Oregon Health & Science University

Facilities Technician Assistant

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Healthcare Facilities
Salary Range
$20.21 - $27.33 per hour
Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
HR Mission
Central Services
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Ranked the No. 1 Hospital in Oregon by the U.S. News & World Report, we pride ourselves in not only serving our community with the highest of accolades, but pushing a multifaceted mission that strives of excellence within the OHSU Culture. Find out more here: https://www.ohsu.edu/about/ohsu-vision-mission-and-values and https://youtu.be/6C-lws1q5cY


OHSU is hiring! We offer a variety of benefits on top of joining a thriving organization:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage at low or no cost to employees
    • Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents
  • Several retirement plans to choose from! – Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan and University Pension Plan, voluntary savings plans (403b and 457b)
  • Up to 200 hours (equal to 25 full days) a year of paid time off 
  • 96 hours of sick leave a year (prorated for part-time employees) 
  • Commuter subsidies
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Access to group life insurance, disability insurance and other supplemental benefits
  • Annual Raises
  • Employee discounts to local and major businesses
  • Growth/Development Opportunities

We want you, apply and work with us today! https://www.ohsu.edu/


The Facilities Technician Assistant, under the general direction of the Facilities Manager, assists employees in the Technician and Senior Technician classifications in performing routine corrective and  preventative maintenance work on the facilities operating equipment and systems and performs related duties as required.  This laborer-level position may complete work under direct supervision, with some moderate problem solving required.   Duties may include, but are not limited to, work on plumbing and electrical systems, doors, windows, roofs, fire equipment, HVAC components, as well as general labor duties.


Function/Duties of Position

Plumbing Activities — Assists in the installation of new plumbing including pipes, drains tubs, faucets, and other plumbing fixtures and equipment; cleans and opens drains, toilets and other water lines.

Lighting Maintenance — Replaces incandescent, florescent, and HID lamps; cleans light fixtures and luminaries; uses lifts, ladders and extension ladders as required.

Miscellaneous Activities — Assists various other journey- and apprentice-level trades people. Duties include sweeping, mopping, removing trash and snow, digging ditches, and replacing ceiling tiles.  Also uses tools and equipment of various trades, drives truck to run errands and deliver supplies, and maintains department vehicles.

Professional Development and Training —Requires continuous learning and developing of technical skills and knowledge to keep pace with changes in technology.  The attendance of training is expected as often as needed to keep knowledge current and to advance in the field.

Administrative Duties —Attend all required meetings and training classes and sucessfully complete any proficiency evaluation (verbal or written ) which may be required to demonstrate adequate comprehension.  These evaluations may also be administered to satisfy the requirements of OSHA, JCAHO, and other agencies upon which OHSU depends for accreditation.

Functional Duties —Accurately complete all paperwork as required (daily labor reports, job plans, work orders, etc.) and turn in all paperwork in time.  

  • Maintain cleanliness and orderliness of immediate work area and maintain security of personal hand tools, common shop tools, supplies, and vehicles.   Perform emergency duties or other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Facilities and Real Estate or designee.

Customer Service —Assumes role as primary customer service representative for all Facilities & Logistics operations and services on assigned Work Orders, responding to both internal and external customers in a timely, effective, and professional manner, developing positive working relationships.

Other Duties —Assisting in the repair of small plant or specialty equipment; fabricate tools, machinery and machine parts from metal, wood, plastic, and sheet metal using some machine tools and other forming tools and equipment. This may include forging, tempering, straightening, bending and welding iron and steel, and soldering or brazing other non-ferrous metals.  


Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1 year experience in Facilities Maintenance or trades-related experience OR successful completion of a Facilities Maintenance technical training program.
    Basic computer skills
  • Driver’s license valid in the state of Oregon or Washington
  • Code of conduct, Respect in the workplace, Applicable policies, procedures and agreements related to position, department, or OHSU as a whole

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years experience in Health Facilities Maintenance or trades-related experience OR completion of an approved Mechanical Maintenance Apprenticeship Program
  • Knowledge of minor repairs on basic building systems
  • Some knowledge, skill and experience in the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and components
  • CFC Certification, (Universal) Brazing Certification, Limited Maintenance or Low-Voltage electrical license

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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