The Transportation & Parking unit at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a PRT Technician I position. The Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit System (PRT), is a totally automated public transit system consisting of five passenger stations, 70 driverless electrically powered vehicles, 2 maintenance facilities, 9 miles of dedicated heated guideway (running surface), and a vast array of ancillary equipment. The Guideway Heating Technician provides the technical interface and expertise to operate and maintain the PRT, one of a kind, heating system.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Repair PRT guideway structures, stations, buildings, fences, and supporting equipment. Performs scheduled maintenance actions and general maintenance type repairs (including: steel, masonry, painting, cleaning, etc.).
Learn to perform a variety of miscellaneous support activities necessary to support the overall maintenance mission including:
Operating a four-wheel drive vehicle with standard transmission with valid driver's license.
Operating special purpose motor equipment within the maintenance facility and on the guideway structure.
Implement emergency response plans and actions for unplanned or emergency events.
Routinely communicate with other PRT employees via hand-held UHF radio to provide vital information.
As needed and as assigned by the shift supervisor, participate in PRT vehicle recoveries and begins training as a MOCU (manual override control unit) operator.
Interpret maintenance manuals, schematics and drawings, and communicates with others in performance of work.
Opens and closes passenger stations. Makes recommendations for hardware and procedural changes which become evident during performance of the PRT maintenance effort.
Attends technical and safety training as assigned.
Works to keep work area clean and organized.
Maintains assigned tools and is responsible for tool inventory.
Responsible for assigned keys and the access they provide.
Performs snow removal and de-icing as assigned.
Supports PRT operation for special events (football games, basketball games, concerts, etc.).
Accounts for man hours and material used in the performance of maintenance.
As assigned, functions as a group leader for other maintenance personnel.
Performs various types of minor auto body repairs and painting.
Pay Grade : 12
Associates degree of over 18 months and up to 3 years beyond high school required in mechanical or electrical systems.
0-6 months directly related experience in mechanical maintenance and repair (Preference may be given to candidates with greater amounts of directly related experience)
Ability to complete the PRT Job Proficiency Training Program requirements.
Knowledge and experience with materials, methods, tools, hazardous and safety practices of the mechanical systems trade, including power hand tools and basic machine shop tools.
Ability to understand and quickly learn new (different) complex mechanical procedures.
Demonstrated ability to satisfactorily perform troubleshooting, basic repairs and maintenance procedures on a wide variety of complex mechanical equipment.
Basic knowledge of the techniques and operation of electric and gas welding.
Knowledge of first aid and CPR.
Maintain proper attendance and punctuality standards.
Have excellent interpersonal relations, particularly when dealing with the public.
Maintain average or above work standards.
Valid driver's license
Requires mandatory (DOT) Drug Testing - Federal Requirement
Physical demands include:
Standing and walking on concrete
Lifting heavy objects over 75 lbs
Bending over objects
Standing under heavy objects
Pushing heavy objects
Bending down to hook up support equipment
Working in tight areas
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Job Posting: May 3, 2021
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 224063
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