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Laborer **Updated Salary**

Company: Montana State University
Location: Bozeman
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Position Details
Position Information
Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 22351
For questions regarding this position, please contact:
Kathy Jahnke at 406-994-6774 or at
Classification Title Equip Oper I
Working Title Laborer Updated Salary
Brief Position Overview
Under general supervision of the Campus Maintenance Manager, the Laborer provides services to the University by performing, assisting and supporting the maintenance and care of buildings, grounds, equipment, and utilities.
Position Number 4N0762, 4N1332, 4N1848
Department Facility Services
Division University Services
Appointment Type Classified
Contract Term Fiscal Year
If other, specify From date
If other, specify End date
FLSA Non-Exempt
Union Affiliation Teamsters
FTE 1.0
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary Minimum of $20.00 per hour, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
Contract Type Classified Hourly
If other, please specify
Recruitment Type Open
Position Details
General Statement
Facilities Services is charged with the maintenance and operations of all university buildings, grounds, and infrastructure systems. Facilities comprised of the four service management areas of Environmental Services, Campus Maintenance, Engineering and Utilities, and General Operations, as well as the Business Management and Administrative areas necessary to support the Facilities operation. The Campus Maintenance section of Facilities Services is responsible for operations, maintenance, repair, renovation, and construction of buildings, grounds, equipment, and utilities for all university departments.
Under general supervision of the Campus Maintenance Manager, the Laborer is responsible for a variety of technical and manual work supporting the operations, maintenance, repair, renovation, and construction of buildings, grounds, streets, walkways, equipment, and utilities for Montana State University.
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform support work and provide assistance to other trades (plumbers, electricians, painters, carpenters, etc.) including site preparation, delivery of supplies, materials and equipment, and site cleanup.

  • Perform and assist with a variety of skilled technical work (e.g. masonry, asbestos abatement and mold remediation, demolition, concrete, construction site preparation, etc.).

  • Operate a variety of equipment including manual, power, and heavy equipment (e.g. bucket truck, fork lift, Grad-All, loaders, dump truck, roll-off trucks, snow removal equipment, pressure washers, chainsaws, etc.) to perform campus operational, renovation, construction, and maintenance work.

  • Operates vehicles and specialized equipment, such as trucks, GradAll, forklift, snow removal equipment, Roll off trucks, loaders, backhoes, and mowers in support of renovation, construction, repair, and maintenance of campus buildings, streets, and grounds.

  • Inspect, repair, and perform preventative maintenance on roof membranes and roof drainage systems to prevent damage from water and weather exposure.

  • Institute necessary steps to confine hazards and/or protect building occupants when suspected hazardous materials are encountered on any maintenance, alteration, repair or renovation job in progress including abating small areas of asbestos or mold containing materials using established removal policies and procedures.

  • Perform and assist with snow removal operations, waste management operations (landfill, recycling, e-waste), stormwater compliance operations.

  • Support large campus activities like sports, concerts, and other significant University events.

    Required Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

    • High school graduation or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

    • Progressively responsible experience in general construction laborer experience that includes facility maintenance and construction equipment operation, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

    • Demonstrated experience operating heavy equipment such as fork lifts, trucks, bucket trucks, etc and using power tools.

    • Demonstrated experience using general construction equipment and hand tools including masonry tools, ladders, scaffolds, chainsaws, etc.

    • Demonstrated experience providing a high level of customer service in a fast paced environment, continuously displaying a positive, professional and helpful manner.

      Preferred Qualifications - Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

      • Possess a valid asbestos/mold removal certification. If successful candidate does not currently possess an asbestos/mold certification, it must be obtained within one year of hire.

      • Successful experience with the maintenance and repair of single ply roofing systems.

      • Working knowledge of OSHA laws and regulations, and asbestos and mold abatement methods and procedures.

      • Experience operating snow removal machinery.

      • Valid Commercial Driver's License (Class B, Type II).

        The Successful Candidate Will

        • Consistently exercise initiative and good judgment.

        • Effectively and safely operate work-related equipment and tools.

        • Work proficiently in the use of a computerized maintenance management system, e-mail, and other computer applications as assigned or required.

        • Accurately follow written and oral instructions and procedures.

        • Communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors and clients both in person and over the phone.

        • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the public.

        • Be a successful team player.

        • Will establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and the public in a team-oriented environment.

        • Have a demonstrated competence accurately following instructions, procedures, and regulations; and represent the department and MSU to others in a professional and courteous manner.

          Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
          Must possess currently or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana Driver's license and have an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points). Do NOT send a copy of the driver's license.
          Must possess a valid asbestos/mold removal certification within one year of hire.
          This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
          Physical Demands

          • This position requires the ability to: position self to stoop, bend, and crawl; ascend and descend scaffolds, stairs, roofs, and ladders; and traverse long distances.

          • Position requires the transport of heavy materials and equipment.

          • Work areas include roofs, poles, manholes, overhead hatches and other difficult access locations. Working conditions include but are not limited to: exposure to temperature extremes and inclement weather; working in/around fumes, dust, noise, and research-related activities; and working around equipment, machinery, and site conditions typical of a construction environment.

            To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
            This position has supervisory duties? No
            Posting Detail Information
            Number of Vacancies 3
            Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search
            Position End Date (if temporary)
            Open Date
            Close Date
            Applications will be:
            Review of applications will be on a continual basis and will continue until the positions are filled.
            Special Instructions
            Diversity Statement
            Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
            In compliance with the Montana Veteran's Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran's preference please complete the veteran's preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.
            MSU's Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website:

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