Job Description

Extended Job Title
Tradesman - Construction

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

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.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments
Professional/Personal Reference, Professional License/Certification, Recommendation/Referral, Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
-Participates in the Installation, maintenance, operation, and repair of building systems and associated equipment.
-Works with other trades and maintenance staff to complete maintenance and installation of other building systems.
-Prepare and submit work documentation, to include work order submission, changes to system (e.g. directories), etc. Supervises documentation prepared by assigned personnel.
-Updates and maintains as-built construction information in schematic drawings.
-Install and maintain special systems and equipment such as modular furniture, telecomm, kitchen equipment, life safety systems, hoods, VFD's, etc.
-Performs preventive maintenance on assigned building systems and/or equipment.
-Adjusts, modify or re arrange existing furniture systems to ensure the efficient utilization of building space.
-Responds to work related service calls on a timely and efficient manner. Responds to emergency calls and/or performs scheduled work after hours, weekends and holidays as required. Work ad service calls shall be resolved in a timely and efficient manner.
-Responsible for keeping all work areas, equipment and tools clean and in excellent working conditions.
-Performs service work to campus special events and functions. Performs other related and various job duties as assigned.
-Contributes with knowledge and skilled labor to construction and renovation projects of the institution.
-Installs, maintains, operates and repairs building systems and associated equipment.
-Must have and maintain valid State of Texas Drivers License.  Must be able to pass the employee Criminal Background Check.

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.  Performs work to complete and assist with the maintenance, repair and operation duties of building systems on campus and associated equipment. Areas of work include HVAC, electrical, alarm systems, elevator systems, plumbing, carpentry and painting.  Essential functions are performed with emphasis on construction and special events (e.g. set-ups, construction, carpentry,, assemble/disassemble furniture, install floor, ceiling tile, paint, etc.). Responds in an effective and efficient manner to standard and urgent calls such as fire and mechanical equipment alarms. Responsible for responding to emergency situations (requiring immediate action). May work a variety of shifts to ensure 24/7 coverage is maintained.  Performs and completes basic maintenance and related activities if required.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Schedule Details
24/7, Night, Weekends, Holidays

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in the installation of metal studs, door frames, doors, texture, tape/bed, paint and flooring is preferred.

HSC - El Paso

Physical Plant Elp

Required Attachments

Job Type
Full Time

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.

Job Group

Occasional Duties
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
-Basic knowledge and ability to install, operate and maintain building systems and associated equipment.
-Skilled in the proper use of tools, equipment and devices used in the construction and maintenance trades.
-Knowledge of occupational and safety hazards.
-Wear appropriate PPE specific for the trade and follow processes to prevent accidents
-Able to work and respond to emergency calls on weekends, holidays and after hours.
-Basic understanding of other trades and able to perform or assist in the completion of them.


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.

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.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

Navy Enlisted Classification Code

Army Military Occupational Speciality Code
12W, 91C, 91E, 91J, 91L

Air Force Speciality Code
3E2X1, 3E3X1, 3E4X1

Marine Military Occupational Speciality Code
1169, 1300, 1316

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