Trades Specialist II - Facilities & Services 07268
The Facilities and Services department at the Health Sciences Center at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Trades Specialist II. This position is responsible for performing a variety of tasks related to maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment. This includes general and preventative maintenance, and electrical, plumbing and mechanical equipment repair.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Conduct daily routine inspections of the entire Health Sciences Center to ensure equipment is functioning properly.
Perform routine maintenance on air handling equipment, fan coil and associated cooling equipment, per established maintenance schedules.
Document all activities and initiate work requests as necessary.
Be involved in repairs to electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning and carpentry as needed.
Monitor fire alarm and ADT panels, correcting fire system malfunctions such as resetting stations, putting alarms back in service and giving the all clear to reoccupy the building.
Train employees on locations of buildings, use of equipment, operating procedures, log requirements, work requests and other job related requirements.
Remove pests from buildings, including snakes, bees, racoons, etc.
Ensure that work areas, shop and storage areas are clean and neatly maintained.
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.
Pay Grade: 14, WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.
Work Hours: Varies - Must be able to answer emergency calls after hours
High school diploma and vocational training of up to 18 months beyond high school within the maintenance field; an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
At least two (2) years of experience in four or more of the following trades:
Fire systems control
Knowledge of local, state and federal electrical and building codes
Ability to read blue prints and electrical schematics
Knowledge related to handling hazardous materials, such as asbestos, bromide, water treatment and various cleaning agents
Physical requirements include the ability to:
Walk, carry, crawl, climb and stand daily
Lift objects over 75 lbs.
Work in tight areas or uncomfortable positions with extreme temperatures and conditions
Climb to heights over 10 ft.
Hear and interpret sounds in the work area and verbal instructions
Perform tasks with excellent eye to hand coordination
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: Jan 25, 2018
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 120900
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.