Craftsman (Carpentry) job Brookfield Illinois
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Craftsman (Carpentry) Job



Employer Name: CZS/Brookfield Zoo SpiderID: 8502320
Location: Brookfield, Illinois Date Posted: 3/21/2019
Wage: $26.65 per hour Category: General Labor
Job Code: 1837BR

Job Description:
We are looking for an experienced carpenter to come work 40 hour weeks, 52 weeks per year, at more than 140 job sites - all located in our 216 acre park at Brookfield Zoo!

Brookfield Zoo has an amazing history! Strolling through Brookfield Zoo, our guests may be creating new memories or smiling while they walk down memory lane enjoying the vast array of our animal collection, food destinations, or gift shops. Brookfield Zoo has been a remarkable destination since 1934. Our buildings date back to 1927 with additional buildings every decade since, with more building currently in progress. We have an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a family friendly atmosphere. As part of our mission, we work each day to ensure that the conservation movement reaches out to and hears from every person and community around.

The Craftsman (Carpentry) contributes to the success of the Chicago Zoological Society by performing, with direct guidance, skilled and semi-skilled craftsman duties throughout the park, providing a safe environment for guests, staff, and the animal collection. Ensure a functional and well-maintained environment that supports the Societyís mission and identified operating goals, including providing an exceptional guest experience. This position pays our union contracted hourly wage of $26.65.

Primary duties and responsibilities include: Perform skilled crafts duties throughout the park with guidance, ensuring services provided meet section standards, clientís specifications, applicable codes, standards, and program goals and is aesthetically pleasing to guests. This includes routine crafts tasks, as well as those associated with preventive maintenance, special repairs, capital construction, special events, emergency/safety, unanticipated capital projects, and overhead. Establish and maintain productive, cooperative working relationships with clients.

Participate in the execution of routine maintenance and repair projects: As assigned, perform routine inspections of exhibits and facilities. Advise manager of needed repairs and clients requests. Advise Lead Craftsman of resource needs. Evaluate schedule and communicate pertinent information to all affected parties. Ensure project takes place with the least amount of encroachment upon guests and animal collection. Ensure work performed meets standards and specifications and complies with established quality standards.

Provide Lead with resource needs for budget development. Ensure allocated resources are properly utilized. Provide Lead with information relating to needed repairs and improvements in facilities and exhibits. Perform duties associated with the sectionís overhead operating program. Complete daily labor allocation sheets with guidance. Attend and participate in meetings as assigned. Perform tasks associated with the sectionís special events operating program. This includes performing craftsman-type duties and communicating pertinent information to Plant & Facilities Managers and other concerned parties.

Carry out craftsman tasks associated with the sectionís functional programs as assigned: Routinely inspect functional, structural, and aesthetic systems in exhibits and facilities and perform minor repairs and maintenance as assigned. Acquire understanding of exhibits and facilities section operating program standards. Perform crafts work to specified quality standards. Advise manager of material needs.

Carry out tasks associated with the sectionís standard operating procedures, which includes equipment and shop maintenance, safety, inventory and purchasing, facility surveys, and utility locations. Participate in the sections emergency response and animal welfare program as assigned. Other related duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:
The requirements for this position include the following: Minimum High School diploma or (GED) equivalent. Graduate of an accredited Carpenter apprenticeship program and two years of experience at a journeyman level, or an Associateís degree related to field or four years of equivalent experience required. Two years construction experience in related field. Two yearsí experience in millwork, trim, molding, cutting stairs, metal framing, and installing/replacing partitions, doors, windows, and cabinets. Skillset to work with various materials such as wood, plastic, drywall, etc.; work on scaffolding and ladders; and Residential and commercial hardware and experience. Proactive, persistent, and helpful.

English fluency at a professional working proficiency required. Ability to work in a team-oriented fashion. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to read, write and perform all required math commensurate with field of responsibility. Familiarity with all building codes related to field. Knowledge and experience in scheduling, estimating routine duties, purchasing. Ability to work efficiently and meet deadlines. Valid driverís license required.

The preferred qualifications include multilingual ability, Spanish fluency a plus.

Additional Information: This position description summarizes the primary duties and functions of this position, similar to an Apprentice Carpenter, but should not be considered a complete listing of every duty the incumbent may ever be called upon to perform. Incumbent is expected to acquire general knowledge about the Chicago Zoological Society and an understanding of the Societyís mission, vision, and values. Must learn how the department interfaces with Society-wide operations. Must become familiar with and follow Society policies and procedures, as well as Society-wide and area emergency response procedures.

The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If interested in being considered for this opportunity, please visit the CZS Career Center to obtain more details about the position and to apply by submitting your profile. Please visit our website at www.czs.org/careers. Please look for requisition number 1837BR.


Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: 2
Education Required: High School
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:


Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave

Company Profile:
The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Wendy Larsen Company Type: Employer
Company: Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo
City: Brookfield
State: Illinois
Zip: 60513
Web Site: http://www.czs.org/careers

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