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General Trades Tech 2; Georgia Industries for the Blind



Decatur, GA, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024


The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency operates five integrated and interdependent statutory programs that share a primary goal - to help people with disabilities to become fully productive members of society by achieving independence and meaningful employment. Our programs impact both employers and job seekers. Our bottom line is to tailor our services to fit your needs. And our promise to you is consistent professional service with responsive and responsible follow-up.


Under direct supervision, performs a variety of semiskilled and skilled building trades work in the repair and maintenance of state buildings and related structures, installs and maintains climate control, of other facilities systems.

Essential Functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Operates plant equipment
  2. Operates trade related tools and equipment
  3. Perform general maintenance and repair work on primary production equipment to include sewing machines
  4. Perform routine preventative maintenance to ensure that machines operate smoothly, efficiently and physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate
  5. Perform general maintenance and repair work on primary production equipment to include sewing machines
  6. Wears safety equipment and observes all safety practices and regulations.
  7. Other job duties as assigned by supervision.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Communication
  • Ability to use tools
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in using equipment
  • Operating machinery
  • Following instructions
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills

Work Environment:

This job operates in a production and warehouse setting This role routinely uses tools, equipment and machinery.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25–30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The employee must be able to maneuver through the production and warehouse areas, carry, lift, and reach as required.

Working Conditions:

Incumbents working in this job perform duties in a production and warehouse setting. This is a 40-hour workweek requirement. The position may involve managing a high-volume workload and demands a high level of accuracy while working with deadlines. Regular attendance is an important part of being successful in this position. Reasonable accommodation can be made available to qualified individuals upon request.

This position requires the ability to work in an environment without AC and minimal heating.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position occasionally requires long hours and weekend work.


Must be able to travel for business, such as customer relations, industry meetings or training, as required.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance:

As a condition of employment with Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, you must successfully complete a mandatory federal and national background check, pre-employment testing, and additional checks required for your job.

All candidates interested in employment with The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency does not offer sponsorships for current or future employment visas (e.g., H-B1 employment visa).

AAP/EEO Statement:

GVRA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Reasonable Accommodations:

The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request reasonable accommodation during any step in the hiring process, please contact our HR Team at ada_request@gvs.ga.gov.

Required Education and Experience:

High school diploma/GED and two (2) years of experience in building repairs and maintenance or in the specific area of assignment


One (1) year of experience at the lower-level General Trades Tech 1 (FET030) or position equivalent

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