Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: P4004 / Master Structural Tech
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 10

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Performs carpentry, masonry, and concrete work; leads other technicians in structural repair projects. Selects materials, prepares drawings, estimates labor, and provides on-site supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Leads and/or guides the work of lower level structural techs or contractors performing carpentry, masonry, concrete, doors, door hardware, and/or structural work.
  2. Prepares drawings of structural repairs for planning and estimating purposes.
  3. Inspects building interiors, exteriors, retaining walls, sidewalks, and roofs; plans repairs as needed.
  4. Estimates jobs, orders, and produces lists of materials to complete.
  5. Performs concrete and carpentry work.
  6. Surveys buildings and documents backlog of interior and exterior structural repair work.
  7. Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to interpret blueprints and prepare field drawings of structural repairs or proposed modifications.
  • Ability to inspect structures to determine repair needs.
  • Knowledge and understanding of fire codes as they pertain to fire doors, fire walls, and compartmentation.
  • Ability to lead and train staff and/or students.
  • Knowledge of ordering job materials and accounting for job labor and material costs.
  • Carpentry, building repair, and/or finish plaster and concrete skills.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Ability to perform facilities audits.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) independent performance of a wide range of complex and/or advanced structural and carpentry, masonry and/or concrete work; b) preparation of structural field drawings and blueprints; c) performing job estimates and purchasing materials; d) performing building structural inspections; and e) leading and guiding lower level structural techs or contractors on-site in the performance of routine to complex structural and carpentry, masonry, and/or concrete work.

Conditions of Employment

  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check.
  • Specific certification and/or licensure requirements may exist for individual positions in this classification.
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
  • All regular, non-temporary positions assigned to this classification are represented by a labor union and subject to the terms and conditions of the CWA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.
  • Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 05/23/2021