Laborer 2

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 20, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Laborer 2

Job no: 527828
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades

Department: Erb Memorial Union
Classification: Laborer 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $14.22 - $20.42 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes August 2, 2021.

Special Instructions to Applicants
In order to assist us with our selection, please submit a complete application. A complete application includes the online application form and answer to the following question:

1. Describe your experience performing maintenance duties including painting, power washing, changing lights, minor plumbing repairs, and basic equipment repairs.

Department Summary
The Erb Memorial Union (EMU) is a department of the Division of Student Life. The EMU is a multifaceted auxiliary service that employs over 90 professional staff and 200 student staff, and serves over 15 thousand daily users during the academic year. The EMU welcomes students, faculty, staff, the community and visitors to campus, and its mission is to provide learning experiences and opportunities for personal growth in an open, inclusive, and resource-rich community where students and staff collaborate to inspire and sustain extraordinary programs and services that promote diversity and social interaction. The EMU is student centered and is operated in collaboration with a student Board, who are actively involved in determining the character and scope of the department and approve the budget recommendations of all EMU services and programs.

Position Summary
The EMU Laborer position is part of the Facilities team and reports to the Building Superintendent. This position is responsible labor support for skilled trades workers, general maintenance including hanging banners, maintaining clean, safe, and sanitary conditions in and around the Erb Memorial Union. Duties may also include sanitation of restrooms, floor and window care, cleaning of the building and all grounds attached, garbage and recycling, and moving furniture. This position is expected to provide excellent customer service to all EMU staff and visitors, demonstrate and promote effective and respectful communication with and between staff, management, building users and other campus departments, and exhibit appropriate behavior in the workplace, creating a respectful work environment. This position is expected to work on a team and independently.

The person in this position will work directly with the Building Superintendent and provide assistance to open the EMU and affiliated buildings each day. This includes, but is not limited to the Club Sports boathouse, Moss Street Children's Center and the Outdoor Program Barn. Duties include: using a leaf blower daily on exterior, cleaning gutters, power washing, graffiti removal, moving furniture and stored items, delivering items to facilities from EMU, painting and staining, and spreading bark and sand. This position also serves as a back-up for sanitation of restrooms, floor and window care, and garbage and recycling, when needed.

The person in this position is expected to provide excellent customer service to all EMU staff and visitors, demonstrate and promote effective and respectful communication with staff, management, building users and other campus departments. They will exhibit appropriate behavior in the workplace, creating a respectful work environment. They will work successfully on a team and independently, depending on the task. This position is responsible for supervising student employees.

Work Schedule
The work shift will vary depending on the time of year and use of the building. The general work shift is Monday through Friday, 6:30a.m. - 3:30 p.m. This position requires a flexible work schedule agreement.

Work Conditions
This position may require a high level of physical exertion. Work may include heavy lifting or transporting of items weighing up to 50 pounds, extensive walking on smooth and uneven surfaces, stair climbing, working in inclement weather, overhead work on ladders, prolonged bending, stretching, reaching, squatting, kneeling, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling. The work environment may include freezers, coolers, service tunnels and basement spaces, poorly lit or noisy areas.

Essential Personnel
Weather/nature conditions change rapidly in the Pacific Northwest. As a result of this, there are certain EMU personnel who are considered essential at all times to maintain the continuity of critical operations and business during and after a disaster or natural event. This position is one of those required positions necessitating that the employee make every reasonable effort to arrive at campus at their regularly scheduled times unless otherwise notified by their supervisor or manager. Essential personnel must provide reliable and current contact information.

Special Requirements:
This position performs work at Moss Street Children's Center. As such, successful completion of the Childcare Registry background check is required.
This position will require a valid driver's license and the ability to obtain UO Driver's Certification.

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.

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 with woodworking
  • Experience with basic welding
  • Experience working in a commercial setting
  • Experience with interpreting maps, diagrams, and/or plans
  • One year experience operating scissor lifts, man lifts, and ladders

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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