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The Roofer, Sheet Metal Mechanic maintains and repairs all types of roofs as part of the services provided to the University community by the facilities management area to maintain university buildings. The work includes maintenance and repair of slate, tin, copper, hot tar, rubber and shingle roofs, as well as gutters, downspouts, and sheet metal work. S/he lays out and fabricates of duct lines, drip pans, and metal louvers from flat sheet metal, as well as fabricates and installs items made of special metals such as ornaments, murals, and cornice work, perform journey level maintenance and repairs in accordance with industry/trade practices. This position reports directly to the Building and Structures Supervisor along with one other roofer/sheet metal worker, 3 locksmiths, 3 carpenters, one mason and a trades helper. The work performed provides a direct service to the department to ensure a comfortable, safe and clean environment in which the University can live, learn and work. Additional duties include, but are not limited to:
Performs skilled roofing work to support university operations and skilled sheet metal work in laying out and constructing heating and cooling ducts, drip pans, metal louvers, and ornamentation.
Responds to work order requests and supervisor's directions to repair and replace slate, tin, copper, hot tar, rubber and shingle roofs and related components.
Maintains gutters and downspouts, ensuring the efficient and economic use of supplies and materials to conserve University resources.
Draws and/or requisitions supplies, parts, materials, and tools needed to make repairs and uses such items economically to avoid undue costs.
Keeps supervisor informed of supply/material needs to ensure that adequate inventory is maintained, suggesting improvements in service to improve unit operations.
Provides supervisors and department management with advice and suggestions regarding work methods, procedures, parts, tools and related matters for the purpose of improving the effectiveness and cost of service.
As assigned, conducts tests or pilot programs to evaluate new products, methods or procedures, monitoring tests and reporting test results with recommendations to supervisor.
Ensures training and assistance to other workers to improve staff capability, providing on the job instruction to helpers and other workers as assigned and in the normal course of performing daily work.
Demonstrates use of tools and equipment, and assigns appropriate tasks to helpers and others which enable them to develop their skills in the field.
Provides information to supervisors regarding the performance and skill development of helpers and others assigned, ensuring completion of paperwork to ensure accountability.
Records actions taken in response to work orders and other requests, entering such information on work orders and time sheets on a daily basis.
Completes and submits such forms and documents as may be required to ensure that such information is properly recorded and submitted.
Ensures that work complies with all applicable codes and regulations.
Keeps abreast of changes and new developments in applicable codes and regulations.
Requirements and Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent
Five years experience working with residential and commercial roofing systems to include slate roofs
Five years experience fabricating and installing all types of sheet meal to include duct work, metal louvers, drip pans, guttering and down spouts
General knowledge of soldering and welding
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certification
Completion of apprenticeship or equivalent training in the roofing trade required
Must have valid District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia driver's license
Basic computer literacy and working knowledge of Windows 95 preferred
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