Posting Summary: 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.
The HVAC Installation and Repair Technician Senior provides specialized expertise in the area of HVAC. Performs skilled repair, maintenance, and installation of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Establishes schedules for preventive maintenance of equipment. Responds to service calls/pages. Provides technical guidance and trains lower level mechanics and/or apprentices. Takes periodic readings of indicators and gauges, valves, motors, and other devices in order to maintain functioning equipment and keep records. Review drawings of new constructions for Hospital Engineer and makes recommendations and provides feedback on HVAC specifications. Handles complex assignments and troubleshooting and serves as a senior worker in teams.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: A minimum of four years of HVAC experience at Journeyman level.
Preferred Specific Experience: Extensive courses/training in the HVAC trade.
Required License or Certification: Journeyman HVAC License, with the ability to obtain Virginia Journeyman HVAC License within 6 months.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Considerable knowledge of all aspects of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration system operations, repair, maintenance, and installation. 2. Considerable skill in the use of HVAC diagnostic equipment and handing of tools. 3. Demonstrated ability to install, repair, and maintain HVAC systems. Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair problems. Assign, inspect and assist the work of others. 4. Reading, writing, and verbal communication skills. 5. Ability to use computers and associated applications for time tracking and documentation of work. 6. Ability to work overtime which could include nights and weekends and ability to respond on an emergency basis as needed.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.