Job Requisition Number: 23423. Facilities Services (formerly Physical Plant--Campus Services) works to maintain a campus built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community.
Facilities Services is comprised of the following units: Campus Recycling and Refuse Services, Custodial Services, Environmental Services, Grounds Operations, Shops, Quality Assurance & Customer Service, Sustainability and Engineering Services, and People's Park.
CEMENT MASON •Under supervision of the Utilities Manager through the Lead of the unit, work includes but is not restricted to the following: responsible for all the Cement Mason operations on the Berkeley Campus. •Demonstrated experience working to place and finish concrete, which includes color concrete surfaces; expose aggregate (small stones) in walls and sidewalks, fabricate concrete beams, columns, and panels. •Mix and finish cement, lay brick and flagstone, set barriers and signs; make forms for small cement jobs, operate concrete saw, assist all crafts as necessary in a variety of other tasks, as assigned. Operate heavy and light equipment; bobcat, trucks, backhoe, trenching machines and related earthmoving equipment for maintenance and moving activities. Incumbent operates air compressors, jackhammers, rotary-operated sump pumps, and tampers, including all hand tools. Clear and level ground, transport and hoist, load and unload earth, using necessary equipment and supplies. Level roadways and paths which include the application of hot asphalt for minor road repairs. Incumbent may service and make minor repairs in the maintenance of equipment. Assist in underground excavation, digging, building fences, walls and partitions, hauling wet concrete and finishing concrete. Must have the ability to set up and use scaffolding and perform tasks above ground level, the ability to gain access to small and/or tight areas and manholes, must be able to work and maneuver around obstacles that require stairs and ladders. The ability to safely maneuver supplies and objects up to 100 lbs. in the normal course of duty with or without a reasonable accommodation. May be asked to handle hazardous waste and will be responsible to safely handle, properly contain, label, and follow appropriate emergency procedures as they relate to hazardous waste materials. Must execute all job assignments in a safe and timely manner. The ability to work with a fitted respirator as required. May be subject to callback during emergencies.
ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES •Adherence to the scheduling of work through the work management program is required. Consult shop superintendent and/or lead for technical information. Support maintenance projects and programmatic work assignments. Keep accurate work records and complete paperwork in a neat and timely manner. Define and describe materials, tools and/or equipment, work methods and task sequences. Serve as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or superintendent. Obtain materials and equipment as required.
SAFETY •Adhere to all University and departmental safety guidelines. Attend job-related and safety training as required.
OTHER •Perform other duties as assigned.•Must have completed a five year apprenticeship program or equivalent. •Employee must possess five years’ experience in a comparable position or related experience in a university, hospital or large building complex. •Education and training in cement masonry can be through documented experience and/or professional development through an accredited college or university. •Must be able to work in confined spaces. •Must be able to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation. •Employee must possess a valid California driver’s license. •Employee must be available to respond to emergencies, work on-call, weekend on-call, rotating swing shift, watch and holidays. •Adhere to Physical Plant—Campus Services’ work rules and Code of Conduct. •Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions. •Experience using a variety of craft techniques and tools pertaining to the trade, including place and finish of concrete. •Ability to gain access to small/tight areas and able to work or maneuver around obstacles that require stairs and ladders; ability to lift up to 75 lbs. •Ability to place and finish color concrete surfaces, expose aggregate (small stones) in walls and sidewalks, and fabricate concrete beams, columns, and panels. Mix and finish cement, lay brick and flagstone, set barriers and signs, make forms for small cement jobs. •Ability to operate concrete saw, heavy and light equipment, bobcat, trucks, back hoe, trenching machines and related earthmoving equipment for maintenance and moving activities. •Assists all crafts as necessary in a variety of other tasks, as assigned. •Ability to operate air compressors, jackhammers, rotary-operated sump pumps, tampers, including hand tools. •Service and make minor repairs in the maintenance of equipment. •Ability to clear and level ground, transport and hoist, load and unload earth using necessary equipment and supplies. Level roadways and paths which include the application of hot asphalt for minor road repairs. •Assist in underground excavation digging, building fences, walls and partitions, hauling wet concrete and finishing concrete. •Ability to set up and use scaffolding and perform tasks above ground level. •Knowledge of and the ability to conform to PP-CS, University, state, and federal policies and procedures including safety policies such as the EPA, IIPP, Hazardous Materials Communications Program, and Health and Safety Manuals. •Ability to work with a fitted respirator as required. •Must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to interact in a positive manner with the campus community, including students, building managers, academic personnel, and craft personnel, in a multi-cultural environment. •Ability to track jobs to completion and prioritize requirements; able to work and support project schedules to minimize interference with others. •Must be able to read information from equipment manufacturers’ manuals, service requests, layout sketches, blueprints, appropriate state and local government codes, trade-specific manuals and practices, and to determine how the fixture or equipment should perform. •Knowledge of relevant building codes and regulations. •Ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and two-way radio. •Ability to execute all job assignments in a timely manner. This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Skilled Crafts Unit (KB) between the University of California and the Alameda County Building and Construction Trades Council (ACBCTC). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/kb/index.html
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