General Trades Technician

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Role Title:

Trades Technician III

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General Trades Technician

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Northern VA Community College


NV280-VP Administration

Work Location:

Prince William - 153

Hiring Range:

$45,000 - $55,000

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Full Time or Part Time:

Full Time

Work Schedule:

typically 6am-230pm weekdays, except may need to work other shifts based on business needs.

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Job Description:

As the General Trades Technician, you will be required to:

•Perform a variety of maintenance projects and preventative maintenance tasks including plumbing, electrical, mechanical and carpentry. •Tasks may include the installation, repair, and maintenance of multiple building systems. •Assist other trades, perform safety checks, emergency response, maintain and order supplies and perform other duties as assigned.•The duties include daily inspections and maintenance of campus buildings; performs minor building repairs; responds to work orders to make minor repairs to electric, plumbing, and mechanical systems.•Work in diverse college settings to produce steady and functional infrastructure and products.

Special Assignments:

May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.

KSA's/Required Qualifications:


•Ability to work with little or no supervision and make sound decisions independently.•Understand how to use a variety of hand tools and power tools properly and safely.•Able to work from ladders and scaffolds, to diagnose and repair a variety of building systems.•Ability to lift/move 75 lbs. on a regular basis.•Ability to function in close quarters, or cramped environment•Ability to read technical documents, drawings, and blueprints.•Basic computer skills including Microsoft office suite.•Detail oriented•Possess good communication skills; written and verbal.•Candidate must be able to work with other trades.

Required Qualifications:

• High School Graduate or equivalent• Previous experience in building trades ( electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry)• Valid Virginia driver’s license and good driving record.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Previous experience working in a commercial building setting
•Previous experience with a computerized maintenance management system
•Previous experience working with energy management systems..

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Required Travel:

Travel between campuses may be required


$45,000 - $55,000

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Background Check Statement Disclaimer:

The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link:

EEO Statement:

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

ADA Statement:

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

E-Verify Statement:

VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/7/2021
Application Due: 4/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time