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HSC General Building Maintenance Trades Specialist II

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Facilities Management

The Health Sciences West Virginia University is currently accepting applications for a General Building Maintenance Trades Specialist II.

 About the Opportunity

Under the direction of the Manager, the duties of this position require the individual to perform a variety of tasks related to maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment.  These duties include general maintenance, preventative maintenance, adjust/repair various electrical, plumbing and mechanical equipment. These duties include providing 24 hour, seven days a week, continuous coverage; provides emergency coordination with Facilities Management shops and/or emergency personnel such as fire department, police, Environmental Health & Safety.

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

  • 37.5-hour work week
  • 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
  • 15 annual leave (vacation) days per year
  • 18 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

Pay Grade: 14 

Hours: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

What you'll do:

  • Conducts daily routine inspections of the entire Health Sciences Center to ensure proper functioning of equipment so as to minimize any damage to building, equipment, property, and to minimize danger to life. Conducts normal operating procedures on equipment requiring routine adjustments.
  • Performs routine maintenance on air handling equipment, fan coil, and associated cooling equipment in building per established maintenance schedule to include filter changes, lubrication, replacement of belts, and etc.
  • Documents all activities in the manual logging system and in initiates work requests, as necessary. Shall develop and prepare logs with necessary data as may be required by the Supervisor or emergency personnel.
  • Answers all after hours emergency/non-emergency calls including but not limited to fire alarms; hazardous material spills and emergencies; power outages; wind, storm, and flood damage; loss of main and/or building steam supply; securing buildings. Acts as afterhours liaison between Health Sciences Center and the University community. Will also be responsible for giving access to personnel in emergency conditions such as fire, hazardous spills, storm damage, etc.
  • Under the direction of security, will be responsible for locking and unlocking doors for access of personnel. Will also be responsible for giving access to personnel in emergency conditions such as fire, flood, hazardous spills, storm damage, etc.
  • Will maintain safe standards and working conditions following all state, local, and federal requirements. Will also be responsible for calling out support personnel when conditions warrant. This will include repair of equipment as well as safety issues.
  • May be involved in repairs to electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and carpentry as the situation requires. Also may be required to assist shop personnel with emergency repairs when necessary.
  • May be required to do elevator repair such as resetting of power to elevator and resetting of computer when elevator is operated by computer. Provides safe evacuation of people from malfunctioning elevators and calling of elevator personnel when necessary.
  • Required to monitor fire alarm and ADT panels with first response to fire alarms. Required to correct fire system malfunctions such as but not limited to resetting of pull stations; putting alarms back in service and giving all clear to permit people to reoccupy the building.
  • Must be able to respond during off hours to cover emergency situation. Must be available for call-out for repair. and /or assistance for problems that may arise such as emergencies, shutdowns, etc. at times other than regular work hours and pre-scheduled work.
  • Individual will coordinate work and needs with Building Supervisor, Facilities Management Supervisors, and other appropriate personnel as may be required by situation.
  • Operates electrical testing equipment and a variety of power tools such as benders, drills, saws, pumps, pipe threaders, etc.
  • Required to perform general maintenance duties and responsibilities as necessary and to assist other trades.
  • Will be required to train and familiarize employees on locations of buildings, equipment, operating procedures, log requirements, work requests, and other job-related requirements for the purpose of orientation.
  • Will be responsible for removal of pests from buildings and grounds. This would include snakes, bees, raccoons, and other pests that may pose a safety hazard to staff and students.
  • Ensures that work areas, shop, and storage areas are clean and neatly maintained.
  • Picks up and delivers material for emergency situations and as needed to complete work assignments.
  • Operates man lifts or aerial lifts as may be required.
  • Responsible for adherence to all WVU Policies and Procedures and all State and Federal laws.
  • May be 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 move any existing conditions that interfere with the flow of the project. When project is completed, work site must be left in a clean and orderly fashion.
  • Must have high school diploma or GED.
  • Must have one of the following:
    • 2 years' experience in general trades building maintenance experience in the areas of basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, or other craft trades.
    • Completion of an associate degree in building maintenance or other craft trade.
    • Completion of a 2-year accredited vocational craft trades program.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal electrical codes.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal building codes.
  • Demonstrated ability to read blueprints and electrical schematics.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform mathematical computations.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer.
  • Knowledge of warehousing functions.
  • Demonstrated ability to climb heights over ten feet.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in inclement weather conditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people in a stressful environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to have excellent eye to hand coordination.
  • Demonstrated ability to hear and interpret sounds in work area and verbal instructions.
  • Demonstrated ability to lift materials over 75 pounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in extreme hot or cold areas such as steam tunnels and coolers.
  •  Ability to use logical problem-solving techniques.
  • Ability to communicate well utilizing both written and oral instructions.
  • Knowledge of technical terms related to electricity.
  • Ability to work in uncomfortable positions as may be required by job assignment.
  • Ability to work with multi-craft personnel.
  • Hold a current vehicles driver's license.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry heavy (over 75 pounds) or awkward objects.
  • Demonstrated ability to stoop, crawl, bend, walk, etc. over rough and slippery surfaces.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain proper attendance and punctuality standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor, respond to, assess situation, correct malfunction, and reset fire equipment.
  • Ability to wear a respirator and protective gear.
  • Knowledge in handling hazardous materials such as asbestos, bromide, water treatment and various cleaning agents.
  • Demonstrated ability to comprehend and remember important data such as key numbers, building key numbers, two-way radio unit numbers, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to gain entry to elevators with emergency access key.
  • Knowledge of hazards and dangers of freon gas.


  • Valid US driver's license required.
  • Daily
    • Walking, carrying, standing, lifting objects over 75 pounds, crawling, climbing.  Working in tight areas in extreme temperatures and 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: May 9, 2024
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
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