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Located in the heart of the Puget Sound region, the University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. The campus is committed to increasing access to an excellent UW education and preparing students to be leaders throughout Washington and beyond.
UW Bothell provides students a participatory, cross-disciplinary experience grounded in hands-on learning, community-based research, close relationships with faculty as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success.
The campus offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current enrollment is approximately 6,000 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, more than 40% are first-generation college attendees, and more than half are students of color.
The University values hiring faculty and staff who have demonstrated experience and ability to work successfully with diverse student populations and who can contribute to a campus culture that promotes equity among colleagues.
Diversity and inclusion are core values at UW Bothell. Our work begins with the acceptance and celebration of the differences that are represented through the many diverse and minoritized communities on our campus and in the surrounding community. We recognize that we are bound together in a collective experience and that our actions impact all in our community. When we focus on the lives of the most marginalized groups among us, we also create conditions of equity, justice and academic excellence for everyone.
In addition to having award winning faculty and staff, UW Bothell has been recognized for innovations in academic programming and support services designed to help students graduate on time and debt-free. It has also earned both recognition and awards for its work in the area of environmental sustainability.
The position requires minimal supervision; thus, the employee is responsible for devising his/her own work methods to meet schedules and demands of the department. In addition, the employee may perform work in other trades and assist various individuals who comprise the UW Bothell Facilities Services department.
Work involves installation, modification, troubleshooting, testing, repair, calibration, and operation of a variety of plumbing, mechanical, electrical, HVAC, electronic equipment and systems used in daily building operations. This includes plumbing fixtures, electric motors, instruments, lighting fixtures, clocks, lamps, stoves, fans, air conditioners, refrigerators, and power tools. May replace worn bearings and other associated plumbing/electrical/mechanical components.
Monitor building automation system operations to ensure their normal functioning.
Respond to operation problems and emergencies in buildings on campus, including multiple non-contiguous structures, and take appropriate action to return equipment to normal operations.
Develop preliminary cost estimates for installations and repairs. This includes a commitment to Stewardship over department resources and funds; utilizing what we have, ordering what is necessary, proper use of tools and supplies, and acquiring only that which will benefit department staff while not creating a surplus of shared resources on campus.
Participate in predictive/preventative maintenance program. Prepare and record equipment operational logs and compile equipment operational data. Troubleshoot and repair central supervisory control system components.
In support of Facilities Services staff, will assist other classifications in performance of their assignments which may include construction and demolition activities, building and grounds maintenance which may include unclogging toilets and urinals, perform/assist in staff moves, HVAC, fire system work, irrigation work, parking pay station repair or even shoveling snow off sidewalks and roads.
Adhere to safety rules, regulations, and precautions. May be required to be test fitted and wear all appropriate Personnel Protective Equipment.
When required, will coordinate with campus Security or the City of Bothell Police and Fire during emergencies, fire alarm response, and disruptions of primary utility systems.
Actively participate in multi-trade team cross-training so all crew members are aware and able of how to respond to issues as they arise. Contribute to and utilize the department library including role and equipment-specific information and task flow charts.
Assist warehouse staff with unload/load of materials and supplies from delivery vehicles.
May lead and instruct helpers as required.
Four years of journey-level experience in one or more skilled trades, including experience in heating and air-conditioning systems, mechanical and electrical systems. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship in the Plumbing field; or four years of journey-level experience.
Demonstrated ability to work independently without on-shift supervision and exercise independent judgment to solve problems; call in and coordinate the work of other tradesperson(s) during emergencies.
Demonstrated ability to compose and edit technical material; perform basic math; read and verify numbers; observe and read gauges and dials; use and read measuring devices; perform multiple tasks.
Experience with Johnson Controls Metasys, NAE’s and ASC’s, programming and working with the latest upgrades to the Metasys system software.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
Must be able to lift/move 50 pounds.
The position will require the physical attributes of standing, sitting or keyboarding for extended periods; ladder climbing, lifting, stooping, reaching overhead, grasping hand tools; ability to operate a motor vehicle, etc.
May be required to obtain a Seattle Fire Department Certification AS-1 within one year of hire.
The position will require the employee to work in places other than an office environment. The employee can expect to work in areas of unusual heights; being around moving machinery; exposure to extreme heat/cold; possible exposure to dust, fumes, gases, irritating substances, etc.; exposure to excessive noises; exposure to radiant or electrical energy; working below ground; isolated work site.
This position is designated as one that performs an essential function. This means that the position’s incumbent must continue to report to work as directed in the event that the University suspends operations because of severe weather, natural disaster, or other emergency conditions.
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.
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.