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Trade Specialist II Lead - Mechanic

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


The Division of Facilities and Services at West Virginia University is currently acceptingapplicationsfor a Roads and Grounds Trades Specialist Lead II.

About the Opportunity

Under the direction of the Supervisor, this position will perform maintenance and repair on various types of mowing equipment, snow removal equipment, grounds equipment, trucks, specialty equipment, etc.

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.

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 ofhealth insurance and other benefits
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking formore retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ's.
  • Wellness programs

What you'll do:

  • Functions as a team leader, providing guidance to Mechanics, Skilled Craft Specialists, journeymen, trades workers, and any other support personnel as required. Follows procedures and makes work assignments to those individuals assigned to the crew to ensure work is completed in a timely fashion ensuring proper quality and quantity. Inspects completed work assignments of journeymen craft workers, trades workers, and helpers to ensure quality control. Ensures that proper safety procedures are used while performing job duties.
  • Receives work orders. Interfaces with Work Control, Supervisor, Managers, and requesting party to finalize project needs and scope. Assists manager with multi-craft projects related to overall work assignments. Communicates work schedules and goals to employees and customers, creating efficiency and timely completion of assigned tasks.
  • Provides continual inspection of assigned area to ensure maintenance is completed on schedule.
  • Individual will maintain knowledge of state, federal, and local codes and requirements pertaining to maintenance. Individual will attend project meetings and interact with vendors as needed. Will maintain DEP Oil & Fuel records as required by law.
  • Determines and recommends to the Operations Manager the needs of the project in regard to crew size, types of crafts, material availability, equipment, paperwork, safety checks to maintain proper work, and material flow in order to maintain schedule. This includes all aspects of Visa Card Accountability.

Work Hours:Monday-Friday; 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Pay Grade:15,WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.

  • Job requires broad knowledge or specific technical or business knowledge received from a formal registered apprentice or vocational training program of up to 18 months beyond high school or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Completion of technical or vocational training program of 18 months beyond high school within a maintenance, landscaping, heavy equipment operation area or equivalent
  • At least two (2) years of experience in the maintenanceandrepair of grounds equipment,large construction equipment,and trucks of allsize.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform skilled landscape tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead work groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate all types of grounds equipment. Ability to perform mathematical computations.
  • Knowledge of warehousing functions. Ability to climb heights over ten feet.
  • Ability to work in inclement weather conditions.
  • Ability to work with people in a stressful environment.
  • Ability to have excellent hand to eye coordination.
  • Ability to hear and interpret sounds in work area and verbal instructions. Ability to lift materials weighing over 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work in extreme hot or cold weather conditions.
  • Ability to use logical problem solving techniques.
  • Ability to communicate well utilizing both written and oral instructio ns.
  • Ability to work in uncomfortable positions as may be required by job assignment.
  • Ability to work with multi-craft personnel.
  • Ability to carry heavy (50-75 pounds) or awkward objects.
  • Ability to wear a respirator.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain proper attendance and punctuality standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain average or above work standards.


  • Valid Driver's License
  • DEPClassCResponderCertification(State)preferred
  • Physical requirements include the ability to:
    • Lift, bend, stoop, walk, reach, and stand for extended periods of time
    • Climb to heights over 10 feet
    • Use excellent eye to hand coordination
    • Hear and interpret sounds in the work area and verbal instructions
    • Lift materials over 75 pounds
    • Ability to wear a respirator

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: Oct 12, 2022

Posting Classification: Classified

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes
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