1+ months

Transportation Helper (Fixed Duration/Full-Time)--Temporary

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

Transportation Helper (Fixed Duration/Full-Time)--Temporary

Req #: 193295
Appointing Department Web Address: https://bit.ly/3r8mdhD
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 05/05/2022 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $2,956.00 - $3,398.00/Month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: Please click here for more information about Fixed Duration Positions.  

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nations 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.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

UW Facilities manages the Universitys buildings, infrastructure and land, with more than 1,100 employees in a variety of fields. The Asset Management group includes Capital & Space Management, Real Estate, Sustainability and other teams responsible for planning and workload management. The Operations group includes Project Delivery, Maintenance & Construction, Campus Utilities & Operations, Building Services, Transportation Services and Safety. Supporting these groups, as well as the separate Emergency Management team, are the Business Intelligence & Information Technology group and the Finance & Administration group. Please visit the UW Facilities web page for more information: UW Facilities.

Maintenance & Construction (M&C) is responsible for general maintenance, repair, and renovations of all University of Washington (UW) main campus facilities including building interiors, exteriors, and grounds, as well as logistics, moving, and disposal of surplus equipment and furniture.

Maintenance & Construction has an outstanding opportunity for a Fixed Duration (Temporary), Full-Time, Day Shift TRANSPORTATION HELPER. This position will assist in the pick-up and delivery of equipment, furniture, materials, and supplies and load/unload trucks in manner to protect material using appropriate equipment, pads, etc., in support of the Moving & Surplus program.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Loading and unloading trucks and vans
Assist in the pick-up and delivery of equipment, furniture, materials and supplies
Move furniture, equipment, materials, and supplies within room, building, and/or between buildings as described on job card
Operate hydraulic lift gate
Safely operate material handling equipment used in moving and transporting equipment, furniture, materials, and supplies
Advise clients and communicate on move preparations
Pickup surplused materials from UW department locations
Determine appropriate disposition of materials, notate disposition on item tag, receive and update status in database utilizing a mobile device
Advise clients of inventory updates and changes, materials requiring special handling, and/or materials unable to pick up as requested
Protect material being transported and moved using pads, carpet, cardboard, etc.
Protect buildings, elevators, grounds, etc. as necessary in preparation for movement of materials
Assess building spaces, including rooms, hallways, and/or elevators, and materials to be moved for damage prior to move and document any pre-existing damage
Report any equipment, furniture, material, building, and/or vehicle damage immediately to Truck Driver.
Participate in organizational, division, unit, and work group programs: Balanced Scorecard, Lean Process Improvement, and other business efforts in order to improve workplace practices and processes to add value to the services provided
Provide accurate documentation as requested
Return equipment to appropriate storage location
May perform vehicle servicing such as washing, cleaning of interiors, etc.
Assist in sustainment of moving equipment storage areas and equipment maintenance
Notify supervisor of any equipment needing to be repaired and/or replaced
Provide feedback to supervisor and lead regarding moving operations and customer feedback
Perform other duties as assigned

Core Competencies

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 professionalism, which includes being tactful and courteous.
Exhibit a professional work ethic.
Continuously promote a safe work environment.

Education & Experience

Physical ability to do work required.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Additional requirements include

Possession of a valid Washington State drivers license.
Ability and willingness to learn/operate a forklift.
Flexibility to meet changing business/customer needs


Ability to maintain and model composure in a fast-paced, dynamic customer service driven environment
Excellent customer service skills, professional and courteous demeanor.
Ability to consistently exercise critical thinking skills.
Excellent oral and interpersonal communications skills combined with a positive, optimistic success oriented attitude.

Conditions of Employment

Valid Washington State Drivers License
Standard work schedule is: Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm.
Substantial footwear is required and must be provided by the employee.
Ability to lift/move up to 50 pounds unassisted and ability to lift/move 50 - 100+ pounds with assistance, climbing stairs, kneeling, reaching (overhead/extension), sitting, stooping (bend at waist), and twisting (knees/waist/neck).
Work requires grasping/handling, lifting, bending, walking and standing for long periods of time.
Work is normally performed in an interior warehouse environment and an interior office environment. However, duties may include outdoor work with exposure to the elements and variable weather conditions.
Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment.
Regular and predictable attendance is required.

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, 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.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.


Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.


Posted: 2021-09-30 Expires: 2022-06-05

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