Working Title: HVAC Apprentice
Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff
Department: Facilities Management Department
Posting Date: 03-31-2017
Facilities Management at UVA is now accepting applications for our highly regarded Apprentice Program.
The University of Virginia's Apprentice Program began in 1982 and was the first Apprentice Program started by a state agency. This unique program provides an opportunity to learn a trade while working as a full-time employee at UVA. Apprenticeships are full-time, paid positions with UVA benefits. Apprentices learn their selected trade through a combination of on-the-job training, technical education and classroom instruction over a four-year period. This training is fully paid for by the University of Virginia.
The HVAC Apprentice supports Facilities Maintenance's goal of providing consistent, cost effective, efficient, and reliable maintenance and service to the University facilities. This employee will be trained through the apprenticeship program to become skilled and certified HVAC Mechanic in the maintenance repair and new construction of the HVAC system to the University community.
HVAC Apprentices work inside and outside in all weather conditions. Apprentices may work in mechanical spaces, research and labs and works off ladder and scaffolding. HVAC positions require working on mechanical systems requiring bending, squatting, stooping, climbing ladders, scaffolding and stairs, and repetitive motion. It is necessary to be able to carry tools, ladders and parts to perform work.
Online Applications for this year's Apprentice positions will be accepted from March 31, through midnight on April 23, 2017. The candidates selected for hire will start work in August 2017. Applicants must be at least 18 years' old and possess a high school diploma or GED by the start date in August.
This year, we are recruiting for Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry and HVAC. Applicants should apply to each posting for any/all trades they are interested in.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. An aptitude in working with building trades as demonstrated through high school shop classes, summer or after school jobs, or similar work.
2. An aptitude for good classroom performance as demonstrated through high school or post high school performance.
3. Good communication skills.
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