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Utility Worker

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID353287

LocationTwin Cities

Job FamilyLR-Service/Maintenance/Labor

Full/Part TimeFull-Time


Job Code6096

Employee ClassTeamsters Local 320

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Promotional priority for Teamster employees runs from 12/19/2022 through 12/26/2022This position performs a variety of skilled and unskilled tasks both independently and to assist employees in various classifications within a designated Facilities Management Zone.

Provides support to zone operations through various tasks and assignments. Drives service vehicle to pick up and deliver goods, supplies and parts. Performs light maintenance and minor repairs to University facilities and equipment. Assists mechanics with maintenance and various repairs on equipment, to ensure equipment is in good operating and clean condition. Assists with inspections of building systems. Cleans areas to include sweeping, emptying trash, and washing service vehicles. Operates snow removal equipment. Provides backup staffing to zone storeroom. Unloads and unpacks deliveries of materials, supplies and equipment as received from University storehouses and vendors. Assists other line staff with special projects.

Essential Functions of Position:

  • Ability to work independently to complete assigned work.
  • Ability to work closely with and support technical, trades, and storeroom staff.
  • Frequent use of forklifts to move recyclable materials.This job may be designated as essential.The employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.Work Environment:
    Work is performed in both an indoor and outdoor environment. Some exposure to noise and extreme weather conditions may be required.


    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Must be able to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
    • One year of experience with various types of shop work, equipment, and/or maintenance service, (preferred forklift experience).Essential Qualification: Regular attendance is an essential qualification for this position.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • Ability to interact with fellow employees, management, customers and the general public in a courteous, cooperative, and professional manner.
      • Ability to push/pull 75 pound carts frequently
      • Maintain a positive public image, positive attitude and demeanor when performing service for customers and the general public at the University.


        Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
        • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
        • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
        • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
        • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
        • University HSA contributions
        • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
        • Employee wellbeing program
        • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
        • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
        • Financial counseling services
        • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

          How To Apply

          Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


          The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:

          Employment Requirements

          Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

          Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

          About the U of M

          The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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