The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is seeking applications for the position of Trades Specialist I. This position is expected to provide the necessary maintenance repairs, trouble shooting, and installation of plumbing, HVAC and electrical equipment and controls to operate building automation through Siemens Apogee, along with preventative and general maintenance for athletic facilities and other areas within the department.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Provide maintenance and upkeep of buildings and equipment in the following facilities: Milan Puskar Center, North End Zone Suite/Club, Press Box and Press Box Suites at Milan Puskar Stadium, and any other athletic facilities, including all HVAC systems, plumbing systems, boiler, chiller, AHU yearly maintenance and coil cleaning as needed.
Receive work orders and interfaces with Athletic Facilities office, Maintenance Supervisor and/or Senior Manager, to review and complete project scopes. Assist Managers and Associate Athletic Director with multi-craft projects related to overall work assignments. Communicate work schedules to trade workers and helpers creating efficiency and timely completion of assigned tasks.
Install, maintain and repair domestic water, distilled water systems, and demonized water systems. This will include such fixtures as hot water tanks, water coolers, water filters, ice machines, dish machines, and water treatment systems for cooling and heating water.
Work HVAC/Automated Controls Manager and outside contractors as needed on various upgrades and major repairs.
Read and review blueprints, O&M manuals for new and existing building projects for repair; develop as-built sketches of completed in-house projects with auto cad.
Determine and recommend 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.
Perform general upkeep of mechanical and electrical rooms in all Athletic Facilities.
Troubleshoot, maintain and repair pneumatic and electrical controls for building HVAC systems. Operate computerized controls for building HVAC systems. Arrange for contracted overhauls and major repairs of these systems as required. Supervise all contracted repairs, operate scissor lift, bucket truck, hydraulic lift to maintain and troubleshoot fixtures and devices.
Troubleshoot, maintain and repair coil cleaning chiller systems such as screw chillers, DX and split systems and boilers, AHV, ice machines, Gatorade machines, and suite refrigerators. Arrange for major overhauls using contracted labor and supervise work of contracted labor to complete major overhauls or replacements.
Work Hours: Requires on-call availability, including shift work and overtime beyond the normal 37.5 hour work week
Pay Grade: 13
Salary:WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.
Completion of vocational/technical training program in HVAC or electrical field of up to 18 months beyond high school, or equivalent education and experience
Preferred degrees include:
Associates degree in engineering technology
2-year trade school diploma relating to at least two of the following fields: electrical, plumbing, building maintenance, HVAC, welding, or mechanics
Two (2) years of related experience in plumbing, HVAC, electrical, refrigeration, and mechanical maintenance is required
Knowledge of state, federal, and local codes and requirements pertaining to maintenance and construction
Ability to read and understand blueprints
Ability to identify and operate several types of industry specific power tools, bending tools, basic welding equipment, threading tools, pipe fitting tools, and testing equipment
Valid driver's license to operate departmental vehicles
Physical requirements include:
Ability to stand, stoop, bend, climb, and work in uncomfortable positions
Frequent handling of objects weighing 25 pounds and occasionally lifting objects weighing 75 pounds
First consideration will be given to those who apply by September 22, 2017.
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