Building Trades Floater, Physical Plant

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October 21, 2021

FUNCTION OF THE JOB:  Reports directly to the Building Trades Manager and is responsible for all types of interior and exterior carpentry/ millwright work on campus. Position will work outdoors as needed to assist with winter snow and ice removal tasks. Will work as a floater to fill voids in manpower needs of Building trades, Grounds and Residential Life departments



  1. Install and repair doors, windows, roofing, walls, ceilings, flooring, modular furniture and other related structural and architectural items.
  2. Perform concrete installation work, including form, reinforcing steel, placement and finishing, and repairs including removal and patching.
  3. Perform masonry work including installation, repair and tuck pointing for structural and architectural brick and block.
  4. Complete work order documentation upon completion of work. 
  5. Assist in stage and tent set-up for special events.
  6. Maintain orderly storage of tools, materials and equipment.
  7. Clean shop areas as needed.
  8. Be available for emergency night calls.
  9. Be available for overtime and weekend scheduled events.
  10. Assume all other reasonable duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Building Trades Supervisor, including some maintenance duties outside of specialty.
  11. Other duties as assigned or needed.


  1. Must have the ability to read and understand product instructions and cautions, work orders, and work safety procedures.
  2. Must have the ability to use hand and power carpentry tools.
  3. Must have the ability to lift 80-lbs.
  4. Must have the ability to climb ladders.
  5. Must have the ability to understand and follow instructions given by the Supervisor.


Work history showing dependability and strong work ethic required. Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license required.  Prior professional carpentry/ millwright work experience required, 2 years or more preferred. Candidates will be evaluated on verifiable past employment.    

TO APPLY:  Please submit a staff application at or paper applications can be obtained at:

Truman State University
Human Resources MC 101
100 E. Normal Ave.
Kirksville, MO  63501


Review of applications will begin October 29, 2021, and will continue until position is filled. Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.  To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101,  100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO  63501, 660-785-4031 or


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