Trades Specialist I - Health Sciences Center 06664
The Facilities Management unit of the Division of Facilities and Services at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Trades Specialist I position at the Health Sciences Center. Under the direction of the Manager and/or Lead, this position will repair, maintain, install or rebuild all types of HVAC systems and exhaust systems to meet building needs and blueprint specifications.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Install, repair and maintain HVAC equipment, fume hoods, exhaust hoods, refrigeration systems, coolers, chillers, sub-zero coolers and associated hardware.
Understand both pneumatic and digital controls both during installation, repair, replacement and upgrading systems as necessary, to include controls and utilization of computer equipment.
Balance air flow systems, including adapting and sizing new ducts to accept hydronic heating and cooling coils with pneumatic controls and electronic controls.
Utilize various software and computer equipment in the performance of tasks, recordkeeping, etc.
Repair, install and maintain a variety of refrigeration units and similar devices to include recording and controlling refrigerants as required by code.
Perform other duties as assigned.
The Division of Facilities and Services encompasses seven units that are integral to the University's success. Each of our units employs talented and skilled workers whose jobs range from planning and managing construction of the institution's outstanding facilities to maintaining, protecting and improving the University's buildings and grounds. Facilities and Services takes care of every aspect of WVU so that its employees, students and guests are safe and satisfied on campus.
Work Hours: Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; must have a bility to work overtime as may be required
Pay Grade: 13, WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.
High school diploma or equivalent, plus 18 months of additional training in HVAC field
Two (2) years of experience
Knowledge of HVAC systems, refrigeration systems and work practices
Knowledge of electronic/electric systems
Knowledge of local, state and federal building codes
Ability to read blue prints and construction diagrams
Ability to work with fabricating metals
Demonstrated skills at bond, welding and assembling various materials utilized for ductwork, exhaust and/or distribution systems, etc.
Ability to read, follow and interpret safety rules and guidelines
West Virginia HVAC Technician License
Type I, Type II and 410A or a Universal with a 410A
Physical requirements include the ability to:
Stoop, bend, crawl and climb heights over 10 feet
Work in inclement weather conditions
Lift materials over 50 lbs.
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/ .
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Feb 19, 2018
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 112960
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.