Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top ten medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
UWMC Maintenance has an outstanding opportunity for a full time day shift Carpenter Lead. The Carpenter lead role will be to review the incoming work requests for the carpenters and in conjunction with his/her Supervisor, prioritize the work. This Lead will assign work to the carpenters, request appropriate supplies, and interact with the customers so that the work can be efficiently completed. The type of maintenance and repairs includes: cabinet repair, door repair, the installation or relocation of brackets, blinds, ceiling tile, wall protection, lean bins, Room PM 's including OR PM's etc.
The Lead will also be involved in rapid Process Improvement projects as those often have a need for minor carpentry items. This person would work closely with other trade leads to communicate and to provide or request mutual support as needed.
Job Duties & Performance Standards
Perform all duties of an carpenter in the performance of work.
Lead assigned personnel in the performance of work.
Develop preliminary cost estimates for installation and repair work.
Determine scope of work and materials needed. Determine material availability, manpower requirement, and develop cost effective solutions for maintenance, installation and repair work.
Develop methods and procedures to be followed by assigned personnel.
Functions as a team member at all levels and across department and functional lines to achieve optimum results.
Takes well-ordered approach to solving problems and uses sound judgment in making decisions despite obstacles or resistance.
Builds strong work relationships and adjusts to how individuals, organizational units, and cultures function and react.
Co-ordinate work of craft persons. Review work orders for completions. View job sites and make suggestions for completion of tasks.
Utilize computerized maintenance management system programs for Preventative Maintenance and Corrective Maintenance scheduling, operations, and projects.
Respond to client concerns dealing with operations, maintenance, and alterations projects. Maintain client relations. Communicate with all customers to promote successful customer relations.
Prepare order requests for materials, parts, tools, and equipment purchases and maintain an adequate inventory.
Train employees and assure adherence to safety rules and precautions by assigned personnel.
Meet with craft personnel concerning tasks and problems. Give input to Supervisor and/ or Department management staff concerning activities, structure and direction of work unit. Provide support during Supervisor's absence.
As a team member, work with supervisors, carpenters, and other trades in developing, planning and performing preventive maintenance, installation, repairs, and alterations. Verifies information, makes corrections and recommends improvement to the preventive maintenance data/procedures.
Keep inventory of parts commonly used for repair of various medical and building equipment.
Work with customer to make recommendations on the purchase of new equipment.
Work with outside vendors in support of the purchase of material, equipment and supplies.
Assist in planning and coordinating carpentry work for maintenance, remodel and/or contract construction.
Average at least 50% Hands on Trades Work.
Respond to off-hour emergencies.
Read and interpret plans, blueprints and sketches.
May perform work in other trade skills.
Perform related duties as required.
As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.
One year, full-time experience as a journey carpenter or equivalent trade skill. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.