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FMD-O&M-Building HVAC 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 ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 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 18 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 Eligible

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Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

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

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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]).

UGA Statement:

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit or call (706) 542-2222.

Classification Title:

Skilled Craftsperson



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 position has an expert level of technical knowledge and skills for the operation and maintenance of the UGA campus building HVAC systems and will perform in the operation, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of the most complex building HVAC systems and components. This position has an expert level of mechanical skills and technical knowledge for performing checks to ensure HVAC systems are delivering the correct air volumes at the air delivery points. Knowledge of chillers, cooling towers, water treatment systems, air handlers, terminal units, water coils, pumps, valves, and motor starters, pneumatic controls, and Building Automation Systems (BAS). This position works independently to complete tasks within this competency.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

This position has expert level technical knowledge and skills in the operation, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of building HVAC systems and components including but not limited to making repairs and performing checks to ensure HVAC systems are delivering the correct air volumes at the air delivery points, chillers, cooling towers, water treatment systems, air handlers, terminal units, water coils, pumps, valves, and motor starters, Building Automation Systems (BAS) and the following:

  • Low voltage wiring
  • Troubleshooting, testing and assisting in the commissioning of HVAC systems
  • Reading and interpreting mechanical plans and wiring diagrams
  • TCP/IP, RS-485, LAN, and Bacnet communications.
  • Analyzing and correcting communication issues
  • Analyzing and measuring airflow and hydronic systems.
  • 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.
  • 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, bending, stooping, squatting, crawling, working overhead, climbing stairs, using regular and extended ladders throughout 8-hour work shift.
  • Lift up to 75lbs and work under adverse weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, etc.).

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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, maintain, troubleshoot, repair and test HVAC Control Systems.

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Troubleshoot and repair other HVAC system problems.

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Use test, adjustment, and balance (TAB) techniques to diagnose HVAC system problems and investigate and resolve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) complaints.

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Assist professional engineers in evaluating building HVAC systems to identify problems and verify system performance.

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Interact and communicate professionally with customers on jobs when coordinating of work.

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Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below. For assistance with your application or login, please email [email protected]

Recruitment Contact Name:

Lisa Price-Johnson

Recruitment Contact Email:

[email protected]


The University of Georgia, 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. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


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