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Position Information

Working Title: Plumber/Steamfitter
Role Title: Trades Technician III
Posting Number: SW0180078
About Virginia Tech:

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Position Summary:

Reporting to the Preventative Maintenance Supervisor, the Plumber/Steamfitter is responsible for performing a wide variety of tasks in the mechanical trades which will include plumbing, steamfitting, HVAC, and maintenance millwright in support of building maintenance on the VT campus. Assists Preventative Maintenance building and electrical trades staff as requested.

Required Qualifications:

- Verifiable journeyman-level experience in a large commercial or institutional setting in the mechanical installation, repair and maintenance practices in one or more skilled trades including plumbing, steam fitting, HVAC and maintenance millwright.
- Current Virginia Journey or Master level license in either Plumbing or HVAC trade; OR current Journey or Master level licensing agreement (reciprocity) from another jurisdiction as approved by the Virginia Board for Contractors. Must obtain Virginia license within 6 months of employment .
- Working knowledge of a variety of technical documents such as blueprints, technical drawings, sketches, specification records, and operating and maintenance manuals.
- Record keeping experience such as processing work orders and/or tracking inventory.
- Must have a valid drivers license.
- Candidate should be able to perform routine Plumbing/Mechanical tasks.
- Ability to recognize and understand industry terminologies of multiple trades.
- Ability to use a computer, keep accurate and complete records.
- Ability to perform work with minimal margin of error and work independently with little or no supervision.
- Ability to communicate effectively, work as an effective team member, and have the ability to receive and execute instructions from the immediate supervisor and/or lead worker.
- Ability to safely and frequently 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; 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.
- This position is designated as “Emergency Personnel”. May be required to work additional hours/shifts to meet the needs of the department.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Maintenance experience with Plumbing/HVAC systems in a large commercial or institutional setting.
- Good working knowledge of HVAC control systems.
- Experience in a computerized work order/inventory management system.

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, 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 an acceptable and safe driving record
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

- Work hours are normally Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. During periods of inclement weather, emergency situations or for special projects, may work a modified schedule and additional hours to meet the needs of the department.
- Must wear employer provided uniforms as instructed by supervisor.
- As situation dictates must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- Occasional use/wearing of a respirator may be required.
- Must have annual health and safety medical check.
- This position meets the criteria for issuance of a mobile communication device (such as radio, cell-phone, I-pad, I-pod, pager, etc.). Devices issued are the responsibility of the employee and are to be returned in satisfactory condition upon separation of employment. Devices are to be used according to supervisor instruction and according to relevant policies.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

To apply, applicants must complete the online application at, posting #SW0180078. As an option, a cover letter, resume and list of references may be attached to the application. Review of applications will begin on February 20, 2017.

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: 3
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: FS - Buildings & Grounds
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24060
Work Schedule: M- F; 7:00am-3:30pm
Posting Date: 02/07/2018
Review Begin Date: 02/20/2018
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.

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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?
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    • Job Fair (please describe below)
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    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
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    • 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