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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).
Maintenance & Construction has an outstanding opportunity for a Machinery Mechanic.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the supervisor and lead, perform general mechanical inspections, maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment. Position requires a general knowledge of several related skill fields, such as plumbing, electrical, welding, and machinist work.
Perform preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repairing on all types of mechanical equipment such as pumps, motors, heating ventilation and air condition equipment, compressors, v-belts and sheaves, hydraulic systems, laboratory apparatus, hospital and food service equipment.
Clean or change filters, change oil, lubricate, adjust drive belts, and inspect sprockets, shafts, and bearings to ensure proper operation.
Interpret mechanical systems operations and technical specifications manuals.
Operate machine shop equipment, including engine lathe, drill press, grinder, milling machine, hydraulic press, to fabricate and repair machinery components.
Develop cost estimates for installation and repairs.
Operate a variety of hand, power, precision, and stationary shop tools and equipment.
Keep leads and supervisors informed of project status/work progress, needed materials and equipment.
Operate machinery such as fork-lifts, scissor-lifts, and high rangers. Load and unload materials and supplies.
Operate vehicles such as UW vans and trucks to transport tools, equipment and personnel to various job sites.
May instruct semiskilled workers.
Communicate and coordinate with other Facilities Services shops and other business partners such as 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.
-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.
| 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.
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.
Must participate in medical screening/monitoring (such as TB screening and proof of measles inoculation) required for work assignments in locations, including but not limited to, nonhuman primate areas, the Animal Research and Care Facility, and the University of Washington Medical Center.
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, click here.
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.