Aug 26, 2022

CTE - Construction Trades Assistant

  • TrulyHired
  • Macomb Township, MI, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

Title: Construction Trades Assistant (At-Will) FLSA: Non- Exempt

Reports to: Director of CTE Updated: June 2017

$500 signing bonus after 90 calendar days

Position Summary

Supports the certified classroom teacher in the CTE Construction Trades program at Dakota High School. Under the direction of the classroom teacher, the candidate will assist in the supervision and instruction of students, which includes residential construction activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

(These duties and responsibilities are judged to be "essential functions" in terms of the Americans With Disabilities Act or ADA)

  • Assists students at the job site under the direction of the teacher.
  • Assist the teacher in monitoring students in the safe operation of all machines and quality of work per OSHA standards. Some supervision of students when the teacher is temporarily absent.
  • Assist students with career searches, resume building, career paths, student chapters, student competitions, etc.
  • Provide assistance with behavior management, physical management and social skills.
  • Maintain inventory in tool room and supplies and proper maintenance of equipment.
  • Assist students with computer based assignments.
  • Assist teacher in preparing students for competitive events such as MITES, BIA Chapter, and Skills USA. Attend such events with students and teacher when needed.
  • Assist teacher in program marketing and promotion.
  • Participate in relevant professional development, as needed.
  • Communicate with community, staff, and students to answer questions, disseminate or explain information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed by such a person.

Education, Experiences, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

(To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • This position requires high school diploma or equivalent and documented 4,000 hours of recent/relevant experience (within the past 10 years) related to construction and one of the following is preferred:
    • Associates degree or higher in appropriate area
    • Current Home Builder's license
    • OSHA Certification (If not OSHA certified, employee must obtain within the first year of employment)

  • Minimum of 4,000 hours of recent and relevant construction experience (within the past 10 years) required.
  • Previous experience working with high school students/special needs students, in a construction learning environment, preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in residential construction with proficiency in: foundations; rough framing; roofing; siding; window/door installation; residential wiring & plumbing; insulation; masonry; drywall; and finish carpentry in order to assist students in learning these areas under the direction of the teacher, required.
  • Experience with proper and safe use of power and hand tools used in a construction environment, required.

  • Knowledge in residential construction (foundations; rough framing; roofing; siding; window/door installation; wiring & plumbing; insulation; masonry; drywall; and finish carpentry, required.
  • Knowledge of operating a hi-low vehicle, preferred.
  • Knowledge of employability skills including career searches, resume writing, career paths, post-secondary educational and apprenticeship options, preferred.
  • Knowledge of school policies and safety regulations, preferred. Must learn after hired.

  • Basic computer skills, required.
  • Math skills as they are applied within in the context of construction, required.
  • Problem solving skills, required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, required.
  • Good communication skills, required.

  • Ability to work on ladders, scaffolding, and similar situations that involve heights, and being able to do heavy lifting (90lbs), required.
  • Ability to follow and model all safety precautions and procedures, required.
  • Ability to read blueprints/interpret CAD drawings of structure being built, required.
  • Ability to be caring, understanding, and friendly towards students, required.
  • Ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form, required.
  • Ability to follow and model all OSHA and district safety precautions and procedures, and assist the teacher in training students in the correct and safe operation of all tools and machines.
  • Ability to operate a hi-low, preferred.
  • Ability to work with parents and children of diverse cultural backgrounds, required.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing using the English language effectively with students, staff and community, required.
  • Ability to read and interpret school policies and handbook, required.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail, required.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions, required.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk and hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Employee must be able to climb ladders, walk on roofs (no steeper than a 6:12), work on elevated surfaces (scaffolding, roofs), hang drywall on ceilings, hand load roof trusses as part of a team, etc. The employee must lift and/or move up to 90 pounds of files, building materials, walls and building equipment, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus, especially due to concentration on small details.

Work Environment

The noise level in the work environment is loud.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is loud. The employee is frequently required to interact with students, staff and occasionally with the public. At times, the employee may be directly responsible for the safety and well-being of students - at the school as well as at the residential construction site.

The qualifications listed above are guidelines for selection purposes; alternative qualifications may be substituted if sufficient to perform the duties of the job.

It is the policy of Chippewa Valley Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (including but not limited to sexual orientation, gender identity), religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, height, weight, genetics, or marital status in its programs, services, activities, or employment. Inquiries related to nondiscrimination policies, questions, concerns or to file a complaint should be directed to: Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator, Director of Human Resources, Chippewa Valley Schools Administration, 19120 Cass Avenue, Clinton Township, MI 48038 Phone: 586-723-2090 Email: [email protected] / Nondiscrimination inquiries related to disability should be directed to: Section 504 Coordinator, Director of Special Services, (same address) Phone: 586-723-2180 Email: [email protected] Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for employment must notify Chippewa Valley Schools of their need in writing within 182 days. Civil Rights and Title IX inquiries can also be directed to the Department of Civil Rights at (800)482-3604 or [email protected]

  • Position Type:Full-time
  • Positions Available:2
Job Categories :Career Education > Building Maintenance
Career Education > Carpentry
Career Education > Woodworking
Job Requirements

  • No experience required

Contact Information

  • Dawn Leone
  • 19120 Cass Avenue
  • Clinton Township,Michigan 48038
  • Email: click here

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