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Labor Lead

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 7064

Title: Labor Lead

Department: Facilities Management

Essential Personnel: Y

Job Family: Administrative Operations

Job Sub-Family: Facilities Management

FLSA Classification: NE

Job Grade: 09

Grade Min: $32,995

Grade Mid: $38,769

UHD Succession Plan: N

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: In-Range

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: Y

Job Summary

The Labor Lead assists in furniture setup and other miscellaneous functions supporting the University's events and projects by scheduling, creating, and assigning work orders for the labor shop.


  • Moves and sets up furniture
  • Demolishes walls
  • Assists the carpenters, painters, electricians, and the A/C shop
  • Cleans construction sites
  • Drives forklift and scissor lifts
  • Inputs, assigns, monitors, and evaluates tasks in the work order system
  • Collaborates with staff, faculty, students, and visitors to gather information on event setups to achieve timely and quality event production

Marginal Duties

  • Assists the architectural and MEP shops by coordinating and scheduling request of labor technician
  • Occasionally drives/operates the University vehicles
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • None

Delegation of Work:

  • Yes

Supervision Given:

  • N/A


Required Education:

  • High school diploma or GED

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of two (2) year of job related experience


  • Must possess a valid Texas Driver's License to drive a vehicle

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of trends, issues, and accepted practices relevant to the position


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in person and by phone
  • Strong multi
    • tasking and organizational skills


  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
    • based environment

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in maintenance and custodial room

Physical Demands:

  • ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB – These are the essential demands to perform the job:
  • Lifting: Ability to lift up to 60 pounds
  • Climbing/Balancing: Ability to climb a ladder and stairs and maintain balance
  • Stooping/Bending Over: Frequent
  • Sitting/Standing/Walking: 10% of time spent sitting, 45% of the time standing, 45% of time
  • walking
  • Reaching: Occasional overhead, as well as horizontal
  • Hearing: Acute hearing required
  • Speaking: Frequent/Cultural regional accents acceptable
  • Vision: Corrected vision to 20/40
  • Color Vision: Ability to distinguish all colors
  • Other Consideration: No light-duty work
  • ESSENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS ON THE JOB – These demands document the environment of the specific
  • job site:
  • Inside/Outside: Inside and outside environment
  • Cold/Heat: General air-conditioned environment, but occasional exposure to cold and
  • heat
  • Wet/Dry: Occasional exposure to wet/dry environment
  • Noise/Vibrations: Occasional exposure to noise and vibrations
  • Hazards: Normal physical hazards of construction, demolition

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.


  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.


  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.


  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.


  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.

Communicates Effectively

  • Communicates clearly, concisely, and with courtesy.
  • Carefully listens to customer or thoroughly reads correspondence, and uses good judgment to respond appropriately. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Communicates requests for further action or resources to appropriate individuals with tact.

Equipment Operation

  • Demonstrates the essential skills required to use equipment and tools needed to perform job duties and responsibilities.
  • Follows maintenance and operation procedures and safety rules to minimize equipment malfunctions and prevent personal injuries.

Work Leadership

  • Leads the work of assigned staff.
  • Assigns projects and tasks with clear instructions and understanding of work to be performed.
  • Mentors and guides by sharing expertise, knowledge of work rules and procedures, and best practices.
  • Follows up to ensure tasks and projects are completed within reasonable timeframes.

Student Success Indirect Support

  • Contributes to student success by assisting students with anything that supports their student experience, whether directly or indirectly.
  • Helps students navigate their way through the different offices, programs, and services at the university and/or connects students with the appropriate party(ies).
  • Connects students with services or resources that can help them with career exploration, goal selection, and ongoing academic assistance.
  • Helps students build peer support networks.
  • Encourages student participation in out-of-class activities.
  • Provides encouragement and guidance to foster student success.
  • Treats students with respect
  • Maintains the learning environment to ensure quality and/or sound pedagogy.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.