General Maintenance Technician III (Carpentry & Masonry)

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Jan 08, 2020
Full time   Facilities Management

Job Description


Job #: G570

Posted Date: January 8, 2020

Closes On: Open Until Filled

Job Title: General Maintenance Technician III (Carpentry & Masonry)

Status: Regular Full Time

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Laboratory/Department: Facility Services

The Salk Institute Facility Service department is responsible for overseeing building maintenance, ground maintenance, the interior and exterior building systems, and grounds.

Position Description:

The General Maintenance Technician III is the journey level in the series. The incumbent acts under general supervision and responds with acquired skill, exercising Institute and professionally established safety precautions.

Incumbents are expected to have journey level expertise in performing skilled masonry work, building, altering and repairing brick, stone, tile or ceramic structures and surfaces. Other duties may include carpentry and painting assignments on an as needed basis.

Provides technical service/support in one of the general maintenance areas and trains lower level employees in various technical areas.



  • High school diploma, G.E.D., or equivalent trade or vocational education or training



  • 3 years of general construction/ maintenance experience.
  • Full to advanced proficiency in at least one trade.
  • Full to advanced proficiency with reading blueprints, shop drawings and sketches.
  • 1-2 years experience in safe operation of air compressors, jackhammers, pumps, loaders, concrete saws and mixers, hammer drills, generators and other similar equipment for concrete installation and repair.
  • 3 years experience directing or leading others in masonry techniques.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Must be able to work overtime as needed.
  • Must be willing to maintain First Aide/CPR/AED training/certification
  • Must sign an employee confidentiality agreement.
  • Successful completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • As a safeguard for employees and animals, all FS employees may be subject to vaccines/tests/physical exams prior to working with specific animals or animal populations as research needs including but not limited to: TB Testing/Clearance (every six months / twice a year).
  • Measles (proof of immunization and/or vaccination).
  • MASONRY EMPHASIS requires the ability to work confidently at heights using aerial platforms and/or ladders and to have visual perception abilities to match the color and texture of a concrete patch to the surrounding concrete.
  • Post-offer physical required.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant carrying 0-20 lbs.


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Application Deadline

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