University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
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Posted on June 22, 2020
Req #: 169290
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 01/13/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $4,745 - $6,303 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals," UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

UWMC Maintenance has an outstanding opportunity for a full time day shift MACHINERY MASTER MECHANIC. The responsibilities for the individual in this role are as follows:

Perform skilled mechanical maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment.

Positions in this class are distinguished by responsibility to perform skilled maintenance, modification, and repair of mechanical facilities and machinery components requiring the skills of a machinist and welder as well as a journey mechanic. . This class requires a working knowledge of several related skill fields such as plumbing, electrical, welding and machinist work.

Job Duties & Performance Standards
• Performs work in all areas of the Medical Center, including areas with limited access, restricted clearances and clean room environments. Understands and takes proper area specific infection control precautions for the assigned task.  May work in close proximity to in progress medical procedures.
• Perform preventive maintenance and repair on all types of mechanical equipment such as air handling units; motors, fans, belts; fan coil units, Medical Air Compressors, Medical Vacuum pumps, water pumps and; clean or change filters, change oil, grease; adjust drive belts; inspect pulleys, shafts and bearings to ensure proper operations;
• Perform preventative maintenance and repairs on various equipment such as washers/ dryers, floor buffers, vacuums,  laundry, kitchen, and laboratory equipment;
• Inspect and test mechanical systems;
• Operate machine shop equipment including engine lathe, drill press, grinder; milling machine, hydraulic press to fabricate equipment parts;
• Operate a variety of hand tools;
• Assist customers with fabrication and operation of experimental equipment and apparatuses;
• Drive service truck as required; load and unload material supplies;
• May lead and instruct helpers;
• Perform related duties as required;
• Inspects, troubleshoots, calibrates, tests, and repairs specialized systems and equipment, including: medical air and medical vacuum systems; 6” pneumatic tube system and point to point pneumatic tube systems; Housekeeping equipment; Rolling and sliding fire curtains.
• Maintain materials handling equipment such as pallet jacks, power doors, loading dock boards, scissor lifts, carts and hand trucks;
• Maintain biohazard and trash disposal systems such as compactors, autoclaves, and biohazard vacuum systems.
• Perform welding repairs and fabrication on various equipment;
• Perform rigging for equipment and material handling during repairs and maintenance.

As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.


Full journey status as a Machinery Master Mechanic by work experience, vocational, or trade school, or apprenticeship program or any combination of the above; OR, four years of applicable work experience including precision machining and welding work. Vocational training may substitute for work experience on a year-for-year basis. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license may be required.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Regulatory Requirements:

• Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis.
• Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.
• A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability and other elements, which are established through job analysis.

Examination Requirements:

A job element examination (including written, E & T and oral components) scored on the basis of job related experience, training, skill, ability and other elements, which are established through job analysis.

Language Skills:

• Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.

Interpersonal Skills:

• Communicates appropriately and effectively to all other members of the team.  Interacts professionally and respectfully with all other staff members.
• Demonstrates an ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations.  Maintains a good working relationship both within the department and with other departments.
Other Skills
• Basic computer knowledge.
• Knowledge of Preventative Maintenance Systems and Practices
• Experience training apprentices or tradesmen

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or