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Trade Specialist I - WVU Tech (Beckley)

Company: West Virginia University
Location: Beckley
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Job Description:

Description West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), part of the WVU system of campuses located in Beckley, WV is currently inviting applications for a Trades Specialist I .
About the Opportunity
As the The Trade Specialist I, you will perform various tasks in general construction, building maintenance and grounds work under the direction of Associate Director or Trades Specialist Lead II.
We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:

  • 13 paid holidays ()
  • 15 annual leave (vacation) days per year or more based on years of service ()
  • 18 sick days per year (for when you're ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family's, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
  • WVU offers a range of
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ's.
  • Wellness programs

    PAY GRADE: 13
    Work Schedule: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    What you'll do:

    Will respond to building maintenance requests; ability to diagnose and repair various equipment as needed. This may include, but is not limited to, electrical repairs, such as replacing switches, lamps, ballasts, outlets, breaker resets. Responsible for troubleshooting circuits up to 277 VAC, single phase.

    Responsible for plumbing related repairs and maintenance. This includes, but is not limited to, faucets, plugged drains, replacement of worn traps, repair of leaks and drips in various sinks, tubs, and plumbing systems.

    Perform all general maintenance duties related to mechanical equipment systems; this is not limited to, but may include routine maintenance and repairs on condensing and chilled water pumps, air handling units, cooling towers, fan coil units.

    Preform installation on all types of interior and exterior doors (wood or metal) including frames, jambs, door stops, interior and exterior trim and associated hardware such as hinges, locks, closures, panic hardware, etc.

    Perform installation on interior and exterior walls, partitions, paneling, siding, wallpaper, plaster wall coverings, insulation, wood trim (i.e. moldings, casings, baseboards), metal studding; installs and finishes drywall.
    Will be required to perform Roads and Grounds work; this will include, but is not limited to, shoveling walkways, operating snow removal machinery (blower, broom), maintaining barrier free entries and exits; applying de-icing products.

    Will also include general upkeep of outdoor space throughout the year; removing debris, lawn trimming, and sweeping walkways.

    Operate, service and maintain all grounds equipment, such as trucks, tractors, large seeders, riding mowers, snow removal, skid loaders, tilt bed trucks and steep slope mowing equipment.

    Operate trash compactor truck and drives vans on special occasions (graduation/homecoming).
    Operate various hand and power tools and equipment in performance of duties such as brooms, mops, rakes, shovels, dollies, hand trucks, vacuums, shampooers, power buffing machines, lawn mowers, weed eaters, etc.

    Mix and dilute commercial strength disinfectants, germicidal detergents, and other stringent cleaning solutions. Calculates area to determine amounts of cleaning solution required.

    • Completion of vocational/technical training in a maintenance field of up to 18 months beyond high school or an equivalent combination of education and experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • A minimum of two (2) years of multi-trade building maintenance experience that provides the incumbent with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform work related to plumbing, HVAC, electrical, and/or other craft trades.
    • Knowledge of building trades.

    • Ability to read blueprints.

    • Ability to operate a computer.

    • Ability to follow OSHA guidelines and associated codes.

    • Knowledge of equipment, tools, parts, and materials.

    • Demonstrated ability to maintain proper attendance and punctuality standards.

    • Demonstrated ability to maintain average or above work standards.

    • Ability to read and write in English and perform basic mathematical calculations.

    • Ability to rapidly learn all policies and procedures impacting the affected area.

    • Ability to organize work flow to ensure all tasks are completed in a timely manner.

    • Ability to operate a state vehicle.

    • Ability to climb ladders.

    • Ability to lift materials over 75 pounds.

    • Ability to bend, stoop, walk, crawl, etc.

    • Ability to work in a lift 30' feet off the ground.

    • Ability to work in inclement weather.

    • Basic knowledge of electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and HVAC systems.

    • Ability to work in confined areas.

    • Ability to follow safety requirements and use proper safety equipment.

    • Ability to perform routine maintenance such as changing filters, replacing light bulbs, and cleaning equipment and tools.

    • Ability to perform physically demanding work such as digging a ditch, cleaning utility tunnels, pulling electrical cable, moving heavy equipment, shoveling snow, and the transporting and installation of materials.

    • Ability to follow specific directions on a general task.

    • Ability to use chemicals such as penetrating oil, glue, coil cleaner, paints, thinners, and lubricants.

    • Ability to handle/install insulating and filtration materials.

    • Ability to assist higher level trades technicians in facility repair and maintenance.

    • Ability to operate power tools such as saws, drills, and jackhammers.

    • Ability to erect and work from scaffold, ladders, and man lifts.

      A Valid Driver's License.
      About WVU At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.
      From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.
      Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
      Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.
      To learn more about West Virginia University, visit View current career opportunities at
      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: Dec 6, 2023Posting Classification: ClassifiedExemption Status: Non-ExemptBenefits Eligible: YesSchedule: Full-time

Keywords: West Virginia University, Charleston , Trade Specialist I - WVU Tech (Beckley), Professions , Beckley, West Virginia

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