• Skilled Trades Helper

    Posted Date 7 days ago(5/15/2018 1:45 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Maintenance – Unlicensed
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    OPS Campus Operations Construction Shops
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Skilled Trades Helper will assist in performing tasks pertaining to a variety of skilled trades including carpentry, painting, plumbing, mechanical, HVAC, and electrical.   


    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving patient care and the lives of Arkansans.  


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy


    Salary:  $20,788


    General Carpentry: Assist install and repair all styles of doors, frames, locks, and door hardware.  Assist in repair or replace all types of floor coverings, ceilings, wall material and all wall protection.  Assist in repair or replace all plastic laminates.  Assist in install/repair furniture. Hang or install pictures, file holders, bulletin boards, keyboard trays, etc.  Assist with the assembly of all types of furniture and wall panels.  Assist in construction of cabinetry.  Assist in hanging and finishing drywall.  Cleanup of project work site as required.


    General Painting:  Assist in matching & mixing paint. Assist in prep and paint walls, ceilings, etc.  Pressure wash walls, ceilings and floors as needed.  Assist in hanging and finishing drywall.  Cleanup of project work site as required.


    Minor Plumbing: Assist in repair or replacement of flush valves, sinks, faucets, p-traps, water supplies, etc. Unstop clogged urinals, sinks, toilets, sewer lines, etc.  Cleanup of project work site as required.  Cleanup of project work site as required.


    Minor Electrical Repairs: Assist with the installation of air ducts, air registers, etc.  Cleanup of project work site as required.


    Minor HVAC Repairs: Assist with changing receptacles, light switches, cover plates, light bulbs, light fixtures, ballast, etc.


    Communications & Record Keeping:  Must accurately complete all paperwork in a legible manner.  Must have good telephone skills.  Must be able to follow oral or written instructions.  Must be able to communicate and interface with supervisors, fellow employees, employees of other departments as well as guests and patients.  Must understand and adhere to all policies and procedures. 


    Minimum Qualifications:

    Must have a High School diploma or GED equivalent and two (2) years general construction experience which includes carpentry, paint, plumbing, electrical, & HVAC.  Experience in healthcare environment is helpful.  Must have a current, valid AR driver’s license.


    Preferred Qualifications:

    Additional experience in a specialized field such as carpentry, & HVAC, plumbing etc. is a plus. 


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Occasionally
    Walk: Frequently
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Frequently
    Taste or smell: Frequently
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Occasionally
    Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment, Outdoor Weather Conditions
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: Chemical, Dust, Electrical, Fumes/Gases/Odors, Heavy machinery, Sharp objects/tools


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