Construction Technician

Auburn University   Auburn, AL   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 8, 2024
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Construction Technician

Requisition Number: S3746P


Job Summary       

The College of Agriculture’s department of Ag Land & Resource Management seeks candidates for the Construction Technician II position! The individual selected for this role will assist with construction, repair, and maintenance of the facilities.


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Essential Functions

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Builds/renovates structures and support structures to include ponds, greenhouses, pole barns, and other buildings.
  • Assists in the planning and estimating of department construction projects.
  • May perform welding and plumbing functions in support of local facilities.
  • Plans, schedules, and leads minor repairs of various types of roofing systems to prevent or correct leaks and damage from penetrations in roofs.
  • Forms, pours, and finishes cement structures; lays bricks and blocks on and around structures. Responsible for form building and installation, concrete finish work, and site layout and measurement.
  • Assists in the set up and removal of barricades, fences, and other dividers. May pressure wash roofs, buildings, and sidewalks.
  • Operates motorized equipment including backhoes, forklifts, skid steers, truck/trailer combinations, dump trucks, motor cranes, front-end loaders, man lifts, and other heavy equipment.
  • Plans, schedules, and leads excavation and demolition work as needed for renovation and construction projects.
  • Leads, prepares, and paints all manner of surfaces including, but not limited to, masonry walls, sheetrock, external surfaces, and floors. Performs installation or maintenance preparation of surfaces for paint and finishes.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the proper demolition of structures, portions of structure, walls, sidewalks, or other related building systems.
  • May perform other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications   

High School diploma or equivalent and 4 years of experience in carpentry, roofing, repair, and/or concrete forming and finishing.


Substitutions Allowed for Experience:

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

  • Knowledge of the proper methods, materials, and equipment to apply to each situation
  • Knowledge of best safety principles and practices
  • Ability to apply advanced skills and knowledge in area of focus
  • Ability to effectively lead others and manage projects
  • Ability to prioritize tasks to meet project deadlines
  • Client relationship management skills
  • Valid driver’s license required


Salary Range: $35,500 - $53,300


List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position: Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion; often exposed to one or more disagreeable environmental factors, such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc.


Special Instructions to Applicants  

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Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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