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M - F; 7:30 - 4:00pm with a half-hour lunch. Please note that this position has been re-posted. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received.
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).
Finance & Business Services has an outstanding opportunity for a Driver / Mover to drive a 2-1/2 ton moving van and perform commercial moves in administrative, academic, and research facilities. Move, handle, and transport equipment, furniture, materials, and supplies and load/unload trucks in manner to protect material using appropriate equipment, pads, etc., in support of the Moving & Surplus program.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Drive 2-1/2 ton moving van
Operate hydraulic lift gate
Load and unload equipment, furniture, materials, and supplies
Move furniture, equipment, materials, and supplies within room, building, and/or between buildings as described on job card
Advise clients and communicate on move preparations
Pickup surplused materials from UW department locations
Determine appropriate disposition of materials, notate disposition on item tag, receive and update status in database utilizing a mobile device
Advise clients of inventory updates and changes, materials requiring special handling, and/or materials unable to pick up as requested
Protect material being transported and moved using pads, carpet, cardboard, etc.
Protect buildings, elevators, grounds, etc. as necessary in preparation for movement of materials
Assess building spaces, including rooms, hallways, and/or elevators, and materials to be moved for damage prior to move and document any pre-existing damage
Perform pre-trip vehicle inspections and minor service on assigned vehicle, (e.g. tire pressure, windshield fluid), and clean the interior and exterior of the vehicle as needed
Report any equipment, furniture, material, building, and/or vehicle damage immediately to Program Support Supervisor
Participate in organizational, division, unit, and work group programs: Balanced Scorecard, LEAN Process Improvement, and other business efforts in order to improve workplace practices and processes to add value to the services provided
Safely operate material handling equipment used in moving and transporting equipment, furniture, materials, and supplies
Operate a two-way radio/cell phone and respond to radio pages within 15 minutes
Call office whenever a job will take longer than anticipated by the scheduler
Notify lead and scheduler immediately if daily work assigned will not be completed, additional staffing is needed, or job needs to be rescheduled
Provide completed job card to customer on site and request appropriate signature
Submit completed job cards at end of each day
Report any unfinished jobs directly to lead and scheduler
Provide accurate documentation as requested
Return equipment to appropriate storage location
Assist in sustainment of moving equipment storage areas and equipment maintenance
Notify supervisor of any equipment needing to be repaired and/or replaced
Recommend equipment purchases to Supervisor
Provide feedback to supervisor and lead regarding moving operations and customer feedback
Perform other duties as assigned
Regular and predictable attendance is required
Personal integrity and trustworthiness
Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively
Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems
Responsible and accountable
Organizational skills and attention to details
Positive, optimistic, success-oriented attitude
Professional demeanor which includes being tactful and courteous
Professional work ethic
Promotes a safe work environment
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.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
One year of full-time experience as a Truck Driver or similar work OR equivalent education/experience AND possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license with an intermediate or equivalent endorsement.
Possession of a valid Class B Commercial driver's license with the air brake restriction removed
Excellent driving record copy of commercial driving abstract will be required of all final candidates
Excellent oral and interpersonal communications skills combined with a positive, optimistic success oriented attitude
Excellent customer service skills, professional and courteous demeanor
Ability to consistently exercise critical thinking skills
Excellent attention to detail
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Pre-employment drug test is required coupled with participation in an ongoing random drug/alcohol testing program in compliance with federal regulations
Substantial footwear is required and must be provided by the employee
Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment
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,
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.