This posting is for a monthly-paid, benefits-eligible, temporary job. The work is 40 hours/week, is scheduled to start as soon as possible, and is expected to last 12 months.
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 enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Facilities Construction is the University of Washington's in-house provider of minor alterations, improvements and tenant renovations including architectural, electrical, and mechanical projects, cabinetry, and campus and building signage.
Facilities Construction has an outstanding opportunity for a Maintenance Mechanic 1 (12 month project). This is an evening shift: M-F, 2:30PM to 1:00AM.
Job Responsibilities: Assist in the maintenance, operation and repair of electrical, mechanical and structural systems of buildings and grounds. May assist journey tradesworkers by performing duties related to carpentry, painting, plastering, plumbing, steam-fitting, mechanical or electrical work, refrigeration maintenance, machinists trades, etc. Assist in the fabrication of equipment and materials constructed in trades shops in accordance with project requirements. Operate power tools and equipment. Operate vehicles such as University vans and trucks to transport tools and equipment to various worksites. Load and unload materials and supplies. Post project cleaning as assigned. Keep leads and supervisors informed of project status and work progress, required project materials and equipment. Communicate and coordinate with other Facilities Maintenance & Construction shops to facilitate work. Know and comply with occupational health and safety regulations specific to the work actions 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.
Required Skills, Experience and Knowledge: High school graduation or GED equivalent; OR, six month's full-time related vocational study or training; OR, six months' applicable work experience; AND, one year's full-time experience as a helper in building and equipment maintenance, construction, repair work, or equivalent. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. Demonstrated successful ability in taking direction, working well with others and as a member of a team. Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Desired Skills, Experience and Knowledge: Knowledge and practical experience with WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety & Health Act) and OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Act) regulations. Demonstrated successful experience with basic computer technology.
Conditions of Employment: Valid driver's license recognized by the state of Washington. May be required to accept variable work shift. Must be able to work in a smoke-free environment. 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. Ability to lift and move heavy materials is required. Work may require access to confined spaces and heights using appropriate safety procedures. Must be able to work outside under all weather conditions. A tuberculosis (TB) test is required for work assignments in nonhuman primate areas and in the UW Medical Center. Regular and predictable attendance is required. May be required to accept variable work shift.
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.