Building Services Worker - Physical Plant

  • University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • Dec 16, 2023
Full time Facilities Management

Job Description


Building Services Worker - Physical Plant

Hiring Department

The University of Texas Permian Basin's Physical Plant department welcome applications for a Building Services Worker II position

Salary Range

$35,000.00 depending on qualifications

Essential Functions

The Building Services Worker function is to assist the Building Services Supervisor in university events coordination including set-up and tear down of events and office and furniture moves on campus. The position may be required to assist with all phases of event setup including but not limited to furniture spacing, furniture moving and storage, AV setup, and adjustment as needed.

1. Performs tasks associated with event set-up and tear down.
2. Works with supervisor to complete Schooldude and Ad Astra event setups.
3. Receive, perform, and complete work orders pertaining to a variety of routine, semi-skilled office moves and event setup
4. Must maintain quality customer service approach when interacting with multiple departments
5. Delivers supplies and moves furniture as needed
6. Setup tables, chairs, bleachers, pop up banners, AV equipment, and other items for university events
7. Will be responsible for the moving of furniture on campus, small assembly may be required
8. Loading and hauling of vehicles for furniture moves
9. Forklift operation and occasional trailer hauling
10. Complies with all State and University policies

Required Qualifications

1. High School Diploma or GED equivalency
2. One (1) year experience in general maintenance or combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired and one (1) year of customer service experience
3. Possess good organizational skills and able to communicate effectively and professionally
4. Possess a clean and valid Texas driver's license for at least three (3) years
5. Possesses dexterity, lifting capacity (up to 50lbs), and ability to walk up to 100% of the time in accordance with job demands.
6. Basic proficiency with mathematical computations
7. Basic ability to read floor plans
8. Ability to follow safety precautions. Job may entail moderate exposure to chemical, environmental, and various other hazards that require strict adherence to procedures

Preferred Qualifications

1. Three years' work experience in general maintenance
2. One year experience in forklift operation
3. Combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired
4. 2 years of customer service experience

Additional Information

Required Application Materials

1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. List of References
4. Transcripts (Preferred)
5. Letters of Recommendation (Preferred)

Conditions of Employment

1. The job description is not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor.
2. Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.
3. Once hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of the hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire. UTPB participates in e-Verify.
4. Employees must be able and willing to travel and perform duties away from campus as necessary and must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver's license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver's record.
5. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
6. UT Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Generally, the normal work hours for the university are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 - 5:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with a one-hour lunch. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and on weekends to meet the needs of the department. Hours worked may differ with some departments.

Standard Working Conditions

1. Able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
2. Able to bend, crouch, and reach continuously.
3. Physically able remain seated, frequently to continuously.
4. Able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
5. Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform job duties including extensive keyboard work, operating office equipment, performing filing, and other job-related responsibilities that include extensive wrist and hand movement.
6. Standard working conditions may differ depending on department and occupation

University Benefits

1. UT Permian Basin offers an excellent compensation package including heath, retirement, & fringe benefits for eligible employees.
2. Coverage includes medical, prescriptions, life insurance, AD&D, and matching retirement provided by UTPB.
3. You may also be eligible to add dental, vision, family coverage, & flex-spending accounts, additional retirement, and a few other coverages as options too.
4. Fringe benefits include tuition reimbursement (after one year of service), wellness breaks, employee assistant program (EAP), and meal deals, among other perks and discounts!
5. Our benefits package, along with an ample leave policy, make for a great total compensation package.

About the University

The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country - full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin - which every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S.

As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas.

Our vision is that the University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.
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