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Trades Generalist (Sheet Metal)

Apply now Job No: 494708
Local Title: Trades Generalist (Sheet Metal)
Budget Title: Trades Generalist
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Maintenance & Skilled Trades



External Intro

Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Facilities Management and Development at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Trades Generalist (Sheet Metal). The successful candidate will: 

  • Repair, manufacture and install a variety of sheet metal ware such as air ducts, cabinets, and laboratory equipment.
  • Determine the gauge and type of metal necessary and dimensions of the article to be made according to specifications, plans descriptions, and instructions.
  • Requisition material from the storehouse.
  • Mark dimensions and reference lines on metal.
  • Use shears, breaks, and bending rolls to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal.
  • Shape metals over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammers.
  • Solder, weld or rivet metal together to form desired articles.
  • Smooth seams, joints, and burred surfaces using files, portable grinders, or buffers.
  • Inspect completed articles for conformance with instructions, plans, or diagrams.

Required Qualifications:

  • 4-years of full-time experience in the sheet metal trade under a skilled tradesperson which would provide training equivalent to that given in training, apprenticeship or equivalent program;
    • OR an equivalent combination of experience and training gained by completion of technical courses in sheet metal work at school, institute, or branch of Armed Services.
  • Candidates must possess a valid New York State Driver’s License.

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Work Schedule:

Variable Days; 8:00am to 4:00pm

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As per civil service guidelines

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.


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