The Skilled Trades Helper assists a certified or licensed skilled tradesman in one or more of the following skilled trades: HVAC mechanics (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning), plumbing, electrical, carpentry, or painting. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Provides assistance and trains in a variety of skilled trades duties in an apprenticeship program under the supervision of a skilled tradesman.
May provide assistance in servicing, rebuilding, and/or installation of automobile and diesel engines and transmissions.
May provide assistance in all areas of carpentry.
May provide assistance in the installation of electrical wiring, electrical fixtures, and computer cable lines. Checks hallways, stairways, and other public areas for non-working lights, and changes out any ballasts, transformers, fuses, or switches.
May provide assistance in the assembly, installation, and repairing of air, gas, water, and waste disposal systems, according to specifications and plumbing codes.
May provide assistance to painters, plasterers, or welders in preparing surfaces for repair and/or re-finishing.
May provide assistance to HVAC mechanics with inspections, preventive maintenance, and repairs of boilers, air compressors, and related equipment.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of basic measuring tools, equipment, and materials used in the various skilled trades. Ability to perform manual labor under various working conditions. Ability to use hand and power tools in various working conditions. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to communicate information and ideas in various environments. Skill in the use, operation, and care of tools and machinery.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Completion of sufficient education or training to read and write; plus one year experience in chosen trade area.
Additional requirements determined by the institution for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.