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The Applied Physics Laboratory at the University of Washington (APL-UW) is a national center for advanced science and engineering research and development and education. APL-UW was formed in 1943 for the U.S. Navy to bring university research resources to bear on urgent WWII defense problems. APL-UW has developed an international reputation for its broad based programs in science, engineering and for designing, building, and deploying the advanced technology required to meet the research needs of numerous government and commercial sponsors. With modern facilities, equipment and over 350 talented researchers and staff, APL-UW provides a unique, dynamic work environment with many opportunities.
APL-UW has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, dayshift Maintenance Mechanic Lead.
Under the supervision of the Facilities unit manager this position is responsible for leading and working with maintenance mechanics in the implementation and performance of preventative building maintenance, minor building alterations, office moves, trucking/forklift services, warehousing, maintaining APL's fleet of vehicles and forklifts, and respond to emergency situations. The goal of this position is to serve the research mission of the Applied Physics Laboratory by and keep the infrastructure clean, orderly, and in working order.
Prioritize and respond to customer requests on incoming work.
Assign incoming work to other facilities staff (two) and self.
During periods of low incoming work, assign staff to routine maintenance tasks.
Assist Manager in documenting processes and procedures and facilities infrastructure.
Perform simple building maintenance tasks that do not require Physical Plant expertise. Including but not limited to hall and office painting, changing burned out lights and inspecting the building for needed repairs.
Properly dispose of and recycle materials collected at several locations throughout APL's buildings and remote locations.
Building Minor Alterations:
Installation of wall mountings such as wall mounted shelving, white and cork boards, posters, etc.
Customize wall shelving to fit unique locations and needs.
Build custom computer risers.
Other tasks requiring the safe operation of power tools and equipment.
Safely operate vehicles to transport materials and supplies, including large box truck (~35 feet long) and 16,500-lb forklift.
Engage with customers to coordinate timeline and flow of customer moves, layout of office or laboratory, timeline of move, and engaging other services required for move (custodial office cleaning, telephone service installation, etc.)
Office/equipment moves - Select and use moving equipment (e.g., hand trucks, four wheelers) appropriate for the purposes of moving office and scientific equipment between storage and research facilities.
Warehousing - Maintain organized staging and storage facilities. Document changes to inventory stored at warehouse; keep the storage facility neat, clean and organized; work with scientific staff to review and/or surplus unneeded items.
One year full-time experience as a Maintenance Mechanic 2, journey-level trades worker, or equivalent.
Valid motor vehicle operator's license and commercial driver's licence (CDL), or able to obtain shortly after hire.
Some mechanical skills that would be used in diagnosing broken or malfunctioning equipment and other building devices.
Possession of CDL Class A license, licensed to driving semi-tractor trailers.
Certification appropriate to operate 16,500-lb forklift, or successful completion of applicable UW forklift training shortly after hire.
Experience building custom furniture for lab needs.
Able to perform demanding physical labor, including work from ladders and lifting 50 lbs on a regular basis.
Excellent customer service and communication skills
Observant, self-starter. Someone who looks for the issue/problem that needs to be addressed before the issue/problem is found and reported by staff.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with limited supervision or as part of a team to see a project through to completion.
Understand and execute oral and written instructions. Read and effectively interpret building and equipment diagrams and maintenance instructions.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, building occupants, and the public.
Demonstrated competency with Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook email, and internet.
Able to learn new web based systems, both APL and UW.
Must complete appropriate University of Washington training courses as they pertain to the position, including but not limited to: Back Protection / Lifting Safety, Fall Protection and Ladder Safety Training, Fire Extinguisher Training, Forklift Operator Safety Training or Forklift Safety Refresher Training, First Aid & CPR Certification, Compressed Gas Safety, Asbestos - General Awareness, Personal Protective Equipment
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.
Work Hours and After Hours Support:
Work hours: maintenance mechanic team members work a staggered schedule to provide coverage for business hours of 8 am 5 pm. Early schedule begins as early as 7 am.
Available for after hours emergency support on a rotating basis.
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