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Trades Maintenance Worker 2

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Sep 25, 2023

Trades Maintenance Worker 2

Job no: 532270

Work type: Classified Staff

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades, Student Life/Services

Department: University Housing
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

Immediately; apply by August 27, 2023, to ensure consideration; position open until filled (updated)

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please make sure to include ALL applicable experience on your resume.

Department Summary

University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to supporting student success by cultivating inclusive communities. Our goal is to provide a robust living experience through accessible and affordable state-of-the-art housing, dining, and social and academic programs for the entire student body to develop community leaders, innovators, and change-makers who will enrich the future.

We value equity and inclusion, responsibility and integrity, innovation and learning, and safety and security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience.

University Housing units which include Business Services Operations, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Promotions & Student Recruitment, and Residence Life. University Housing is a $100-million dollar educational and business department that is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the University (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget).

Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and the University. Students who live on campus their first year have higher grades, are retained at the University of Oregon at higher rates, graduate at higher rates, and graduate more quickly.

Position Summary

The Trades Maintenance Worker 2 (TMW2) is part of the University Housing Facilities Service's team of trades workers responsible for routine and reactive maintenance, repairs, and improvements to all assigned University Housing buildings and associated equipment.

Essential responsibilities include maintenance and repair of heating systems (steam, heat pumps, split systems, and radiant, etc.), basic plumbing work, changing light bulbs, minor carpentry work (furniture repair, mounting video displays, repairing doors, etc.); and maintenance and repairs to a variety of building equipment to include commercial kitchen equipment (ovens, dishwashers, sinks, walk-in refrigeration, etc.).

Work is typically accomplished independently, applying personal knowledge of general and specific work techniques. Work will be performed to service standards, in compliance with state and local building and construction codes, including electrical, plumbing, and fire codes. This position will assist trade workers including electricians, plumbers, and refrigeration technicians when accomplishing maintenance and repairs that require licensed personnel.

This position requires the use of various hand and power tools, safety equipment, and personal protective equipment, including fall-prevention equipment.

This is a full-time, 12-month position, and reports to a University Housing Facilities Manager.

Special Requirement:
Valid driver's license and the ability to obtain UO Driver's Certification for the purpose of driving University vehicles.

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

  • Ability to interpret work orders, record records in a CMMS, and understand policies, procedures, and safety information.
  • Basic mechanical knowledge and experience using basic power tools to perform electrical and maintenance tasks.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and work from wiring diagrams, blueprints, service manuals, and written instructions.
  • Ability to prioritize duties, maintain a professional demeanor and provide excellent customer service.
  • Ability to maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive, proactive, customer service-focused attitude.
  • Ability to work effectively within a diverse higher education student, housing resident, and employee population.
  • Ability to work using required safety equipment in confined spaces, climb ladders, and work from ladders or elevated platforms and rooftops.
  • Ability to operate maintenance equipment including lift trucks and powered high-reach vehicles.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Maintenance experience in a higher education facility or large commercial/residential complex.
  • Experience with maintenance and repair of HVAC systems.
  • Experience with maintenance and repair of steam heating and hot water boiler systems.

    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.

    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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