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FMD-O&M-AC & Refrigeration

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 (https://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 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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 University of Georgia Facilities Management Division is the largest of seven (7) divisions reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The exceptional staff of over 900 personnel within the division manage, operate and maintain campus landscapes, buildings and infrastructure to promote the long-term sustainability of the University.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday- Friday 8am- 4:30pm and on call rotation. Some nights and/or weekend work may be required to meet the needs of the business.

Advertised Salary:

$32,000- $39,000

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

FLSA: Non-exempt

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. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Skilled Craftsperson

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Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, formal training programs, or on-the-job training. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

This is skilled specialized technical work at the journeyman level involving operating, installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing HVAC control 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:

  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair HVAC control systems.
  • Knowledge of the various types of HVAC systems and their components.
  • Ability to understand HVAC control diagrams, blueprints, and equipment manuals and use same to troubleshoot system problems, make repairs, and install new components.
  • Ability to use diagnostic test equipment and tools of the HVAC and TAB trades.
  • Understand and apply standard trade practices in performing work.
  • Knowledge of HVAC control theory and application.

Physical Demands:

  • Lifting, stooping, bending, kneeling, crawling, ladder and scaffold work.
  • Lift 75lbs. throughout the day.

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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.

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Perform preventive maintenance of HVAC equipment.

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Perform building equipment checks and inspections.

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Interact with customers via phone and in person to coordinate work. Prepare work related documents (work orders, vouchers, reports, purchase request, etc.)

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Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time