Oregon Health & Science University Facilities Technician Assistant in Portland, Oregon

Work Unit Description

The Facilities Technician Assistant, under the general direction of the Facilities Manager, assists employees in the Technician and Senior Technician classifications in performing routine corrective and preventative maintenance work on the facilities operating equipment and systems and performs related duties as required. This laborer-level position may complete work under direct supervision, with some moderate problem solving required. Duties may include, but are not limited to, work on plumbing and electrical systems, doors, windows, roofs, fire equipment, HVAC components, as well as general labor duties.

Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range
  • FTE: 1.0, Full Time
  • Salary Range of $15.98 - 21.95
  • Schedule: M-F, 3:30 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Location: Marquam Hill (Portland, OR)
  • Job Type: Union Represented (AFSCME)
Functions/Duties of Position

1 Plumbing Activities — Assists in the installation of new plumbing including pipes, drains tubs, faucets, and other plumbing fixtures and equipment; cleans and opens drains, toilets and other water lines.

2 Lighting Maintenance— Replaces incandescent, florescent, and HID lamps; cleans light fixtures and luminaries; uses lifts, ladders and extension ladders as required.

3 Miscellaneous Activities— Assists various other journey- and apprentice-level trades people. Duties include sweeping, mopping, removing trash and snow, digging ditches, and replacing ceiling tiles. Also uses tools and equipment of various trades, drives truck to run errands and deliver supplies, and maintains department vehicles.

4 Professional Development and Training—Requires continuous learning and developing of technical skills and knowledge to keep pace with changes in technology. The attendance of training is expected as often as needed to keep knowledge current and to advance in the field.

5 Administrative Duties—Attend all required meetings and training classes and successfully complete any proficiency evaluation (verbal or written ) which may be required to demonstrate adequate comprehension. These evaluations may also be administered to satisfy the requirements of OSHA, JCAHO, and other agencies upon which OHSU depends for accreditation.

6 Functional Duties—Accurately complete all paperwork as required (daily labor reports, job plans, work orders, etc.) and turn in all paperwork in time. Maintain cleanliness and orderliness of immediate work area and maintain security of personal hand tools, common shop tools, supplies, and vehicles. Perform emergency duties or other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Facilities and Real Estate or designee.

7 Customer Service—Assumes role as primary customer service representative for all Facilities & Logistics operations and services on assigned Work Orders, responding to both internal and external customers in a timely, effective, and professional manner, developing positive working relationships.

8 Other Duties—Assisting in the repair of small plant or specialty equipment; fabricate tools, machinery and machine parts from metal, wood, plastic, and sheet metal using some machine tools and other forming tools and equipment. This may include forging, tempering, straightening, bending and welding iron and steel, and soldering or brazing other non-ferrous metals.

Job Requirements


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1 years experience in Facilities Maintenance or trades-related experience
  • Basic/Intermediate PC skills to operate systems (Microsoft Office, data entry, email)
  • Drivers license valid in the state of Oregon or Washington
Additional Details

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

Job Title: Facilities Technician Assistant

Department: Facilities Operations

Location: OHS 118

Drug Testable: Yes

Job: IRC62774