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Senior Maintenance Specialist

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice President for Student Affairs
Department: Facilities & Operations
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Facilities / Skilled Trades, Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

As a member of the Facilities and Operations Maintenance Department, the Senior Maintenance Specialist is responsible for the day to day maintenance operation for the department. This includes a variety of functions including plumbing, mechanical, electrical, 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 shifts occasionally or on a rotating shift.

Required Qualifications

Current Journey Tradesman’s license for plumbing in the state of Virginia.
Previous experience with general maintenance of commercial or institutional buildings mainly in the areas of plumbing but can be experienced In electrical, HVAC 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.
Some previous experience with computers or similar software.
Strong interpersonal communication skills.
Some overtime required and responds to after hours service calls when scheduled or in emergency situations.
Must be willing to work weekend shifts occasionally or on a rotating shift.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's certification in a trade related occupation or general contractor license preferred.
Previous experience with electronic maintenance program. Previous experience processing complete, accurate work order reports/documentation.

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Salary Information

$37,000 - $42,000/year and commensurate with experience

Review Date

August 11, 2023

Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as a driving check with a safe driving record.


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 military 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.

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About Student Affairs:

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!

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