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Trades Specialist - Plumbing (+ up to $5,000 Sign On Bonus)

Richmond

Trades Specialist - Plumbing (+ up to $5,000 Sign On Bonus)

  • req2432
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Facilities Management
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
Summary

VCU’s Facilities Management Department is seeking to hire a Trades Specialist-Plumbing in the Physical Plant.

The Trades Specialist in this position utilizes knowledge of the Plumbing trade to perform preventive maintenance, repair, and installation of building infrastructure ensuring efficient operation of Zone facilities. In addition, the Trades Specialist 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 advises 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
  • Minimum of several years' experience in commercial/institutional Plumbing and mechanical maintenance
  • Ability to diagnose, repair, and service a wide variety of plumbing and mechanical 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
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment required
  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Plumbing courses I, II, III, code classes, basic and advanced training, or equivalent combination of experience and trade/craft training
  • State of Virginia Journeyman Plumbing License required, or the ability to obtain within the first year of employment
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU

Preferred Hiring Standards
  • Working knowledge of other trades

Required Licensure/Certification
  • State of Virginia Driver's license
  • State of Virginia Journeyman Journeyman Plumbing License required, or the ability to obtain within the first year of employment
  • Backflow Prevention Device license required, or the ability to obtain in 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: Essential
Repetitive Motion: Essential
Walking: Essential
Climbing: Essential
Reaching: Essential
Bending: Essential

Environmental Conditions

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

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

 

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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