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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 05/26/23

Applications Due06/07/23

Vacancy ID131681

AgencyUniversity at Buffalo

TitleC230087 - Maintenance Assistant - Campus Operations (Carpentry/Lock Shop)

Occupational CategorySkilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade09

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $40193 to $40193 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Contingent Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Erie

Street Address xxx

City Buffalo


Zip Code14214

Minimum Qualifications Departmental Operating Needs:
The successful candidate should:
• Be able to effectively communicate with co-workers, supervisors and the campus community
• Possess and have demonstrated positive customer service skills
• Be able to understand and follow written and/or oral instructions
• Demonstrate they can properly use equipment, material and tools in a safe and professional manner
• Be proficient at reading diagrams, blueprints, motor schematics and generator diagrams
• Have a basic understanding of mechanical systems especially as it relates to Carpentry, Plumbing, HVAC and energy management systems.

• This position may require you to work in a team so the candidate should have strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
• Incumbent of this position must be willing and able to respond to after hour calls resulting from equipment and system failures that may arise at any time of day or any day of the week
• The incumbent may be required to work during adverse weather conditions to ensure continuous operation of all plumbing, carpentry and HVAC systems
• Since the activities of other employees depend upon the availability of the employee in this position, reliable attendance is a factor that will be considered when filling this vacancy

Minimum Qualifications:
The candidate must have two years of full-time experience in maintenance or mechanical work under the supervision of a skilled trades person; OR completion of an appropriate two-year technical school course at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services, such as the New York State Civil Service Employees Association-Partnership (NYS CSEA-P) Applied Skilled Trades Certificate Program*; or an equivalent combination of experience and training gained by completion of appropriate technical courses at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services.

* Successful completion of the NYS CSEA-P Applied Skilled Trades Certificate Program includes a total of 288 hours of trade-specific classroom instruction, 45 hours of technical math course work, 45 hours of technical communications course work, and 15 hours of blueprint/schematic reading course work. It does not include 4,000 hours of on-the-job training, as required for the NYS CSEA-P Applied Skilled Trades Traineeship.

When required to operate motor vehicles, candidates must possess a valid New York State driver’s license appropriate for the type of vehicle to be operated.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Must be a quick learner and exhibit self-motivational skills
• Adequate ability to understand specialty plumbing, mechanical, electrical and building systems
• Strong team mentality
• Willing to earn technical certification’s, relevant training, or other documentation that illustrates depth in this trade
• Understand and execute safe work practices and procedures
• Demonstrate applicable institutional knowledge and practices of the campuses and its operation

Physical Demands:
Candidate will be working near electrical equipment, gas-fired equipment, pressure vessels, and other equipment and in conditions that could potentially be hazardous if industry best-practices and safety procedures are not followed. The successful candidate is required to have confidence in their own abilities and be able to work safely and proficiently on this equipment and in this environment, at any time of day or day or week.

Bending, twisting, ability to lift 50 pounds, climb ladders, access equipment located on mezzanines, catwalks, basements and crawlspaces. Ability to work off ladders, scaffolding, in confined spaces and/or where air monitoring may be required. Work in loud/noisy dusty/dirty environments. Candidate must be able to stand, walk, lift, carry, reach, push and pulling of material and equipment and must be able to perform the physical demands of the position as outlined in the Position Summary.

Duties Description Position Summary:
This position is located within the Carpentry/ Lock Shop of the Facilities Operations Department at the University. The incumbent of this position will be responsible for assisting journey level staff in performing routine installation and repair tasks, repetitive semi-skilled maintenance, installation and repair tasks in one or in a combination of: carpentry/locksmithing, mechanical, building construction, motor equipment, plumbing/steamfitting and electrical trades.

The responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

• Perform various carpentry tasks from repairing ceiling tiles, floor/carpet install, measure and cut materials, and clean work areas and equipment
• Function as a lead worker over Facilities Operations Assistant 1 personnel
• Perform ongoing maintenance, small repairs and improvement projects
• Perform semi-skilled carpentry duties, including the installation and maintenance of walls, ceilings, cabinets, doors, windows, flooring and insulation
• Have a working knowledge of maintenance and repair methods, materials and tools
• Safely use hand and power tools
• Willing to work from ladders, scaffolds and in confined spaces

Outstanding Benefits Package Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Additional Comments Additional Information:
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and in keeping with our commitment, encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

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Name Christopher Donacik

Telephone 716-481-6639

Fax xxx

Email Address


Street xxx

City Buffalo

State NY

Zip Code 14214


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