PRT Electronics Specialist I - Transportation & Parking 12047
The Transportation and Parking unit at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a PRT Electronics Specialist I position. The Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit System (PRT) is a totally automated public transportation system consisting of five passenger stations, automated vehicles, maintenance facilities, nine miles of dedicated guideway and a vast array of ancillary equipment. The PRT Electronics Specialist I position is an entry level position that provides electronic expertise and actions to assist in the maintenance and repair of the PRT system
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Assist in the application of electronic 'theory, principles of electrical circuits, electrical/electronic testing procedures, mathematics, physics, and related subjects to test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify life safety electronics equipment; analyzes and interprets test data, adjusts, calibrates, aligns, and modifies circuitry and components and records results.
Operate and interpret test results using computers, digital and analog multimeters, voltmeters, power meters, frequency counters, digital and analog oscilloscopes, AC and DC power supplies, capacitor/inductor analyzer, fourier analyzer, strip chart recorder, communication service monitor, spectrum analyzer, function generators, specially designed PRT instruments and tools and maintains them, soldering and desoldering equipment and hand tools with the assistance of the PRT Electronic Technician.
Assist in performing preventive and unscheduled maintenance on a variety of equipment such as; central and station computers, control room electronics, electrification panel, close circuit television (CCTV), intercom system, public address (PA) system, frequency shift key (FSK) communication system, uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) including the batteries, propulsion drive systems, vehicle and mechanical interfaces, braking systems, microprocessor based fare gates, electronic signage, phone systems, and the vehicle collision avoidance system which is microprocessor based.
Perform a variety of Maintenance Support Activities to support the overall Maintenance Mission. This includes operating motor vehicles with a valid driver's license, implements emergency response plans and actions for planned and unplanned events, communicates routinely with other PRT employees via UHF radio to provide and receive vital information, participates in vehicle recoveries as assigned by supervisor, attends technical and safety training as assigned, is responsible for assigned keys and the access they provide.
Be responsible for the tools assigned, accounts for all man-hours* and materials used in the performance of maintenance, open/closes passenger stat-ions, performs snow removal and de-icing as assigned and supports PRT operation for special events (football, basketball, concerts, etc.).
Pay Grade: 13, WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.
Job requires specific technical knowledge obtained through an associate's degree in electronics from a technical or military schooling electronic system theory
An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
At least six (6) months of experience in the following:
Troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of electronic equipment.
Operating electronic test equipment
Drug and alcohol testing
Valid driver's license
Computer A+ certification preferred
Physcial demands include:
Standing, lifting, carrying, bending, walking and manipulation of heavy (50-75 pounds) electronic assemblies daily
Working in difficult and awkward positions weekly
Ability to climb heights over ten feet
Ability to work in inclement weather
Ability to have excellent eye to hand coordination
Ability to work in extreme hot or cold areas
Ability to work in uncomfortable positions as may be required by job assignment
Ability to stoop, bend, walk, crawl, etc. over cable trays, in manholes, etc.
West Virginia University is a place to grow, explore, interact and learn. It's a place where innovation meets passion, where potential meets talent. It's a place that makes a difference in the world. And do you know why? Because it's a place with you. This University is only capable of such big things because of our employees. Thank you for your hard work, dedication and tireless efforts toward progress. We love having you here. Let's go!
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: Aug 20, 2019
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 176302
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.