HVAC Assistant Mechanic

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-09
Req: R0025261
Facilities Management (FM) supports the University of Virginia's wide range of research, academic and patient care programs. With over 1,200 employees dedicated to excellence, Facilities Management is responsible for the day-to-day operation, repair and maintenance of U.Va.'s buildings, infrastructure and grounds as well as other University-owned and leased properties.

FM has an exciting opening for a HVAC professional who supports Facilities Management's goal of providing consistent, cost effective, and reliable maintenance and service to the Central Grounds zone. The Central Grounds zone provides facilities services to properties including the new Student Health and Wellness Center opening in 2021.

An HVAC Assistant assists HVAC Mechanics with HVAC repairs and works independently as appropriate, cleans job sites, trains on more advanced installations and emergency repairs, and follows all customer service and safety protocols. A high school diploma is required with a minimum of four years of related experience with HVAC installations and repair. valid driver’s license, with a zero/positive points balance is also required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist skilled journey level mechanics in performing routine HVAC system maintenance, preventative maintenance, equipment repairs, assessing problems, undertaking corrective actions, and site cleanup.
  • Develop an increasing knowledge of types of HVAC tools, materials and equipment used in University facilites.
  • Maintain accurate records on time tickets, job requests, and work orders.
  • Determine material and equipment for specific jobs, as well as initiate procurement.
  • Maintain compliance with OSHA, federal, state, and local regulations. Use personal safety equipment as instructed, and act in accordance with safety guidelines.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

The Anticipated Hiring Range for this position is $16.50 – $17.78 per hour ($34,320 - $37,000 per annum).

For the position, the selected candidate will need to complete the required background checks, DMV, and health screen.


Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

Experience: Four years of work experience in a specific trade with two or more of those years work in a licensed building trade, preferably HVAC.

Licensure: Valid Driver's License with zero or positive points balance.

Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for ‘R0025261.’ Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘R0025261.’ Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. Preference will be given to applications received by June 25, 2021. For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at emj2us@virginia.edu.


Employee will be required to lift various weights, climb ladders and stairs in order to complete jobs. The use of both hands and a repetitive motion will be required while performing duties.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 8/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time