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Trades Maintenance Worker 2

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Nov 9, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
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Full Time
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Trades Maintenance Worker 2

Job no: 528046
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades, Operations/Infrastructure

Department: University Housing Facilities Services
Classification: Trades/Maintenance Worker 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $15.81 - $23.49 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Positions available: Up to 4

Review of Applications Begins
Immediately. To ensure consideration, please apply by August 27, 2021; applications reviewed on an ongoing basis until all vacancies filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please complete an online application. As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide references.

Department Summary
Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and contributes to higher grades, staying and graduating from the University, and future success.

University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to facilitating students' development as they build an inclusive community, establish a sense of home, and succeed academically. Our goal is to become the model of excellence for providing accessible, affordable, and student-centered living-learning experiences; the preferred choice for all UO students.

We value diversity and respect, integrity, equity and inclusion, learning and growth, responsibility and accountability, 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 include business services, dining services, facilities services, marketing and communications and residence life. University Housing is an 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).

Position Summary
The Trades Maintenance Worker 2 (TMW2) is part of 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, to include electrical, plumbing, and fire codes. This position will assist trade workers to include electricians, plumbers, and refrigeration technicians when accomplishing maintenance and repairs that require licensed personnel.

This position requires 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 read and write in English for purpose of reading work orders, recording records in a CMMS, and to 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 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

    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
  • Ability to work using required safety equipment in confined spaces, to climb ladders, and to work from ladders or elevated platforms and rooftops
  • Ability to operate maintenance equipment to include lift trucks and powered high-reach vehicles.

    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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