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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 Maintenance Mechanic Lead, Grounds.
Plan, schedule and direct the work with Maintenance Mechanics, Utility Workers and Gardeners to perform journey-level work in the construction, repair, maintenance, design review and water management of irrigation systems for University buildings, facilities and grounds.
Determine scope of work and materials needed. Develop accurate cost estimates, material availability and cost effective solutions for fabrication, installation and repair work.
Read plans and blueprints, inspect projects to ensure compliance with local codes, obtain Seattle Public Utilities permits and maintain records of work performed.
Comprehend the complexities of landscape construction installations and order materials to accomplish the work.
Lead and perform specialized grounds duties requiring the skill and knowledge of maintaining trees, turf, ornamental plants and hardscape areas.
Perform journey-level trades' work as necessary to meet production demands and assure proper service to campus clients.
Use computer programs to accomplish tasks, including the work management and project scheduling systems, e-mail, calendars and spreadsheets; maintain work records and write reports as needed.
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.
Organizational Leadership and Engagement:
Positively support all management directives and actively promote the purpose and foundational values of FMC.
Provide information for employee performance reviews to supervisor.
Participate in the recruitment process.
Communicate and collaborate with other Facilities Services shops and other business partners such as Design Services, Capital Planning & Development and UW Technology to facilitate work.
Comply with all University 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.
Continuously promote a safe work environment.
Keep supervisors informed of project status, work progress, required project materials and equipment.
Participate in project meetings when scheduled.
With shop supervisor, develop weekly work schedules and priority projects.
Be attentive to the success of all projects, both Shop Direct (Assigned) and Project Managed jobs.
Be mindful of the entirety of each project. Alert shop supervisor of problems that require client contact.
Provide input to shop supervisor regarding timecard accuracy.
Actively participate in meetings and trainings as scheduled.
Know and ensure that assigned personnel comply with occupational health and safety regulations specific to performance of the work. This will include Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) instructions, Hazard Review Checklists (HRCs) and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required. Report all safety issues to the shop supervisor.
Maintain professional knowledge of industry standards to ensure the best products at the best prices.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must Possess Core Competencies:
Personal integrity and trustworthiness
Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively
Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems
Responsible and accountable
Organizational skills and attention to detail
Positive, optimistic, success-oriented attitude
Professional demeanor which includes being tactful and courteous
Professional work ethic
Promotes a safe work environment
One years full-time experience as a Maintenance Mechanic 2, journey-level trades worker, or equivalent. Equivalent education/experience may substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.
Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills and a proven ability to work successfully with people at all levels throughout the organization and with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. Sustain professional behavior and composure in a fast paced, dynamic, customer service- driven environment.
Excellent problem-solving skills. Anticipate and recognize problems, and develop and implement creative, cost-effective solutions. Function within a complex regulatory environment. Effectively interpret and apply standards, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Excellent organizational skills. Work independently or as a member of a team to successfully prioritize and coordinate multiple programs and assigned tasks. Flexibility to meet changing and unforeseen requirements.
Proven ability to lead by example in both performance and behavior and to hold employees accountable to established expectations.
Demonstrated positive, optimistic, success-oriented attitude and support of the organization, policies, and management decisions.
Strong personal integrity, trustworthiness and professional work ethic, leading by example in both performance and behavior, holding employees accountable to established expectations.
Proven ability to take direction, meet expectations, and work cohesively as a member of a team.
Knowledge and practical experience with WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) regulations
Demonstrated successful experience as a lead or supervisor.
Demonstrated proficiency with standard productivity software including Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent products.
Demonstrated successful experience working with computerized maintenance management systems.
Demonstrated knowledge and successful experience with automated irrigation control systems.
Condition of Employment:
Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License or a license recognized as valid by the State of Washington.
Washington State Public Pesticide Operator's License or obtain license within 120 days of employment.
Regular and predictable attendance is required. May be required to accept variable work shift.
Work may require access to confined spaces and heights using appropriate safety precautions.
Must be able to work in a smoke-free environment.
Ability to lift and move heavy materials is required.
Must be able to work outside under all weather conditions.
Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job.
A tuberculosis (TB) test is required for work assignments in nonhuman primate areas and in the UW Medical Center.
Approved footwear must be provided at the employee's expense and worn on the job.
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.
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.