Posting Summary: The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence. The Department of Athletics at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for the position of Shop Technician to support the Facilities and Game Operations office.
Shop Technicians perform various service duties regarding the maintenance and care of athletic buildings and grounds. They may be certified in a skill area, or could be experienced in working with several unlicensed and unspecialized crafts. They may work independently or as a team, with assigned work but limited supervision.
The Shop Technician supports the athletics department goals of providing consistent, cost effective, and reliable maintenance and service to the athletics facilities and providing safe working conditions for shop staff. The Shop Technician will provide first class service and operation for internal and external constituents with the expectation for high performance standards and will perform or call for repairs that pose an immediate threat to health or safety (informing supervisor, as necessary). This position will help with various projects, event set ups and conversions and reports to the Shop Supervisor or, in their absence, the Assistant Shop Supervisor.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: An Associate's, Bachelor's, or technical school certificate is preferred.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Some related experience in grounds keeping, machine maintenance, and general labor services.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required License or Certification: Must be 18 years of age or older to operate rental equipment such as a bobcat, loaders and other heavy equipment. Valid Virginia driver's license required.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Incumbent must be able to: operate hand and power tools; perform maintenance and repair equipment; understand instructions and work independently without direct supervision, but know when to ask for assistance; perform manual labor; learn new skills and adapt procedures, techniques, tools, materials and/or equipment to meet special needs.
Required Computer Applications: Basic computer skills and Microsoft Office. Knowledge of daily computer use for email communication, researching maintenance topics and materials online, scheduling work, and reviewing and managing work orders and daily time entries.
Internal Number: 353_83687
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.