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Maintenance Worker II - Facilities & Services (10p-6a)

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Facilities Management


The Department of Facilities and Services at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Maintenance Worker II position.

About the Opportunity

The Maintenance Worker II will provide leadership in maintaining the interior and exterior appearance of institutional buildings. This work involves adhering to established standard procedures, techniques, and safety requirements with some judgment required to interpret instructions. Must be very familiar with interpreting event diagrams and completing set-ups as required

What You'll Do:

  • Provide leadership and coordination of all assignments for events in the Mountainlair facilities on the Downtown campus. Leadership to include decision-making responsibilities for the various events taking place as well as providing assistance to individuals with special needs to ensure their comfort. Provide leadership for setting up staging, dance floors, and various styles of tables and seating along with knowledge to provide general and special cleaning needs.
  • Functions as a team leader in the cleaning and maintenance of the interior and surrounding exterior appearance of all buildings performing duties associated with a Campus Service Worker position; ensuring supplies and materials are adequately stocked throughout the buildings by inventorying supply areas and completing requisitions for submission to supervisor for additional supplies; notifying supervisor of classroom furniture, equipment, and facilities needing repair or replacement and of potential safety/fire violations by completing the proper maintenance order, location, and interpretation of Material Safety Data Sheets.
  • Follows procedures and makes work assignments to those individuals assigned to the crew to ensure work is completed in a timely manner and to ensure proper quality and quantity. Also monitors and directs the work of the custodial staff that indirectly report to him or her. Monitors multiple simultaneous events in the Mountainlair. Inspects completed work assignments of Campus Service Workers to ensure quality control.
  • Receives work orders. Interfaces with all supervisors, managers, and requesting party to finalize needs and scope. Communicates work schedules and goals to employees and customer, creating efficiency and a timely completion of assigned tasks.
  • Provides continual inspection of assigned area to ensure assigned work is completed on schedule; recommends to the supervisor major repair needs; assists supervisor in updating deferred maintenance.
  • Recommends to the supervisor as to crew size, materials availability, and equipment in order to maintain schedule.
  • Must be able to operate computers utilizing various software programs such as: Facilities Management maintenance management programs involving work orders and materials accountability, building support systems and other systems as necessary.
  • Cleans and maintains the interior appearance of the Mountainlair including classrooms, offices, public areas, etc. by sweeping, mopping, stripping, and waxing floors; vacuuming and shampooing carpets, rugs and upholstery; dusting and polishing furniture; washing and cleaning walls, ceilings, doors, windows, etc.; and performing other related internal cleaning activities.
  • Will be required to fill in for Assistant Supervisor in his/hers absent, also oversee other Leads staff of employees in there absents (Central Operation and Rec Center). To ensure that employees have adequate staff and supplies to complete assigned cleaning duties.
  • Cleans and disinfects bathrooms and kitchenettes including walls, floors, lavatories, commodes, sinks, refrigerators, stoves, fixtures, mirrors, etc. Replenishes supplies including toilet tissue, towels, and soap.
  • Operates walk-behind and riding scrubbers, high-speed buffers, automated carpet cleaners, power lifts, and all other associated equipment needed to perform duties listed above.
  • Operates equipment in performance of duties such as brooms, mops, vacuums, shampooers, high-speed burnishers, etc. Mixes and dilutes commercial strength disinfectants, germicidal detergents, and other stringent cleaning solutions. Calculates area to determine amounts of cleaning solutions required. Follows established safety procedures in the use of equipment and materials; locking and unlocking doors, offices, classrooms, and meeting rooms as directed by the supervisor. Moves equipment, chairs, tables, etc. to other floors using dollies, carts, etc. on elevators or stairways.

Work Hours:  10p-6a (days off vary based on school year / summer)

Pay Grade:  PG11   WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.



  • Vocational or technical training of up to 18 months beyond High School or an equivalent combination of education and directly related work experience.
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience in the following area:
    • Experience with proper commercial restroom cleaning procedures, commercial floor maintenance procedures, and commercial carpet cleaning procedures.
    • Experience with event set-ups including interpreting diagrams and setting up seating, staging, dance floors, etc.
    • Experience in assisting with plumbing, carpentry or other craft trades preferred.
    • Experience in setting up cleaning schedules and in training others in the safe and proper ways to operate all commercial cleaning custodial equipment preferred. 
    • Demonstrated knowledge of custodial methods, procedures, and safety principles.
      Knowledge of basic grounds keeping and labor activities
    • Ability to operate basic labor supporting equipment, basic grounds keeping equipment, and demonstrated ability to   operate commercial custodial equipment.
    • Demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary to interact with supervisors and colleagues while providing leadership and coordination of assignments.
    • Ability to read and write in English and perform simple mathematical calculations.
    • Ability to comprehend and follow oral and written instructions and communicate instructions to others.
    • Ability to function as a team leader providing training to others and work assignments and maintaining necessary records.
    • Physical capability to perform duties of the position including long periods of standing and walking, bending, stooping and climbing, and lifting of heavy items weighing approximately 50-75 pounds.
    • Ability to perform tasks requiring frequent and prolonged exposure to extreme variations in temperatures including outdoor weather conditions and exposure to dust, fumes, and chemicals.
    • Ability to operate a motor vehicle including knowledge of safe driving procedures and West Virginia traffic and safety regulations.
    • Ability to maintain proper attendance and punctuality standards.


  • Lifting of items weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Moving furniture and unloading supplies.

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: Jul 1, 2024

Posting Classification: Classified

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes

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