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Structural Trades II

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Boulder, Colorado

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Classified Staff



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Job Summary

Facilities Management welcomes applications for a Structural Trades II! The Structural Trades Shop work unit is responsible for the maintenance, installation, fabrication, inspection, and preventive maintenance of the structural aspects of the University's buildings. This includes but is not limited to; roofs, exteriors, windows, sidewalks, stairs, ceilings, walls, doors, floors, fixed seating, architectural sheet metal, waterproofing systems, and ductwork for air systems. 

This position provides the campus with journey-level structural trades support which includes fabrication, installation, maintenance, and repair of campus structural trades building components. This position will work in conjunction with the other FM trade groups, as well as others, including project managers, outside consultants, and engineering groups.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Facilities Management (FM) is responsible for the overall physical development and maintenance of the campus. The mission of the department is to provide a safe physical environment that promotes the advancement and transfer of knowledge.

We help create and maintain a physical environment for campus through high-quality, competitive services that have earned us recognition as a national leader in the stewardship of physical facilities.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Structural Component Installation, Maintenance, and Repairs

This position will organize and implement assigned maintenance projects by determining the best materials and most efficient methods of construction, installation, and/or repair to reach project completion while meeting code regulations as well as basic standard structural trade procedures. This workload includes all phases of structural trades maintenance assignments including glass replacement, restroom accessories repairs, as well as repairs/replacement of floor tiles, carpet tiles, ceiling tiles and grids, doors, windows, walls, chalkboards/whiteboards, and other campus structural trades building components. Correct use of hand and power tools is required for tasks. 


Fabricate and install cabinetry, furniture, bookcases, countertops, shelving, custom wood trim, chair rail, picture rail, and other fine woodworking projects by designing and reading plans or sketches, job layout, manufacturing of parts, constructing, sanding, gluing, and assembling. Recreate, restore and repair existing fine woodworking in campus buildings by duplicating and matching existing details. Plan reading and construction of walls, installation of sheetrock, insulation, cove base, baseboard, crown mold, doorways, acoustic ceilings, and other aspects of structural remodel fabrications. 

Small Construction Projects 

The position works independently to complete small construction projects and fabrication projects. In support of small construction projects, duties may include removal of existing materials, framing new walls, hanging drywall, installing doors and windows, installing ceiling materials, installing flooring materials, and installing interior trim.

Painting, Wall Preparation, and Color-Matching

This position performs journey-level painting of interior and exterior surfaces for protection and decoration by patching, texturing, priming, sanding, and/or caulking. Applies finishes by use of brush, roller, and/or spray equipment. Perform drywall finishing by joint compound application, drywall taping, sanding, and texture matching resulting in a finished wall. Some estimating of time and materials when requested. Mixes and matches paint, stains, and other finishing materials. This position uses their knowledge of paint formulas and ability to use tint machines to create paint colors. 

Asbestos Abatement and Lead-Based Paint Awareness

This position is required to maintain certification as a “16-hour asbestos abatement certified employee”. Within this function, this position is responsible to remove, drill, scrape, clean and generally work with materials that may contain asbestos. Window putty, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, and walls may contain some level of asbestos. Additionally, this position is required to attend annual training for lead-based paint awareness and stabilization processes. 

Paperwork, scheduling, and other duties as assigned 

The position is responsible for completing material issuance requests and purchase requests to procure any material needed to support the position's workload. The position is limited to a 1,000 dollar per event purchase at the FM Construction Stores without the approval of their supervisor. The position is provided 15 minutes at the beginning and/or end of each day to complete their timecard, close work orders, and schedule their work for the following day. Timecards are required to be completed daily, when closing work orders the position is required to include closing comments and ensure any repair work orders are created. As an essential services employee, the position is responsible to respond to other duties as assigned on an "as needed" basis. To complete the duties within this PDQ the position will be required to drive a State vehicle and maintain a valid State of Colorado driver’s license. 


Actively participates in safety meetings. Follows all safety policies, procedures, and guidelines, as well as adheres to Standing Operating Procedures for assignments and use of equipment. Participates and completes all safety training. Reports potential safety hazards, mistakes, accidents, and/or procedural violations to the supervisor in a timely manner.

What We Can Offer

The hiring salary range for this position is $45,300 - $49,000. 


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Four years of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position. Appropriate education or completion of a formalized apprenticeship program will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
  • Must be a Colorado resident.
  • Valid Driver's License.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Excellent interpersonal/customer service skills. 
  • "16 Hour Asbestos Abatement Certified Employee" (refer to duties list). 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

1. A current resume. Must include date ranges and whether full-time or part-time work.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
3. DD-214 for veteran applicants.
a. Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran’s preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to Recruiting@Colorado.Edu (mailto:Recruiting@Colorado.Edu) or send via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.
4. If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts. 

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by August 5, 2021 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

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Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures. 

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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