Maintenance Worker II- Facilities and Services
West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia

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The Facilities and Services department is seeking applications for a Maintenance Worker II. This position is responsible for providing leadership in maintaining the interior and exterior appearance of institutional buildings. This work involves adhering to established standard procedures, techniques, and safety requirements with some judgment required to interpret instructions. Must be very familiar with interpreting event diagrams and completing set-ups as required. 

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
What you'll do:
  • Provide leadership and coordination of all assignments for events.  Leadership to include decision-making responsibilities for the various events taking place as well as providing assistance to individuals with special needs to ensure their comfort. Provide leadership for setting up staging, dance floors, and various styles of tables and seating along with knowledge to provide general and special cleaning needs.
  • Function as a team leader in the cleaning and maintenance of the interior and surrounding exterior appearance of all buildings performing duties associated with a Campus Service Worker position; ensuring supplies and materials are adequately stocked throughout the buildings by inventorying supply areas and completing requisitions for submission to supervisor for additional supplies; notifying supervisor of classroom furniture, equipment, and facilities needing repair or replacement and of potential safety/fire violations by completing the proper maintenance order, location, and interpretation of Material Safety Data Sheets.
  • Follow procedures and makes work assignments to those individuals assigned to the crew to ensure work is completed in a timely manner and to ensure proper quality and quantity. Also monitors and directs the work of the custodial staff that indirectly report to him. Monitors multiple simultaneous events.  Inspects completed work assignments of Campus Service Workers to ensure quality control.
  • Receive work orders. Interfaces with all supervisors, managers, and requesting party to finalize needs and scope.  Communicate work schedules and goals to employees and customer, creating efficiency and a timely completion of assigned tasks.
  • Provide continual inspection of assigned area to ensure assigned work is completed on schedule; recommends to the supervisor major repair needs; assists supervisor in updating deferred maintenance.
  • Recommend to the supervisor as to crew size, materials availability, and equipment in order to maintain schedule.
  • Coordinate relocation of offices, classrooms, and set-ups for special events in all facilities by performing duties associated with a Campus Service Worker position; ensuring departmental personnel are aware of schedule for moves and set-ups; training new employees on proper techniques and operation of equipment; adjusting daily task assignments to meet changes in needs in priorities; and informing supervisor of problem situations.  Lock and unlock doors to accommodate building schedule.
  • Provide daily reports on actual progress versus projected progress to supervisor.  Maintain the original scope of project to ensure project cost control.  Informs supervisor of needed discipline and performance problems.  Ensure that work group processes all work requests, material requisitions, weekly reports, and invoices necessary to complete assignments according to Physical Plant operation.
  • Operate computers utilizing various software programs such as: Facilities Management maintenance management programs involving work orders and materials accountability, building support systems and other systems as necessary.
  • Clean and maintain the interior appearance of assigned buildings including classrooms, offices, public areas, etc. by sweeping, mopping, stripping, and waxing floors; vacuuming and shampooing carpets, rugs and upholstery; dusting and polishing furniture; washing and cleaning walls, ceilings, doors, windows, etc.; and performing other related internal cleaning activities.
  • Be required to fill in for Assistant Supervisor in his/her absence, also oversee other Leads staff of employees in their absence. To ensure that employees have adequate staff and supplies to complete assigned cleaning duties.
  • Clean and disinfect bathrooms and kitchenettes including walls, floors, lavatories, commodes, sinks, refrigerators, stoves, fixtures, mirrors, etc.  Replenish supplies including toilet tissue, towels, and soap.                                                                       
  • Operate walk-behind and riding scrubbers, high-speed buffers, automated carpet cleaners, power lifts, and all other associated equipment needed to perform duties listed above.
  • Operate equipment in performance of duties such as brooms, mops, vacuums, shampooers, high-speed burnishers, etc.  Mix and dilute commercial strength disinfectants, germicidal detergents, and other stringent cleaning solutions.  Calculate area to determine amounts of cleaning solutions required.  Follow established safety procedures in the use of equipment and materials; locking and unlocking doors, offices, classrooms, and meeting rooms as directed by the supervisor.  Move equipment, chairs, tables, etc. to other floors using dollies, carts, etc. on elevators or stairways.
  • Be required to operate various hand and power tools in the performance of duties such as: rakes, shovels, dollies, hand trucks, lawn mowers, weed eaters, etc.
  • Relocate offices and classrooms within buildings and throughout campus by lifting, loading, and unloading furniture, file cabinets, boxes, etc. onto hand trucks, dollies, and box vans for transportation.  May require removing desk components, doors, and shelves to ease in relocations.  Moves, sets-up, rearranges, and erects tables, chairs, platforms, bleachers, tents, displays, etc. for registration, commencement, and other special events.  Disassembles and stores items at the end of events.  Must be able to interpret blueprints and drawings as they pertain to special event set-ups.
  • Clean and maintain the surrounding exterior appearance of all institutional buildings by raking, removing, and disposing of leaves and debris; cleaning gutters, culverts, and other drainage areas; sweeping, shoveling, and removing snow, ice, slush, and mud from entryways and sidewalks; spreading salt and cinders on public passageways; washing graffiti from walls and sidewalks; and performing other related external cleaning activities.  May be required to operate blowers, walk-behind sweepers, or any other equipment needed to perform duties listed above.  Removes weeds from shrub and flowerbeds as required.
  • Collect and properly disposes of trash and litter throughout institutional buildings and grounds including cleaning of trash receptacles and assisting sanitation vehicle operators.  Collect recyclable items and places in appropriate storage location.      
  • Be required to perform various maintenance tasks either assisting or under the direction of qualified craftsperson’s (plumbing, carpentry, painting, etc.).  These tasks would be considered as non-technical, non-certified supporting duties.  Attend various training classes, seminars, and other meetings to learn new techniques and procedures and to remain current in all safety requirements; and responding to requests from faculty, staff, students, and the general public regarding location of buildings throughout campus and other similar general questions.
  • Be required to operate a lightweight motor vehicle (i.e. car, van, and/or pickup truck) to transport people and/or deliver/receive various supplies, materials, and equipment throughout the campus and local community.  Unloads and stores supplies, rotating stock.  Obtains appropriate signatures on deliveries.
  • Be required to dig holes and trenches and spreads and levels dirt, gravel and concrete to assist in installation of traffic signs, irrigation/drainage systems and concrete structures.

Shift: Sunday through Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Paygrade: 11. WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes related experience and education into covcfgvbnsideration when determining appropriate salary.


Vocational or technical training of up to 18 months beyond High School or an equivalent combination of education and directly related work experience.

One (1) year of experience in the following:
  • Experience with proper commercial restroom cleaning procedures, commercial floor maintenance procedures, and commercial carpet cleaning procedures.
  • Experience with event set-ups including interpreting diagrams and setting up seating, staging, dance floors, etc.
  • Experience in assisting with plumbing, carpentry or other craft trades preferred.
  • Experience in setting up cleaning schedules and in training others in the safe and proper ways to operate all commercial cleaning custodial equipment preferred.

About WVU

  • Demonstrated knowledge of custodial methods, procedures, and safety principles.
  • Knowledge of basic grounds keeping and labor activities.
  • Ability to operate basic labor supporting equipment, basic grounds keeping equipment, and demonstrated ability to operate commercial custodial equipment.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills necessary to interact with supervisors and colleagues while providing leadership and coordination of assignments.
  • Ability to read and write in English and perform simple mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow oral and written instructions and communicate instructions to others.
  • Ability to function as a team leader providing training to others and work assignments and maintaining necessary records.
  • Physical capability to perform duties of the position including long periods of standing and walking, bending, stooping and climbing, and lifting of heavy items weighing approximately 50-75 pounds.
  • Ability to perform tasks requiring frequent and prolonged exposure to extreme variations in temperatures including outdoor weather conditions and exposure to dust, fumes, and chemicals.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle including knowledge of safe driving procedures and West Virginia traffic and safety regulations.
  • Ability to maintain proper attendance and punctuality standards.
  • Must be able to interpret diagrams or blueprints for event. - Must have knowledge to be able to set-up staging and dance floors.

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