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Zone 4 Maintenance Trades Specialist I (part-time) - Facilities & Services

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Facilities Management


West Virginia University Department of Facilities Management is accepting application for a part-time Zone 4 Trades Specialist I.

About the Opportunity

Under the direction of the Operations Manager and/or Trades Specialist Lead II, performs various tasks in general construction and 
building maintenance type work.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits at a pro-rated basis, including:

*     Paid holidays (Staff Holiday Calendar)
*     Annual leave (vacation) days per year
*     Sick days per year
(for when you're ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family's, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
*    WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
*    401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ's.
*    Wellness programs

Work Hours: 24 hours per week (7:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

Length of Assignment: 12 months

Pay Grade: 13

What you'll do:

  • Performs maintenance duties as related to carpentry, such as but not limited to, fabrication and repair of various casework and furniture; installation and repair of various floors and ceilings; installation and repair of various window coverings, doors, trim, locksets, and windows; installation of window AC units and ventilation fans.
  • Installs and repairs drywall, insulation, trims and moldings; fabricates, installs, and maintains walls, minor concrete forms, ramps, scaffolding, etc.; fabricates, installs, or repairs all permanent or temporary shelters, wooden steps, work platforms, handrails, wheelchair ramps, barricades, ladders, shipping crates, pallets, etc. Installs interior and exterior walls, partitions, paneling, siding, and wall coverings. Performs minor painting duties as related to carpentry tasks, such as air conditioning boards, cabinets, trim, etc.
  • Performs troubleshooting and maintenance duties as related to electrical, such as but not limited to, replacing light switches, ballasts, outlets, sockets, lamping, motor repair, reset breakers and perform minor repairs to various types of interior and exterior lighting and dimming systems.
  • Performs troubleshooting and maintenance duties as related to plumbing, such as but not limited to, repair and maintenance of faucets, opening plugged drains, replacing worn or damaged traps, repairing steam system components, tightening loose packing, repairing flush valves, replacing worn or damaged commode seats, etc.
  • Performs troubleshooting and maintenance duties as related to mechanical equipment systems such as installing parts in mechanical apparatus; repairing condensing and chilled water pumps; repairing air handling and cooling tower equipment; packs, lubricates, and replaces bearings, gear boxes, and pulleys, etc.
  • Performs general maintenance duties as related to HVAC, such as but not limited to, calibration and adjustment of temperature controls, changing of V-belts, and minor repairs to residential appliances, AC and HV units.
  • Operates as a First Responder to strange odors, leaks, tripped breakers, plugged drains/commodes, etc.
  • Erects various working platforms to include, but not limited to, metal and aluminum pipe scaffolding, pick boards and work stages, ladder jacks, extension ladders, step ladders, etc. Operates various types of motorized aerial work platforms and truck mounted lifts. Must be knowledgeable of proper assembly and disassembly procedures as well as required safety railings, stabilizers, kick boards, safety harnesses, and fall protection devices. Must ensure that all safety procedures are understood and followed by assigned employees. Required to work at heights exceeding ten feet.
  • Requisitions parts, supplies, etc. from Warehouse and Tool Crib ensuring timely delivery and sequencing to include operating a state vehicle with manual shift or automatic transmission.
  • Performs scheduled and preventive maintenance on equipment to include visual inspection, filter changes, lubrication, belt adjustment and replacement, coil cleaning, plumbing supply and drain cleaning.
  • Maintains clean work area and performs other related duties required by immediate supervisor. Required to wear appropriate clothing as determined by departmental policy and direct supervisor.
  • Required to perform general maintenance duties either in relation to normal journeyman responsibilities or assisting other trades such as but not limited to: electrical, plumbing, sheet metal fabrication, millwright work, and grounds and labor duties.
  • Required to perform general maintenance duties either in relation to normal journeyman responsibilities or assisting other trades such as but not limited to: electrical, plumbing, sheet metal fabrication, millwright work, and grounds and labor duties.
  • Required to operate computers utilizing various software programs, such as: maintenance management programs involving work orders and materials accountability, building support systems, time and attendance, and other systems, as necessary. Documents activities as assigned.
  • Required to move, load, and carry all materials and equipment necessary to complete all phases of assigned maintenance and construction projects. May be required to assist in the effort of moving any existing conditions which interfere with the flow of the project. When project is completed, work site must be left in a clean and orderly fashion. Will be responsible for care and inventory of assigned tools and equipment utilized in the performance of assigned duties. Must be able to respond during off hours to cover emergency situations.
  • This position will include weekend, holiday and working various assigned shifts based on operational necessity.
  • May fill in for Trades Specialist Lead II as assigned.

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Must have one of the following:
    • 6 months of technical/vocational training plus 2 years' experience in general trades building maintenance experience in the areas of basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, or other craft trades OR
    • 2 ½ years' experience in general trades building maintenance experience in the areas of basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, or other craft trades.
  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Ability to operate a computer.
  • Ability to follow OSHA guidelines and associated codes.
  • Knowledge of equipment, tools, parts, and materials related to the building maintenance trades.
  • Ability to maintain proper attendance and punctuality standards.
  • Ability to read and write in English and perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to distinguish colors in the workplace.
  • Ability to rapidly learn all policies and procedures impacting the affected area.
  • Ability to operate a state vehicle.
  • Ability to climb ladders, heights may exceed ten feet.
  • Ability to lift materials over 75 pounds.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, walk, crawl, etc.
  • Ability to work in inclement weather.
  • Ability to work in cramped and confined areas.
  • Ability to hear and interpret sounds and verbal instructions in the work area.
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools such as saws, drills, and jackhammers.
  • Ability to erect and work from scaffold, ladders, and man lifts at heights exceeding ten feet.


  • Valid US driver's license required.
  • Daily
    • Lifting, bending, stooping, crawling, climbing, standing and walking.
    • Utilizing various PPE
  • Weekly
    • Lifting materials over 50 pounds.
    •  Working in hot and cold environments and outdoor weather conditions 

About WVU

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.  

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position. 

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb. 

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit View current career opportunities at

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.


Job Posting: Sep 15, 2023

Posting Classification: Classified

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Schedule: Part-time
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