Job Description
Facilities Maintenance & Construction
Job Code: 8848 – Contract Classified
Department Introduction:
Facilities Maintenance and Facilities Construction are responsible for general maintenance, repair, alterations, and
renovations of all campus facilities including building interiors, exteriors, and grounds.
Job Purpose:
Under the direction of the supervisor and lead, perform journey-level skilled masonry and plastering work, including
bricklaying, plastering, and cement finishing, to alter, repair, and maintain buildings, facilities, equipment and grounds.
Duties and Responsibilities:
 Building exterior restoration, such as tuck pointing, sealing, waterproofing, caulking, and mortar mixing
 Install, work from, and remove scaffolding, stages, planks, ladders, jacks, spider staging and other work platforms
at high heights
 Prepare cement floors, sidewalks, stairs, and curbing; pour concrete floors, walls, and foundations
 Lay bricks and blocks
 Mix and apply glues, cements, and grouts; apply nonskid surfaces such as safety strips
 Operate power hammers and trowels, core drills, jackhammers, and diamond saws to remove concrete and other
surfaces for repair and installation of conduit and air lines, among others
 Operate machinery such as fork-lifts, scissor-lifts and high rangers
 Load and unload materials and supplies
 Operate vehicles such as University vans and trucks to transport tools and equipment to various worksites
 Operate and perform minor maintenance on sandblasters, power washers, stripping machines, airless and
conventional paint sprayers, and spray booth
 Using respirators and protective clothing, provide required assistance in support of the asbestos and lead
abatement programs
 Estimate time and material for jobs
 Read and interpret blueprints and/or working drawings
 Keep leads and supervisors informed of project status and work progress, required project materials and
 May instruct semi-skilled workers
 Communicate and coordinate with other Facilities Services shops and other business partners such as Design
Services, Capital Projects Office and UW Technology to facilitate work
 Know and comply with occupational health and safety regulations specific to the work actions and conduct on the
job, including Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) instructions, Hazard Review Checklists (HRCs) and the use of
personal protective equipment (PPE) as required
 Comply with all University and Facilities Services policies and procedures, Facilities Maintenance & Construction
(FMC) protocols, i.e. Individual Accountability Protocols (IAP)
 Support all management directives and the vision and values of FMC
 Participate in and follow through with FMC process improvement initiatives (Balanced Scorecard, Lean, Ideas
 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
 Perform other duties as assigned
 Regular and predictable attendance is required
Core Competencies:
 Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness
 Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively
 Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems
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Be responsible and accountable
Use organizational skills and provide attention to details
Maintain a positive, optimistic and success-oriented attitude
Exercise professional demeanor, which includes being tactful and courteous
Exhibit a professional work ethic
Continuously promote a safe work environment
Required Skills, Experience and Knowledge:
 Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a mason/plasterer, or full journey status as a mason/plasterer in a
union; or, four years' applicable work experience
 Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal
requirements, such as a license/certification/registration
 Demonstrated successful ability in taking direction, working well with others and as a member of a team
 Demonstrated excellence in effective verbal and written communication skills
 Have knowledge and understand of safe work practices and policies
 Must be able to wear all proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required
 Must be able to follow written and/or verbal instructions and communicate in English regarding the use of
chemicals, supplies, and equipment; comply with safety policies and procedures
Desirable Skills, Experience and Knowledge:
 Knowledge and practical experience with WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety & Health Act) and OSHA
(Occupational Safety & Health Act) regulations
 Building exterior restoration experience in tuck pointing, sealing and waterproofing, caulking, and mortar mixing
 Experience with a full face positive power respirator system
 Experience operating, erecting and working from scaffolding
 Experience in the operation of an aerial platform lift
 Demonstrated successful experience with basic computer technology
Conditions of Employment:
 Valid driver's license recognized by the state of Washington
 Commercial Driver’s License may be required
 May be required to accept variable work shift
 Work may require access to confined spaces and heights using appropriate equipment and safety procedures
 Must be able to work in a smoke-free environment
 Must be able to work outside under all weather conditions
 Ability to lift and move heavy materials is 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
 A tuberculosis (TB) test is required for work assignments in nonhuman primate areas and in the UW Medical
 A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire
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