Laborer - Riverside

$18.90 - $25.93 hourly
  • University of California Riverside UCR
  • Riverside, CA, USA
  • Nov 20, 2023
Full time Skilled Labor Maintenance Landscaping

Job Description

General Information


Job Description LABORER Working Title Laborer
Job Code 008076 Grade  
Department Name Environmental & Resource Svcs - D01203 Department Head Aaron Uresti
Supervisor Dejan Mladenovic Effective Date  
Position(s) Directly Supervised
Job Code Title FTE


Department Custom Scope
The Laborer relocates, assembles, and dismantles furnishings, equipment, materials, supplies, temporary structures, and stages for classes, meetings, special campus events or maintenance jobs. Performs loading, transportation, and unloading of trucks and other vehicles. Operates, cleans, and maintains tools and equipment. This position assists the UCR Transfer Station by emptying refuse and recycle bins, sweeping the area surrounding the bins, and removing litter. May assist other Facilities Services units with general housekeeping or tasks based on operational needs. The full salary range is $18.90 - $25.93 per hour. Please note, that we base salary offers on a variety of considerations, such as education, licensure and certifications, experience, and other business and organizational needs.

Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.

As a university employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.


Education & Experience Requirements

Education Requirements
Degree Requirement
High School Diploma Required


Experience Requirements
Experience Requirement
1 year working experience as a laborer, general maintenance, facilities, warehouse or related experience; or an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience. Preferred
Experience performing routine custodial duties such as cleaning, mopping, sanitizing restrooms, and vacuuming. Preferred
Experience performing general maintenance, facilities, warehouse, or related heavy manual tasks. Required
Experience in the safe operation of vehicles such as pick-ups with lift gates, stake beds, box trucks, boom trucks and fork lifts. Required


License Requirements
License Requirement
Valid Driver License Required


Certification Requirements
Certification Requirement
Forklift Certified Preferred


Educational Condition Requirements
Condition Requirement


Key Responsibilities

Description % Time
Moving & Relocation Services: Assembles and relocates general furnishings. Delivers, sets-up, and dismantles furniture, lab and office equipment, materials, and supplies. Provides set-up and removal of tables, chairs, staging, podiums, stanchions, and flags for classes, conventions, meetings, and conferences. Performs tear down and removal of various structures/set ups. Assists with moving and storing equipment, tools, furniture, and other materials. Operates forklifts, compactors, scales and other power tools such as power screwdrivers and drills. Cleans and maintains tools and equipment. Performs loading and unloading of trucks and other vehicles. Assists truck drivers in entering and exiting areas where potential hazards are present and/or limited space may be a concern. Operates university vehicles in the performance of duties. 85
Support To Other Facilities Services Teams: Clean areas, removing debris and refuse from worksites, shop areas or vehicles. Assist skilled and semi-skilled trade workers by hauling, carrying, holding, and lifting materials and equipment. Performs routine custodial services for campus, as needed. Performs general clean-up services when needed before and after conferences, meetings, and special event set-ups based on department and/or campus needs. Assists facilities with warehouse inventory storage. May occasionally provide assistance to various crews and teams during increased campus needs or during staffing fluctuations. 5
Refuse & Recycling Support: Provides necessary support to UCR Transfer Station. Moves dumpsters from recycle truck/trailer weigh units and empties dumpsters into appropriate compactor or open roll-off container to be hauled away. Replaces damaged bins as needed. Places and services bins for special events. Assists other collection workers when dumpsters or interior bins are too heavy for one person to maneuver safely. Maintains area surrounding bins by sweeping and removing litter, and wash food collection area periodically. Uses refuse truck to pick up campus and residence hall refuse and recyclable materials. 5
Skilled & Semi-skilled Trade Support: May dig and/or fill ditches, trenches, and other excavations for pipelines, walks, roads, and walls. Digs, cuts concrete, breaks out and removes concrete or other surfacing materials, drills, cores, saws or compacts, as necessary using hand or power operated tools. Prepares various tasks to prepare work sites; sets up and works off of step ladders, extension ladders, scaffolding, man lifts, boom trucks, etc. 5

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge/Skill/Ability Requirement
Ability to utilize safety glasses, gloves, or other safety equipment. Ability to safely move heavy objects such as large refrigerators, staging, laboratory instruments and tables, etc. utilizing various material handling equipment including, but not limited to, hydraulic pallet jacks, appliances, furniture, heavy equipment dollies, rolling carts, hydraulic lifts, and manual lifts. Required
Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to work effectively, following through on assignments with minimal direction and fluctuating workload. Required
Ability to perform work in compliance with industry and campus safety protocols. Required
Ability to perform basic math calculations. Ability to read plans and specifications. Required
Skill to prioritize work orders, routine work, emergency requests and the ability to choose the proper materials and equipment required to complete work in the most expeditious and safe manner. Required
Ability to perform general maintenance, facilities, warehouse, or related heavy manual tasks. Required
Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public. Ability to follow oral and written instructions. Required
Ability to work a flexible schedule (weekends, early mornings, evenings, and holidays) as needed to accommodate campus event schedules. Required
Knowledge of UC/UCR policies and systems. Preferred
Basic knowledge and technical skills with computer programs and applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, web-based Work Order System, etc.). Preferred


Special Requirements & Conditions
Special Condition Requirement
Hired candidate must successfully pass a background check through the DOJ and FBI prior to appointment start date. Required
Must possess or obtain a Valid CA Driver License in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Required
Must wear University issued uniform and follow departmental uniform guidelines. Required
Overtime Required
Public Driving Record Required


Other Special Requirements & Conditions


Level of Supervision Received



Working Environment


Other Requirements

Items Used
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Two-way Radio
  • Standard Office Equipment
  • Hand and power tools such as hammers, drills, saws, cutters, etc., pallet jacks, dollies, forklifts, man lifts, boom trucks.
  • Portable generators, portable water pumps, drags, trenchers, skip loaders, tractors, dumpsters, compactors, scales, tuggers, air compressor, scaffolding and ladders.
  • University vehicles, utility vehicles, refuse collection vehicles, vans, or trucks with bin trailers, stake beds, and lift gates.


Physical Requirements
  • Bend : Frequently
  • Walk : Frequently
  • Crawl : Occasionally
  • Climb : Frequently
  • Stand : Constantly
  • Squat : Frequently
  • Other : Ability to perform heavy/physically demanding tasks which require pushing, pulling, walking, standing, reaching, bending, twisting, stooping, kneeling, squatting, stretching, reaching above shoulder level and lifting up to 75 pounds. Ability to lift, load, carry, move and manipulate various tools and materials. Ability to follow safe precautions and utilize appropriate safety devices, equipment and gear to safely perform physical requirements and duties.
  • Sit : Occasionally


Mental Requirements
  • Perform Calculations : Occasionally
  • Communicate Orally : Frequently
  • Reason & Analyze : Frequently
  • Read/Comprehend : Frequently
  • Write : Occasionally


Environmental Requirements
  • Drives motorized equipment : Yes
  • Works in confined quarters : Yes
  • Is exposed to excessive noise : Yes
  • Is around moving machinery : Yes
  • Is exposed to marked changes in temperature and/or humidity : Yes
  • Other : Ability to work for prolonged periods of time in conditions with excessive noise requiring ear and eye protection from equipment, hand and power tools. Ability to safely work around moving machinery and equipment. Ability to work for extended periods of time in extreme inclement weather conditions ranging from high heat with humidity, to freezing and rainy conditions. Ability to work in malodorous, dusty conditions, and fumes due to gas powered engines and equipment, etc.
  • Fumes : Yes
  • Dust : Yes

Martin Rivera


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