Virginia Tech

Blacksburg , VA
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Trades Mechanic

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on September 8, 2019

Job Description

Reporting to a Preventative Maintenance Supervisor, incumbent will perform tasks in the building trades (carpentry, masonry and painting) in support of building maintenance as part of a regional Rounding Team on the Virginia Tech campus. Incumbent will work closely with Preventative Maintenance Technicians, Plumbers, and Electricians assisting with plumbing and electrical tasks as required.

Required Qualifications

Journeyman-level experience in the installation, repair and maintenance practices, equipment, and materials used in one or more skilled trades including carpentry, masonry, and painting. 
Working knowledge of blueprints, technical drawings, sketches, specification records, and operating and maintenance manuals; record-keeping and inventory experience. 
Candidate must be able to perform routine institutional painting tasks. 
Ability to recognize and understand industry terminologies of multiple trades. 
Ability to use a computer, keep accurate and complete records. 
Ability to perform work with minimal margin of error and work independently with little or no supervision. 
Ability to communicate effectively, work as an effective team member, and be able to understand, comprehend and follow directions in the workplace. 
Ability to safely and frequently move and handle heavy objects weighing 75 pounds or more; ability to maneuver materials up and down stairs; ability to climb and work from elevated work stations such as ladders and scaffolds; ability to work for long periods of time standing, walking, reaching, bending, pushing/pulling. 
Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions, including extreme temperatures. 
This position is designated as "Emergency Personnel". 
May be required to work additional hours/shifts to meet the needs of the department. 
Must have health and safety medical check. 
Must be able to use a respirator.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a large commercial or educational setting. 
Good working knowledge of painting and glazing. 
Experience in a work order/inventory management system. 
Basic computer skills. 
Previous electrical and/or plumbing experience.

Pay Band


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

August 19, 2019

Additional Information

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

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