University of Washington - Seattle, WA

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The University of Washington (UW) 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.

Facilities Services is the large and diverse organization that operates and maintains the Seattle campus facilities, grounds, utility distribution, transportation, waste management and environmental sustainability programs, and provides engineering direction for campus construction. Our highly skilled and dedicated staff share a strong sense of stewardship and take pride in working together to support the University’s teaching, research and public service programs.

Facilities Services, Northeast Maintenance Zone currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Mason/Plasterer . This individual will perform journey-level masonry and plastering work, including bricklaying, plastering, and cement finishing, and to alter, repair, and maintain buildings, facilities, equipment and grounds.


Building exterior restoration, such as tuck pointing, sealing, waterproofing, caulking, and mortar mixing.

Working at heights in aerial platform lifts, bucket trucks and on swing staging.

Assemble, disassemble and work on platform staging / scaffolding.

Estimate time and material for jobs.

Read and interpret blueprints and/or working drawings.

Lay bricks and blocks.

Prepare cement floors, sidewalks, stairs, and curbing; pour concrete floors, walls, and foundations.

Mix and apply glues, cements, and grouts; apply nonskid surfaces such as safety strips.

May develop cost estimates for installation and repairs.

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.

Know and comply with occupational safety and health regulations that apply to work actions and conduct on the job, including Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) instructions, and the use of personal protective equipment whenever required.

Follow all University and Facilities Services’ policies and procedures.

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

Attend all required meetings and trainings.

Interact with clients, co-workers, management, staff and students in a courteous and professional manner, with particular attention to excellent customer service.

Communicate and coordinate with other Facilities Services’ shops to facilitate work.

May lead and instruct helpers as required.

Perform related duties as required.

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 benefits website .


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 may be required.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


Have building exterior restoration experience in tuck pointing, sealing and waterproofing, caulking, and mortar mixing. Experience with a full face positive power respirator system, and operating from and erecting scaffolding; qualified in the operation of an aerial platform lift.

Demonstrated ability to take direction, work well with others and as a member of a team, and in providing excellent customer services. Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge and practical experience with WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety & Health Act) and OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Act) regulations.

Condition of Employment:

  • Valid driver’s license recognized by the State of Washington.
  • May be required to accept variable work shift.
  • Must be able to work in a nonsmoking environment.
  • 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 be able to work outside under all weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift and move heavy material is required.
  • Work may require access to confined spaces and heights using approved safety procedures.
  • A tuberculosis (TB) test is required for work assignments in nonhuman primate areas and in the Medical Center.

    A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.

    Application Process:
    Part of the application process for this position includes completing on-line Employment Eligibility and Conditions of Employment assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job announcement. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time. 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 these assessments are complete.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability , and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or .

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