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Building Trades Intern

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Facilities Management

Job Description

Reporting to the Building Trades Supervisor, the Building Trades Intern will assist with the performance of tasks in the building trades including carpentry, masonry, and painting in support of building maintenance in the Facilities Department on the VT campus.

Required Qualifications

  • Must have a valid driver's license with a good driving record.
  • Ability to safely and frequently move and handle heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds, or more with assistance; maneuver materials up and down stairs; climb and work from elevated work stations such as ladders and scaffolds; work for long periods of time standing, walking, reaching, bending, and 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.
  • May be required to help with projects from different departments under the Building Trades umbrella deemed necessary by Supervisors, Special Events, Altered Schedules, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in a large commercial of educational setting.
  • Previous construction experience.
  • Previous experience/educations related to position.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

$15 per hour

Review Date

Open until filled

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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 military 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.

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