The Preventive Maintenance Shop is comprised of 3 groups:
Each group has fairly specific tasks but there is some overlap of duties.
See when you can expect the preventative maintenance staff in your building.
The PM technicians’ primary task is to perform scheduled maintenance of general building mechanical and electrical systems. The PM technicians have in depth knowledge of their buildings’ systems and therefore are also called upon as resources to assist with corrective maintenance and resolve emergency situations.
Each major academic building is assigned a primary preventive maintenance technician. This technician is assisted routinely by other preventive maintenance technicians to complete their assigned maintenance tasks in a safe manner.
The Rounding Teams’ primary task is to perform minor corrective maintenance/repairs of general building systems free of charge. Minor corrective repairs are those requiring a maximum of 1 labor hour. There are 3 regionally located Rounding Teams. Each team is comprised of a plumber, an electrician and a building tradesman.
Each team rotates through their assigned buildings on a weekly basis to complete corrective maintenance tasks such as:
Note that Preventive Maintenance shop personnel are not allowed to perform work requiring the issue of a permit from the Building Code Official.
Rounding Team personnel do not routinely enter research labs; therefore, if there are needs in these spaces, department should contact the Facilities Business Office at 1-4300 to request service.
The Rounding Teams also coordinate first response efforts with PM mechanics to emergency calls in their region – breaker tripped, water flowing, “light out above a desk”, etc.
The Air Quality group assists the preventive maintenance mechanics with air handler service and filter changes. They also provide duct cleaning services, perform minor sheet metal work, make insulation repair on HVAC units, perform maintenance and cleaning of grills and diffusers, perform mold remediation tasks and service fan coil units.
In addition to addressing minor customer requests and performing preventive maintenance, these groups are charged with reporting any building maintenance issues that they identify.
Sterrett Facilities Complex
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Technicians are available on most shifts to respond to emergency calls until midnight Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
To report an emergency outside of normal working hours call the Virginia Tech Police Department at 231-6411.