This posting is for a temporary job. The work is 40 hours/week, it is scheduled to start as soon as possible and is expected to continue through January, 2018.
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 Maintenance & Construction (FMC) is responsible for general maintenance, repair and renovations of all University of Washington (UW) main campus facilities including building interiors, exteriors and grounds.
Facilities Maintenance & Construction has an outstanding opportunity for a Sign Technician.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the supervisor and lead, perform journey-level work in the layout, fabrication and maintenance of signs for exterior or interior use.
Utilizing computerized sign programs, layout and design signs for lettering and graphics to be cut from self-adhesive vinyl, including scan and digitize graphics, weed and mask vinyl lettering and graphics, and apply vinyl to various surfaces and substrates.
Utilizing computerized engraving programs, layout and design signs, plates and plaques.
May assist in cost estimates for signage projects.
Keep leads and supervisors informed of project status/work progress, needed materials and equipment.
Operate vehicles such as UW vans and trucks to transport tools, equipment and personnel to various job sites.
May instruct semi-skilled workers.
Communicate and coordinate with other Facilities Services shops and FS Engineering Services 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 UW and Facilities Services policies and procedures, 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, including Balanced Scorecard (BSC), incorporating metrics and Lean principles into internal work processes, and promoting employee engagement in continuous improvements and innovation.
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 effectively handle stressful situations and changing priorities. 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. Continuously promote a safe work environment.
Three years of experience/training in the sign painting trade OR equivalent education and experience.
Demonstrated successful ability in taking direction, working well with others and as a member of a team.
Demonstrated excellent effective verbal and written communication skills.
Experience with sign design and layout.
Knowledge and practical experience with WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety & Health Act) and OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Act) regulations.
Demonstrated success utilizing computerized sign and engraving technology; familiarity with engraving materials; and/or knowledge of standards of the sign industry and Americans with Disabilities Act.
Demonstrated success working with Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, Xenetech engraving software, Omega Illustrator, SummaPlotter and/or working knowledge of other sign making programs.
Demonstrated proficiency with standard productivity software including Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent products.
Knowledge of Gravograph Laser Engraver.
Conditions of Employment
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.
Must be able to work in all weather conditions.
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. 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.