Mason Plasterer [2 Openings]

University Of Washington Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 weeks ago

This recruitment may be used to fill 2 openings. 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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years.

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 Mason/Plasterer.

Duties & Responsibilities:

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.

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 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 materials and time required for completion of jobs and projects.

Read and interpret blueprints and/or working drawings.

Keep leads and supervisors informed of project status/work progress, needed materials and equipment.

Operate and maintain a variety of power and hand tools.

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 collaborate with other Facilities Services shops and other business partners such as FS Campus Operations Engineering Services to facilitate work.

Know and comply with occupational health and safety regulations specific to the work 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 UW and Facilities Services policies and procedures, 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, 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.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrate strong personal integrity and trustworthiness.

  • Possess the ability to effectively handle stressful situations and changing priorities.

  • Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems.

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability.

  • Demonstrate strong organizational skills and attention to details.

  • Demonstrate a positive, optimistic, success-oriented attitude.

  • Demonstrate professional demeanor which includes being tactful, civil and courteous.

  • Demonstrate professional work ethics.

  • Continuously promote a safe work environment.

Requirements include:

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.

Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.

Additional requirements include:

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.

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

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.

Conditions of Employment:

Possession of a valid Washington State Driver's License or a license recognized as valid by the State of Washington.

Regular and predictable attendance is required. May be required to accept variable work shift.

Work may require access to confined spaces and heights using approved safety precautions.

Must be able to work in a smoke-free environment.

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.

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.

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.

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