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Trades Helper - Life Safety Systems

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Facilities Management

Posting Number: req12103

Department: Facilities Mgmt-Maint Services

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Facilities Management is looking for a self directed, self motivated and hard working Trades Helper to be a part of our Life Safety Shop. In the trades helper role duties will include assisting Life Safety Systems workers with job set-up, job clean-up, and delivery of materials. This is a great opportunity for training in the Life Safety Systems trade. The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively and provide good customer service while having good working knowledge of trades and maintenance. Working conditions may include restricted movement, dirty environment, extreme temperatures and intense noise. This also includes lifting and carrying heavy objects.

UofA FM employs just over 600 employees and services over 11 million square feet of campus-keeping the grounds beautiful, classrooms clean, and all utilities moving through the campus.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists skilled trades employees with daily activities on
    assigned jobs.
  • Assists with collecting and delivering materials and/or
    equipment needed on job sites.
  • Cleans and/or performs minor repairs on equipment under
  • Performs clean-up activities as jobs are completed.

Physical/Environmental Requirements:

  • Working conditions may include restricted movement, dirty environment, extreme temperatures and intense noise.
  • Ability to lift/carry/move up to 50 lbs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience may be required.
  • Prior work experience not required.
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with hand tools and safety practices.
  • Experience communicating effectively.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Facilities, Grounds and Infrastructure

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $14.85 - $18.33 DOE

Compensation Type: hourly rate



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Skilled Crafts & Trades

Job Function

Facil, Grounds, & Infra

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Michelle Obregon

520-621-0255 or

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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