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Trades Specialist - Boiler Technician (+ up to $5,000 Sign-on Bonus)

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Trades Specialist - Boiler Technician (+ up to $5,000 Sign-on Bonus)

  • req3136
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Facilities Management, Facilities Operations
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
Summary

VCU’s Facilities Management Department is seeking to hire a Trades Specialist-Boiler Technician for Facilities Operations.

The Boiler Technician utilizes knowledge of the mechanical trade to perform preventive maintenance, repair and installation of Boiler/Hydronic systems ensuring efficient operation of Zone facilities; provides exemplary customer service to all faculty, staff and students supporting the University’s mission of teaching, high-impact research and creative expression; identifies and documents system deficiencies using diagnostic tools and advise management of tasks requiring priority attention; and provides quality workmanship and service to maximize system availability and minimize unscheduled downtime.

Benefits include:

• 28 days of annual paid leave
• 16 days of annual holiday leave
• Competitive health benefits package commences within 30 days of employment
• Paid training
• Retirement offered through Virginia Retirement System
• Tuition waiver with up to 2 classes per semester (6 credits)
• Parental and Care Giver Leave

Minimum Hiring Standards
  • Several years’ experience working with commercial/institutional Boilers
  • Ability to diagnose, repair, service and install a wide variety of Boiler/ Hydronic systems
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to supervision, other employees, and customers
  • Knowledge of appropriate building codes
  • Ability to read/interpret drawings, plans, specifications, and scopes
  • Ability to use a wide variety of hand tools and power equipment
  • Basic and advanced training or equivalent combination of experience and trade/craft training
  • Boiler Certification required or the ability to obtain within the first year of employment
  • Virginia Driver’s License required
  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Ability to be on-call required
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU.

Required Licensure/Certifications
  • State of Virginia Driver's license
  • Boiler Certification required or the ability to obtain within the first year of employment

Physical and Cognitive Requirements

Physical Demands & Activities

Light Lifting ( Moderate Lifting (20-50 lbs): Essential
Heavy Lifting (>50 lbs): Essential
Pushing/Pulling: Essential
Standing: Essential
Sitting: Marginal
Repetitive Motion: Essential
Walking: Essential
Climbing: Essential
Reaching: Essential
Bending: Essential

Environmental Conditions

Extreme heat/cold: Essential
Extreme Noise: Essential
Vibrations: Essential
Fumes: Marginal
Mists/gases: Marginal

Emotional Demands

Fast pace: Essential
Average Pace: Essential
Multiple Stimuli: Essential
Intense Customer Interaction: Essential
Frequent Change: Essential

Mental/Sensory Demands

Memory: Essential
Reasoning: Essential
Hearing: Essential
Reading: Essential
Analyzing: Essential
Logic: Essential
Verbal Communication: Essential
Written Communication: Essential

Work Days/Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm

ORP Eligible: No

VCU Job Code Slotting: Sr. Trades Specialist 1-3 (17124-17126)

Closing Date: February 5, 2023

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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