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UW Facilities manages the University’s 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
•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 Required
•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 driver’s 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 Driver’s 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.
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.