Oregon Health & Science University

Laborer 1

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC)
Salary Range
$16.59 - $22.06
Monday - Friday
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is located 12 miles west of the OHSU main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve human health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.

Function/Duties of Position

The General Laborer is a working title for Laborer 1, it is the first level of a two-level series. This position is responsible for operating vehicle(s) to transport passengers between the Max Light Rail station and the West Campus. Additionally, this role will also perform various duties in support of technicians performing Facilities Maintenance work at the ONPRC, which includes moving boxes, furniture relocation, hanging pictures, shelves and cabinets, making parts runs and deliveries, assisting with small property landscaping projects, laundry, and custodial support.  

Some duties will require work to be performed in areas that are not environmentally controlled, and may impose a potential risk of exposure to hazardous items such as laboratory chemicals, harsh cleaning agents, biohazardous, and broken glass and other "sharp" objects.

The successful candidate for this position will have the ability to communicate effectively and interact positively in small group settings and one-on-one with scientific and administrative staff, and be able to read, communicate, and follow oral or written instructions. This position will work independently and with minimum supervision, which requires excellent organization skills. Candidates should be able to able to lift, pull, and push supplies up to 30lbs, and perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation.


If you are a problem solver, have the ability to multi-task, be self-directed, and pay attention to details, this is a great position to start your career path in OHSU!

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma (or equivalent), AND
  • Valid Driver's License, acceptable driving record, and ability to pass Enterprise-Rent-a-Car's driver background check.
  • Must be 21 or over to drive shuttle.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability in mathematics, and possibly computer software, to perform data entry/support duties

Additional Details

Please be sure to upload resume, which include months and years of relevant employment history.

OHSU offers a generous benefits package which includes:

  • Vacation - up to 200 hours per year pending length of service for full-time employees
  • Sick Leave - 96 hours per year, prorated for part-time employees
  • 9 paid holidays per year
  • Comprehensive medical, dental & vision care plans. Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents
  • $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Retirement: Choose between pension plan (12% contribution paid by OHSU) or employee matching voluntary savings plan
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • OHSU is a non-profit organization, which qualifies for the Public Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Innovative Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Discounts

All are welcome

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.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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