PRT Guideway Technician II Lead - Transportation & Parking 16860
The Transportation and Parking unit of the Division of Facilities and Services at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a PRT Guideway Technician II Lead. The position helps to maintain the PRT's safe and reliable transportation to WVU students. faculty, staff, visitors, and the community of the Morgantown area, with 5 passenger stations, 8+ miles of main guideway (GW) structure and two maintenance facilities. The GW systems include mechanical, structural, and electrical systems along its entire length, requiring regular preventive maintenance and repairs. The most maintenance intensive of these systems is the Guideway Heating System (GWHS), consisting of four (4) separate hydronic heating plants that utilize a heated glycol solution and embedded piping grids to heat the GW running surface. This allows for safe vehicle operation in the winter months. This position will be responsible for the proper operation, maintenance, and repairs of these systems.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Function as a group leader for lesser skilled maintenance personnel. Provides daily guideway heating status information, input for work plans and guideway heating system repairs and modifications.
Be responsible for leading the field maintenance and operations efforts for the MPRT guideway heating system and associated structures. The incumbent performs a wide variety of tasks that involve installation, repair, maintenance and cleaning of the guideway systems.
Provide continual inspection of guideway systems to ensure maintenance is completed on schedule, recommends repair actions, and assists with development/modification of maintenance plans.
Work unsupervised and make independent decisions in real time.
Ensure that proper safety procedures, equipment, and personal protective equipment are used while performing job duties.
Utilize various computer programs such as: WVU time clock system, email, Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, File Explorer, etc.), and Adobe Acrobat (for viewing PDF documents and drawings).
Assist with requisitions for parts, supplies, etc. from PRT Stores and WVU procurement, and has direct contact with material vendors and service agencies.
Be responsible for tools and equipment utilized in the performance of duties., and shall leave all work areas in a safe, neat, and orderly manner.
Interpret blueprints and material/performance specifications.
May be required to move, load, and carry materials and equipment necessary to complete all phases of assigned maintenance and repair duties.
Be responsible for communicating guideway heating system leaks to PRT management and WVU's Environmental Health and Safety department (EH&S).
This position is on call during periods of inclement weather and may need to report to work during University closures for emergency repairs or mitigation of a guideway heating system leak.
This position may be required to work mandatory overtime in support of University events and PRT system needs, and may be required to work different or extended shifts to facilitate the monitoring or repair of guideway systems, in support of PRT Operations.
Assist in vehicle recovery efforts and other PRT maintenance activities as needed.
Pay Grade : 15
High school diploma or GED and up to 18 months of education or training beyond high school or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience
Two (2) years Experience in one or more of the following:
Industrial plumbing system repairs
Mechanical system operation/troubleshooting
Installation/operation/repair of hydronic heating systems
General HVAC concepts and applications
Five (5) years Experience in a fast-paced stressful environment where good decision-making skills are essential.
Ability to comprehend the operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive transit system
Ability to apply terminology, methods, practices, and techniques used in a professional maintenance environment
Ability to understand emergency and incident reporting requirements related to operational hazards and safety practices
Ability to comprehend related Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations
Ability to perform multiple activities necessary to efficiently and safely perform required duties
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow staff members
Maintain accurate basic records, and complete brief forms and reports clearly and accurately
Ability to detect unusual, hazardous, or emergency situations, and take appropriate action within prescribed guidelines
Ability to gain knowledge of policies and procedures pertaining to the work, including the PRT operating processes, station and guideway layout, and the actions required in unusual or emergency situations
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Knowledge of commercial natural gas fired boiler operation and maintenance
Knowledge of mechanical systems, including pumps, piping, and various flow control devices
Knowledge and experience with materials, tools, and safety practices of the plumbing, mechanical and electrical trades
Knowledge and techniques of electric/gas welding and general metal fabrication
Able to read and interpret schematics and drawings
Valid driver's license issued within the United States, if applicable
Requires mandatory drug and alcohol testing.
At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.
From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley -- the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.
Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is 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 applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: May 27, 2021
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 228384
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.