Furnishing Crew Member

TITLE: Furnishing Crew Member
LOCATION: Facilities Bldg. 204
SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Furnishings Supervisor
HOURS: Fall/Spring: 10-20hrs. Per week
Summer: 40 hrs. Per week.
In this position a student will work with other student workers, both male and female, or under the supervision of either a full-time State employee or a student Crew Leader. Students will inspect, repair, move, and replace all types of furniture in the residence halls and Resident Life offices. This is a manual labor position that involves lifting and carrying heavy tool, furniture, and material, sweeping floors, emptying trash, etc. Under sometimes hot and dirty conditions.
  • Participate in preparation activities for the opening of residence halls and apartments.
  • Enters resident spaces to repair or replace furniture including beds, mattresses, venetian blinds, desks, chairs, and dressers.
  • Work with a crew (when halls are empty) to check all furniture in a hall for needed repairs, etc., to bring the furniture up to an acceptable level for the next residents.
  • Sets up/removes extra furniture for Overflow and Tripling programs.
  • Helps install new furniture and with proper disposal of furniture declared as Surplus.
  • Helps other crews in Residential Facilities as needed in removing and disposing of trash such as old sofas, rugs, lumber, etc.
  • Assists in vehicle (truck) maintenance by helping to wash, wax, and inspect the trucks.
  • Assists in snow removal during periods of snowfall.
  • Install/Replace Bulletin Board.
We are looking for honest, hard working people who will be on time, don't mind getting dirty, like working with other students and are in good physical condition. You should also meet the following criteria:
  • Registered student at UMCP (Fall/Spring).
  • Good physical condition.
  • Previous experience at moving/repairing furniture is desirable, but not required.
  • Familiarity with University residence halls preferred.
  • Valid driver's license preferred.
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50lbs. up a set of stairs.

Students in this position are exposed to solvents and glue products. They may cause irritation to the lungs, eyes or skin when used improperly. It is important to maintain adequate ventilation. Training in the safe use of these products will be provided. Appropriate protection, such as goggles and gloves will be provided and should be used when necessary.

You will also work with power tools and sharp cutting tools. Training on the safe use of all tools will be provided, however, caution should be observed.