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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.
Maintenance & Construction has an outstanding opportunity for a Transportation Helper to assist in the pick-up and delivery of equipment, furniture, materials, and supplies and load/unload trucks in manner to protect material using appropriate equipment, pads, etc. in support of the Moving & Surplus program.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
•Loading and unloading trucks and vans •Assist in the pick-up and delivery of equipment, furniture, materials and supplies •Move furniture, equipment, materials, and supplies within room, building, and/or between buildings as described on job card •Operate hydraulic lift gate •Safely operate material handling equipment used in moving and transporting equipment, furniture, materials, and supplies •Advise clients and communicate on move preparations •Pickup surplused materials from UW department locations •Determine appropriate disposition of materials, notate disposition on item tag, receive and update status in database utilizing a mobile device •Advise clients of inventory updates and changes, materials requiring special handling, and/or materials unable to pick up as requested •Protect material being transported and moved using pads, carpet, cardboard, etc. •Protect buildings, elevators, grounds, etc. as necessary in preparation for movement of materials •Assess building spaces, including rooms, hallways, and/or elevators, and materials to be moved for damage prior to move and document any pre-existing damage •Report any equipment, furniture, material, building, and/or vehicle damage immediately to Truck Driver. •Participate in organizational, division, unit, and work group programs: Balanced Scorecard, Lean Process Improvement, and other business efforts in order to improve workplace practices and processes to add value to the services provided •Provide accurate documentation as requested •Return equipment to appropriate storage location •May perform vehicle servicing such as washing, cleaning of interiors, etc. •Assist in sustainment of moving equipment storage areas and equipment maintenance •Notify supervisor of any equipment needing to be repaired and/or replaced •Provide feedback to supervisor and lead regarding moving operations and customer feedback •Perform other duties as assigned
•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.
Physical ability to do work required.
Additional Requirements include:
Possession of a valid Washington State driver’s license.
Ability and willingness to learn/operate a forklift.
Flexibility to meet changing business/customer needs
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Ability to maintain and model composure in a fast-paced, dynamic customer service driven environment
Excellent customer service skills, professional and courteous demeanor.
Ability to consistently exercise critical thinking skills.
Excellent oral and interpersonal communications skills combined with a positive, optimistic success oriented attitude.
Conditions of Employment:
Valid Washington State Driver’s License
Substantial footwear is required and must be provided by the employee.
Ability to lift/move up to 50 pounds unassisted and ability to lift/move 50 - 100+ pounds with assistance, climbing stairs, kneeling, reaching (overhead/extension), sitting, stooping (bend at waist), and twisting (knees/waist/neck).
Work requires grasping/handling, lifting, bending, walking and standing for long periods of time.
Work is normally performed in an interior warehouse environment and an interior office environment. However, duties may include outdoor work with exposure to the elements and variable weather conditions.
Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment.
Regular and predictable attendance is required.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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