Welder-Fabricator- Seattle, WA

Employer: University of Washington

Job Description:
The Washington National Primate Research Center has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Welder-Fabricator.

Under the general supervision of the Animal Program Manager, the Welder-Fabricator provides support to the WaNPRC by repairing, fabricating and maintaining caging, enrichment and testing equipment to facilitate biomedical research. This position also makes modifications to improve function and reduce breakage increasing productivity and prioritizing WaNPRC needs to reduce down time and facilitate the fast turnaround time needed to provide adequate housing to the NHPs.

This position will be required to enter the WaNPRC animal housing areas to make repairs and/ or install equipment.

Repair and Fabrication
• Journey-level work repairing primate research caging and equipment using tig and mig welding processes. This includes fabricating parts (mainly stainless steel) using grinders, band saws, plasma cutter, lathe, oxygen/acetylene torch, iron worker, hydraulic shear, brake and other tools/ equipment as needed.
• Fabricate primate caging and testing equipment, perform modifications, and install parts utilizing fastening by welding.
• Work from written and verbal plans. Design modifications and parts to increase durability (replacing weak parts with improved ones) and functionality (increase ease of use). Repair and construct structural frames and equipment.

Perform Facilities Support in WaNPRC areas
• Facilitate and help other trades work on facility issues insuring proper personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in the animal facility. Assist as needed performing repairs and installations to maintain and improve the infrastructure including plumbing, electrical, and other trades. Move equipment and supplies using WaNPRC vehicles.

Administrative Duties
• Review and process Facility Requests in the WaNPRC Portal.
• Maintain Ballard shop, schedule maintenance or safety work or inspections as needed (e.g. fire inspections, service on HVAC, etc…)
• Maintain inventory of Ballard Shop, submit supply and equipment orders as needed

Other Duties,
• Attend meetings, lectures, and training sessions.
• Perform the duties required of Essential Personnel members in the event of an emergency.
• Stay current on all required training.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

The Office of Research and the Primate Center shares President Cauce’s commitment to combat inequities and racism. The values of diversity, equity and inclusion are integral to the success of our research enterprise and are embedded in the culture of who we are as institution and employer. We will honor different and unique identities and nurture an accessible, welcoming and respectful environment for all staff, and students and faculty in the Office of Research Primate Center and for all members of the UW research community. We will regularly review our services and systems and adapt them to reflect the evolving environments and work styles of our employees and those we serve. We are ALL responsible for confronting bias and inequities, both individual and institutional, that persist here and throughout our society. Our call is to remove barriers and promote access, opportunity, and justice for all. We all must commit to this ongoing work. Recognizing and valuing diversity will make the Office of Research Primate Center and the University stronger, and enrich the stellar research carried out at the UW.

• Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a welder-fabricator, OR full journey status as a welder-fabricator in a union; OR two years' applicable work experience. Vocational training maybe substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license is required

• Adaptable, learns well in various environments.
Experience working on multiple projects concurrently under deadline pressure and changing priorities.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Self-motivated individual with strong problem-solving skills.
• Ability to work independently and collaborate well with a diverse group of individuals.

• Employment is contingent upon successful completion of health assessment at the UW's Employee Health Clinic. The health assessment may include but is not limited to tuberculosis clearance, measles clearance, serum banking, immunizations such as tetanus and vaccinia, physical exam and/or review of work health history, x-rays, and/or assessment to wear positive or negative respiratory protective equipment. These health assessments will be repeated periodically during work assignment.
• This position may be required to work with and take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially infectious agents. Specific precautions may include wearing respirators and/or protective clothing. Employee is personally responsible for following health & safety and security policies/procedures, and staying current on all required training. Bloodborne pathogen training and compliance with all WaNPRC and UW security policies is also mandatory.
• Punctuality, Regular and Predictable attendance is an essential job function of this position.

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 assessments 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.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.

Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

Contact Person:
Location: Seattle, WA
Application Method: Online: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=203425&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1
Base Pay: $4,840 - $6,429/ MO

Posted on March 02, 2022

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