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Series Description: Facilities Trades Series

Series Description: FACILITIES TRADES SERIES

Positions in the Facilities Trades Series provide the full range of general to highly skilled maintenance, repair, restoration, installation, and inspection functions involving multiple construction/mechanical trades areas (both licensed and unlicensed) in support of University facility operations, maintenance programs, and services.

Examples of work include: set up, prepare, and clean work areas; install, assemble, and maintain controls; replace deficient equipment, hardware, or materials; construct furnishings or framing; operate ice surfacing equipment; perform preventative maintenance on valves and steam traps; repair locks and hardware; operate, maintain, and repair high-pressure steam boilers; balance and repair HVAC systems; inspect buildings for asbestos- and lead-containing materials; and construct containment areas.

Series Supervisory Standards:

Alternate Career Progression Job Standards:

Building Trades Career Progression Job Standards:

Building Trades Career progression positions, distinguished by the nature and scope of responsibilities and minimum education and experience, are summarized below. For detailed information please refer to the Distinguishing Characteristics matrix.

Building Trades Assistant - Perform routine-level skilled trade activities specific to designated area in support of University building trades following detailed and established guidelines. High school diploma and one year of related experience required. Valid  driver's license or ability to obtain and driver's check may be required.

Building Tradesperson - Perform general-level skilled trades activities specific to designated area in support of University building trades. Use judgment in applying work methods within established guidelines, specifications, and codes based on familiarity with University and external procedures and regulations. High school diploma and two to three years’ related or specific experience required.  Valid  driver's license or ability to obtain and driver’s check may be required.

Building Tradesperson Senior - Perform general to high-level skilled trades activities specific to designated area in support of University building trades. Use judgment in prioritizing work activities and in applying work methods within established guidelines, specifications, and codes based on a proficiency in one or more skilled trades and general knowledge of University and external procedures and regulations. High school diploma and four to five years’ related or specific experience required.  Valid  driver's license or ability to obtain and driver’s check may be required.

Building Tradesperson Specialist - Perform high-level and specialized skilled activities in multiple trades areas in support of University building trades. Use judgment in prioritizing work activities and in applying work methods within established guidelines, specifications, and codes based on a proficiency in two or more skilled trades and comprehensive knowledge of University and external procedures and regulations. May provide functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates. High school diploma and six years’ specific experience required.  Valid  driver's license or ability to obtain and driver’s check may be required.

Building Trades Supervisor - Provide technical oversight and perform highly skilled activities in multiple trade areas in support of University building trades. Use judgment in prioritizing workflow, applying methods, operational processes and problem resolution based on a proficiency in two or more skilled trades and thorough knowledge and understanding of internal and external policies and procedure. Provide administrative supervision to University staff and functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates. High school diploma and six years’ specific experience in two or more skilled trades required. Specialized certification or ability to obtain within six months may be required. Valid  driver's license or ability to obtain and driver's check may be required.

Facilities Trades Engineer Career Progression Job Standards:

Facilities Trades Engineer Career Progression positions, distinguished by the nature and scope of responsibilities and minimum education and experience, are summarized below. For detailed information please refer to the Distinguishing Characteristics matrix.

Facilities Trades Technician - Perform skilled installation, maintenance and repair of building heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and controls and refrigeration equipment in support of University building systems services.High School diploma, Type S C3 License and Natural Gas Installer Certification or ability to acquire within six months and three years’ experience in HVAC equipment and controls installation, maintenance and repair required. Refrigerant Recovery Certification required. Computer skills required. Valid driver's license or ability to obtain and driver's check required. Lifting of up to 50 lbs. occasionally. Specific physical requirements may apply based on job functions. Valid driver's license or ability to obtain, and driver's check required.

Facilities Trades Engineer - Perform a variety of highly technical facility system programming, associated mechanical repairs and maintenance. Troubleshoots controls related problems. Supervise outside contractor projects as it relates to expertise. Provides general oversight of building systems on campus in regard to their operation, expansion, maintenance and repair. High School Diploma trade specific training and three years’ experience. Able to read and interpret engineering plans and specifications. Basic computer skills. Valid driver’s license, and driver’s check required. Demonstrated ongoing commitment to workplace diversity, sustainability, and delivering exceptional value and great experience to customers.

Hazardous Materials Career Progression Job Standards:

Hazardous Materials Career Progression positions, distinguished by the nature and scope of responsibilities and minimum education and experience, are summarized below. For detailed information please refer to the Distinguishing Characteristics matrix.

Hazardous Materials Worker - Perform abatement, remediation, decontamination and emergency response functions in support of University hazardous materials programs following established guidelines based on a general knowledge and understanding of internal and external policies and procedures. High school diploma, one year of experience and specialized certification or ability to obtain within six months required. Valid driver's license or ability to obtain and driver's check required. Required to use breathing apparatus. Ability to pass physical examination. Tobacco users will not be considered.

Hazardous Materials Specialist - Perform abatement, remediation, decontamination and emergency response functions in support of University hazardous materials programs. Use judgment in prioritizing work tasks and in applying work methods based on a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of internal and external policies and procedures. High school diploma, two years' experience and specialized certification or ability to obtain within six months required. Valid driver's license or ability to obtain and driver's check required. Required to use breathing apparatus. Ability to pass physical examination. Tobacco users will not be considered.

Hazardous Materials Specialist Senior - Provide assistance with oversight of daily operations and design of projects and perform abatement, remediation, decontamination, and emergency response functions in support of University hazardous materials programs. Use judgment in coordinating area workflow, prioritizing work tasks and applying work methods based on comprehensive knowledge and understanding of internal and external policies and procedures. High school diploma, and four years' experience to include lead or supervisory responsibilities, specialized certifications or ability to obtain within six months, valid  driver's license or ability to obtain and driver's check required. Lifting up to 50 lbs. occasionally. Ability to pass physical examination. Tobacco users will not be considered. Must use breathing apparatus.

Operating Engineer Career Progression Job Standards:

Operative Engineer Career Progression positions, distinguished by the nature and scope of responsibilities and minimum education and experience, are summarized below. For detailed information please refer to the Distinguishing Characteristics matrix.

Operating Engineer Assistant - Perform non-skilled and semi-skilled repairs, preventative maintenance and general maintenance on equipment and systems in support of University central heating operations.High school diploma, vocational courses and one year' related experience including knowledge of boilers and pump operation required. Fuel Oil Burning Equipment Installer (Limited) Certificate and a Natural Gas Certification  or ability to obtain within six months required. Mechanical aptitude and knowledge of the use and care of various hand tools required. Basic computer knowledge required. Valid driver's license or ability to obtain and driver's check may be required. Lifting of up to 50 lbs.occasionally. Specific physical requirements may apply based on job functions.

Operating Engineer  - Perform semi-skilled and skilled maintenance, repairs and operation of equipment and systems; monitor automated building control systems to assist with effective and efficient management of utility resources in support of University central heating operations.High school diploma, vocational courses and three years experience  in heating and/or cooling plant operations and maintenance to include chiller experience required. Fuel Oil Burning Equipment Installer (Limited) Certificate and a Natural Gas Certification  or ability to obtain within six months required. Basic computer knowledge required. Valid driver's license or ability to obtain and driver's check may be required. Lifting of up to 50 lbs.occasionally. Specific physical requirements may apply based on job functions.

Operating Engineer  Senior - Perform highly skilled operation, repair and maintenance of equipment and systems; oversee and monitor automated building control systems, analyze system data and resolve issues and make adjustments; effectively and efficiently manage utility resources in support of University central heating operations. High school diploma, vocational building trades training and four years experience in heating and/or cooling plant operations and maintenance and building automation management systems experience required. Natural Gas Certification; Fuel Oil Burning Equipment Installer (Limited) Certification or ability to obtain required Effective verbal communication skills.  Basic computer knowledge required. Valid driver's license or ability to obtain and driver's check may be required. Lifting of up to 50 lbs.occasionally. Specific physical requirements may apply based on job functions.

Utilities Trades Career Progression Job Standards:

Utilities Trades Career Progression positions, distinguished by the nature and scope of responsibilities and minimum education and experience, are summarized below. For detailed information please refer to specific Distinguishing Characteristics description matrix.

Utilities Trades Assistant - Perform apprentice level skilled licensed trade activities specific to designated area in support of University facility maintenance programs and services following detailed and established guidelines. High school diploma and one years’ specific experience required. Valid Vermont driver's license or ability to obtain and driver's check required.

Utilities Tradesperson Journey- Perform general level skilled licensed trades activities specific to designated area in support of University facility maintenance programs and services. Use judgment in applying work methods within established guidelines, specifications, and codes based on familiarity with University and external procedures and regulations.  High school diploma, Journeyman license and one year experience required. Sspecialized certification  or ability to obtain certification within six months may be required. Valid driver's license or ability to obtain and driver's check required. Lifting of up to 50 lbs. occasionally. Specific physical requirements may apply based on job functions.

Utilities Tradesperson Master - Perform general to high-level skilled licensed trades activities specific to designated area in support of University facility maintenance programs and services. Use judgment in prioritizing work activities and in applying work methods within established guidelines, specifications, and codes based on a proficiency in one or more licensed trades and general knowledge of University and external procedures and regulations. May provide functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates. High school diploma, Master's license and two years of experience in trade of license/certification required. Specialized certification may be required. Valid driver's license or ability to obtain and driver's check required. Lifting of up to 50 lbs. occasionally. Specific physical requirements may apply based on job functions.  

Utilities Tradesperson Specialist - Perform high level and specialized skilled activities in multiple licensed trades areas in support of University facility maintenance programs and services. Use judgment in prioritizing work activities and in applying work methods within established guidelines, specifications, and codes based on a proficiency in two or more licensed trades and comprehensive knowledge of University and external procedures and regulations. May provide functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates. High school diploma, five years of experience in two or more skilled trades and Master license required. Valid driver's license or ability to obtain and driver's check required. Lifting up to 50 lbs. occasionally. Specific physical requirements may apply based on job functions.

Utilities Trades Supervisor - Provide technical oversight and perform high-level skilled activities in multiple licensed trades areas in support of University facility maintenance programs and services. Use judgment in prioritizing workflow, applying methods, operational processes and problem resolution based on a proficiency in two or more licensed trades and thorough knowledge and understanding of internal and external policies and procedures. Provide administrative supervision to University staff and functional supervision to designated employees and/or affiliates.High school diploma, six years' experience in two or more skilled trades with one year of supervisory experience and Master license required. Type S license and specialized certification or ability to obtain within six months required. Valid driver's license or ability to obtain and driver's check required. Lifting up to 50 lbs. occasionally. Specific physical requirements may apply based on job functions.

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