Summer Worker, Mason Shop

New Jersey, United States
Friday, 6 March 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 31 August 2020
Contract Type

Department Mason Shop
Category Building Trades and Technicians
Full-Time / Part-Time Temporary
Application Deadline 8/31/2020


Possess extensive Journeyman level knowledge of the Masonry trade including repairs and installations.  Perform Journeyman level preventive and corrective maintenance, and/or modifications to Masonry projects with minimum oversight.  Perform Journeyman level tasks associated with the masonry trade.  The incumbent follows University rules and regulations at all times, along with established safety procedures.


The incumbent performs the following duties and responsibilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Safely and effectively perform a wide range of Journeyman level masonry tasks, including troubleshooting, repair, restoration, and modification.
  • Performs all facets of Masonry Trade including:
    • Plastering
    • Concrete work
    • Brick and block work
    • Tile Work
  • Ensures proper care in the safe use and maintenance of vehicles, tools and equipment.
  • Initiates productive work activity, works independently from CMMS work orders and accepts responsibility for work assignments.
  • Schedules and coordinates the completion of Journeyman level masonry work during the Housing Turnover Process and Dorm Readiness.
  • Work includes repairs, new construction and alterations. All work will match and blend with existing features.
  • Performs Journeyman level tasks associated with masonry projects.
  • Assists other tradesmen in more complex work tasks and projects.
  • Performs after hours, special events and emergency call in work.
  • Follows the department’s established customer service standards.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.


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.

  • Must have the ability to safely and effectively carry out Journeyman level masonry tasks, including troubleshooting, on and around construction equipment.  Must have knowledge of the installation, repair and restoration of masonry.
  • Well established (five years beyond apprenticeship, or equivalent) masonry skills, cement finishing, “strong background in plastering.” and possess several years of Masonry Journey level experience in a commercial, educational or institutional setting.
  • Properly and safely use the tools of the trade and safely carry out all assigned tasks.
  • Capable of carrying step ladders up or down several flights of stairs and be capable of working off step and extension ladders.
  • Have a baseline level computer literacy or the ability to learn computer basics.
  • Capable of working with others on a team, yet be able to take on responsibility and function independently.
  • Be an organized, self starter who is capable of working extended periods independently.
  • Be able to read and interpret drawings, layouts and keep maintenance records.
  • Have an excellent ability to work with other trades personnel and customers.
  • Have a valid driver’s license to drive University vehicles (will be discussed in the interview).


  • Must have a high school diploma or possess a GED.


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.

The following tasks and skills that would be necessary for any person to fulfill while working in any of the job classifications within the Mason Shop of the Grounds & Building Maintenance Department:

  • stand or walk up to 2 hours at one time, up to 8 hours per day;
  • sit for less than 2 hours during an 8 hour day;
  • operates motor vehicles or heavy equipment (e.g., forklift, high reach, cherry picker) occasionally (less than 33% of the workday)
  • lift or carry up to 35 pounds frequently (34 – 66% of the workday) and 100 pounds occasionally (less than 33% of the workday);
  • lift up to 100 pounds to waist height and up to 35 pounds in a range of motions from floor to overhead:
  • frequently use hands for simple grasping, fine manipulation, pushing or pulling (34 – 66% of the workday);
  • occasionally push or pull with forces up to 100 pounds,  reach overhead, lift overhead, crawl, knee stand, lie down, pick or jack hammer (less than 33% of the work day);
  • frequently push or pull with forces up to 50 pounds, bend, squat, kneel, climb ladders or stairs, or reach overhead (34 – 66% of the work day);
  • work outdoors in a variety of temperatures and environmental conditions;
  • possess ability to work at heights, full range of body motions and physical agility, and ability to maintain balance.

Be advised that you will be contacted only if there is further interest in your application. Your candidate dashboard may not display status updates for this requisition.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

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