Carpenter, Maintenance Technician

Omaha, NE, US
Apr 08, 2021
Job Title: Carpenter, Maintenance Technician

Location: Service Center, 4041 North 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68134

Reports To: Supervisor of Maintenance

Work Schedule/FLSA Status: 261 Duty Days/Non-Exempt

Position Purpose: A skilled Carpenter with knowledge of various carpentry techniques. Individual will be responsible for layout, installation, repairing, finishing, and maintaining various structures, fixtures, and buildings. Other duties will include designing, cutting, and measuring materials according to work orders and job requirements.

The individual should be hardworking, reliable, and have good communication and organizational skills. You must have completed an apprenticeship in carpentry or have equivalent experience in the field.

Essential Performance Responsibilities:
  • Gym equipment - yearly maintenance and repair all equipment throughout year: back boards, mat movers, center divider curtains or wall.
  • Bleachers - yearly maintenance and repair all bleachers throughout year that get broke, both manual and electric.
  • Ceilings - yearly maintenance go through all schools yearly and replace or fix tiles and grid whenever needed from water damage or students.
  • Drywall - patch all holes or damaged areas throughout the year.
  • Carpet - patch all holes or bubbles and fix or replace all transition strips and all rubber bases and stair treads.
  • Repair or replace damaged countertops (laminate) and sand and resurface wood shop tables.
  • Make chalkboards into whiteboards and replace damaged whiteboards with new materials.
  • Hang all new or relocated televisions on wall or projector systems.
  • Repair or fix all gym floors (oak or maple) and all vinyl flooring or carpet.
  • Install new cabinets or fix all cabinet doors, hinges in classrooms and offices.
  • Maintain or replace siding, skirting, ramps and soffits on all portable classrooms.
  • Maintain or adjust all large folding doors on stages, in gyms, classrooms, lecture halls, and auditoriums.
  • Maintain, fix or replace all flag poles (flag clips, wenches, cables, ropes, gearboxes, pulleys).
  • Raise and lower stages or orchestra pits in auditoriums, stage curtains and all auditorium seats.

Additional Duties:

Performs other related tasks as assigned by manager, foreman, and/or administrators as designated by the Superintendent.

Equipment: Must always comply with OPS's guidelines for equipment use.

Travel: Local travel will be required.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
  • Ability to lift items weighing a minimum of 75 pounds.
  • Ability to work at heights up to 50 feet.
  • Ability to climb ladders and scaffolding with tools and equipment weighing a minimum of 30 pounds.
  • Ability to work in physically restricted areas.
  • Ability to pass a pulmonary function test.
  • Ability to pass functional assessment of physical abilities.

  • Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors.
  • Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks.
  • Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues.
  • Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service.

Employee Punctuality and Appearance
  • In order for schools and departments to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave.
  • Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee's supervisor or building administrator.
  • All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of Omaha Public Schools and is appropriate for their position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • High school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of full-time journeyman experience in the trade.
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record.
  • Must meet the insurability requirements of the school district's carrier.
  • Knowledge of computers and various software uses (e.g., listing inventory, tracking cost, and communicating).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Microsoft Office software and work order software preferred.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance.
  • Give and receive job-related instructions.
  • Work independently and manage multiple tasks as assigned.
  • Interact courteously with district staff, students and public.

Terms of Employment:

This position is treated as a full-time non-exempt classified position. The terms of your employment will be governed by applicable state laws regulating employment in a Nebraska public school and Board of Education policies, as those laws and policies may change from time to time. If your position is represented by a collective bargaining representative, then your employment will also be governed by a negotiated agreement between OPS and that collective bargaining representative.

The offer of employment is contingent upon:
  • Obtaining and providing verification of all licenses, certificates, and other requirements for the position (e.g., Paraprofessionals obtaining "Highly Qualified status," etc.), as identified and maintaining all licenses, certificates, and requirements for your position throughout employment.
  • A background check which demonstrates to OPS that background is acceptable for the position.
  • Verification of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (if required for position offered).
  • Successful completion of a tuberculosis skin test (if required for position offered).
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination to determine ability to safely and effectively perform the essential functions of the position.

Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or economic status in its programs, activities, employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131. (531-299-0307)

The Omaha Public School District is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 531-299-0240.

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