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Skilled Trades Project Manager - Eugene, OR

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Company Name:Looking Glass Community Services
Location:Eugene, OR
Employment Type:Full Time
Pay:$45,000 - Salary
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The Skilled Trades Project Manager provides hands-on instruction in trades including but not limited to blueprint reading, carpentry, and electrical fundamentals, drafting, safe operation of hand and power tools, workplace safety, and other relevant skills.


In accordance with the Oregon Health Authority rule, all K-12 staff must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption/accommodation before beginning work.

  1. Education: Bachelor's Degree is preferred.
  2. Experience: Minimum four years carpentry or other skilled trade experience relevant to this position. Previous small-group instruction is required. Minimum one year experience with at-risk youth.
  3. Availability: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm.
  4. Certifications: Licensed by the Oregon Contractors Board or ability to obtain licensure. Ability to meet Lane Community College requirements for College Now Instructor approval. Valid Oregon Driver's License, acceptable record, and insurability under Agency's auto insurance.
  5. Ability to:
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Knowledge of safe working practices. Ability to use and teach youth safe and proper use and maintenance of hand and power tools.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Ability to work effectively as a member of an integrated team.
    • Ability to relate effectively with youth, parents, community, and vendors.
    • Ability to work in an unstructured, sometimes stressful environment, and maintain a positive mental attitude.
    • Cultural sensitivity and experience working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Professional appearance appropriate to the position.
    • Commitment to Looking Glass Mission and Values.

Essential Functions:

  1. Supervise and train students, ages 14-21, in basic carpentry/construction skills in a small group setting (6-8 students).
  2. Instruct youth in educational skilled trades content aligned with LCC curriculum.
  3. Instruct youth in building simple structures (i.e. bird boxes), phases of building structures (framing, forms, insulation), dry wall, reading blueprints, site planning, understanding industry standards, relevant building practices, minor repairs, essential math skills for the trades, and other trades topics.
  4. Supervise youth at project worksites to construct shelters for unhoused residents.
  5. Coordinate work projects with sponsors.
  6. Train students on maintenance and proper and safe operation of hand and power tools.
  7. Teach students OSHA-compliant safety kills.
  8. Schedule guest speakers, tours and accompany students to career fairs.
  9. Introduce youth to skilled trades careers.
  10. Transport students in program van.
  11. Organize and maintain shop and tool storage areas.
  12. Maintain, repair, or arrange for the repair of program tools and equipment.
  13. Perform minor maintenance on program vehicle and arrange for major repairs with supervisor's approval.
  14. Attend weekly staff meetings and supervisory meetings.
  15. Completes necessary administrative tasks including student attendance, midterm and final grade reports, project reports, and other reports as requested.
  16. Assist with program development.
  17. Complete other duties as assigned.

COIVD-19 Considerations:

Looking Glass Programs adhere to the Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 Guidelines, Center for Disease Control, and Lane County Public Health information regarding the virus. Each program has its own action plan regarding COIVD-19 and the specific procedures that are set in place to uphold the health and safety of all individuals in each program. Looking Glass is also making COVID-19 considerations within our hiring processes.

Riverfront School & Career Center requires all staff and students to wear face coverings, at all times while on campus. Staff and students engage in physical distancing throughout the day. Classrooms have been rearranged to facilitate physical distancing. Staff and students are thoroughly screened for COVID-19 symptoms upon entry into the building. Cleaning of high-touch surfaces occurs regularly with disinfectant. Riverfront employees must adhere to all protocols outlined to address the transmission of COVID-19.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, talk, and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Please also note - the COVID-19 Considerations section is also not designed to cover or contain our comprehensive COVID-19 policies. Additional expectations, policies, and precautions are in effect within Looking Glass Programs to help ensure the health and safety of our staff and clients. These expectations, policies, and precautions are provided to staff as part of the onboarding process.