Services Assistant, PENN Arts and Sciences

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Oct 2018
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23 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 School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world’s leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies.

Regularly inspects and reports on the condition of structural, mechanical and electrical systems in School buildings. Regularly assesses the condition of general-use classrooms by monitoring temperature control, cleanliness, and ambience of facilities to ensure proper housekeeping and upkeep. Assists individual building administrators in tracking the completion of maintenance work and repairs by Facilities Services’ mechanics. Moves School equipment and computers and personal items, books and equipment between and within buildings and office furniture within buildings where permissible within union bargaining agreements. Drives one-ton panel truck or similar. Use various equipment and forklift. Maintains School furniture, warehouse and equipment. Cleans and prepares furniture in warehouse for delivery. Installs and repairs fixtures in off-campus buildings. Receives, handles, records, delivers and ships packages. Hand delivers and retrieves items to/from campus buildings (keys, rush packages, etc.). Assists with the scheduling, use and maintenance of School vehicles. May act as chauffeur on occasion. Assists with building security and fire protection; reports safety and health hazards. Assists with SAS Commencement ceremony and special events – required weekend work. Performs all duties in a professional and timely manner. Perform additional duties as assigned.

A High School Diploma or GED and 0 to 1 year of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Ability to use computer software programs and mobile apps.

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.