UW Housing and Food Services (HFS) is pleased to announce an opening for a Carpet Cleaner.Housing and Food Services (HFS) at the University of Washington has an opportunity in our Facilities Department. We are dedicated to providing the very best student experience by providing safe, convenient and affordable housing as well as programs that promote personal development. Our mission is working together to enhance student life. 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 enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for embracing diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.The Department of Housing & Food Services (HFS) employs approximately 1,500 full-time, part-time and student staff who work in Residential Life, UW Dining, Student and Financial Services, Communications and Marketing, Human Resources, Facilities Services and Information Technology.Key Responsibilities:Use equipment including but not limited to the following: truck mounted unit, scrub wand, rotary carpet extractor, hard surface rotary tool, upright vacuum, and bonnet machine.Maintain log and submit reports on labor and material costs based on square footage cleaned.Schedule; obtain keys, and clean apartments, residence hall rooms and public areas in units, which are both vacant and occupied.Participate in periodic training in use of chemicals and supplies, and in carpet and upholstery fabric cleaning.Maintain inventory of equipment and products for purchase and for scheduling maintenance.Perform minor mechanical maintenance on carpet cleaning equipment.Work in locations within the Department as well as other University facilities without direct supervision.Establish and maintain good public relations with students and staff.Clean upholstery using portable cleaning equipment.Perform custodial duties as assigned.Drive University vehicles to deliver items and commute to various HFS locations in or around campusPerform occasional pressure washingPerform related duties as requiredMinimum Qualifications:Physical ability to perform workSix months of carpet cleaning experience or equivalent experience (e.g., seminars, on-job training)Experience that demonstrates working knowledge of carpet and upholstery cleaning equipmentExperience and references that demonstrate ability to: o Understand written and verbal instructions in English o Effectively interact and communicate in a variety of situations o Work independently with minimal supervision o Ability to use the Internet, email and basic computer applicationsEquivalent combinations of education and experience may substitute for required qualifications.Desired Qualifications:Competitive candidates will possess experience that demonstrates:Previous success as a Custodian or housekeeperAn eye for detailDedication to a high level of customer satisfactionExperience with Microsoft Outlook, Word and ExcelWhat's in it For You:Full benefits, including medical and dental insurance and retirement.Paid vacation and sick leave, as well as 10 paid holidays a year and one personal day.Work for a mission-driven organization that is focused on providing the best possible living and learning environment for our students.Condition of Employment:A satisfactory outcome from the employment verification and reference check processes.Possession of a valid State of Washington Driver's LicenseThis position will work a M-F, 7:30am-4pm schedule. The salary range is $2832 - $3576/month + benefits.Learn more about Housing & Food Services.Learn more about why our staff choose to work here!
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.