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Trades/Utilities Master Mechanic

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Trades/Utilities Master Mechanic
Role Title: Trades Technician IV
Posting Number: SW0170563
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Reporting to a Preventive Maintenance Supervisor, the Trades/Utilities Master Mechanic maintains, inspects, services and repairs electrical and mechanical equipment in assigned academic building. This position troubleshoots and repairs any mechanical or electrical failures, responds to trouble calls to shutdown equipment and make repairs in a safe manner, and inspects buildings for safety hazards and repair as needed. Position is designated Emergency Personnel, which requires employees to report to work during emergency situations and closings.

Required Qualifications:

- Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience at the journey level in electrical and mechanical trades in an industrial, commercial or institutional trades environment.
– Working knowledge of blueprints, technical drawings and/or sketches.
– Record-keeping experience.
– Valid drivers’ license.
– Ability to learn and use the computerized Facilities work order system to enter time, obtain, create and edit work orders, and request materials.
– Must have excellent communication skills, be able to understand, comprehend and follow directions in the workplace, have good team work skills and work independently without direct supervision.
– Ability to safely move and handle heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds or more; maneuver materials up and down stairs; climb and work from elevated work stations such as ladders and scaffolds; work in awkward positions and in confined spaces; and work for long periods of time standing, walking, reaching, bending, pushing/pulling.
– Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions, including extreme temperatures.
– May be required to work additional hours/shifts to meet the needs of the department.
– Must be willing and able to wear a respirator.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Current Virginia Journey or Masters level license in either the electrical or plumbing trade.

Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Must have a driver's license check, Emergency Personnel - health & safety related, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

- Typical work hours are 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. M-F.
- May be required to work additional hours/shifts to meet the needs of the department.
- Emergency personnel – weather related.
- Emergency Personnel – facilities related.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Interested applicants should complete an online application at http://www.jobs.vt.edu, posting #SW0170563. As an option, a cover letter, resume and list of references may be attached to the application. Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations should notify the human resources service center at 540/231-9331 or humanresources@vt.edu.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
If restricted or temporary, enter end date:
FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
If part time, enter Percent Time:
Pay Band: 4
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: FS - Buildings & Grounds
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 7:00 am-3:30 pm, M-F
Posting Date: 07/17/2017
Review Begin Date: 08/01/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/78044

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  4. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Other Doc