Trades Specialist I - Intercollegiate Athletics 11911
The Intercollegiate Athletics Department at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Trades Specialist I. T his position will be responsible for the application of various paint mediums and topcoat finishes as outlined by University guidelines in addition to helping perform carpenter duties as assigned.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Assist with multi-craft projects related to overall work assignments.
Operate hand tools and power equipment such as circular saws, radical arm saws, and drills.
Apply in a professional manner, paints, varnishes, shellacs, sealers, acrylics, urethanes, enamels, latex, stains, anti-skid coatings, and other mediums utilizing necessary professional techniques and abilities.
Prepare surfaces for painting through various procedures including, but not limited to, high pressure water blasting, high pressure water/sand blasting, mechanical and hand sanding, chemical etching hand tool chipping, pneumatic and electric grinder/sanders and pneumatic chippers.
Ensure that all safety procedures are understood and followed by assigned employees.
Assist with erection of various working platforms to include, but not limited to, metal and aluminum pipe scaffolding, pick boards and work states, ladders jacks, extension ladders, step ladders, etc.
Operate various types of motorized aerial work platforms and truck mounted lifts. Must be knowledgeable of proper assembly and disassembly procedures as well as required safety railings, stabilizers, kick boards, safety harnesses, and fall protection devises.
Ensure that all local, state, and federal building codes are maintained under the direction of Lead Painter. Perform other duties/skills as required by the immediate supervisor.
Ensure that work area is a clean, safe working environment utilizing proper protection, barricades and ventilation equipment.
Perform game event set-up support for all home athletic events as assigned.
Manage professional and personal time to handle time sensitive issues, tight deadlines, extend hours beyond the normal workday, work weekends, and have on-call availability.
Faithfully and diligently execute related duties of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, as requested or assigned by Supervisor and/or Associate Athletic Director for Facilities/Operations.
Pay Grade: 13
High School Education and vocational training up to 18 months beyond high school; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Two (2) years full-time painting or related carpentry experience.
Ability to perform mathematical computations.
Ability to operate a personal computer.
Knowledge of warehousing functions.
Ability to climb heights over 10 feet. Ability to carry heavy (50-75 lbs) or awkward objects.
Knowledge of proper painting procedures.
Ability to wear a respirator.
Demonstrated ability to recognize and complete the proper operations of power equipment.
Valid driver's license.
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Jun 6, 2019
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 174422
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.