General Building Maintenance Trades Specialist II - Facilities & Services 16584
The Facilities Management unit of Facilities and Services at West Virginia University is seeking applicants for a General Building Maintenance Trades Specialist II position. Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the duties of this position require the individual to perform a variety of tasks related to maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment. These duties include providing 24 hour, seven days a week, continuous coverage; provides emergency coordination with Facilities Management shops and/or emergency personnel such as fire department, police, Environmental Health & Safety; and to make repairs as needed on a daily basis.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Conduct daily routine inspections of all facilities maintained by Facilities Management to ensure proper functioning of equipment so as to minimize any damage to building, equipment, property, and to minimize danger to life. Conducts normal operating procedures on equipment requiring routine adjustments.
Perform routine maintenance on air handling equipment, fan coil, and associated cooling equipment in buildings per an established maintenance schedule to include filter changes, lubrication, replacement of belts, etc.
Required to operate and test emergency generators to ensure safe and reliable operation during power outages. Monitors all outside lighting for a safe night environment and contacts appropriate personnel for problems via work requests. Required to complete preventive maintenance of generators such as oil changes, fuel and oil filter changes, belts, hoses, etc.
Operates computer utilizing various software packages to monitor and maintain building environments.
Documents all activities in the manual logging system and initiates work requests as necessary. Shall develop and prepare logs with necessary data as may be required by the Operations Manager or emergency personnel.
Answers all after hours emergency/non-emergency calls including but not limited to: fire alarms; hazardous material spills and emergencies; hazardous road conditions; power outages; wind, storm, and flood damage; loss of main and/or building steam supply; securing buildings. Acts as after-hours liaison between Facilities Mgt. and the University community.
Under the direction of security, will be responsible for locking and unlocking doors for access of personnel. Will also be responsible for giving access to personnel in emergency conditions such as fire, flood, hazardous spills, storm damage, etc.
Will maintain safe standards and working conditions following all state, local, and federal requirements. Will be responsible for calling out support personnel when conditions warrant. This will include repair of equipment as well as safety issues.
May be involved in repairs to electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and carpentry as the situation requires. Also may be required to assist shop personnel with emergency repairs when necessary.
May be required to do elevator repair such as resetting of power to elevator and resetting of computer when elevator is operated by computer. Provides safe evacuation of people from malfunctioning elevators and calling of elevator personnel when necessary.
Required to monitor fire alarm and ADT panels with first response to fire alarms. Assists, as directed by the Morgantown Fire Department, as needed when a fire alarm occurs. Will be required to acknowledge and reset fire alarm panels and security panels or acknowledge trouble alarms. Notifies Fire Safety Systems Shop of malfunctions and needed repairs.
Must be able to respond during off hours to cover emergency situations. Must be available for call-outs for repair and/or assistance for problems that may arise such as emergencies, shut-downs, etc. at times other than regular work hours and pre-scheduled work.
When assigned to a building, individual will coordinate work and needs with Building Supervisor, Facilities Management Supervisors, and other appropriate personnel as may be required by situation.
Operates electrical testing equipment and a variety of power tools such as benders, drills, saws, pumps, pipe threaders, etc.
Required to perform general maintenance duties and responsibilities as necessary and to assist other trades with electrical connections, lighting, sheet metal fabrication, painting, carpentry, plumbing, millwright work, etc.
This position will back up Trades Specialist Lead II in his/her absence, functioning as a team leader and providing guidance to journeymen, Trades Specialists, and any other support personnel as required. Follows procedures and makes work assignments to the crew. This back-up role occurs approximately 6-8 times per month.
Will be required to train and familiarize employees on locations of buildings, equipment, operating procedures, log requirements, work requests, and other job related requirements for the purpose of orientation.
Will be responsible for removal of pests from buildings and grounds. This would include snakes, bees, raccoons, and other pests that may pose a safety hazard to staff and students.
Ensures that work areas, shop, and storage areas are clean and neatly maintained.
Picks up and delivers material for emergency situations and as needed to complete work assignments.
This position is responsible for adherence to all WVU Policies and Procedures and all State and Federal laws.
Operates man lifts or aerial lifts as may be required.
Assists Supervisor in development of preventive maintenance programs.
May be required to move, load, and carry all materials and equipment necessary to complete all phases of assigned maintenance and construction projects. May be required to move any existing conditions that interfere with the flow of the project. When project is completed, work site must be left in a clean and orderly fashion.
The Division of Facilities and Services encompasses two units that are integral to the University's success. Our units employ talented and skilled workers whose jobs range from 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: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (10 days on and 4 days off with every other weekend)
Pay Grade: 14, WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.
High school diploma and vocational training of up to 18 months beyond high school within the maintenance field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least two (2) years of experience in four or more of the following listed skilled trades: electrical, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, mechanical, carpentry, fire systems control, and building maintenance.
Working in tight areas in extreme temperatures and conditions daily.
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.
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: May 3, 2021
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 224964
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.