UTILITY WORKER 2 [M - F; 12pm-8:30pm]

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on March 17, 2020
Req #: 178054
Appointing Department Web Address: https://facilities.uw.edu/
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 03/17/2020 
Closing Info: Closes On   03/30/2020
Salary: $2,898 to $3,576/month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Evening Shift 
Notes: work Schedule: M - F; 12pm-8:30pm  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years. 

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.

Transportation Services has an outstanding opportunity for a Utility Worker 2 to perform semi-skilled work and manual labor in constructing, maintaining, repairing, and operating Transportation facilities, grounds, and equipment; perform custodial duties; and set-up and tear-down signs and barricades.

This position will report to and work under the general supervision of the Assistant Manager in the Transportation Maintenance Work Unit. This position performs outdoor semi-skilled construction, maintenance, repair and custodial duties for all Transportation owned facilities, grounds, and equipment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

• Perform semi-skilled maintenance and construction work on Transportation parking garage, surface lots, and grounds such as road work and lot maintenance including patching asphalt, filling and repairing concrete curbs, garage roll up doors, installing signage, painting, and replacing fixtures.
• Operate motorized equipment including dump trucks, forklifts, small tractors and front-end loaders, street cleaning equipment, sweepers, scrubbers, trailers, pressure washers, and turf renovation equipment.
• Operate automobiles, trucks, and vans to transport tools, equipment and personnel to various job sites.
• Perform custodial duties to keep transportation facilities clean.
• Work includes sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, polishing, trash collection, leaf blowing, graffiti removal, snow removal, gutter cleaning, vacuuming, and other related custodial functions.
• Troubleshoot and repair parking equipment gate arm and pay station maintenance issues, restock printer paper in parking machines and collection and transport of money from parking meters, change machines, and ticket dispensers.
• Use power equipment and hand tools required for cleaning, weeding, and maintenance of campus parking facilities; and use of university approved industrial cleaners to remove graffiti or infectious waste products.
• Clean, service, adjust, and make repairs on tools and equipment; such as electric and gas engine driven compressors, large mowers, pneumatic tamper, jackhammer, snowplows, grounds equipment, sweeper/scrubber machine, bike station equipment, and portable pumps.
• Load and unload trucks and move furniture, equipment, supplies and materials; and may assemble new furniture.
• Assist the Assistant Manager with layout and job planning on routine maintenance or minor construction projects for parking facilities.
• Set up signs, cones, and barricades as directed to support daily parking operations.
• Assist in traffic control in parking lots, including putting gate arms up and down, setting signage, placing traffic cones and delineators.
• Move and store supplies and equipment as needed.
• Observe, assess, record and report hazardous and potentially hazardous conditions in parking areas/structures.
• Provide professional and friendly customer service to UW employees and visitors.
• Perform duties of Utility Worker 1.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

• 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.

Requirements include:

• Physical strength to do required work AND two years of experience as a Utility Worker I OR equivalent education/experience.

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


• Possession of a valid Washington State driver’s license.
• Knowledge of the current Transportation Services programs, products, services and systems at the University of Washington.
• Experience in using email communication and navigating in the Windows PC environment.

Conditions of Employment:

• Must be polite and diplomatic at all times within a diverse population.
• Ability to lift 50 pounds.
• Must be available to work a varied shift to support Transportation demands and events, including overtime and weekends.
• Must be able to work independently with only general supervision; complete work assignments according to work order.
• Must be able to work outdoors in all types of weather, including adverse weather conditions; works and operates equipment outside in clement and inclement weather.
• Frequent bending, lifting, turning, kneeling, reaching and executing other similar physical tasks.
• Must be able to work in enclosed parking areas in extreme temperatures and in the presence dirt, dust, exhaust fumes and/or loud noises.
• This position is designated as one that performs an essential function.  This means that the position's incumbent must continue to report to work in the event that the University suspends operations because of severe weather, natural disaster, or other emergency condition unless otherwise notified
• Approved footwear?conforming to ASTM F2413 must be worn while performing all field work. The employer shall provide a maximum of $100 reimbursement annually.
• Must be able to?be fitted?for and wear a respirator on the job.?Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment.
• Regular and predictable attendance is required.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

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 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.

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 dso@uw.edu.