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Quarry Worker

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Quarry Worker
Role Title: Trades Technician III
Posting Number: SW0180232
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 the Quarry Supervisor, the Quarry Worker supports the operation of the university’s Quarry by providing skilled stone cutting, quarrying, and blocking.

Virginia Tech operates its own federally certified stone quarries. Hokie stone comes from the quarries located a couple of miles from the central campus.

Required Qualifications:

- Previous quarry or construction related experience.
- Ability to produce stone components cut to precise specifications using mechanized and hand tool methods.
- Ability to operate hydraulic stone blocking, sawing and polishing equipment.
- Must be able to bend; stoop; and frequently, independently and safely move and handle items weighing up to 100 pounds or more, and the ability to reach, push and pull items.
- Must be able to continuously be on feet standing and walking on rocky, uneven terrain.
- Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions, including extreme temperatures, including hot and cold.
- This is a designated emergency personnel position. When the university is closed and as directed by supervisor, employees are expected to report to work.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience with the principles and practices of stone cutting, blocking, and quarrying.
- Familiarity with rock formation and grain principles.
- Experience as a skilled stonecutter.

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:

- Emergency Personnel – weather related.
- Work schedule is normally 7:00 am-3:30 pm, Monday – Friday; however may be required to work additional hours to meet the needs of the department.
- Work is performed primarily in outdoor environment and subject to extreme temperatures (hot and cold) and other weather conditions.
– Employee must use all personal protective equipment and uniforms as directed by supervisor or manager.
- May be required to wear a respirator
- Pre-employment and annual physical required

Employment Comments:

May be required to work additional hours to meet the needs of the department.

How to Apply for this Job:

To apply, applicants must complete the online application at, posting #SW0180232. As an option, a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references may be attached to the application. Review of applications will begin on April 20, 2018.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
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 - Quarry
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 7:00am-3:30pm
Posting Date: 04/06/2018
Review Begin Date: 04/20/2018
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?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (
    • Diverse Jobs (
    • Insight Into Diversity (
    • Indeed (
    • Roanoke Times Online (
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (
    • Virginia Tech job site (
    • 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