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Student Employment

Physical Plant Student Hiring Process

The UNI Physical Plant regularly employs over 50 UNI students.  We offer a competitive wage and flexible work schedules.  Our needs span from general office/clerical work to helping maintain our buildings, grounds, and equipment.

The student will need to complete the following procedure in order to be given the opportunity to be accepted for a position at the Physical Plant.


STEP ONE

  • Download and complete the application.
    • Click here for a list of jobs and job descriptions .
    • Once completed, please email your application to phpworkorders@uni.edu or drop it off at the given address in person at 1801 W 31st St.
    • Await a call for a scheduled interview time.

STEP TWO

  • After the interview, the student will need to finish paperwork at 102 Gilchrist Hall, Office of Career Services upon acceptance of a positon.

STEP THREE

  • After completion of Career Services paperwork, finish the following paperwork at the Physical Plant before starting:

Sexual Misconduct Course:

  • Visit: https://wecomply.uni.edu
  • Log in with your CatID credentials
  • Click “start” next to the course title
  • Once finished, print out the certificate
  • NOTE: Students will be paid for this time and will need to add it to their time sheet.

Confidentiality Agreement

  • Form can be found here and also at the Physical Plant.

Student Worker Guidelines

  • Form can be found here and also at the Physical Plant.

Safety Training

  • Students will attend one of the sessions to be in compliance with our Physical Plant hiring practices.
  • A session will take two and a half to three hours to complete.
  • NOTE: Students will be paid for this time and will need to add it to their time sheet.

STEP FOUR

  • The last step is to receive any items and information needed to succeed on the job at the Physical Plant.
  • Clothes
    • T-shirts are provided and cannot be altered in any way.
    • They are to be worn when at work and ret urned back when you are finished with employment.
    • Jeans are always required, but you may ask your supervisor about shorts.
  • Shoes
    • Steel toe shoes are required for grounds, carpenters, painters, mechanical, and transportation departments.
    • The requirement is to have the safety work boot standards ASTM F2413.
    • You can purchase these shoes at stores such as Walmart or Blain’s Farm Fleet.
    • The University will provide reimbursement of shoes up to $50.00 if you bring in a receipt.
  • Drivers Licenses
    • We will need to verify your driver’s license for using equipment and/or driving university vehicles.
  • Parking
  • Timesheets
    • It is important to fill out and submit your timesheet on Friday.
    • If your timesheet is not completed and your supervisor does not approve it on time, you will not get paid.

 

The University of Northern Iowa does not discriminate in employment or education. Visit uni.edu/policies/1303 for additional information.

The Physical Plant offers a great work environment where you can meet people, earn money, and have fun!

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