General Maintenance/Construction Team Leader

The Facilities department at Johnson University invites applications for the full-time positions of General Maintenance / Construction Team Leader on the Tennessee campus. Applicants for this position should send a resume and contact information for three professional references to [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Position Title: General Maintenance / Construction Team Leader
Organization: Johnson University
Work Location: Johnson University Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
Reports to: General Maintenance Supervisor / Construction Supervisor
Classification: Hourly, Full-Time (40 hours per week)
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Job Summary

Perform various construction and general carpentry tasks to accomplish project goals and objectives.  Oversee and lead a team of work-study student workers as required.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of General Maintenance / Construction Supervisor:

  • Perform construction and general carpentry tasks as assigned by Supervisor
  • Oversee a team of work-study students in the completion of work orders and projects in a timely, professional manner
  • Assist other departments in project completion
  • Other duties as assigned

Other duties and responsibilities

  • Assist with special work projects, preparation, maintenance, and clean-up
  • Manage inventory of construction tools, equipment, building supplies, products, and chemicals
  • Inspect work of student team members and maintain quality work standards
  • Comply with all applicable health and safety regulations, policies, and best management practices
  • Participate in campus safety training

Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Proficient knowledge in framing, finish carpentry, painting, and drywall
  • General knowledge in other construction trades
  • Proficient skill in proper use of carpentry hand tools, bench tools, and large shop equipment
  • Able to analyze, organize, schedule, implement, and coordinate a variety of work assignments
  • Able to communicate tasks to be accomplished to work-study students understandably and cordially
  • Professional and able to work with faculty, staff, students, and guests
  • Positive attitude toward problem-solving and project completion

Desired personality traits

  • Integrity
  • Desire to do quality work
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Organized
  • Effective time management skills
  • Flexibility – ability to work on multiple projects at one time


  • Professional behavior, speech, and attitude
  • Maintain work areas in a safe and clean manner
  • Willingness to mentor work-study students
  • Exemplify good stewardship of equipment, resources, and time

Working Conditions

  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, and reach in the normal operation of carpentry activities
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. routinely and climb ladders and stairs without assistance
  • Occasional use of lift equipment
  • Must be able to work indoors and outdoors in all seasons
  • Must be able to work within contact and exposure to industry-standard construction chemicals
  • Must be able to work within different industry normal air quality environments


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must be 21 years old with a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record for the past three years
  • 4-6 years general carpentry/construction experience, leadership experience preferred
  • Lift operators training certification (current or within 1 year of employment)
  • All-terrain forklift training certification (current or within 1 year of employment)

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Johnson University is a Christian university affiliated with Christian churches and churches of Christ. Its mission is to educate students for “Christian ministries and other strategic vocations framed by the Great Commission in order to extend the kingdom of God among all nations.” Accordingly, Johnson University seeks to hire and educate individuals who share its vision and core values to carry out that mission. Johnson University does not unlawfully discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices.

Johnson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic information, political affiliation, or disability–if such disability may be accommodated without undue hardship—in provision of educational opportunities, programs and activities, or employment opportunities and benefits, pursuant to the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and subsequent amendments to that act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and subsequent re-authorization of that act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments to that act.

The University, however, reserves the right under those provisions to make certain employment decisions on the basis of religion, marital status, or sex consistent with the University’s religious beliefs when establishing qualifications for certain positions. Further, as a Christian ministry, the University retains the right to select those who serve in ministerial positions, as that term has been defined by the courts in the context of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, based on criteria established by the University without regard to Title VII, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law governing the employment relationship.