Trade Specialist I (Construction)- Facilities and Services
West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia

Posted in Education and Training

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West Virginia University Roads and Grounds is currently accepting applications for a Trades Speciliast I (Construction). 

Under the supervision of the Supervisor and/or Lead Landscape Construction Worker shall perform skilled landscape construction duties. These will include the repair and construction of steps, sidewalks, roads, parking lots, etc. The Landscape Construction Worker will operate all Roads & Grounds equipment in performing these duties. Shall work with other crafts as needed. Will fill in for the Landscape Construction Worker lead as needed.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:

  • 37.5-hour work week 
  • 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
  • 15 annual leave (vacation) days per year or more based on years of service (employee leave)
  • 18 sick days per year
    (for when you’re ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family’s, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
  • WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ’s.
  • Wellness programs
PAY GRADE - 13. WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes related experience and education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.

SHIFT- 7am to 3pm

What you'll do: 

Operate equipment such as payloaders, back.hoes, road grader, dozers, asphalt pavers, rollers, forklifts, crane trucks, large dump trucks, sanitation vehicles, landscape equipment, and skid loaders. Operate tractors, lawn maintenance equipment, and power tools needed to perform landscape construction and maintenance.

lnstall, construct, and maintain landscape structures while using materials such as concrete, bituminous concrete, flagstone, field stone, sculptured stone, brick, blocks, pavers, retaining wall blocks, and landscape timbers.

Appliy sealers, anti-spalling compounds, adhesives, etc. in performing normal duties. This includes the finishing of concrete according to standard practices and procedures.

Perform landscaping tasks including the planting of trees and ornamental shrubs. Seed and slice lawns, aerate, fertilize, and applie soil amendments using tractors and power equipment. Follow verbal or written instructions and interprets blueprints that pertain to landscape construction.

Remove snow from sidewalks, steps, roads, and parking lots by means of trucks, tractors, power brooms, and hand tools.

Must be able to respond to emergency situations on all occasions and must be available for telephone contact during all emergency and unsafe environmental conditions.

Perfom repairs on all equipment as needed. Complete service and maintenance on equipment and trucks such as greasing, oil changes, etc. Assist the mechanics with major repairs.

Maintain cleanliness of assigned areas by mechanical or hand methods.

Fabricate parts and perform repairs on grounds equipment using torches, welders, lathes, drill presses, and other shop equipment as required.

Assist in the upkeep of maintenance records for trucks and grounds equipment.

Provide for the proper preventive maintenance of all equipment including such things as oil, fuel, belts, tires, batteries, brake adjustments, reel adjustments, greasing, etc. required on a daily basis for all Roads & Grounds equipment.

Perform preventive maintenance on all equipment involving daily and/or weekly inspections.

Perform duties as needed ro complete seasonal change over on all trucks and equipment.


High School diploma or GED equivalency. Up to 18 months of vocational or technical training in masonry, carpentry, and mechanics is required.

2-3 years directly related grounds maintenance experience within a commercial environment.
Must be able to operate all types of ground equipment such as mowers, spreaders, and loaders, etc.

Ability to read, write, and perform simple mathematical calculations.
Ability to comprehend and follow oral and written instructions.
Demonstrated ability to operate heavy construction equipment, grounds maintenance equipment, and large trucks.
Ability to lift, bend, stoop, walk, reach, and stand for extended periods of time.
Ability to operate equipment over rough terrain for long periods of time.
Demonstrated ability to interpret drawings, blue prints, specifications, and related regulatory codes and requirements.
Ability to perform tasks requiring frequent and prolonged exposure to dust, fumes, chemicals, moving parts, noise, and/or extreme outdoor weather conditions or extreme variations of indoor temperatures.
Ability to operate a motor vehicle and equipment with a standard transmission.
Ability to construct wooden structures or forms needed in the construction of concrete structures.
Demonstrated ability to maintain proper attendance and punctuality standards.
Ability to finish concrete.
Ability to lay brick, block, stone, and do other masonry work.
Ability to construct forms using lumber or steel materials.

About WVU

Commercial Driver's License.
Class B License.
Preferred Tanker Endorsement.

Ability to perform heavy lifting, bending, walking, standing, carrying, and climbing stairs.
As needed:
Perform digging.
Able to operate equipment on rough, steep terain for long periods of time.

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