General Maintenance Worker- Part Time

Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Date Posted: 04-21-2016


VW International, Inc., an employee-owned company, is a defense contractor headquartered in Alexandria, VA. We are committed to excellence and customer satisfaction by providing quality solutions in the management, engineering, construction, and operations & maintenance of the military healthcare facilities that serve our nation’s Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Sailors and their families.
VWI hires skilled employees who are eager to do more than just their assigned tasks. Our employees understand that positions and business needs change quicker than job overviews. This job overview should not limit our employees, but rather, encourage them to stretch their experience, adapt to change, grow their skills, and develop their ability to contribute to VWI’s employee ownership culture. This commitment requires our employees to perform other tasks and duties as assigned.     

The primary objective of this position is to provide part-time general operation and maintenance technician skills in support of real property surveys for hospitals, medical treatment facilities and medically related support facilities.  The survey includes locating all facility real property other than mechanical or electrical equipment, identifying the equipment, collecting manufacturer specifications in Microsoft Excel, and producing / applying survey labels. 

VWI is looking for a candidate who is willing to work on a part-time, as-needed basis. The candidate will have periods of time when no work is needed. The candidate must be willing to travel to military bases throughout the United States. Travel may be for several weeks at a time.

Work involved a variety of the following duties:
  • A general knowledge of equipment such as: security, fire alarm, fire protection, food service, nurse call, conveying systems, rated doors, and plumbing fixtures is required.
  • Enter equipment inventoried into an Excel database.
  • Be able to evaluate the general condition of the equipment (new, good fair, poor).
  • Print labels using a Brothers printer.
  • Work in teams of two.
  • Respect patient privacy.
  • Standard practices of a general maintenance technician to survey real property.
  • Applicable building codes, ordinances and regulations of State and local authorities pertaining to HVAC, refrigeration and boilers.
  • Experience on an operation and maintenance team is preferred.
  • Observant of health and safety regulations.
  • Basic record-keeping techniques.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Work cooperatively with others.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Willingness to be flexible to the ever-changing client military medical environment.
  • Able to accomplish and maintain all contractual training proficiencies; E.g. HIPPA, OSHA, etc.
  • Experience with general equipment and facilities maintenance.
  • A clean driving record.

  • Work is performed primarily while standing and/or walking 8-hours a day.
  • Some areas of the facility and interstitial spaces may be physically demanding to access equipment.
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing.
  • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations.
  • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching.
  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull medium weights, up to 75 pounds
  • Requires activities involving being around moving machinery, exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity, and exposure to dust, fumes and gases.

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. Certificate and two years of documentable HVAC operation, maintenance and repair experience in the HVAC trade.
  • If no High school diploma, three years of HVAC operation maintenance and repair experience may be substituted

  • Takes pride in achieving contract and customer satisfaction in all services provided.
  • Ensures a high quality output by showing concern for all aspects of the job and checking the details.

VWI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled
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