29 days old


Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08542
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Perform inspections, repairs, modifications and replacements of complex campus roofing systems with a minimum of oversight. Fabricate and repair various sheet metal roofing and mechanical components. Follows all University safety rules and regulations at all times, along with established safe work procedures.


  • Perform all journey-level facets of roofing and tinning trade, including fabrication, rough and finishing work. Typical work tasks consist of service calls, maintenance, and repair/replacement work. Perform tinning repairs to complex campus roof systems.  
  • Assists other tradesmen in more complex work assignments and projects.
  • Reads and understands technical drawings and fabricates a wide-variety of ductwork, chimney caps, and other related items.
  • Assists in job set-up, including delivering of materials, and clean-up.
  • Ensures proper care in the safe use and maintenance of vehicles, tools, and equipment necessary to perform all work tasks. Follows proper safety requirements, including the use of personal protective equipment. Safely operates and uses ladders, high reaches, platform lifts, scaffolds, and fall protection systems to access and perform work on campus roofing systems.
  • Follows the departments customer service standards.
  • Utilizes and documents work activities via the departments CMMS (Maximo).
  • Perform other duties as assigned, including overtime assignments and emergency call-in work.



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the essential duties of the position.

  • Must have five years of journey-level experience as working level tradesperson, along with demonstrated knowledge of Roofing/Tinning trade.
  • Must have a strong understanding of safe work practices.
  • Completion of a roofer apprenticeship program or equivalent.
  • Must be able to read technical drawings and fabricate ductwork for different applications.
  • Must be computer literate and have the ability to achieve competency with campus/departmental technology and software packages.
  • Ability to work both independently and work well with others in a team environment.
  • Communicates clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to work with various types of roofing and sheet metal tools/products.
  • Possess a valid drivers license and be able to pass a background test.
  • Must have strong working knowledge and experience with different types of roofs (built-up, single ply, shingle, slate, etc.) including residential and commercial installations.
  • Must have strong experience with performing inspections, locating leaks, and making repairs to existing roofing.


  • Completion of a four-year vocational school or equivalent.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The following tasks and skills that would be necessary for any person to fulfill while working in any of the job classifications within the Roofing/Tin Shop:

  • stand or walk up to 2 hours at one time, up to 8 hours per day;
  • sit for less than 2 hours during an 8-hour day;
  • operates motor vehicles or heavy equipment (e.g., forklift, high reach, cherry picker) occasionally (less than 33% of the workday)
  • lift or carry up to 35 pounds frequently (34 \u2013 66% of the workday) and 100 pounds occasionally (less than 33% of the workday);
  • lift up to 100 pounds to waist height and up to 35 pounds in a range of motions from floor to overhead:
  • frequently use hands for simple grasping, fine manipulation, pushing or pulling (34 \u2013 66% of the workday);
  • occasionally crawl, knee stand, lie down, push or pull with forces up to 100 pounds (less than 33% of the work day);
  • frequently bend, squat, kneel, lift overhead, climb ladders or stairs, reach overhead, push or pull with forces up to 35 pounds; (34 \u2013 66% of the work day);
  • work outdoors in a variety of temperatures and environmental conditions;
  • possess ability to work at heights, full range of body motions and physical agility, and ability to maintain balance.


Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

MSU, 380

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required


Union Code

SEU-Service Employees Inter Union


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Posted: 2020-01-24 Expires: 2020-02-23

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