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Trades Maintenance Coordinator

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 25, 2023

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Trades Maintenance Coordinator

Job no: 530720

Work type: Classified Staff

Location: Portland, OR

Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades, Operations/Infrastructure

Department: UO Portland Office of the Vice President
Classification: Trades/Maintenance Coordinator
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $24.55 - $31.07 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

December 5, 2022; position open until filled (updated)

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a current resume with your application.

Department Summary

The University of Oregon Portland provides a range of academic and student support programs at its campus in Portland. Students at UO Portland are enrolled in professional master's degree programs offered by the College of Design, School of Journalism and Communication, and the Lundquist College of Business. Law students can complete their 3rd year of law school on the Portland campus, and a fifth-year undergraduate program is offered in Product Design. The Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health will offer an undergraduate degree, and a certificate program, and serve as the home for a robust research portfolio. There are also programs offering professional education and several research centers. UO Portland provides a range of support services for students including advising, counseling, and internship opportunities, as well as housing, dining, and recreational opportunities beginning fall of 2023 at the new NE Portland campus.

Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to function as the lead person to the supervisor responsible for directing the work of the Trade Maintenance Worker (TMW) crew at UO Portland. This position coordinates the work of contractors, in-house trades personnel, and up to two student workers.

The primary responsibilities of this position are the coordination of the TMW crew and making and coordinating repairs at the University of Oregon in Portland NE Campus.

This position must apply knowledge of the construction field including masonry, carpentry, and good knowledge of skilled trades (HVAC, Plumbing, etc.). This position must be able to interact with and direct people with diverse trade skills in person and over the phone, including students, staff, contractors, local government staff, and the public.

This position is responsible for making maintenance decisions for the campus, and making recommendations to the supervisor regarding work priorities. This position is responsible for work assignments, quality assurance, scheduling, performance standards, necessary materials and equipment, accomplishing duties for the TMW group, and the campus community's personal and public safety. These decisions affect the safety of campus patrons, work productivity, and the protection of the quality and monetary investments in the campus exterior.


Requires work both indoors and outdoors, and may on occasion work around increased noise, chemicals, and with variable air quality and lighting. Physical ability to walk, lift up to 50 pounds, stoop, or perform repetitious movements is required. This position requires a valid driver's license.


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.


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 experience in the operation, maintenance, or repair of facilities in one or more physical plant or building services
  • One additional year of experience with responsibility for coordination of maintenance work or projects.

    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

  • Two years lead work or supervisory experience.

    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.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    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.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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