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Construction Worker

Apply now Department: 3670060010 Fac Building Maintenance
Job no: 508812
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Facilities / Grounds / Skilled Trades
Pay Grade: 06A

About This Role:

The Construction worker provides skilled, safe equipment operation for repairing or installing new utilities, the maintenance or renovation of buildings, and construction projects, all of which are in support of the mission of the Division of Facilities for maintaining campus buildings for use of faculty, students, and staff.

This position operates various types of construction equipment to include various sizes of trucks, loaders, backhoes, tractors, trenchers, forklifts, trailers, jackhammers, tampers, concrete saws or other equipment and tools to remove concrete, asphalt, and excavate soil and other earthen materials.

The incumbent analyzes and establishes the most effective manner of completion of tasks to pour and finish floors, sidewalks, ramps, streets, curbs, steps, drives, tunnels, retaining walls, footings, piers, door and window jams, and other concrete structures, using hand and power tools of the trade. 

Why Join Us:

The Division of Facilities is an action-oriented service organization within the K-State family. We plan, budget, build, operate, maintain, clean, supply and transport. We are custodians, landscapers, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, mechanics, project managers, engineers, architects, accountants, and administrative professionals — all stewards and leaders of an inspiring campus shared by many.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a high school diploma. Various training and/or certification may be required. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by a hiring manager. This position is covered by the Kansas Association of Public Employees (KAPE) agreement. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three years’ experience operating construction equipment, two years’ experience in both carpentry and masonry trades.
  • Knowledge of safe operation of trucks and other equipment used in construction, maintenance, or agricultural work, including the operation of specialized equipment used in maintenance work. 
  • Knowledge of and ability to provide on-site supervision and make work assignments.
  • High school graduate or equivalent with vocational training in the building trades or equipment operation.
  • Journeyman level in the knowledge of laws, regulations, occupational hazards, standard safety practices required by OSHA and KDHE, and materials related to masonry and concrete trades. 

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.
  • Have and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Work involves considerable physical exertion to transport equipment and materials weighing up to 100 pounds, unassisted, on a repetitive basis, daily.  Extreme temperatures, working in steam tunnels, and at heights from scaffolding or crane basket.  Must be able to perform manual labor for extended periods of time and work in adverse weather for extended times DAILY:  Pneumatic tools, jackhammers, tampers, saws, compactors, trucks, tractors, backhoes, drills hammer drills, computers, loaders, crane, power trowel trenchers, snowplows, I-pad.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Please complete an online application.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$ 30,760.00  to  $ 46,120.00 ($14.79 to $22.17)

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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