Trades Utilities Senior Worker

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-03-29
Req: R0023177

Facilities Management (FM) supports the University of Virginia's wide range of research, academic and patient care programs. With over 1,200 employees dedicated to excellence, Facilities Management is responsible for the day-to-day operation, repair and maintenance of UVA's buildings, infrastructure, and grounds as well as other University-owned and leased properties.

We have an exciting opportunity for Trades Utility Senior Worker to support Facilities Management's Housing Facilities and its goal of providing consistent, cost-effective, and reliable maintenance and service to the University facilities. This Trades Utility Senior Worker is the primary points of contact for building maintenance within a defined zone to provide routine maintenance and repairs using plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and carpentry skills. This position ensures openers, doors, windows, hardware, plumbing fixtures, electrical outlets, switches, fire alarms, and smoke detectors are in working order. The incumbent will have working knowledge in the use of a variety of diagnostic tools, instruments, equipment, and hand and power tools. Ability to understand and read blueprints and drawings is also essential. This position also provides coverage for emergency maintenance calls off shift on a revolving schedule.

Duties Include:

  • Assist skilled journey-level mechanics in performing routine system maintenance, preventative maintenance, building, construction, equipment repairs, assessing problems, undertaking corrective actions, and site cleanup. Incumbent can address specialized areas within a specific trade, such as quality and temperature control.
  • Ability to work independently and make apprentice-level electrical, carpentry, plumbing, or HVAC repairs.
  • Develop an increasing knowledge of types of material and equipment used for the various utility systems involved in University projects.
  • Maintain accurate records on time tickets, job requests, and work orders.
  • Determine material and equipment for specific jobs, as well as initiate purchase orders.
  • Maintain compliance with OSHA, federal, state, and local regulations. Use personal safety equipment as instructed, and act in accordance with safety guidelines.
  • Meet with and respond to customer requests on work status in coordination with the supervisor.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: A minimum of four [4] years of work experience in at least one building trade. Experience working in a university setting is preferred.
  • Licensure: Valid Driver's License.

The Anticipated Hiring Range for this position is $17.30 - $20.30 ($35,984 - $42,224 per year).

For this position, the selected candidate will need to complete the required background checks prior to their start date.

Physical Demands:

The employee must be able to variously sit, stand, walk, climb stairs and ladders, crawl, stoop, bend, squat, lift, pull, and use both hands-on repetitive tasks (including overhead tasks). The employee must have normal vision and hearing (correctable), and for some areas of employment, color vision and sense of smell.


Application Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday and search for ''R0023177'. Fully complete the online application, attaching the following required documents:

  • Resume
  • Contact for three professional references (name, email address, and telephone number).

Application Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs”, and search for 'R0023177' and complete the application, attaching the following required documents:

  • Resume
  • Contact for three professional references (name, email address, and telephone number).

** Note: multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV/Resume box. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

This position is open until filled.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Gay Lynn Tonelli, Recruiter, at .

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/31/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time