Trades/Maintenance Worker 2 (Mechanical Shop)

University of Oregon

Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades

Department: Campus Planning & Facilities Management
Classification: Trades/Maintenance Worker 2
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $16.71 - $24.83 per hour

Review of Applications Begins

Position closes October 17, 2022

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply for this position, please submit a complete online application. All applications must be submitted here,

What will you do as a Trades/Maintenance Worker 2 in Mechanical Shop?

This position performs skilled and semiskilled duties in support of the Mechanical & Plumbing shop in the ongoing mission to perform preventive, corrective, reactive, and planned maintenance on the mechanical systems at the UO.  Work is performed independently, and includes replacement of belts, filters and sheaves, as well as HVAC, motor, and pump maintenance.  The incumbent will use the CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) to monitor work, enter timecards, order materials, track supplies and tools used, etc.  This position will receive broad direction and desired outcomes for projects from the Mechanical and Plumbing Shop Manager, lead worker, or PM team leader; but will independently determine the best methods and sequence of tasks to accomplish the work. The incumbent, therefore, will rely on their journey level knowledge and expertise to achieve results without direct guidance of a skilled tradesperson.


Interactions/contacts occur daily with the campus community in the course of performing work and responding to emergencies.


Position works as a member of a team.  Under the broad direction of the Mechanical and Plumbing Shop Manager, incumbent makes decisions on work priorities, scheduling, necessary material and equipment, the means of accomplishing duties, and personal and public safety.  These decisions affect work productivity and protection of the aesthetic quality and monetary investment of the campus buildings.

Reports to:

Work is reviewed directly by the Mechanical and Plumbing Shop Manager or lead worker to ensure it is performed efficiently, safely, and meets both expectations and applicable requirements.  A performance appraisal is conducted annually.

Work Schedule:

Typical daytime hours.

Driving Requirement:

It is an essential requirement of this position to qualify for and maintain UO driver's certification eligibility, which includes maintaining an Oregon driver’s license throughout employment in this position.

On Call Rotation:

This position may be required to participate in an on call rotation. Being on call requires the participant to live in an area with cell phone reception or to be within cell phone reception for the entire duration of the on call period. On call also requires the participant to be within a 1 hour drive of the UO campus for the entire duration of the on call period to be able to respond to issues if needed. On call periods are typically 1-4 weeks in duration.

Essential Personnel:

This unit may provide essential services during times of emergencies and inclement weather. This position may be required to fulfill essential services and functions during these times.

To be considered for this role, you must have… (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Three years of general building maintenance experience in one or more of the following trade areas: carpentry, electrical, mechanical, painting, plumbing, and welding.

It’s preferred if you have... (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Experience replacing belts and air filters in commercial air handlers and package units.
  • Experience performing basic Preventive Maintenance in Commercial, Industrial or Institutional Buildings.
  • Experience repairing steam heating & chilled water systems.
  • Experience using computers to research and order parts, access maintenance manuals, and to manage assigned work.

For success in this role you will need to... (Professional Competencies)

• Perform duties in a way that advances and supports the mission of the department and University.
• Work effectively in a diverse team environment and create effective relationships for problem-solving and positive interactions.
• Take initiative, looking for what needs to be done and doing it.
• Pay close attention to detail.
• Maintain a safe and safety-conscious workplace.
• Maintain a respectful workplace and model a positive and proactive attitude.
• Model the highest ethical standards.
• Provide superior customer service.

Who We Are:

Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) is a vibrant department, which comprises five units, and approximately 270 employees: Facilities Services, Utilities & Energy, Campus Planning, Office of Sustainability, and Design & Construction. We plan, build, maintain, and operate the infrastructure that supports the University of Oregon's mission of exceptional teaching, discovery, and public service. As stewards of a physical legacy, we enable the university community to achieve its potential by providing a campus that is safe, clean, beautiful, inspiring, and environmentally responsible.

Facilities Services (FS) is responsible for the management of human, financial and material resources, the development and implementation of programs, policies and procedures related to the operation, maintenance, repair and minor renovation of university buildings, grounds and infrastructure systems. These services provide the University of Oregon community with a safe, efficient, reliable, functional and aesthetically pleasing learning environment in support of the University’s mission and vision.

Why you should work at University of Oregon:

  • 40-hour work week with consistent hours and limited travel.
  • A positive work environment, committed team-building and a strong sense of community.
  • Paid on-the-job training and professional growth within the position.   
  • Excellent benefits including health, dental, retirement plans, and generous paid time off.
  • This position is automatically enrolled in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (PERS/OPSRP) after meeting the qualifying conditions.
  • UO offers a tuition discount for eligible employees or family members in participating programs at UO or other Oregon public universities.
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