Trades Assistant

General Function

Performs tasks related to assisting in routine to moderately complex repair or construction of university facilities or property which require specialized training in a skilled trade

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Assists in the routine to moderately complex repair of University property and facilities using expertise acquired through specialized training in a skilled trade.
  • Performs moderately difficult repair and preventive maintenance on University property and facilities using expertise acquired through specialized training in a skilled trade.
  • Assists outside contractors as needed; assists craftspersons from other trades as needed.
  • Maintains and cleans tools and equipment.
  • Maintains work area in a clean and orderly manner.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to Trades Shop-Assistant Supervisor, Manager of Physical Facilities, or other Manager of Trades/Maintenance unit

Direction Given: No responsibility for directing the work of others

Minimum Requirements

Requires six months training beyond high school in a skilled trade and one year of experience in that trade, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Driver's license required. For AQT positions EPA Universal Certification required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of the procedures and equipment of a particular skilled trade
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Knowledge of safety procedures

Working Conditions

Frequent standing and walking with some climbing and lifting of materials weighing 50 to 75 pounds. Frequent operation of equipment. Somewhat unpleasant working conditions. Some exposure to several unpleasant elements which are particular disagreeable. Some element of personal risk and exposure to accidents.

Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.

Functional Title

Trades Assistant

Job Code


Classification Series







Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013