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The UW Tower, a 22-story 510,000 square foot high-rise located in the U District, has an outstanding opportunity for a dynamic team player to join the UW Facilities Services team as a UW Tower Media Maintenance Technician 2. This complex is home to over 50 departments: 1,700 employees and a beehive of activity. The facility includes 20 conference rooms, cafeteria and an auditorium, which host a wide variety of events and meetings.
UW Tower hosts a variety of events, including graduation ceremonies, alumni reunions, new staff orientations, student celebrations, faculty workshops, business seminars, brown bag informational seminars and department meetings. The UW Tower has an additional 30 dedicated conference rooms for department use co-located on their respective floors. The rapid changes in technology leads to continuous upgrades on media equipment throughout the facility; collaboration with department management on recommendations for equipment purchases, system design, facility utilization, installation and maintenance schedule is ongoing. Multi-tasking is the norm, not the exception.
Perform journey-level media maintenance work and deliver audio visual set-up and support for events hosted within the facility, working with high level management, faculty, students and staff.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Media Maintenance and Installation
•Assemble, install and update media equipment and systems as such audio-visual control systems in auditoriums; closed circuit TV, public address, or antenna cable systems •Provide work direction and/or coordinate the activities of equipment operators and other department personnel in the construction, installation and maintenance of UW Tower media and A/V systems •Use electronic test equipment to troubleshoot malfunction(s) to system, board, or component level using diagnostic software as needed •Use hand and power tools such as drill presses, lathes, soldering guns, grinders, etc. •Perform mechanical or electronic repair(s) to system, board, or component level; calibrate and/or test for proper operation •Perform preventive maintenance on media equipment; clean, repair, adjust, and calibrate •Maintains supply inventory including equipment parts and other supplies and orders according to established departmental procedures •Maintain service manuals and records Audio/Visual Support •Schedule and arrange use of audiovisual equipment for UW Tower tenants upon request; coordinate reservation schedule including type of equipment, time needed, and time scheduled to return •Set up media equipment for special events; may assist with studio booth operation •Occasionally works with high profile clients, such as University President, Board of Regents, executives, or visiting dignitaries •Frequently works with UW Tower tenants or guests, including faculty, staff, and students' staff on computer, audio and video system interfacing •Troubleshoot equipment problems under time pressure, fulfilling service/event requirements •Check outgoing and incoming equipment for damage or malfunctions •Provide work direction and/or coordinate the activities of equipment operators and other department personnel in operation of audio-visual equipment / event support •May perform limited maintenance and repair on computers •Perform other duties as assigned
•Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness. •Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively. •Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems. •Be responsible and accountable. •Use organizational skills and provide attention to details. •Maintain a positive, optimistic, and success-oriented attitude. •Exercise professionalism, which includes being tactful and courteous. •Exhibit a professional work ethic. •Continuously promote a safe work environment.
•One year of experience as a Media Maintenance Technician I OR Three years of experience as media maintenance technician OR equivalent education/experience
Additional requirements include:
•Effective oral and written communications skills and demonstrated effective client relations skills •Have knowledge and understand of safe work practices and policies •Must be able to wear all proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Experience using a computerized work order system •Experience providing excellent service to and collaboration with customers with diverse needs •Experience working in an urban high-rise building •Ability to work directly with high level clients such as staff for the Board of Regents, Office of the President, and senior level management
Conditions of Employment:
•Position requires flexibility in the work schedule, including weekend and evening work •Ability to climbing vertical ladders and work at heights •Must be able to work in a nonsmoking environment •Regular and predictable attendance is 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 website, click here.
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