Trades Specialist II - WVU Potomac State College 14606
Potomac State College, part of the West Virginia University system of campuses, located in Keyser, WV is seeking qualified applicants for a Trades Specialist II position. The primary purpose of this position is to maintain campus electrical and telecommunications system and equipment in good working order. Work with other Trades Specialists related to plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, vehicle & equipment maintenance, etc. Miscellaneous duties include, but are not limited to, mowing & snow removal, moving equipment & furniture, set up & tear down of tents & canopies, and other work supporting general campus functions and needs.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Maintains campus electrical supply in good working order. Inspects and tests lighting, power circuits, and equipment. Isolate defects in wiring, switches, motors, and all other electrical units. Replaces faulty equipment such as switches, sockets, plugs, fuses, insulators, etc.
Maintains circuits by replacing old wiring to ensure safe operations up to code
Installs new electrical supplies and/or expands existing systems. Runs wiring inside walls, above ceilings, and under floors as needed.
Maintains, repairs, and/or installs campus fire alarm and security surveillance systems.
Maintains, repairs, and/or installs campus lighting focusing toward energy conservation and safety utilizing timers, photo cells, energy efficient bulbs, etc.
Available 24/7 to respond to maintenance emergencies including nights, weekends, and holidays.
Install, test, terminate, & remove Ethernet wiring across campus as needed. Install patch panels, jack ends, and terminations. Test and repair broken network jacks. Install, test, terminate, & remove analog telephone wiring as needed. Punch down, trace, and troubleshoot existing wiring to support IT service. Install, test, repair & remove telephone and TV jacks as needed. Install, test, terminate, and remove RG-6 cable and all other cables and/or wires to support IT service to campus.
Coordinates work with and assists other Trades Specialist in work related to mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and carpentry as needed.
Utilizes the on-line Work Order System to get assignments, document details including, but not limited to, supplies used and time on job; updates work order status when completed.
Works as part of a cohesive team to provide excellent service, protect University resources, and build positive working relationships with other team members, students, faculty, staff, vendors, and neighbors.
Assists with moving furniture, equipment, and special event set ups.
Conducts snow removal and ice treatment using blowers, plow truck, tractors, shovels, chemicals, and other available equipment.
Assists grounds staff with litter control, irrigating, mowing, edging, leaf removal, and weed eating. Operates lawn tractors with attachments, push mowers, hand-held trimmers, and other equipment as needed.
Receives deliveries as needed checking delivery ticket against items received, unload trucks, deliver items across campus, sign for delivery, and ensure paperwork is placed in the correct office bin.
Uses equipment following best practice standards to ensure safe handling and equipment maintenance.
Assists in maintaining vehicles and equipment by cleaning, refurbishing, and storing securely.
Ensure security and confidentiality of the State Fuel Procurement Cards and follows all procedures as outlined.
Recommends to supervisor all needs for materials and parts.
Works with lead workers and other trades specialists to instruct and train lower-level personnel as assigned.
Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.
Work Hours: 7:00am to 3:30pm
Pay Grade: 14
High school diploma or GED required.
Up to eighteen (18) months of education or training beyond high school.
Two (2) years of directly related experience.
Demonstrated skills in troubleshooting/repairing electrical circuits and fire alarm systems.
Working knowledge of the materials, methods, tools, equipment, and occupational hazards and safety precautions of the building maintenance field to include carpentry, electrical, HVAC, welding, soldering, plumbing, asbestos, and pneumatics.
Demonstrated ability to use and operate all appropriate hand and power tools and equipment.
Demonstrated ability to read blueprints and electrical schematics.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal building, safety, and fire codes.
Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer
Demonstrated time management skills and an attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based environment and provide excellent customer service
Valid driver's license.
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 https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is 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 applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Mar 13, 2020
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 201923
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.