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Maintenance Specialist

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on August 31, 2019

Job Description

As a member of the Planning and Operations Maintenance Department, the Trades/Utilities Maintenance Worker is responsible for the day to day maintenance operation for the department. This includes a variety of functions including plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and carpentry tasks. The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently as well as a member of a team with the focus on providing excellent customer service. Some overtime required and responds to afterhours service calls when scheduled or in emergency situations. Must be willing to work weekend shift occasionally or on a rotating shift.

Required Qualifications

Previous experience with general maintenance of commercial or institutional buildings. Previous experience with general maintenance in the areas of Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC and Carpentry; including including but not limited to diagnosing, repairing and/or replacing. Demonstrated knowledge of maintenance methods including materials, tools, procedures and safety practices. Previous experience working with / understanding blueprints and specifications. Previous experience processing complete, accurate work order reports / documentation. Previous experience with computers and Microsoft Office Suite or similar software. Strong interpersonal communication skills. Some overtime required and responds to afterhours service calls when scheduled or in emergency situations. Must be willing to work weekend shift occasionally or on a rotating shift. More complex work orders may be reassigned to a Plumber, Electrician or skilled HVAC technician if needed.

Preferred Qualifications

Journey or master's certification in a trade related occupation or General Contractor license preferred. Previous experience with electronic maintenance program.


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Review Date

September 9, 2019

Additional Information

Essential personnel.

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

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.

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech enhances the student experience by fostering an inclusive, innovative, caring, and learning-centered environment. Staff are actively engaged in the lives of students, and are committed to providing outstanding programs and services that enhance student development and enrich the quality of campus life. As such, staff strive to engage every student in the Division’s five Aspirations for Student Learning, which include: creating a community that commits to unwavering curiosity, pursues self-understanding and integrity, practices civility, prepares others for a life of courageous leadership, and embraces the University’s motto Ut Prosim as a way of life.