Sheet Metal Mechanic
Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana

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Department Information

The Capital Planning & Facilities mission is to create a physical environment that fosters success. We plan, create, maintain, and preserve Indiana University's beautiful, functional, and sustainable campuses. Our units work together to support excellence in teaching, learning, research, and community engagement - across all IU campuses. CPF also serves as a liaison with the state of Indiana for all capital projects, including the Capital Appropriations Request, the state approval process for all capital projects, and the various capital and space utilization reports required by the state.

Our staff members are our most valuable asset. Each individual is a team member who contributes to the decision-making process. We seek creative and innovative solutions to meet our customers' needs. We set high service standards, and we reward superior effort and results. We promote the personal growth of our staff through education and training.

At CPF, we believe diversity, equity, and inclusion are inseparable from our mission to create campuses and communities that keep our faculty, staff and students feeling safe, supported and included. CPF cares about each individual and the unique background and capabilities they bring to our team. It is through these diverse experiences and perspectives that we will thrive in the future as a team that actively represents Indiana University's commitment to diversity and equity.

You can learn more about CPF.

Job Summary

  • Drills and punches holes in metal, for screws, bolts, and rivets. Fastens seams and joints together with welds, bolts, cements, rivets, solders, caulks, metal drive clips, and bonds in order to assemble components into products or to repair sheet metal items. Finishes parts, using hacksaws, and hand, rotary, or squaring shears.
  • Inspects individual parts, assemblies, and installations for conformance to specifications and building codes, using measuring instruments such as calipers, scales, and micrometers. Selects gauges and types of sheet metal or non-metallic material, according to product specifications. Shapes metal material over anvils, blocks, or other forms, using hand tools.
  • Trims, files, grinds, deburres, buffs, and smooths surfaces, seams, and joints of assembled parts, using hand tools and portable power tools. Installs door hinges, panic bars, thresholds, motorized projector screens and mounts, and toilet partitions. Maintains kitchen equipment, roof gutters, and overhead doors. Installs and repairs roofing and flashing materials.
  • Installs assemblies, including heating and air conditioning ducts and air handlers; balance air flow. Repairs and cleans air handlers as needed. Repairs air handler coils. Welds metal repairs on mobile or stationary equipment.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned, including general building maintenance duties. Drive University vehicles as needed. Work any shift as needed. 24-hour a day emergency response as needed. Assist with snow removal activities as necessary. Must be available to work during inclement weather (i.e. snow and ice) when weather emergencies dictate that the department is needed to take care of the campus.



  • High school diploma or GED

  • 5 years Verifiable journey level experience
  • Certificate in relevant DOL apprenticed trade

  • Possess a valid driver's license and ability to be insured by Indiana University Upon date of Hire

  • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner
  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
  • Highly thorough and dependable
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to represent the company with external constituents
  • Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion
  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills
  • Ability to build strong customer relationships
  • Quickly troubleshoots and resolves problems
  • Friendly and service-oriented
  • Proactively approaches responsibilities
  • Knowledge of and ability to use materials, methods/principles and tools specific to the needs of the Sheet Metal Mechanic trade.
  • Knowledge of applicable building codes, regulations or ordinances.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, blueprints and/or schematics.
  • Ability to work with wide variety of cultures and backgrounds.
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Working Conditions / Demands

This role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. This role frequently requires the ability to handle equipment. This role frequently requires the ability to remain stationary and ascend/descend ladders/stairs. This role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. The role requires the ability to detect items in close proximity as well as far away; discern between colors; detect objects in peripheral space of self; discern items in detail; and to have good depth perception. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Bloomington, Indiana

Advertised Salary

$25.98 per hour

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Mastery

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Engineering, Trades & Facility

Job Family: Licensed & Skilled Trades

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.

New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

Campus Safety and Security

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online. You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at or by visiting IUPD.

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