PRT Technician I (Mechanical) - Transportation & Parking 13713
The Transportation & Parking unit at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a PRT Technician I position. The WVU Personal Rapid Transit System (PRT) is a totally automated public transportation system consisting of five passenger stations, 73 driverless automated vehicles, two maintenance facilities, nine miles of dedicated guideway and a vast array of ancillary equipment. The PRT Technician I (mechanical) position provides the mechanical expertise and actions necessary to accomplish the mechanical maintenance and repairs to all PRT systems at a semi skill level. This position, as assigned, works various shifts (including weekend days), overtime as assigned, and performs on site throughout the transit system, indoors and outdoors, under various weather conditions.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Repair PRT guideway structures, stations, buildings, fences, and supporting equipment. Perform 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:
Operate a four-wheel drive vehicle with standard transmission with valid driver's license. Operate 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.
Interpret maintenance manuals, schematics and drawings, and communicates with others in performance of work.
Make recommendations for hardware and procedural changes which become evident during performance of the PRT maintenance effort.
Attend technical and safety training as assigned.
Perform snow removal and de-icing as assigned.
Support PRT operation for special events (football games, basketball games, concerts, etc.).
Pay Grade: 12, WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes related experience and education into consideration when determining appropriate salary. .
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)
Valid driver's license
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
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://careers.wvu.edu/ .
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and 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 individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Dec 9, 2019
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 193884
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.