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State of Montana Maintenance Carpenter/Network 41018 in Helena, Montana

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The Maintenance Carpenter/Network position coordinates, plans and performs MDT headquarter facilities maintenance and construction work. Performs contract administration in conjunction with major repairs, remodels, new construction and upgrades of MDT facilities. Must be abreast of technology changes to operate and maintain facilities efficiently as possible. This position will troubleshoot complex building systems. Repair and maintain plumbing, electrical, high and low voltage control circuits, boilers, HVAC systems, automated building control systems, well and pumps, overhead doors, locks and fire suppression systems. Maintain and repair advanced level 2 septic systems and water treatment equipment per DEQ Standards.

Must be able to perform physical activity in lifting, carrying and/or operation of tools, equipment and materials (greater than 50 pounds). Forklift certification must be obtained within 3 months after hire. The work is generally performed in an environment with exposure to hazardous materials and possible adverse weather conditions. Travel in all weather conditions and work independently. Works in mechanical rooms, rooftops, grounds and throughout all facilities. Must work off ladders and high places. Works in close proximity to electrical, water, waste and gas service supply systems. The position is subject to emergency callouts.

Experience: Four years of experience working in the electrical, plumbing and/or carpentry trades. Graduation from an accredited vocational trade school in any of these fields may be substituted for two years’ experience. Transcripts or certificate of completion is required if school experience is to be considered. Unofficial copies of transcripts are acceptable.

This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.

Driver’s record will be verified. Successful applicants will be required to sign a release form which authorizes the Department to obtain the applicant’s permanent driving records. Compliance with Mont. Admin. R. 2.6.201, "State Vehicle Use," and MDT Policy #6.03.001, "State Vehicle Use Policy" are conditions of employment. Relocation assistance may be offered to the successful candidate at the time of offer.

This position is being posted in accordance with the bargaining unit agreement. Bargaining unit applicants will have preference.

If you need assistance in completing the application or special accommodation, please contact the HR office.

Women and minorities are under-represented in this job category and are encouraged to apply. The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. People with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, at 406.444.6054.

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace.

Job: *Building/Grounds Maintenance

Title: Maintenance Carpenter/Network 41018

Location: Helena

Requisition ID: 21140083