Services Assistant

Pennsylvania United States
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

The Building Services Assistant (‘BSA’) performs a wide variety of tasks providing support services to the research, academic, and clinical missions of the Perelman School of Medicine. In general, a BSA works under the direction of a specific Supervisor performing a specific support service functions; however, when effective service coverage needs demand, BSAs may be required to work in any of the service functions as detailed under specific duties. BSAs must be available for frequent overtime, often on short notice. This job requires walking, standing, use of standard tools, lifting, and moving of often-delicate equipment between 100-500 pounds. The job requires the ability to lift 50 pounds unassisted. Must be physically able to perform all functions of this position. This position is considered ‘essential.’

Education / Experience: High School diploma and 1 to 2 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required; at least two years’ experience in related work environment preferred.

Job Knowledge / Personal Skills: Ability to frequently lift and move heavy objects weighing 25-50 pounds or more; physically able to move about actively; must not be bothered by unpleasant odors; mechanical aptitude (may use tools requiring high dexterity as required in performance of job duties); must be customer service and team oriented and be able to interface and communicate with people at various organizational levels; ability to read, write, perform basic arithmetic, and follow verbal and written instructions; highly organized in work assignment and performance. Overtime is a frequent requirement of this position – must be able to work overtime on short notice. Must be physically able to perform all functions of this position.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.