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Trade Specialist I (Construction)- Facilities and Services

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


West Virginia University Roads and Groundsis currently accepting applications for a Trades Speciliast I (Construction).

Underthesupervision oftheSupervisorand/or LeadLandscapeConstruction Workershallperform skilled landscape constructionduties.These will include the repair and construction of steps, sidewalks, roads, parking lots, etc. The Landscape Construction Worker will operate all Roads & Grounds equipment in performing these duties. Shall work with other crafts as needed. Will fill in forthe LandscapeConstruction Worker lead as needed.

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

PAY GRADE - 13.WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes related experience and education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.

SHIFT- 7am to 3pm

What you'll do:

Operate equipment such as payloaders, back.hoes, road grader, dozers, asphalt pavers, rollers, forklifts, crane trucks, large dump trucks, sanitation vehicles, landscape equipment, and skid loaders. Operatetractors, lawn maintenance equipment, and power tools needed to perform landscape construction and maintenance.

lnstall, construct, and maintainlandscape structures while using materials such as concrete, bituminous concrete, flagstone, field stone, sculptured stone, brick, blocks, pavers, retaining wall blocks, and landscape timbers.

Appliysealers, anti-spalling compounds, adhesives, etc. in performing normal duties. This includes the finishing of concrete according to standard practices and procedures.

Performlandscaping tasks including the planting of trees and ornamental shrubs. Seedand slicelawns, aerate, fertilize, and appliesoil amendments using tractors and power equipment. Followverbal or written instructions and interprets blueprints that pertain to landscape construction.

Removesnow from sidewalks, steps, roads, and parking lots by means of trucks, tractors, power brooms, and hand tools.

Must be able to respond to emergency situations on all occasions and must be available for telephone contact during all emergency and unsafe environmental conditions.

Perfomrepairs on all equipment as needed. Completeservice and maintenance on equipment and trucks such as greasing, oil changes, etc. Assistthe mechanics with major repairs.

Maintaincleanliness of assigned areas by mechanical or hand methods.

Fabricateparts and performrepairs on grounds equipment using torches, welders, lathes, drill presses, and other shop equipment as required.

Assistin the upkeep of maintenance records for trucks and grounds equipment.

Providefor the proper preventive maintenance of all equipment including such things as oil, fuel, belts, tires, batteries, brake adjustments, reel adjustments, greasing, etc. required on a daily basis for all Roads & Grounds equipment.

Performpreventive maintenance on all equipment involving daily and/or weekly inspections.

Performduties as needed ro complete seasonal change over on all trucks and equipment.


High School diploma or GED equivalency. Up to 18 months of vocational or technical training in masonry, carpentry, and mechanics is required.

2-3 years directlyrelated grounds maintenanceexperiencewithin acommercialenvironment.

Must be abletooperateall types ofground equipment such asmowers,spreaders, andloaders,etc.

Ability to read, write, and perform simple mathematical calculations.

Ability to comprehend and follow oral and written instructions.

Demonstrated ability to operate heavy construction equipment, grounds maintenance equipment, and large trucks.

Ability to lift, bend, stoop, walk, reach, and stand for extended periods of time.

Ability to operate equipment over rough terrain for long periods of time.

Demonstrated ability to interpret drawings, blue prints, specifications, and related regulatory codes and requirements.

Ability to perform tasks requiring frequent and prolonged exposure to dust, fumes, chemicals, moving parts, noise, and/or extreme outdoor weather conditions or extreme variations of indoor temperatures.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle and equipment with a standard transmission.

Ability to construct wooden structures or forms needed in the construction of concrete structures.

Demonstrated ability to maintain proper attendance and punctuality standards.

Ability to finish concrete.

Ability to lay brick, block, stone, and do other masonry work.

Ability to construct forms using lumber or steel materials.






Ability to perform heavy lifting, bending, walking, standing, carrying, and climbing stairs.

As needed:

Perform digging.

Able to operate equipment on rough, steep terain for long periods of time.

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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