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Power Plant Mechanic Supervisor

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Power Plant Mechanic Supervisor
Role Title: Trades Technician IV
Posting Number: SW0180236
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Position Summary:

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Power Plant Mechanic Supervisor supervises and assists in specialized maintenance duties involving certified welding, high pressure, high temperature steam and water lines. Special emphasis for alignment, millwright, machining, plumbing, tubing, chemical or other special material applications. The position supervises and assists in major maintenance and preventative maintenance on all boilers, turbine generator, pumps, ash removal, pollution control equipment, and all other auxiliary equipment. The working shift will be 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., subject to change during winter months. Overtime may be necessary due to emergencies and breakdowns and subject to 24-hour call-in as needed.

Required Qualifications:

- Journeyman level mechanic experience.
- ASOPE First Class or higher license or must obtain within 18 months of employment.
- Ability to use lathe, milling machine, power tools, torches, welders, and hand tools.
- Ability to use micrometer, dial indicator, laser alignment.
- Ability to interpret instructions and complete assignments independently or as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Previous power plant experience.
- Previous welding certification.
- Previous machine technology certification.
- Previous pipe fitting experience.
- Previous millwright trade experience.
- ASOPE First Class License.
- Previous Computer Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) experience.

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:

- The plant is operated 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. 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.
- This position is also designated as “Emergency Personnel” and must be available as situations warrants for response to after hours calls.
- Must have annual health and safety medical check as part of health assurance program.
- Occasional use/wearing of a respirator may be required.
- Must wear employer provided uniforms as instructed by supervisor or lead.
- As situation dictates, must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
- This position may be issued 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 #SW0180236. As an option, a cover letter, resume and list of references may be attached to the application. Review of applications will begin on April 23, 2018.

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 - Power Plant Operations
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Posting Date: 04/09/2018
Review Begin Date: 04/23/2018
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

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  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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Required Documents

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