Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades

Department: Facilities Services
Classification: Trades/Maintenance Worker 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $16.71 – $24.83 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
April 14, 2024; open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position, submit a complete application that includes an online application and resume addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications that relate to mechanical systems.

Department Summary
Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) is a vibrant department, which comprises five units, and approximately 270 employees: Facilities Services, Utilities & Energy, Campus Planning, Office of Sustainability, and Design & Construction. We plan, build, maintain, and operate the infrastructure that supports the University of Oregon’s mission of exceptional teaching, discovery, and public service. As stewards of a physical legacy, we enable the university community to achieve its potential by providing a campus that is safe, clean, beautiful, inspiring, and environmentally responsible.

Facilities Services (FS) is responsible for the management of human, financial and material resources, the development and implementation of programs, policies and procedures related to the operation, maintenance, repair and minor renovation of university buildings, grounds and infrastructure systems. These services provide the University of Oregon community with a safe, efficient, reliable, functional and aesthetically pleasing learning environment in support of the University’s mission and vision.

Position Summary
This position performs skilled and semiskilled duties in support of the Mechanical & Plumbing shop in the ongoing mission to perform preventive, corrective, reactive, and planned maintenance on the mechanical systems at the UO. Work is performed independently, and includes replacement of belts, filters and sheaves, as well as HVAC, motor, and pump maintenance. The incumbent will use the CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) to monitor work, enter timecards, order materials, track supplies and tools used, etc. This position will receive broad direction and desired outcomes for projects from the Mechanical and Plumbing Shop Manager, lead worker, or PM team leader; but will independently determine the best methods and sequence of tasks to accomplish the work. The incumbent, therefore, will rely on their journey level knowledge and expertise to achieve results without direct guidance of a skilled tradesperson.

Interactions/contacts occur daily with the campus community in the course of performing work and responding to emergencies.

Position works as a member of a team. Under the broad direction of the Mechanical and Plumbing Shop Manager, incumbent makes decisions on work priorities, scheduling, necessary material and equipment, the means of accomplishing duties, and personal and public safety. These decisions affect work productivity and protection of the aesthetic quality and monetary investment of the campus buildings.

Reports to:
Work is reviewed directly by the Mechanical and Plumbing Shop Manager or lead worker to ensure it is performed efficiently, safely, and meets both expectations and applicable requirements. A performance appraisal is conducted annually.

Work Schedule:
Typical daytime hours

Driving Requirement:
It is an essential requirement of this position to qualify for and maintain UO driver’s certification eligibility, which includes maintaining an Oregon driver’s license throughout employment in this position.

On Call Rotation:
This position may be required to participate in an on call rotation. Being on call requires the participant to live in an area with cell phone reception or to be within cell phone reception for the entire duration of the on call period. On call also requires the participant to be within a 1 hour drive of the UO campus for the entire duration of the on call period to be able to respond to issues if needed. On call periods are typically 1-4 weeks in duration.

Essential Personnel:
This unit may provide essential services during times of emergencies and inclement weather. This position may be required to fulfill essential services and functions during these times.

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.

NOTE: Some positions may require licensure or certification in a specific trade area.

Professional Competencies
– Perform duties in a way that advances and supports the mission of the department and university
– Work effectively in a diverse team environment and create effective relationships for problem solving and positive interactions
– Take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing it
– Pay close attention to detail
– Maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace
– Maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude
– Model the highest ethical standards
– Provide superior customer service

Preferred Qualifications
– Experience replacing belts and air filters in commercial air handlers and package units.
– Experience performing basic Preventive Maintenance in Commercial, Industrial or Institutional Buildings.
– Experience repairing steam heating & chilled water systems.
– Experience using computers to research and order parts, access maintenance manuals, and to manage assigned work.

FLSA Exempt: No