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#95038 Shops Assistant

Filing Deadline: Fri 8/24/2018

This is a limited 40% appointment which may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs of the department.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/15/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


Incumbent will perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance, alteration and repair of buildings, related facilities and equipment as a part of a regular maintenance crew, or assist skilled tradesmen.

Under the close supervision of the Shops Manager and/or Divisional Business Officer, and/or with work direction from the Maintenance Mechanic, the incumbent will assist with the installation and maintenance and/or removal/relocation of various equipment and furniture in the Division of Biological Sciences. These duties are performed in any designated research support areas (including laboratories and office spaces).

Duties include, but are not limited to, hanging white boards, painting, moving, shelving and demolition, and pre and post renovation cleaning. In addition, occasional duties may include light construction such as installing cabinetry, counter tops and shelving, patching drywall and other duties as assigned. May drive a truck or other light duty vehicle in course of duties.

  • Must be able to lift over 50 lbs.

  • Must be able to work safely on a ladder.

  • Must be able to cover distances on foot to a variety of buildings/facilities, in widely separated areas of campus.

  • Must be able to work weekends and additional hours as needed to complete a project.


  • Ability to read, write, and perform basic arithmetic calculations; and demonstrated mechanical aptitude.

  • Demonstrated skill and ability to operate standard power tools including: drills, sanders, and saws.

  • Skill and ability to perform basic carpentry and woodworking using related tools and measuring devices.

  • Proven skill and ability to perform light construction and minor repairs using standard tools and equipment

  • Skill and ability to perform interior painting jobs, including preparatory work, using standard related tools and materials.

  • Some knowledge of the properties and applications of various metals, woods, plastics, and laminates.

  • Solid ability to prepare and maintain, accurately and completely, a variety of drawings, forms, documents and files.

  • Proven knowledge of safety practices applicable to shops, construction, and a variety of research environments.

  • Ability to effectively and accurately communicate with researchers, maintenance crew, contractors, and tradespersons.

  • Skills and ability with Windows OS and a variety of standard business software including email, browsers, word processing and spreadsheet. Ability to update and increase skills as needed to meet the goals of the unit and the division.


  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

  • Must have a valid California driver's license.

  • Ability to maintain acceptable attendance record, punctuality and meet deadlines established by supervisor.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

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Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$17.82 /hour
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Variable