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This posting is for a Fixed Duration Position, which is a benefits-eligible, leave-accruing temporary job. The work is full time, 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.
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 various worksites.
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.
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.
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.
Demonstrated successful ability in taking direction, working well with others and as a member of a team.
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
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.