Texas Tech University Tradesman in Lubbock, Texas

Position Description

Safely performs journeyman level tasks in the fabrication, construction, maintenance, alteration and repair of fixtures, equipment, structures, buildings, and built-in components for Texas Tech facilities. Works under general supervision with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Major/Essential Functions

Assembles, installs, or arranges structures or fixtures in exhibit galleries working with maintenance and installation personnel; in accordance with criteria that meets Museum Accreditation Standards. Study specifications in blueprints, sketches, or building plans to prepare project layout and determine dimensions and materials required. Maintain records and documentation on work accomplished, and provide written progress reports. Requisitions all necessary supplies and materials as needed and keeps accurate records of all and labor expended on each job. Install structures or fixtures, such as windows, frames, flooring, trim, or hardware, using carpenters' hand or power tools. Shape or cut materials to specified measurements, using hand tools, machines, or power saws. Construct museum exhibits, frames, housing, mounts, cabinets, counters, desks, shelves, pegboards, and other miscellaneous items, through use of specialized woodworking, metal working and welding and carpentry. Select and order lumber or other required materials.

Required Qualifications

Proficiency in written and mathematical skills as may be reflected in the completion of high school or equivalent. Three years experience in designated trade or licensed journeyman.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced knowledge of building and construction material, advanced knowledge of mechanical machines and tools, advanced knowledge of design techniques and precision of technical plans. Previous experience in museum exhibit design.

EEO Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Extended Job Title: Tradesman

Work Location: Lubbock

Org Level 1: Texas Tech University

Campus: Texas Tech University

Department: Museum

Does this position work in a research laboratory?: No

Required Attachments: Professional/Personal References Resume / CV

Optional Attachments: Portfolio

Job Type: Full Time

Job Group: Skilled Craft

Pay Basis: Hourly

Minimum Hire Rate: 13.41

Travel Required: None

Shift: Day

Schedule Details: M-F 8:00-5:00

Grant Funded?: No

Requisition ID: 9014BR