The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Facilities Services (FS) is a world-class organization providing exceptional services anywhere, anytime in support of the University of Washington's mission of teaching, research, and discovery. FS engages employees through LEAN practices and continuous improvement. FS includes eight departments that operate, maintain and support the University: Administration & Strategic Initiatives (AVP), Building Services Department (BSD), Campus Engineering & Operations (CE&O), Facilities Employee Services (FES), Facilities Maintenance & Construction (FMC), Finance and Business Services (FABS), Transportations Services (TS), and UW Emergency Management (EM).
Maintenance & Construction has an outstanding opportunity for a Floorlayer.
Job Responsibilities include:
Under the direction of the supervisor and lead, perform journey-level flooring work in the installation and repair of a wide variety of flooring treatments.
Scrape, chip and clean surfaces to prepare for installation of covering.
Apply adhesives, pastes and grouts.
Remove and install tile, linoleum, specialty vinyl and rubber cover base.
Install all types of carpet; measure and cut padding and carpet to size; sew trim and tack in place.
May develop cost estimates for installation and repairs.
Operate power carpet stretcher, electric hammer and drill, use chisel, knife, carpet shears, needle and thread.
Inspect surfaces for damages, estimate time and materials for repair.
Operate machinery such as fork-lifts, scissor-lifts and high rangers. Load and unload materials and supplies.
Operate vehicles such as University vans and trucks to transport tools and equipment to variousworksites.
Keep leads and supervisors informed of project status and work progress, required project materials and equipment.
May perform work in other trades.
May instruct semiskilled workers.
Communicate and collaborate with other Facilities Services shops to facilitate work.
Know and comply with occupational health and safety regulations specific to the work and conduct on the job, including Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) instructions, Hazard Review Checklists (HRCs) and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required.
Comply with all University and Facilities Services policies and procedures, Facilities Maintenance & Construction (FMC) protocols, i.e. Individual Accountability Protocols (IAP).
Support all management directives and the vision and values of FMC.
Participate in and follow through with FMC process improvement initiatives (Balanced Scorecard, Lean, Ideas Systems).
Actively participate in meetings and training as scheduled.
Provide excellent customer service through effective, courteous and professional interactions with clients, colleagues and the campus community.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Core Competencies: -Demonstrate strong personal integrity and trustworthiness. -Possess the ability to handle stressful situations and changing priorities effectively. -Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems. -Demonstrate responsibility and accountability. -Demonstrate strong organizational skills and attention to details. -Demonstrate a positive, optimistic, success-oriented attitude. -Demonstrate professional demeanor which includes being tactful, civil and courteous. -Demonstrate professional work ethics.
Minimum requirements include:
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a floor layer or carpet layer;
OR full journey status as a floor layer or carpet layer in a union;
OR four years' applicable work experience.
Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.
Additional requirements include:
Demonstrated successful ability in taking direction, working well with others and as a member of a team.
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Conditions of Employment include:
Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License or a license recognized as valid by the State of Washington.
Regular and predictable attendance is required. May be required to accept variable work shift.
Work may require access to confined spaces and heights using approved safety precautions.
Must be able to work in a smoke-free environment.
Ability to lift and move heavy material may be required.
Approved footwear must be provided at the employee's expense and worn on the job.
Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job.
A tuberculosis (TB) test is required for work assignments in nonhuman primate areas and in the University of Washington Medical Center.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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