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Trades Specialist II- Health Sciences Center

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Facilities Management

The Facilities Managment department of Facilities & Services is seeking applications for a Trades Specialist II position at Health Sciences Center. 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.

In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:

  • Conduct 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. Conduct normal operating procedures on equipment requiring routine adjustments.
  • Perform 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.
  • Document 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.
  • Answer 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. Act 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, be responsible for locking and unlocking doors for access of personnel. Be responsible for giving access to personnel in emergency conditions such as fire, flood, hazardous spills, storm damage, etc.
  • Maintain safe standards and working conditions following all state, local, and federal requirements. 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.
  • Be required to monitor fire alarm and ADT panels with first response to fire alarms. Be 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.
  • 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, shut-downs, etc. at times other than regular work hours and pre-scheduled work.
  • Coordinate work and needs with Building Supervisor, Facilities Management Supervisors, and other appropriate personnel as may be required by situation.
  • Operate electrical testing equipment and a variety of power tools such as benders, drills, saws, pumps, pipe threaders, etc.
  • Be required to perform general maintenance duties and responsibilities as necessary and to assist other trades.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ensure that work areas, shop, and storage areas are clean and neatly maintained.
  • Pick up and delivers material for emergency situations and as needed to complete work assignments.
  • Operate man lifts or aerial lifts as may be required.
  • Be responsible for adherence to all WVU Policies and Procedures and all State and Federal laws.
  • 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.

The Division of Facilities and Services encompasses two units that are integral to the University's success. Our units employ talented and skilled workers whose jobs range from maintaining, protecting and improving the University's buildings and grounds. Facilities and Services takes care of every aspect of WVU so that its employees, students and guests are safe and satisfied on campus.

Work Hours: Day shift- 7am-3pm

Pay Grade: 14, WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.

  • High School Diploma and vocational training of up to 18 months beyond high school within the maintenance field or equivalent.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in four or more of the following trades: electrical, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, mechanical, carpentry, fire systems control, and building maintenance.


  • Current driver's license.
  • Will be required to participate in all requirements and related activities as may be necessary to meet Medical Monitoring and training requirements of a Research Facility..
  • Knowledge of electrical systems.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal electrical codes.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal building codes.
  • Demonstrated ability to read blue prints and electrical schematics.
  • Physical demands include:
    • Walking, carrying, standing, climbing, and crawling daily.
    • Lifting objects over 75 pounds daily.
    • Working in tight areas in extreme temperatures and conditions daily.

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.

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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 8, 2021

Posting Classification: Classified

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes
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