Skilled Trades Worker

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Physical Plant/Auxiliary Services

Position Title

Skilled Trades Worker (Carpentry)


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The incumbent must have the knowledge, skills and ability to handle a broad range of duties related to both general construction/installation carpentry along with finish carpentry. In addition this position must have the understanding, skills and abilities to successfully complete assignments in basic electrical, plumbing and HVAC maintenance that may be assigned. Must have the knowledge to work with and help coordinate and monitor outside contractors and vendors along with in-house trades when required for project completion. The incumbent will work under indirect supervision and will report to the Area Supervisor of Residential Life.

Required Qualifications

A high school diploma or GED is required, along with three years of general construction/maintenance experience with one year working in construction and/or finish carpentry.  Prior experience working in a commercial/residential setting is desirable. Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation. Must have valid driver's license and be insurable by the university's carrier.


1. Must have the knowledge ability to work and successfully complete assignments involving general construction/installation carpentry along with finish carpentry.

2. Must have a broad knowledge and ability to complete basic Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing and HVAC maintenance duties as assigned.

3. Must have the ability to help identify and resolve maintenance problems.

4. Must have good verbal and written communications skills.

5. Must have the ability to help develop and prepare basic estimates for maintenance/repair related projects.

6. Must have working knowledge of city, county and state building codes.

7. Must have physical abilities to perform duties, with or without reasonable accommodation, as assigned.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


Is a credit check needed for this position?


Does this position require travel for University business in a rental car or University owned vehicle?


Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should be prepared to answer the following questions:

1. Can you lift and carry up to 25 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation?
2. Do you have a valid driver's license?
3. Mercer University's Approved Driver's policy requires that individuals be at least 21 years of age and have possessed a valid driver's license for a minimum of 3 years. Do you meet both of these requirements?
4. Describe your prior related experience.

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

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