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UMC Structural Trades I

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

This position provides working support for the University Memorial Center (UMC) Maintenance Department. Position provides general building maintenance services including: repair and maintenance of the bowling and billiards equipment at The Connection; maintenance and repair of door hardware; some construction, painting and wall repair, electrical, and general plumbing work. This position also provides assistance to other trades workers with electrical, plumbing, and HVAC maintenance and repair projects.

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

The University Memorial Center is the heart of campus at CU Boulder. As the student union, we have 10,500 people through the building each day of the academic year, provide office space for a variety of Student Affairs departments, and offer to host a variety of meetings, workshops, events, programs, conferences, dining options, and the CU Book Store. We are looking for someone who thrives in a dynamic environment, enjoys working with and facilitating training for students and staff, and excels at leading and facilitating project teams.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Connection Maintenance:
  • Performs preventative maintenance and repairs of bowling lanes & equipment, ball returns, billiards, and other various equipment at The Connection. This position will diagnose problems in the mechanical and electrical systems as well as performing preventative maintenance on and cleaning of equipment. Establishes best practices and writes process documents in relation. Trains staff and student employees on proper use and cleaning of equipment. Responsible for maintaining maintenance office, stocking lane equipment cleaning supplies, keeping up-to-date inventory of parts & supplies, and acts as a back-up when needed on lane cleaning and waxing operations. Works in collaboration with Connection manager on parts purchasing and vendor communications regarding service needs or warranty issues. Provides feedback on student staff to Connection manager during evaluation period and coaching sessions. 
Building Maintenance:
  • This position cleans, maintains, and repairs miscellaneous building fixtures and accessories, windows, blinds, doors, gutters, drains, shelving and other building hardware. Installs and repairs floors and wall covering such as ceramic tile/grout, carpet floor tile, and linoleum.
Painting and Construction:
  • This position is responsible for completing various painting projects using proper techniques for repair and preparation to assure proper base, adhesion, and finish results for surfaces including wood, plain and galvanized steel, aluminum, glass, plaster, stucco, wallboard, and masonry. Complete some small construction projects as needed including hanging and repairing drywall, small carpentry projects, etc.
  • Repair various types of equipment according to manufacturer's recommendations. Assist the HVAC mechanics with related equipment repair and service projects.
  • Performs general plumbing repairs including repair of leaking faucets or unclogging drains. Assists craft plumbers in installing, maintaining, and repairing plumbing fixtures, heating systems, and piped utilities.
  • Assist electricians with installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical wiring and equipment. Replace bulbs in light fixtures, replace small electrical fixtures, and change fuses as needed.
Other Duties as Assigned:
  • Assists with various building projects, snow removal, and other duties as needed.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. 
    • New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

  • The salary range for this position is $38,000-$42,000.


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

  • Two years of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position. Appropriate education or successful completion of a formalized apprenticeship program will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
  • Valid driver's license.

What You Will Need

  • Knowledge of building maintenance, repair techniques, and materials.
  • Ability to use various power equipment, including drill, sawsall, hand tools, etc.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Knowledge of safety hazards and precautions related to the building and maintenance trades.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting to complete daily activities according to work schedule.
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound judgment to analyze maintenance repair situations.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 3 to 4 years structural trade's experience in a higher education or commercial setting.
  • Experience working on AMF/Qubica bowling equipment.
  • Experience with key and lock systems.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by January 28, 2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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