Trades 2 - Tilesetter

University of British Columbia

Trades 2 - Tilesetter

JOB ID:  29470
LOCATION:  Vancouver – Point Grey Campus
BUSINESS TITLE:  Trades 2 - Tilesetter
EMPLOYMENT GROUP:  CUPE 116 (Service/Techs/Trades)
JOB FAMILY:  Trades – CUPE 116
JOB CODE:  251123 Trades 2 - Tilesetter
VP/FACULTY:  VP Finance and Operations
DEPARTMENT:  Building Operations - Carpenter
SALARY LEVEL:  $65,868.00 (Annual)
FUNDING TYPE:  Budget Funded
CLOSING DATE:  April 29th, 2018

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UBC Building Operations provides comprehensive facilities maintenance, operations and renovation services for lands and buildings owned by the University of British Columbia. Trades are the heart and hands of Building Operations. The Trades units provide a wide range of services for the maintenance, repair and operation of all buildings on campus.
The Tilesetter performs skilled roofing work pertaining to construction, maintenance, and repair of buildings following recognized Tilesetting techniques. The Tilesetter is responsible for trouble-shooting, repairing and replacement of a variety of tile including but not limited to the following: vitreous, quarry, ceramic, terrazzo, quartzite, glass, ceramic veneer, granite, slate, brick pavers, thin bricks and marble to walls.

The Tilesetter reports to the Architectural Trades Manager and receives daily instructions and direction from the Head Carpenter. The Tilesetter works both independently as well with associated tradespeople, both at the apprentice and journeyperson level.
Requests and obtains materials and equipment required for the work assigned.
The tilesetter prepares bases, including waterproof membranes, metal lath and fasteners, back-up materials pertaining to tile, mixing and use of cement mortars. Applies a variety of tile including: vitreous, quarry, ceramic, terrazzo, quartzite, glass, ceramic veneer, granite, slate, brick pavers, thin bricks and marble to walls, floors and ceilings, fire places, steam rooms, arches, swimming pools, circular walls and stairways, and other such work as performed by a journeyperson Tilesetter.
Performs emergency call-outs in response to issues as required.
Provides tilesetting cost estimates.
Ensures that the workplace is safe and that safe work practices are being followed.
Carries out any other related duties as necessary in keeping with the qualifications and requirements of the job.

Determines the sequence of work, the work methods and equipment to be employed and how best to complete the work based on technical knowledge of the trade and related departmental guidelines and policies; inappropriate decisions may result in minor service delays and/or costs.

The Tilesetter works under general supervision and from oral and written instructions and according to approved procedures.

The Tilesetter monitors and checks the work of apprentice(s) and Labourers as the need arises.
  • A trade certification to a journeyperson level as a Tilesetter and Valid BC Drivers Licence.   
  • 5 years relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • A working knowledge of relevant industrial safety regulations and building codes.
  • Ability to work from written instructions and specifications and to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Effective oral and written communication, organizational and problem solving skills. 
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to provide quality service to customers in a courteous, patient
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships.

Location: Vancouver, BC.

Region: Lower Mainland

Professional Category(s): Construction,Facilities Maintenance.

Posted: April 16, 2018, 8:30 am

Expires: May 11, 2018, 4:30 pm

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