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Posting Number S02989P Working Title HVAC/REFRIGERATION MECHANIC Department FMD Off Campus Zone Shop About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The UGA Facilities Management Division is the largest of 7 divisions reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The exceptional staff of over 800 personnel within the Facilities Management Division manage, operate and maintain campus landscapes, buildings and infrastructure to promote the long-term sustainability of the University of Georgia.

College/Unit/Department website fmd.uga.edu Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Some night and/or weekend work may be required to meet departmental goals, deadlines and/or emergencies.

Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience Posting Date 04/22/2019 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 05/19/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification Title Skilled Craftsperson Pay Grade FLSA Job Family Trades FTE 1.0 Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualificaitons.

Preferred Qualifications

High school diploma or GED Completion Certificate; 2 years of experience in the trade which may include an apprenticeship and/or applicable vocational training, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Refrigerant handling certification.

Position Summary

This is a skilled technical work at the journeyman level involving operating, installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing building HVAC systems and components to include but not limited to chillers, air handlers, terminal units, water coils, pumps, valves, motor starters and other related equipment. (Systems are primarily central air handling type with hydronic heating and cooling units)

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

*Troubleshooting and repairing refrigeration, air-conditioning, heating or related equipment.
*Understanding and following oral and written instructions and working from blueprints and sketches.
*Understanding and applying standard trade practices in performing work
*Using refrigerant handling equipment and if not already, becoming certified to do so.

Physical Demands

lifting, bending, stooping, squatting, crawling, working over head, climbing stairs, using regular and/or extended ladders throughout 8 hour work shift. Lift up to 75 lbs during a work shift.

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



Operate, troubleshoot, repair and install building HVAC systems

Percentage of time 60 Duties/Responsibilities


Perform preventive maintenance of HVAC equipment

Percentage of time 15 Duties/Responsibilities


Perform building equipment checks and inspections

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities


Interact with customers via phone and in person to coordinate work

Percentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities


Prepare work related documents (work orders, vouchers, reports, purchase request, etc.)

Percentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities


Other duties as required and assigned by supervisors

Percentage of time 5 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a High School Diploma or GED Completion Certificate?
    • No Response
    • Yes, I have a High School Diploma or GED Certificate.
    • No, I do not have a High School Diploma or GED Certificate.
  2. * Do you have a minimum of 2 years journeyman level experience in HVAC/Refrigeration field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you willing to lift 75 lbs, climb stair, walk, stand, balance, stoop, bend, squat, work with hands above head, work from a standard and/or extended ladder and scaffold frequently throughout an 8 hour shift, 5 days a week?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No Response
  4. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes
Applicant Documents Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter




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    Posted: 4/23/2019
    Application Due: 6/30/2019
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