The Facilities Management unit of Facilities & Services at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Trades Specialist I position. The Trades Specialist I performs work related to electrical, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, mechanical and other trades as needed.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Respond for building maintenance requests: ability to diagnose and repair various equipment as needed. Included but not limited to electrical repairs, such as replacing switches, lamps, ballasts, outlets, breaker resets. Be responsible for troubleshooting circuits up to 277VAC, single phase. Responsible for plumbing related repairs and maintenance. This includes but is not limited to faucets, clogged drains, replacement of worn traps, repair of leaks and drips in various sinks, tubs and plumbing systems. Performs all general maintenance duties related to mechanical equipment systems such as condensing and chilled water pumps, air handling units, fan coil units. Must have ability and knowledge to diagnose and repair pneumatic systems and controls.
Be responsible to follow preventative maintenance plans for mechanical/electrical systems. This may include but is not limited to routine lubrications, calibrations, adjustments and belt, gear box and bearing replacements. Will also include routine and scheduled reviews and upgrades in control systems. Check and maintain indoor and outdoor bulb changes. Operate as first responder to odors, leaks, electrical failures, plumbing related failures; should have the ability to redirect requests if additional support or specialized staff is required. Responsible for daily carpentry requests. This may include wall and trim repair, floor and ceiling finishes, door and casement adjustments. Touch-up painting and caulking.
Be required to assist in Roads and Grounds work, including but not limited to shoveling walkways, operating snow removal machinery (blower, broom), maintaining barrier free entries/exits, applying de-icing products. Will also include general upkeep of outdoor space throughout the year; removing debris, lawn trimming and sweeping walkways. Responsible to keep common areas clean and orderly and free of debris or trash. Will empty common area trash receptacles daily. Operate walk-behind and riding scrubbers, carpet extractors, vacuums if needed. Mops, sweeps and performs other duties associated with a Campus Service Worker.
Have ability to use a computer to respond to emails and complete electronic work orders.
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: Position requires a flexible work schedule and ability to respond to emergency situations which may require additional hours or call-ins.
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 and up to 18 months of education/training beyond high school or equivalent.
Journeyman status or equivalent is preferred.
At least two (2) years of experience in all aspects of maintaining a large scale, multi-family apartment complex.
Valid driver's license
Physical demands include:
Bending, climbing, walking, standing, use of hands.
Able to use ladders for work duties.
Lifting up to 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: Jan 22, 2019
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 156100
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.