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University of Washington MACHINERY MECHANIC [M - F; 6:55am – 3:25pm] in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 219821


Appointing Department Web Address:

Posting Date: 03/17/2023

Closing Info: Closes On 03/30/2023

Salary: $4,985 - $6,622 per month

Shift: First Shift

Notes: 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. (

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

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 Machinery Mechanic .

Under the supervision of the supervisor and lead, perform general mechanical inspections, maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment. Position requires a general knowledge of several related skill fields, such as plumbing, electrical, welding, and machinist work.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

• Perform preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repairing on all types of mechanical equipment such as pumps, motors, heating ventilation and air condition equipment, compressors, v-belts and sheaves, hydraulic systems, laboratory apparatus, hospital and food service equipment. • Clean or change filters, change oil, lubricate, adjust drive belts, and inspect sprockets, shafts, and bearings to ensure proper operation. • Interpret mechanical systems operations and technical specifications manuals. • Operate machine shop equipment, including engine lathe, drill press, grinder, milling machine, hydraulic press, to fabricate and repair machinery components. • Develop cost estimates for installation and repairs. • Operate a variety of hand, power, precision, and stationary shop tools and equipment. • Keep leads and supervisors informed of project status/work progress, needed materials and equipment. • Operate machinery such as forklifts, scissor-lifts, and high rangers. • Load and unload materials and supplies. • Operate vehicles such as UW vans and trucks to transport tools, equipment and personnel to various job sites. • May instruct semiskilled workers. • Communicate and coordinate with other UW Facilities shops and other business partners such as Engineering Services to facilitate work. • Know and comply with occupational health and safety regulations specific to the work and conduct on the job, including Safety Data Sheet (SDS) instructions, Hazard Review Checklists (HRCs) and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as required. • Comply with all UW and UW Facilities policies and procedures, M&C protocols, i.e., Individual Accountability Protocols (IAP). • Support all management directives and the vision and values of M&C. • Participate in and follow through with M&C process improvement initiatives, including Balanced Scorecard (BSC), incorporating metrics and Lean principles into internal work processes, and promoting employee engagement in continuous improvements and innovation. • Actively participate in meetings and training as scheduled. • Provide excellent customer service through effective, courteous and professional interactions with clients, colleagues and the campus community. • Other duties as required

Core Competencies

• 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.

Requirements include:

• Full journey status as a Machinery Mechanic by work experience, vocational, or trade school, or apprenticeship programs, or any combination of the above;

or, four years of applied work experience.

Vocational training may substitute for work experience on a year-for-year basis.

• Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


• Knowledge and practical experience with WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety & Health Act) and OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act) regulations. • Demonstrated proficiency with standard productivity software including Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent products • Experience in equipment and machinery maintenance of institutional, industrial and/or commercial environments. • Knowledge of and experience with boilers, furnaces and pressure vessels. • Certification as a bucket truck operator; qualified crane operator, knowledge of and experience with grounds maintenance equipment, forklifts, gas and diesel engines, dump trucks, 5th wheels, hydraulic systems, marine engines and aerial service equipment. • Knowledge of and experience with the maintenance and repair of kitchen equipment, such as dish machines, dish belts, slicers, steam kettles, choppers, mixers, ovens, garbage disposals and salad bars. • Knowledge of and experience with: o (1) Predictive maintenance technologies which may include vibration analysis, infrared imaging thermography, lubrication analysis, electric motor diagnostics precision alignment, machinery balancing and/or ultrasound o (2) Operation of machine shop equipment and weld processes/repair o (3) Troubleshooting and repairing of heat ventilation and air condition systems and components o (4) Plumbing and electrical systems related to mechanicals o (5) Aligning mechanical drives such as shaft, coupling and rotating elements.

Conditions of Employment:

• Demonstrated successful ability in taking direction, working well with others and as a member of a team. • Demonstrated excellent effective verbal and written communication skills. • May be required to accept variable work shift. • Work may require access to confined spaces and heights using approved safety precautions. • Ability to lift and move heavy material may be required. • Approved footwear must be provided at the employee’s expense and worn on the job. • Must be able to be fitted for and wear a respirator on the job. • Must participate in medical screening/monitoring (such as TB screening and proof of measles inoculation) required for work assignments in locations, including but not limited to, nonhuman primate areas, the Animal Research and Care Facility, and the University of Washington Medical Center. • Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment. • Regular and predictable attendance is required.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.