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$34,389 - $47,168

Position Information

The Laborer relocates, assembles, and dismantles furnishings, equipment, materials, supplies, temporary structures, and stages for classes, meetings, special campus events or maintenance jobs. Performs loading, transportation, and unloading of trucks and other vehicles. Operates, cleans, and maintains tools and equipment. This position assists the UCR Transfer Station by emptying refuse and recycle bins, sweeping the area surrounding the bins, and removing litter. May assist other Facilities Services units with general housekeeping or tasks based on operational needs. The work schedule for this position is Monday - Friday from 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM.

Facilities Services is one of the largest departments at UC Riverside employing nearly 400 career employees. Facilities Services provides exceptional service in maintaining an environment conducive of teaching, learning, living, working and research for the entire campus community. The department maintains buildings, facilities and landscape totaling over 6 million square feet across 1,350 acres of campus. We are a team of service oriented professionals focused on exceptional client engagement, continuous improvement and development opportunities.

Minimum Requirements

Ability to perform general maintenance, facilities, warehouse, or related heavy manual tasks.

Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in the English language with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to work effectively, following through on assignments with minimal direction and fluctuating workload.

Ability to perform basic math calculations. Ability to read plans and specifications.

Ability to work a flexible schedule (weekends, early mornings, evenings, and holidays) as needed to accommodate campus event schedules.

Physical ability to lift and move up to 75 pounds. Able to walk, stand, lift, bend, kneel, twist, and stoop for variable and/or extended periods of time. Ability to work indoors or outdoors with variable temperatures and conditions; including dust, smog, rain or temperatures exceeding 100 degrees.

Experience and skill to prioritize work orders, routine work, emergency requests and the ability to choose the proper materials and equipment required to complete work in the most expeditious and safe manner.

Ability to perform work in compliance with industry and campus safety protocols. Experience in the safe operation of vehicles such as pick-ups with lift gates, stake beds, box trucks, boom trucks and fork lifts. Ability to utilize safety glasses, gloves, or other safety equipment. Ability to safely move heavy objects such as large refrigerators, staging, laboratory instruments and tables, etc. utilizing various material handling equipment including, but not limited to, hydraulic pallet jacks, appliances, furniture, heavy equipment dollies, rolling carts, hydraulic lifts, and manual lifts. Experience working with various hand and power tools such as hand-trucks, drills, screw drivers, hammers, wrenches, sockets and other tools used in the moving, assembly and dismantling of furniture, equipment, temporary structures, shelters, and stages.

Experience performing routine custodial duties such as cleaning, mopping, sanitizing restrooms, and vacuuming.

Hired candidate must pass a background check through the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); must obtain or possess a valid CA Driver License in accordance with California Department of Motor Vehicles; must participate in the campus DMV pull; and successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination.

Preferred Qualifications

One year working experience as laborer, general maintenance, facilities, warehouse or related experience; or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience.

Forklift certified.

Knowledge of UC/UCR policies and systems.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
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  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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