Virginia Tech

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Quarry - Emergency Hire

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on October 19, 2019

Job Description

The Quarry – Emergency Hire will assist quarry workers by performing a variety of tasks in the stone mason trade in support of the quarry operations in the Facilities Department on the VT campus.

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

Must have valid drivers license with good driving record.
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.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in a large commercial or educational setting.
Previous construction or quarry experience.
Previous experience/education related to position.

Pay Band


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date


Additional Information

Ability to safely and frequently move and handle heavy objects weighing 100 pounds or more.
Ability to climb and work from elevated work stations such as ladders and scaffolds.
Ability to work for long periods of time standing, sitting, walking, reaching, bending, and pushing/pulling.
Work schedule may vary to meet the needs of the dept.

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.