Maintenance Trainee

Crafts / Trades Green Bank, West Virginia


                       Maintenance Trainee 






            Job Title: Maintenance Trainee

Location: Green Bank Observatory

State: West Virginia

City: Green Bank

Job Schedule: Full Time Temporary

Department: Green Bank Business Division

Salary Interval: Non-Exempt

Job Schedule: Temporary/Rotating Shifts

Duration: Approximately 3 Months





Position Description:

Under general supervision and instruction, the Maintenance Trainee maintains ground areas, roads, and buildings by performing a variety of semi-skilled tasks common to maintenance and construction trades. This is a Safety Sensitive Position. Observatory staff are required to be fully vaccinated for Covid 19.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Cuts lawns, trims and edges around walks, beds, and walls. Prunes shrubs and trees to shape and remove leaves, branches or twigs. Cleans grounds and removes litter. Works as part of Plant Maintenance and assists any or all other areas as needed.

Position Requirements:

Minimum Experience:  Basic understanding of general grounds keeping.


Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee works both inside and outside in all weather conditions; near moving mechanical parts; and occasionally works at heights above 5 feet. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Must be able to work in a high noise area with PPE.


Work Environment: Public facility, indoors and outdoors


Required Skills & Certifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Safety Sensitive

The selected candidate must successfully pass a post-offer, pre-employment/pre-placement drug screen.  Failure to pass the Screen will disqualify the candidate from employment consideration for a period of six months from the date of the results.


Application Instructions:


Apply online at the Associated University Inc. / NRAO / GBO  Careers page; upload CV/Resume and letter of interest.


AUI is an equal opportunity employer (M/F/D/V)