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PRT Electronics Specialist I

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


The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) is a totally automated public transit system consisting of 5 passenger stations, 73 automated vehicles, 2 maintenance facilities, 9 miles of dedicated guideway and a vast array of ancillary equipment.The PRT Electronics Specialist I position is an entry level position that provides electronic expertise and actions to assist in the maintenance and repair of the PRT System. This position requires various work shifts including weekends, overtime assignments, various weather conditions, indoors and outdoors, work at all station locations and requires him/her to be drug tested.

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 or more based on years of service (employee leave)
  • 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
  • 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: 2pm-10pm

Pay Grade: 13

What you'll do:

  • Assist in the application of electronic theory, principles of electrical circuits, electrical/electronic testing procedures, mathematics, physics, and related subjects to test, troubleshoot, repair and modify life safety electronics equipment; analyzes and interprets test data, adjusts, calibrates, aligns and modifies circuitry and components and records results. Operateand interprettest results using computers, digital and analog multi meters, voltmeters, power meters, frequency counters, digital and analog oscilloscopes, AC and DC power supplies, capacitor/inductor analyzer, fourier analyzer, strip chart recorder, communication service monitor, spectrum analyzer, function generators, specially designed PRT instruments and tools and maintains them, soldering and de-soldering equipment and hand tools with the assistance of the PRT Electronic Technician. Assist in performing preventive and unscheduled maintenance on a variety of equipment such as central and station computers, control room electronics, electrification panel, close circuit television (CCTV), intercom system, public address (PA) system, Frequency shift key (FSK) communication system, Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) including the batteries, propulsion drive systems, vehicle and mechanical interfaces, braking systems, microprocessor based fare gates, electronic signage, phone systems, and the vehicle collision avoidance system which is microprocessor based.
  • Performa variety of maintenance support activities to support the overall maintenance mission. This includes operating motor vehicles with a valid driver's license, implements emergency response plans and actions for planned and unplanned events, communicates routinely with other PRT employees via UHF radio to provide and receive vital in formation, participates in vehicle recoveries as assigned by supervisor, attends technical and safety training as assigned, is responsible for assigned keys and the access they provide, is responsible for the tools assigned, accounts for all man-hours and materials used in the performance of maintenance, opens/closes passenger stations, performs snow removal and de-icing as assigned and supports PRT operation for special events (football, basketball, concerts, etc.)

  • Specific technical knowledge obtained through an associate's degree in electronics from a technical or military school in electronic system theory, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 6-12 months
    • Troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of electronic equipment.
    • Experience operating electronic test equipment.
  • Knowledge of electrical and electronic systems
  • Knowledge of technical terms related to electricity and electronics
  • Knowledge of microcomputer hardware and software.
  • Ability to climb heights over 10 feet
  • Ability to work in inclement weather
  • Ability to work with people in a stressful environment
  • Ability to have excellent eye to hand coordination
  • Ability to lift over 50 pounds
  • Ability to work in extreme hot or cold areas
  • Ability to use logical problem solving techniques
  • Ability to communicate instructions to others via UHF radio and to understand instructions communicated by others
  • Ability to assist in the performance of all assigned electrical and electronic tasks
  • Ability to work in uncomfortable positions as may be required by job assignment


  • Background Check
  • DOT Verification
  • Daily -Standing, lifting, carrying, bending, walking and manipulation of heavy (50-75 lbs) electronic assemblies
  • Weekly-Periodically working in difficult and awkward positions

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: Jun 14, 2022

Posting Classification: Classified

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes
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