This is a journey level position which is in charge of maintaining and re-upholstering all Residence Hall and Apartment furniture, recovering all pool tables and making shower curtains and drapes as needed. This includes a yearly building audit to assess furniture condition and prioritize work accordingly. This position will also be responsible for estimating labor and material costs, suppling bids to other departments.
- Repair and re-upholster all furniture in Residents Halls and Apartments. - Make drapes and shower curtains and recover pool tables in all Residents Halls and Apartments. - Inventory/Ordering - Keep up with ordering all supplies needed to keep the shop operating such as hand tools, electric power tools, fabric, screws, staples, thread and miscellaneous items. - Outside Work and Bids - Work with other departments on campus to facilitate upholstery work and Provide them with accurate bids. - Provide draft bids for leads approval. - Assist Lead to monitor and track status of projects and periodic maintenance. - Assist in Yearly planning - Do yearly building inspections of all of our furniture, shower curtains, drapes and pool tables and prioritize the list with your Lead to determine the priorities for the upholstery shop for the upcoming year with regards to production work. The priorities needs to be re-visited every several months. - Other duties as assigned.
Experience with upholstery work and drape fabrication
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others
Experience with basic electrical/power/hand tools and equipment
Ability to perform general mechanical maintenance and repairs of shop equipment
Excellent communication, customer service, and basic math skills
Knowledge and/or experience with furniture repair.
Experience with Industrial sewing machines and Sergers.
Valid Washington State Driver's License
Experience using computer software applications such as Word, Excel and email.
Experience preforming general carpentry.
Communication - Share information with University Housing staff on a regular/routine basis. Work closely with your supervisor on issues relating to inventory control and upholstery repair in all residence halls and apartments.
Attitude - Remain positive and always be willing to help students/staff as needed.
Efficiency - Be efficient with time management and tasks.
Leadership Skills - Provide proper leadership to student and temporary workers.
Customer Service - Primary goal is to provide the best possible service to our students. Follow up immediately on student concerns when assigned by your supervisor.
Team - Be committed to the University Housing and New Student Program team and mission statement. Continue to find ways to improve service to students.
Judgement - When working alone or with student/temporary employees use proper decision-making skills when attempting to handle a situation or crisis. Seek assistance when necessary, however, understand that the Facilities Director has confidence in you ability to make decisions that are in the best interest of the student and our department.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary: $3436/month with periodic increases up to $3883/month
Working Conditions: Work is performed in an indoor production setting with hardly any in-person interactions. It is essential to be able to stand on your feet and/or sit at a piece of equipment for prolonged periods of time, work with your hands and use small power tools. Bending/carrying/pulling/pushing/lifting is associated with all aspects of this job.
Benefits : CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
Resume including work history, education, training; and
Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: March 20, 2018
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.
This is a Bargaining Unit I position and incumbent, as a condition of employment, will be required to become a member of the Washington Federation of State Employees, AFL-CIO, or pay a representation fee or a non-association fee within thirty calendar days from date of hire.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.