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Company: The University of Chicago

About the Department

The Division of the Physical Sciences (PSD) is a division whose history is arguably the richest of any such division in any university in this country. The scientists of the Physical Sciences Division have advanced and defined new fields of discovery, and this tradition of innovation continues today. The division includes the academic departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geophysical Sciences, Mathematics, Physics, and Statistics. In addition, PSD includes a number of interdisciplinary research institutes and centers, including the Enrico Fermi Institute, the James Franck Institute, the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, and the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics. Many of our researchers have joint appointments at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory, as well as joint affiliations with other Chicago based research institutions such as the Toyota Technological Institute of Chicago, Adler Planetarium, the Museum of Science and Industry and the Field Museum, to name a few.

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Job Summary:

Responsible for providing support to the Building & Lab Manager to carry out the daily operational needs of Hinds, KPTC, ERC, MCP, and TAAC buildings; Responsibilities include office/lab relocations, furniture moving, shipping/receiving activities, mail delivery, and conference rooms set up.


  • Assist the Building & Lab Manager with the day-to-day operations including assembling and disassembling of furniture as needed; assist with, but not limited to, office relocations, furniture moving, shelving and removal of other equipment as necessary.
  • Assist with the preparation of conference room set ups for faculty meetings and seminars in the building.
  • Perform daily building inspections; identifying maintenance issues; forwarding/submitting work orders; and tracking the progress of the work orders.
  • Coordinate annual floor waxing and carpet cleaning with facility services.
  • Deliver and pick up mail and faculty exchange. Sort and deliver mail to each floor and place in the mailboxes. Update mailboxes directories on all floors.
  • Responsible for all incoming and outgoing shipments and packages; pick up packages from the designated areas; maintain accurate shipping and receiving records and distribute incoming packages; take pallets to dock/disposal.
  • Maintain database of building occupants, gates, key codes, room locations, phone, and fax numbers. Distribute keys to faculty, students, and staff and maintain distribution records.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Manage interpersonal relationships and interact/communicate with clarity, tact and courtesy with faculty, staff, students, and others required.
  • Ability to act calmly, professionally, and patiently with wide range of personalities required.
  • Ability to work effectively with supervision and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work independently required.
  • Ability to multitask and identify priorities required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are all required.
  • Communicate effectively and with clarity in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with constant interruptions and perform concurrent tasks.
  • Good problem-solving skills required.
  • Must be attentive to building occupants' needs.
  • Ability to recognize and resolve or refer problems effectively.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to make judgments and decisions on own; and think and act independently

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience, or Certifications:


  • High School Diploma, GED required.
  • Previous experience in a facilities environment and shipping/receiving center preferred.
  • Prior reliable attendance record required.


Technical Knowledge or Skills:

  • Working knowledge of personal computers, including e-mail, Microsoft Word and Excel, database management preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and follow technical manuals, preferred.
  • Mechanical aptitude to assemble furniture and basic carpentry is preferred.
  • Able to use hand tools and power tools.


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Position requires the ability to lift 50 pounds; being able to walk long distances, climb ladders, and use stairs.
  • Physically fit, able to handle moving and relocating office furniture required.
  • Frequent keyboarding and reading on-screen code; use of a mouse.


Pay Range:


Start $19.73 at end of probation $19.79


Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • References


When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Benefit Eligibility


Requires Compliance with University Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement


Pay Frequency


Pay Range

Please refer to Additional Requirements to see the pay ranges

Scheduled Weekly Hours



022- Local 743, I.B.T. Service Maintenance

Job is Exempt


Drug Test Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Health Screen Required


Posting Date


Remove from Posting On or Before


Posting Statement:

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.


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