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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 Trades Helper.
Duties & Responsibilities include:
-Perform semiskilled work in maintenance and construction under the direction of the supervisor and lead, assisting journey-level trades workers. -Replaces filters in all HVAC units in the Health Sciences Maintenance Zone -Disposes of dirty filters properly -Assists in removal, repair, and reinstallation of HVAC filter support structures -Repair, replace, clean and maintain interior and exterior fluorescent, incandescent, and high intensity discharge building light fixtures/lamps -Have knowledge of common materials used by the trade. Obtain, prepare and deliver materials to the job site for installation by journey workers. -Clean up, service and operate a variety of hand and power tools. -Assist in shop office routines, including material storage and record keeping. -Set up and work from a variety of ladders and scaffolding. -Clean up and maintain shop areas, work sites and storage areas. -Assist journey electricians in pulling wire, hanging fixtures, cutting and threading conduit. -Take electrical meter readings. -Clean up and wash light fixtures. -Cut and prepare metal shapes for use in hanging electrical devices. -Operate hand and portable tools, including drill motors, metal cutting equipment and power hammer. -Operate machinery such as fork-lifts and scissor-lifts. -Operate vehicles such as University vans and trucks to transport tools and equipment to various worksites. -Load and unload materials and supplies. -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 Safety Data Sheet (SDS) 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 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 certificate; and six months' general work experience requiring use of trades tools at the unskilled level. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Demonstrated successful ability in taking direction, working well with others and as a member of a team.
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Knowledge and practical experience with WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) regulations.
Demonstrated proficiency with standard productivity software including Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent products.
Experience in basic electrical work: assisting journey-level electricians in pulling wire, hanging fixtures, cutting and threading conduit; replacing incandescent lamps and fluorescent tubes in a wide variety of lighting fixtures throughout the campus; taking electrical meter readings; cleaning up and washing light fixtures; cutting and preparing metal shapes for use in hanging electrical devices; operating hand and portable tools, including drill motors, metal cutting equipment and power hammer.
Experience in sheet metal work: handling and placing sheet metal roofing materials; using common shop instruments, including rules and micrometers, cutting, grinding and polishing sheet metal materials; operating power shop equipment, including drill press and punch press; operating the sand blaster; making minor assemblies of preformed sheet metal components including installation of fasteners.
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.
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.
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.