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Roofer/Sheet Metal – Mechanic B

Posted: 02-19-19 Company: Wellesley College Location: Wellesley, MA


The Roofer / Sheet Metal – Mechanic B, performs a variety of skilled roofing, glazing, and sheet metal tasks in the repair and maintenance of buildings and facilities. He/she performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility. Fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment. Work includes various types of roofing including tar and gravel, slate, asphalt, wood, tile, and rubber (EPDM), glazing and repair of steel framed windows and doors, and window screens, and light gauge sheet metal custom fabrications and duct work.


Roofing and Gutters:

• Investigates and repairs source of water leaks. Cleans gutters and roof drains. Removes snow, water, or debris from roofs and fire escapes for safety related matters or prior to applying roofing materials. Cuts and installs roofing materials to size and appropriately secures/adheres to roof deck. Punches holes in slate, tile, terra cotta, or wooden shingles, using punch and hammer. Repairs slate roofing, cuts and applies flashing strips. Applies successive layers of roofing material, determining distance of overlap, using chalk line, gauge on shingling hatchet, or lines on shingles. Mops or pours asphalt, tar or patching material onto roof base when making certain repairs. Insulates, soundproofs, and seals buildings with foam. Cuts and fits strips of flashing at walls, vents, and intersecting roof surfaces. Repairs and constructs downspouts, scuppers, and gutters (aluminum and copper). Arranges ladders, staging, hoists, safety devices etc at the work site.


• Repairs and rebuilds leaded glass windows. Fastens glass panes into sash and spreads and smooths putty around edge of pane with knife to seal joints. Installs pre-assembled framework for windows or doors designed to be fitted with glass panels, including stained glass windows. Marks outline or pattern on glass, cuts, fits and sets into frame. Assembles, fits, and attaches metal-framed glass enclosures for showers or bathtubs to framing around bath enclosure.

Sheet Metal:

• Determines work requirements, including scope, sequences, and required methods and materials, according to blueprints, drawings, written or verbal instructions and the level of manpower needed to successfully complete the work. Select gauges and types of sheet metal or nonmetallic material, according to product specifications. Develop and lay out patterns that use materials most efficiently. Setup and operate machines such as break, shear, bending and seeming machines. Fabricate or alter parts on site using shears, hammers, punches, and drills. Shape metal material over anvils, blocks, or other forms, using hand tools. Trim, file, grind, deburr, buff, and smooth surfaces, seams, and joints of assembled parts, using hand tools and portable power tools.
• Drill and punch holes in metal, for screws, bolts, and rivets. Fasten seams and joints together with welds, bolts, cement, rivets, solder, caulks, metal drive clips, and bonds in order to assemble components into products or to repair sheet metal items. Finish parts, using hacksaws, and hand, rotary, or squaring shears. Set up and operate soldering and welding equipment to join together sheet metal parts. Inspect individual parts, assemblies, and installations for conformance to specifications and building codes, using measuring instruments such as calipers, scales, and micrometers. Maintain equipment, restroom partitions and office furniture/partitions and make repairs and modifications when necessary. Install assemblies, such as flashing, pipes, tubes, heating and air conditioning ducts, furnace casings, rain gutters, and down spouts, in supportive frameworks. Cleans and maintains Shop’s equipment.
• May be asked to work overtime. Other duties may be assigned.


• Ability to organize and prioritize work, takes initiative, resolve problems, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
• Coordinates his/her work activities with Group Leader and those of the other trades involved in multiple craft projects. Discusses needed repairs with engineers and may be called upon to discuss remodeling and new installation of sheet metal, roofing, and glazing systems with professional engineers and project coordinators.
• Ability to communicate and work effectively with all levels in a demanding environment.
• Communicate clearly and concisely and be able to relay instructions and directions to others.
• Demonstrated ability to act decisively and independently to resolve complex issues.
• Strong computer skills, knowledge of MS Office including email and electronic calendars, work order system software concentrating with asset inventory management, bar code scanning, competent problem-solving and project management skills.
• Inputs data into the computerized work order system, recording time and work order information.
• Ability to speak English. Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
• The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, or occasionally move or lift up to 100lbs. Able to withstand long period of walking, standing, twisting and lifting. Feel comfortable with heights and able to work in confined spaces.
• The Sheet Metal/Roofer Mechanic B, must have the ability to safely work on roofs of varying height and slope. Ability to operate and work from necessary lift trucks.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; explosives; risk of radiation; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may be required to enter and work in, areas that are over 100 degrees F, in high and steep locations. Under special circumstances, protective equipment and garb may be required.
• Submits Purchase Requisitions in accordance with established purchasing guidelines to ensure ready availability of materials, supplies and equipment required. Consults with other trades staff; keeps records and makes reports as required.
• Participates in training to keep and acquire knowledge, skills, and abilities to remain current with standard operational practices and revised standards.
• He/she may directly oversee an employee in the event of being assigned an Apprentice or Trades Helper. He/she would carry out responsibilities in accordance with applicable Codes as it applies to Apprentices. Responsibilities in such an instance are limited to training employee and appraising performance.
• Follows proper clean-up and recycling procedures including properly disposing of hazardous waste, leaving the work area clean and vacuumed as well as observes all safety rules and regulations (including OSHA regulations) while handling and or caring for college tools and equipment, to avoid injury to self and others.



• High school diploma or GED.
• Valid driving license required.
• (3) Three years of documented experience in (2) two or more in Roofing, Glazing or Sheet Metal categories.
• Experience in a college environment is preferred.
• Must be able to obtain a Massachusetts DOT medical Card.
• Must have or be able to obtain within 3 months a 1B Hoisting Engineer License to operate the College’s lift truck.
• Operate assigned equipment and vehicle

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