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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. Facilities Maintenance & Construction (FMC) is responsible for general maintenance, repair and renovations of all University of Washington (UW) main campus facilities including building interiors, exteriors and grounds.
UW Facilities has an outstanding opportunity open for a Temporary Mason/Plasterer.
Under the direction of the supervisor and lead, perform journey-level skilled masonry and plastering work, including bricklaying, plastering, and cement finishing, to alter, repair, and maintain buildings, facilities ,equipment and grounds.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities • Building exterior restoration, such as tuck pointing, sealing, waterproofing, caulking, and mortar mixing. • Install, work from, and remove scaffolding, stages, planks, ladders, jacks, spider staging and other work platforms at high heights. • Prepare cement floors, sidewalks, stairs, and curbing; pour concrete floors, walls, and foundations. • Lay bricks and blocks. • Mix and apply glues, cements, and grouts; apply nonskid surfaces such as safety strips. • Operate power hammers and trowels, core drills, jackhammers, and diamond saws to remove concrete and other surfaces for repair and installation of conduit and air lines, among others. • Operate and perform minor maintenance on sandblasters, power washers, stripping machines, airless and conventional paint sprayers, and spray booth. • Using respirators and protective clothing, provide required assistance in support of the asbestos and lead abatement programs. • Estimate materials and time required for completion of jobs and projects. • Read and interpret blueprints and/or working drawings. • Keep leads and supervisors informed of project status/work progress, needed materials and equipment. • Operate and maintain a variety of power and hand tools. • Operate machinery such as forklifts, scissor-lifts, and high rangers. • Load and unload materials and supplies. • Operate vehicles such as UW vans and trucks to transport tools, equipment and personnel to various job sites. • May instruct semiskilled workers. • Communicate and collaborate with other UW Facilities shops and other business partners such as FS Campus Operations Engineering Services to facilitate work. • Know and comply with occupational health and safety regulations specific to the work and conduct on the job, including Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) instructions, Hazard Review Checklists (HRCs) and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required. • Comply with all UW and UW Facilities policies and procedures, FMC protocols, i.e. Individual Accountability Protocols (IAP). • Support all management directives and the vision and values of FMC. • Actively participate in meetings and training as scheduled. • Provide excellent customer service through effective, courteous and professional interactions with clients, colleagues and the campus community. • Other duties as required
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.
Education & Experience Required • Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a mason/plasterer, or full journey status as a mason/plasterer in a union; or, four years' applicable work experience. • Demonstrated successful ability in taking direction, working well with others and as a member of a team. • Demonstrated excellent effective verbal and written communication skills. • Possession of a valid Washington State driver’s license.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Desired • Knowledge and practical experience with WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety & Health Act) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) regulations. • Building exterior restoration experience in tuck pointing, sealing and waterproofing, caulking, and mortar mixing. • Experience with a full-face positive power respirator system. • Experience operating, erecting and working from scaffolding. • Experience in the operation of an aerial platform lift.
Conditions of employment • May be required to accept variable work shift. • Work may require access to confined spaces and heights using approved safety precautions. • Ability to lift and move heavy material may be required. • Approved footwear must be provided at the employee’s expense and worn on the job. • Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job. • A tuberculosis (TB) test is required for work assignments in nonhuman primate areas and in the University of Washington Medical Center. • Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment. • Regular and predictable attendance is required.
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 assessments 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.
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