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M - F; 6:55am - 3:25pm
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).
Maintenance & Construction has an outstanding opportunity for a Filter Maintenance Technician to inspect, maintain, and replace filters on HVAC equipment throughout the Health Sciences Maintenance Zone in order to maintain efficiency and Mechanical integrity of HVAC units; perform work of a semi-skilled nature in the maintenance and repair of interior and exterior lighting fixtures, such as retrofitting fixtures and replacing fuses, ballasts, and lamp sockets; assist journey-level trade's workers in performance of maintenance and alterations work assignments.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist in the maintenance, operation and repair of electrical, mechanical and structural systems of buildings, grounds, and utility distribution
Replaces filters in all HVAC units in the Health Sciences Maintenance Zone
Disposes of dirty filters properly
Monitors and reports to supervisor the levels of HVAC filters for reordering
Tracks replacement of filters and maintains replacement work plan and PM schedule
Reports HVAC related problems and assists in preventative maintenance of HVAC equipment
Assists in removal, repair, and reinstallation of HVAC filter structure equipment
Repair, replace and maintain interior and exterior fluorescent, incandescent, and high intensity discharge building light fixtures/lamps
Assist in the fabrication of equipment and materials constructed in trades shops in accordance with project requirements
Operate and repair a variety of power tools and equipment; operate automotive equipment to transport materials and supplies
Load and unload trucks, move equipment, furniture, supplies and materials
Demonstrated proficiency using standard office software applications for work order systems
Know and comply with occupational health and safety regulations that apply to work actions and conduct on the job, including Safety Data Sheet (SDS) instructions, and the use of personal protective equipment whenever required
Interact with clients, coworkers, management, staff and students in a courteous and professional manner, with particular attention to excellent customer service
Follow all University and Facilities Services' policies and procedures
May assist in material storage, record keeping and organizing shop inventories
Attend all required meetings and trainings
May attend technical training courses
Perform other duties as assigned
Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness
Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively
Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems
Be responsible and accountable
Use organizational skills and provide attention to details
Maintain a positive, optimistic and success-oriented attitude
Exercise professional demeanor, which includes being tactful and courteous
Exhibit a professional work ethic
Continuously promote a safe work environment
High school graduation or GED equivalent; OR, six month's full-time related vocational study or training; OR, six months' applicable work experience; AND, one year's full-time experience as a helper in building and equipment maintenance, construction, repair work, or equivalent. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration
Demonstrated ability to take direction, work well with others and as a member of a team
Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge and practical experience with WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety & Health Act) and OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Act) regulations
Demonstrated proficiency with standard productivity software including Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent products
Condition 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.
Must be able to work in a smoke-free environment
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
Ability to lift and move heavy material is required
Work may require access to confined spaces and heights using approved safety procedures
Must be able to work outside under all weather conditions
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.
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.
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.