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Temporary Building Services Assistant

Job Summary

Performs a broad range of tasks in the Building Services and Operations Department. Duties include Receiving and Delivering inbound packages, meeting contractors for maintenance and construction projects, metering outbound Library mail, performing event setups; moving and installing Library equipment and furniture across library building sites; making minor repairs to library equipment, reporting repair items through the University work order system, completing building service job tickets in Microsoft teams.

Position: Temporary Building Services Assistant
Organization: University of Chicago Library
Location: Chicago,  IL 
United States
Salary: Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 3/10/2023


Shipping & Receiving:

  • Would be thoroughly conversant with messenger duties and procedures of Shipping and Receiving operations and contribute daily to Library Shipping Services in the following manner: receiving, sorting, and distributing of mail and packages. Preparing outbound shipments, completing donation pickups. 
  • Sorts outgoing mail and meters for postage. 
  • Wraps packages. 
  • Answers phone; takes and relays messages.
  • Accepts deliveries to the loading dock. 
  • Completes solo or with partners library donation/gift pick ups using the Library van.
  • Monitors the dock and rear doors providing access to facilities staff, contractors, library donors and shipping providers.
  • Loads and off loads pallets of delivered items breaking them down and delivering to designated locations.
  • Acts as interlibrary messenger: Operating the library-owned van to transport books, mail, packages and furniture between campus Library locations and to and from local vendors.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Building Services:

  • Assembles and installs Library equipment/furnishings.
  • Arranges furniture, audiovisual equipment and refreshments for Library meetings, lectures, conferences, dinners, and special events.
  • Give access to building to outside contractors.
  • Repairs or modifies locks and installs lock cylinders. 
  • Repairs Library’s locking shelves. 
  • Collects information concerning quantities, locations, and conditions of Library equipment/furnishings/supplies for a wide variety of purposes. 
  • Drives Library van in connection with some of these tasks.
  • Helps to move Library equipment/furnishings.
  • Completes building checklists identifying issues.
  • Related duties as assigned.


  • Manage interpersonal relationships and interact/communicate with clarity, tact and courtesy with patrons, staff, faculty, students, and others; communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Identify priorities; recognize and resolve or refer problems.
  • Work effectively with supervision and as a part of a team.
  • Manual dexterity and accuracy required.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment required.
  • Knowledge of Illinois and City of Chicago motoring laws required.
  • Ability to spell with accuracy required.
  • Manage interpersonal relationships and interact/communicate with clarity, tact and courtesy with patrons, staff, faculty, students, and others.
  • Communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.

Education, Experience, or Certifications:


  • High School Diploma or GED required.


  • Ability to drive a motor vehicle required.
  • Mechanical ability and familiarity with common hand tools required.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Possession of a valid driver's license required.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:

  • Use and learn a range of position-related software applications required.
  • Demonstrated competency with warehouse equipment and tools.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to use computers extensively for 2 hours or more.
  • Ability to lift and carry moderate/heavy weights 75lbs+.
  • Driving company vehicle required.
  • Physical mobility required.
  • Ability to use pallet jacks, carts, and dollies. Ability to climb ladders and stairs. Ability to bend, crouch, or stoop.
  • Sensory awareness, ability to monitor door cameras, hear approaching trucks, and react to multiple demands.
  • Able to work outdoors in seasonal climate conditions.

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • References

To Apply

To apply for this position, external candidates must submit an application and any other required materials through https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Chicago-IL/Temporary-Building-Services-Assistant_JR20890-1. Internal candidates must apply by logging into Workday and selecting the Career worklet; for more information, please see How to Apply for a UChicago Job (Current Employee) QRG. Resumes sent via mail, fax, or email will not be considered. For more information, please see https://www.uchicago.edu/jobs/.

Employees must comply with the University’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

Status: This listing expires on: 5/9/2023
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