Virginia Tech

Blacksburg , VA
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Asbestos Abatement Assistant

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on September 4, 2019

Job Description

Reporting to the Building Trades Supervisor, the Asbestos Abatement Assistant assists with small Operation and Maintenance (O&M) related asbestos abatement such as floor tile and window glazing removal and replacement, and glove bag work. Position will also assist Moving and Hauling with various equipment and furniture moving projects when not performing abatement work.

Required Qualifications

General construction experience.

Must have a valid driver's license.

Must be able to obtain a 40 Hour Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Certificate within 90 days of employment.

Must be able to wear personal protective equipment including protective suit, goggles, gloves and respirator.

Pre-employment physical and respirator fit test required.

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.

Ability to communicate effectively, have good team work skills, and be able to understand, comprehend and follow directions in the workplace.

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.

This is a designated emergency personnel position.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a large commercial or educational setting.

Experience with a Commercial Moving Company

Experience installing vinyl floor tile.

Pay Band


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check and driver's license check.

Ability to safely and frequently move and handle heavy objects weighing 50 pounds or more.

Subject to annual medical surveillance.

This is an Alternate Schedule position, scheduled work will typically be performed during normal day shift hours, but may occasionally be scheduled on second shift (nights), and some weekends. Normal work hours would be 8 am to 4:30 pm.

Overtime for this position normally limited to University events and Emergency Situations.

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.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, 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 on any other basis protected by law.

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