(HVAC) Skilled Trade Mechanic I

Valdosta State University
Valdosta State University

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: (HVAC) Skilled Trade Mechanic I
Location: Valdosta State University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 229844
About Us

As a comprehensive institution of the University System of Georgia, Valdosta State University (VSU) is a welcoming, aware, and vibrant community founded on and dedicated to serving our communities’ rich and diverse heritages. Through excellence in teaching, basic and applied research, and service, VSU provides rigorous programs and opportunities that enrich our students, our university, and our region. As such, the VSU mission consists of three interrelated parts that includes a student mission, university mission and regional mission. The university is equally dedicated to the core values of community, including a commitment to practice civility, integrity and citizenship. As members of this community and proud Blazers we strive to uphold these core values for the advancement of the University.

Job Summary

Install, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot skilled trade building systems such as electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and steam. Incumbent possesses extensive (3+ years) skilled trade experience (commercial preferred) and has licensure/certification to perform work on a skilled trade system.


This is an HVAC, Skilled Trade Mechanic I position. Worker performs preventive and corrective maintenance to HVAC equipment corresponding to work orders generated. Worker is expected to complete all documentation in compliance with the data collection process. Work includes installing, maintaining, and repairing fan coil units, air handling units (including filter changes, periodic lubrication, and drive belt replacement), exhaust fans, associated controls, hot water, chilled water and domestic water circulating pumps, direct expansion, roof top package air conditioning with hot water, electric or gas heating, chillers and associated control devices. Applicants not familiar with all these systems would be expected to learn how to troubleshoot and maintain them.

Typical Allocation of Duties:

Install, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot - 50%
Install, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot a specific skilled trade building system such as electrical, HVAC, plumbing, and steam.

Preventative maintenance - 30%
Perform preventative maintenance in accordance with established schedules and protocols.

Monitor system operations - 10%
Monitor skilled trade system operations to ensure efficiency and effectiveness and to make operational adjustments as needed.

Prioritize and coordinate - 10%
Prioritizes and coordinates the activities of technicians and helpers engaged in skilled trade services.

Supervisor Expectations:

    Know safety factors in the operation of equipment and materials and apply safety codes, ordinances, and regulations. Observe safety requirements and safe work practices and methods as required. Work independently and under minimal supervision. EPA & HVAC credentials are required. Rotate on-call shifts. May be called to remain at work or return to work for occasional emergencies. Must be able to climb ladders, climb steps, stoop, bend, and reach in the performance of HVAC maintenance tasks.
Required Qualifications

Required Experience
High school diploma and three (3) years of related work experience. Must possess a valid driver's license. Trade specific certification and/or licensure required.

Proposed Salary


Conditions of Employment

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Position May Require Credit Check (if using P-Card, working with Cash, etc.).

Position Requires completion of VSU’s Annual Compliance Training course (such as State Business Transactions, Drug Free Workplace, Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security, Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG Ethics Policy, Conflict of Interest/ Outside Activities Policy, Leave Procedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Contracts 101. Supervisory positions require training in FMLA and Worker’s Compensation.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to minorities and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

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