Careers at Virginia Tech

Senior Maintenance Specialist

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: Vice President for Student Affairs
Department: Facilities & Operations
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Facilities / Skilled Trades, Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

This position will perform a variety of functions including plumbing, mechanical, electrical, pest control, carpet cleaning, and carpentry tasks. The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently as well as a member of a team with the focus on providing excellent customer service. Some overtime required and responds to after hours service calls when scheduled or in emergency situations. Must be willing to work weekend shift occasionally or on a rotating shift.

Required Qualifications

Previous experience with general maintenance of commercial or institutional buildings. Previous experience with general maintenance in the areas of Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC, pest control, carpet cleaning, and Carpentry; including but not limited to diagnosing, repairing and/or replacing. Demonstrated knowledge of maintenance methods including materials, tools, procedures and safety practices. Previous experience working with / understanding blueprints and specifications. Previous experience processing complete, accurate work order reports / documentation. Previous experience with computers and Microsoft Office Suite or similar software. Strong interpersonal communication skills. Some overtime required and responds to afterhours service calls when scheduled or in emergency situations. Must be willing to work weekend shift occasionally or on a rotating shift.

Preferred Qualifications

Journey/master's certification in a trade related occupation or General Contractor license preferred. Previous experience with hokie serv or similar electronic maintenance program.

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Salary Information

Approved Budget Max- $15/hour

Review Date

June 21, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check and driving check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

About Student Affairs: 

Student Affairs’ Aspirations for Student Learning serve as a framework for our roles as educators as we work alongside students to encapsulate their learning into a strengths-based discovery of their talent so they may: commit to unwavering curiositypursue self-understanding and integritypractice civilityprepare for a life of courageous leadership; and ultimatelyembrace Ut Prosim as a way of life. We operationalize these aspirations through ExperienceVT whereby we work alongside undergraduate, graduate and professional students to create a customized plan for their experience designed to accomplish their individual goals. We measure our success by the success of our students. To that end, we will do whatever it takes to support the individual well-being and success of every student at Virginia Tech. 

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact (Todd Pignataro) at ( during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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