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Trades/Maintenance Worker 2

Apply now Job no: 523507
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades, Student Life/Services

Department: University Housing
Classification: Trades/Maintenance Worker 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $15.04 - $22.34 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes February 24, 2019

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please upload responses to the following supplemental questions with your online application:
1. Describe your experience in commercial buildings with the following trades: Plumbing, Carpentry, and Painting
2. Describe your experience in maintaining commercial building systems such as HVAC, pumps and other mechanical building systems.
3. Describe your experience with commercial building steam-pipes, valves, and operators.
4. Describe experience that indicates your ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
5. Do you have a valid Driver's License and good driving record? These are requirements to obtain a UO Driver's Certification which is required for this position.

Department Summary
Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and contributes to higher grades, staying and graduating from the University and future success.

University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to facilitating students’ development as they build an inclusive community, establish a sense of home, and succeed academically. Our goal is to become the model of excellence for providing accessible, affordable, and student-centered living-learning experiences; the preferred choice for all UO students.

We value diversity and respect, integrity, equity and inclusion, learning and growth, responsibility and accountability, safety and security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience.

University Housing units include Business Services, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Marketing and Communications, and Residence Life. University Housing is an educational and business department that is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the University (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget).

Position Summary
The Trades Maintenance Worker 2 (TMW2) is part of University Housing Facilities Service’s team of trade workers responsible for routine and reactive maintenance, repairs, and improvements to all assigned University Housing buildings and associated equipment.

Essential responsibilities include maintenance and repair of heating systems (steam, heat pumps, split systems, and radiant, etc.); basic plumbing work, changing light bulbs, minor carpentry work (furniture repair, mounting video displays, repairing doors, etc.); and maintenance and repairs to a variety of building equipment to include commercial kitchen equipment (ovens, dishwashers, sinks, walk-in refrigeration, etc.).

Work is typically accomplished independently, applying personal knowledge of general and specific work techniques. Work will be performed to service standards, in compliance with state and local building and construction codes, to include electrical, plumbing, and fire codes. This position will assist trade workers to include electricians, plumbers, and refrigeration technicians when accomplishing maintenance and repairs that require licensed personnel. This position requires use of various hand and power tools, safety equipment, and personal protective equipment, including fall-prevention equipment.

This is a full-time, 12-month position and reports to a University Housing Facilities Manager. Work schedule may vary and may include nights, weekends and holidays.

Essential Personnel:
Weather/nature conditions change rapidly in the Pacific Northwest. As a result of this there are certain personnel who are considered required at all times to maintain the continuity of critical operations and business during and after a disaster or natural event. This position is one of those required positions necessitating that the employee make every reasonable effort to arrive at campus at their regularly scheduled times unless otherwise notified by their supervisor. Essential personnel must provide reliable and current contact information at all times.

Special Requirement:
A valid driver's license will be required and the ability to obtain UO Driver's Certification for the purpose of driving University vehicles.

Minimum Requirements
• Three years of general building maintenance experience in one or more of the following trade areas: carpentry, electrical, mechanical, painting, plumbing, and welding.

Professional Competencies
• Ability to read and write in English for purpose of reading work orders, recording records in a CMMS, and to understand policies, procedures, and safety information.
• Basic mechanical knowledge and experience using basic power tools to perform electrical and maintenance tasks.
• Ability to read, interpret, and work from wiring diagrams, blueprints, service manuals, and written instructions.
• Ability to prioritize duties, maintain professional demeanor, and provide excellent customer service.
• Ability to maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive, proactive, customer service-focused attitude.
• Ability to work effectively within a diverse higher education, student housing resident, and employee population.

Preferred Qualifications
• Maintenance experience in a higher education facility or large commercial/residential complex.
• Experience with maintenance and repair of HVAC systems.
• Experience with maintenance and repair of steam heating and hot water boiler systems.
• Ability to work, using required safety equipment, in confined spaces, to climb ladders, and to work from ladders or elevated platforms and rooftops.
• Ability to operate maintenance equipment to include lift trucks and powered high-reach vehicles.

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union. 

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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