respond to campus emergencies.   

A full position description can be found online here.  

Work schedule:  Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM with occasional overtime and weekend hours.

Wage:  Depending upon skills and qualifications of the finalist, the position may be filled as a CL1 with a wage of $13.82 per hour or a CL2 at $15.19/hour.  The University offers an excellent fringe benefits package.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid Maine driver's License with a clean driving record
  • At least one year of relevant experience in commercial building maintenance work*
  • Ability to do manual manual labor, including snow shoveling
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions
  • Ability to work occasional overtime hours, including weekend hours
  • Ability to routinely lift, carry, and move 50 pounds
  • Ability to read and follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to work independently and as a team 
  • Abiltiy to establish priorities
  • Ability to maintain records using a computerized work order system
  • Williiness and ability to occasionally respond to campus emergencies


*To qualify for a Career Level 2 position, the successful applicant must also have at least three years of relevant experience in commercial building maintenance work.

Applicants must complete an online application and submit a cover letter and resume at Materials must be submitted via "Apply for Position."  You will need to create an applicant profile and complete an application (which includes contact information for three professional references).  You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.  

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable applicant pool is identified.  We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening and a post-offer physical.

The University of Maine at Augusta is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:  Sarah E. Harebo, Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754 or at 207.581.1226.

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