The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing metropolitan university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty, and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth.Our UW Tacoma campus has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary, Part-Time Utility Worker 2. This individual, under general supervision, performs various semi-skilled manual work in the maintenance, repair, remodeling, and construction of buildings, facilities, utility and sewer systems, equipment, and grounds as part of a work crew or as an assistant to a journey level worker. This position will be supporting projects to refresh classrooms and office spaces, rear waterproofing, in addition to providing support to trades staff and Court 17.Typical Work:Performs semi-skilled maintenance and construction work on buildings, window maintenance, fixtures, equipment, grounds, walkways, streets, and driveways; such as repairing and installing sanitary storm drains, irrigation systems, and sewers; building and repairing parking lots and sidewalks; cleaning roofs and gutters; maintaining tunnel passages, sumps, and utility access holes;Cleans, services, adjusts, and makes repairs on tools and equipment; Operates power tools and equipment, such as electric and gas engine driven compressors, large mowers, aerators, herbicide/pesticide sprayers, pneumatic tamper, jackhammer, snow plows and portable pumps;Operates motorized equipment such as automobiles, trucks, including dump trucks, forklifts, trailers, small tractors and front-end loaders;Loads and unloads trucks and move furniture, equipment, supplies and materials; assembles new furniture;Assists heavy equipment operators in activities such as removing material from job site or digging ditches to place pipes;Does layout and job planning on routine maintenance or construction projects; reads and interprets on-line drawings;Sets up for events and returns venue to original condition;Performs other duties as required.REQUIREMENTS: Physical strength to do required work AND two years of experience as a Utility Worker I OR equivalent education/experience.Desired:Ability to: read and write; understand and carry out instructions; perform heavy manual labor and work outside in all types of weather. Basic computers skills.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.