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 enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and 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. UW employees exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.Department IntroductionUW Facilities consists of several departments that operate, maintain and support the University. Please visit the UW Facilities web page for more information: https://facilities.uw.edu/ .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.The department has an outstanding open for a Temporary, Full-Time Maintenance Mechanic 1.Position PurposeUnder the direction of the supervisor and lead, assist in the maintenance, operation and repair of electrical, mechanical and structural systems of buildings and grounds.Project support: address lighting work backlog within Health Sciences Maintenance, to ensure continuous customer service within expected response time frames.Primary Duties and Responsibilities
May assist journey trades workers by performing duties related to carpentry, painting, plastering, plumbing, steam-fitting, mechanical or electrical work, refrigeration maintenance, machinists trades, etc.
Assist in the fabrication of equipment and materials constructed in trades shops in accordance with project requirements.
Operate power tools and equipment.
Keep leads and supervisors informed of project status/work progress, needed materials and equipment.
Operate vehicles such as University vans and trucks to transport tools and equipment to various worksites.
Load and unload materials and supplies.
Post project cleaning as assigned.
Communicate and coordinate with other with other M&C shops to facilitate work.
Know and comply with occupational health and safety regulations specific to the work actions 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 UW Facilities policies and procedures, M&C protocols, i.e.
Individual Accountability Protocols (IAP).
Support all management directives and the vision and values of M&C.
Participate in and follow through with M&C 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.
Other duties as requiredCore 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 & ExperienceRequired
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.
Demonstrated successful ability in taking direction, working well with others and as a member of a team.
Demonstrated excellent effective verbal and written communication skills.
Possession of a valid Washington State driver's license.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.Desired
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 productsConditions of employment
May be required to accept variable work shift.
Work may require access to confined spaces and heights using approved safety precautions.
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.
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
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 undergraduate 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.