Job Details

Allan Hancock College
  • Position Number: 1254599
  • Location: Santa Maria, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Maintenance Specialist - Carpenter

Department:Plant Services
Closing Date:8/6/2018

Maintenance Specialist - Carpenter
Allan Hancock College is accepting applications for a full-time, 37-hour per week, 12 month position supporting the Facilities Department and reporting to the Director, Facilities. The desired start date is October 2018. The successful candidate must pass a Department of Justice clearance and a pre-employment physical before the start date.

Work Schedule:
Monday - Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The starting salary is $3,459 per month (range 21, $3,459 to $4,205 per month on the classified bargaining unit salary schedule).
Benefits include medical, dental, life, vision (employee only), salary protection insurance, and eligibility for PERS retirement.

Allan Hancock College serves more than 20,000 students in northern Santa Barbara County. Located on the central coast and just minutes from spectacular beaches and rolling vineyards, AHC operates three campuses – the main campus in Santa Maria, a state approved center in Lompoc and a center in Solvang. As one of the largest employers in Santa Barbara County, the college is an integral part of the community and enjoys strong support from local leaders and industry.

AHC, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, is proud to serve underrepresented students. The college has twice received recognition from the Aspen institute as one of the top colleges in the country. If you are looking for a position where you can have a direct impact on our students, AHC may be the place for you!

To learn more about Allan Hancock College and the Central Coast, visit our Human Resources page at and click on the Welcome to AHC video.

Under supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, performs skilled carpentry work in the alteration, repair, construction of new structures, and related work as required; values and promotes the mission and vision of the college.

Under minimal supervision the incumbent will spend a major portion of their time performing rough and finished skilled carpentry work independently or with minimal help Incumbents may regularly carry out a wide range of general maintenance work outside carpentry.

1. Alters, maintains, installs, repairs, inspects and constructs articles and structures of wood such as partitions, counters, doors, scaffolds and other woodwork of buildings.
2. Installs, repairs, tapes, and textures drywall, plaster walls, and stucco walls.
3. Builds and sets forms, mixes, pours and finishes concrete.
4. Installs and repairs flooring material, ceramic tile, carpet, and baseboards.
5. Repairs, assembles, and modifies existing and new furniture, equipment and fixtures.
6. Works from blueprints, drawings, sketches or verbal instructions on assigned jobs.
7. Welds/ braces, rivets and cuts metal.
8. Assists in other maintenance trades as assigned by performing skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled duties.
9. Ability to independently plan and lay out assigned tasks, estimate labor and material costs for assigned tasks; orders and stores supplies and materials approved by supervisor.
10. May direct the work of helpers.
11. Builds, transports, modifies, repairs, and assembles ramps, stages, and temporary floors as assigned.
12. Sets up and performs work on high ladders, man lifts, scissor lifts, and scaffolding and safely uses harnesses and other safety equipment as required.
13. Practices basic computer skills to access the work order system, and for email and correspondence with campus staff, vendors, and technical support.
14. Maintains simple records and submits reports on activities as required.
15. Reports safety, sanitary, and fire hazards when recognized or encountered.
16. Installs required AV infrastructure in classrooms, offices and other campus facilities which includes running video and audio wires, installation of speakers, projectors, screens, and big screen TVs, as well as any required mounts, and supports.
17. Performs other duties as assigned.

Possession of a valid and appropriate California driver's license, and ability to qualify for district vehicle insurance coverage.
Forklift operator certificate within 1 year of hire.
Manlift/scissor lift operator certificate within 1 year of hire.

Knowledge of:
Materials, tools and procedures used in both rough and finished carpentry and general maintenance work;
Qualities and uses of various woods and other construction materials;
Welding equipment;
General safety practices and procedures.

Demonstrated ability to:
Use carpentry tools, hand tools, power and pneumatic tools, and woodworking machines skillfully and safely;
Plan and lay out carpentry work including estimating labor and material;
Work from shop drawings, sketches, plans and specifications;
Maintain routine records;
Perform shop math;
Perform cement and masonry work;
Operate a truck, observing legal and defensive driving practices;
Understand and carry out oral and written directions;
Work cooperatively with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED required. One year of journeyman level experience performing skilled carpentry work; or two years of experience as a maintenance repair worker Individuals possessing the experience, knowledge and abilities listed above are considered to possess the necessary education.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Strength: Heavy work — lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting, pushing and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Special Qualification:
Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and to staff and students with disabilities.

A committee will give priority review of application materials submitted by Monday, August 6, 2018. This position is open until filled. Meeting minimum qualifications does not insure the candidate an interview. Therefore, it is important that the application be thorough and detailed. Applicants will be assessed on the breadth and depth of education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. A limited number of applicants will be invited for an interview at the college at their own expense. Interviewed candidates may be asked to complete written and job-related exercises. The district reserves the right to extend time limits, reinitiate or withdraw the recruitment-selection process at any point. Final candidates may be required to pass a pre-employment drug screening.

To be considered as a candidate for this position, please submit the following application materials to the college human resources office by 4:30 p.m., Monday, August 6, 2018:
Signed district application for classified positions
A current and complete resume of education and professional experience
Transcripts (Copies are acceptable for the application process). Official transcripts are required if hired.
Cover letter

APPLICATION: For application materials please visit our Web site at or contact:
Human Resources, Building B
Allan Hancock College
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
(805) 922-6966, extension 3338
(805) 922-9196, FAX

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