Facilities Technician

University Heights Center   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on July 19, 2022

UHeights is a non-profit, 501c-3 arts community center supporting arts & culture, life-long learning and human services,  located in the nationally historic University Heights School in the University District of Seattle, Washington.  The University Heights Center mission is to promote life-long learning, creativity, culture, community activism and the preservation of our historic building.  Annually, University Heights welcomes over 250,000 visits through its doors and 200+ groups choose to make us their home.  We are home to arts & cultural, after-schools programs, schools and childcare, and programs for people who are unhoused.

www.uheightscenter.org

REPORTS TO: Facilities Manager

POSITION OVERVIEW:  Support the daily operations of the building by keeping the building clean; performing minor repairs, landscaping, providing surveillance of grounds, and other duties as assigned.  

Hours: 7:30 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday

Consistent Schedule! Great Benefits! Paid training and growth opportunities! 

Fun & Inclusive Work Environment! 

SUMMARY OF REQUIRED DUTIES

The general areas of responsibility are:

  • Perform minor repairs, as assigned  by Facilities Manager, or as needed
  • In support of facilities services, the Facilities Technician will help assure the quality of the building by cleaning restrooms, emptying trash and recycling bins for common area and hourly rental classrooms, sweeping and mopping common area and hourly rental classroom floors, dusting in common area and hourly rental suites and vacuum mats, grounds garbage pick up, ; occasionally use products to help restore finish to wood trim in building.
  • Keep common areas clean and inviting
  • Landscaping, including mowing and weeding
  • Provide surveillance of building, ask trespassers to leave and call for help (911, etc.), as needed. Be the eyes and ears of the building.  Ensure that the building is secure and doors are locked at all times.
  • Fill in for other facilities  staff, as needed.
  • Provide customer service to UHeights patrons, including clients.
  • Events: set ups and breakdowns for events, provide customer service to hourly rentals and resident organizations. 
  • Follows instructions regarding the safe use of chemicals and supplies
  • Participate in training opportunities related to job and other organizational priorities, including anti-racism training, other facility job related training and org. strategic planning, etc.  Attend monthly staff meetings.  
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION

The person in this position should possess a minimum of:

    • Basic customer relations and service skills
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs., sit or stand for long periods
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
    • Demonstrate outstanding attendance and punctuality 
    • Ability to work with chemicals, paints or cleaners associated with this position
  • Possess practical experience with the equipment associated with the position
  • Knowledge of power tools and repairs preferred

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to understand & follow direction
  • Possess experience in quality customer service

COMPENSATION:  Starts $21.00/hour; health/dental benefits, matching retirement plan, paid sick/vacation and holidays.

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to  jobs@uheightscenter.org. Position open until filled.

UHeights is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to the goal of building a diverse staff committed to working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, BIPOC communities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. We embrace our employee’s differenced and acknowledge and support our collective responsibility.  


University Heights Center

5031 University Way NE
Seattle , WA
www.uheightscenter.org