This is a specialist or lead worker position responsible for work in a variety of disciplines to maintain building, equipment, farm and grounds at the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center. The individual performs skilled work in the operation and maintenance, repair, of existing buildings, facilities, mechanical equipment, machinery, and grounds and landscaping. May assist with or oversee the remodeling or construction of buildings. Leads and inspects work of the Maintenance Custodian and Utility Worker. Operates a variety hand tools, farm and grounds equipment, green house computerized controls and systems. Works independently and utilizes a general knowledge of several related skills such as plumbing, electrical, welding, carpentry and fabrication work.
Facilities Maintenance | 30%
Maintenance and repair of existing buildings.
Perform the following maintenance on existing buildings: prep and paint, cleaning, locks, repair broken glass, oil pumps and motors, replace burnt light bulbs and ballasts, clean gutters, repair and replace exhaust fan motors, belts, blades, bearings, etc.
Monitor and maintain all mechanical systems of the greenhouses.
Performs work in construction and repair of interior and exterior buildings such as roofing, siding, gutters, painting and other structures, roads, pathways, walks, fences, and grounds.
Perform building security functions, repair security systems, doors, and locks; provide building access badge and key control, and key cutting.
Perform monthly checks of fire extinguishers and other safety and environmental control equipment.
Purchase supplies, parts and equipment when needed.
Lock and unlock facilities, turn heat on or off when needed, replenish supplies, remove garbage, and set up tables and chairs for events.
Operate floor scrubbers, burnishes, and vacuum cleaner.
Supervise custodial building maintenance major work projects: scrubbing and waxing floors, may assist when needed.
Utilities and Equipment Maintenance | 30%
Assist with inspection, troubleshooting, repair, rebuilding, and maintenance of boilers, heating and ventilating systems, power distribution systems, refrigeration equipment and air conditioning systems; operate Siemens building HVAC controls; and HVAC and refrigeration troubleshooting and repairs, and periodic maintenance such as filters, cleaning, etc.
Perform underground utility locating and mapping and utilities repair.
Assist with annual inspections and permits such as life safety, backflow, and pressure vessel.
Assist with electrical troubleshooting and repairs, maintenance, and new construction, including phone, network hardware, and electrical/electronic controls.
Performs preventative maintenance such as oil change, lubrication, fix flats, repair lights, replace fan belts, spark plugs, air filters, grease zerks, fuel filters, sharpen and replace mowing blades, replace drive belts, charge and replace batteries, repair or replace small to major parts, etc., on shop equipment, vehicles and construction equipment.
Assist with metal fabrication and welding as needed.
Purchase supplies, parts and equipment when needed.
Farm Maintenance | 20%
Install and maintain farm and campus sprinkler irrigation systems and winterize irrigation and outdoor plumbing systems.
Occasionally completes grounds work such as mowing, weeding, raking leaves and debris, edging, watering, fertilizing, and spraying herbicides and pesticides as needed.
Perform grounds repairs such as stairs, railings, fences, grounds maintenance and mowing, and pest control.
Maintain water meters, fertigator, and wet pad tank algaecide.
Maintain outdoor U.S. and Washington State Flag and flag pole.
Equipment Operations | 15%
Operate and/or direct others in the use of heavy equipment: Backhoe, forklift, dump truck, excavator, high-lift bucket truck, crane, payloader, and trencher, etc.
Operate and maintain power tools and equipment, such as electric and gas engine driven compressors, large mowers, snow removal machines, pneumatic tamper, chainsaws, pole-saws, jackhammer, portable pumps, weed eater, rototillers, lawn edger, fertilizer and seed spreaders.
Operate motorized equipment, such as automobiles, trucks, including dump trucks, forklifts, cranes, tractors, and front-end loaders, mowers, street cleaning equipment, backhoes and small dozers, manlifts and bucket trucks, and trailers and trenchers.
Provides snow and ice removal at building entrances, pressure washes sidewalks, benches and railings.
Other | 5%
Other duties as assigned.
High school graduation and four years of general work experience in building and equipment maintenance, construction or repair work or completion of a recognized apprenticeship in a skilled mechanic trade; OR equivalent education/experience.
Two year's farm work experience and one year of general work experience in building and equipment maintenance, construction or repair work.
Must have, or able to obtain, a valid driver's license by time of hire.
A valid Washington State Pesticide Applicator's License or ability to obtain within three months of hire.
Must be able and willing to work a flexible schedule.
Journey-level experience in carpentry, electrical systems, plumbing, and/or HVAC.
Experience working in a higher education or research environment.
Excellent communication skills.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS)
Range 47G, $4,286 - $4,627 -Successful candidates typically begin at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases in accordance with WAC 357-28 or applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Posting Close Date:
Applicants must submit their completed application by March 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
2) Cover Letter
Time Type: Full time
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