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University of Virginia Senior HVAC Mechanic, Central Grounds Zone, Alternating Shift in Charlottesville, Virginia

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 UVA's buildings, infrastructure, and grounds as well as other University-owned and leased properties.

FM has an exciting opportunity for a Senior HVAC Mechanic in our Central Grounds Maintenance Zone, for an alternating Shift. A Senior HVAC Mechanic must be familiar with current mechanical codes and industry best practices, plan and carry out work in a safe and productive manner, make decisions independently, and occasionally organize others to perform complex tasks. A Senior level mechanic contributes to team success through respectful personal conduct, sharing knowledge with coworkers and trainees, building, and sustaining positive customer relations, and innovating to improve work practices.

Duties Include:

  • Perform preventative maintenance service, repairs, and component replacements on industrial, commercial, light-commercial, and residential HVAC systems.

  • Visually inspect and digitally monitor/adjust HVAC systems using both JCI and ALC platforms.

  • Provide constructive feedback on assigned tasks to improve effectiveness and customer value.

  • Perform all work in accordance with codes and foster a safe work environment by following FM and OSHA safety rules and procedures.

  • Inform customers of job status, reasons for and duration of expected delays, as well as refer customers to the supervisor when appropriate.

  • Using computerized maintenance management software, accurately enter time and materials used on jobs and provide useful descriptions of conditions found and steps taken.

  • On tasks requiring multiple workers, guide the activities of mechanics and assistants.

  • Provide training and encouragement of apprentices.

  • Participate fully in FM responses to major events or emergencies, including clearing of sidewalks and steps following snow storms.

  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

This position is for the alternate Shift. The successful candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule.


Anticipated Hiring Range for this position is $27.50 - $32.50 per hour ($57,200.00 - $67,600.00 per year). The Shift is eligible for a $2.00 differential in pay, when appropriate. New hires to the University of Virginia are eligible for a $2,500.00 sign on bonus.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Education : High School diploma or equivalent.

  • Experience: A minimum of seven (7) years of HVAC experience is required.

  • Licensure:

  • Journeyman or higher HVAC license required.

  • Valid Driver's License with a positive points balance is required.

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

Physical Demands:

The employee must be able to variously sit, stand, walk, climb stairs and ladders, crawl, stoop, bend, squat, lift, pull, and use both hands-on repetitive tasks (including overhead tasks). The employee must have normal vision and hearing (correctable), and for some areas of employment, color vision and sense of smell.


Please apply through Workday ( , and search for R0037336. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs.’ Complete an application online with the following documents:

• Resume

• Cover letter

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

References will be completed via UVA’s standardized process SkillSurvey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process. A total of three references is required

For questions about the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines ( webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding 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.

The University of Virginia is an iconic public institution of higher education, boasting nationally ranked schools and programs, diverse and distinguished faculty, a major academic medical center, and proud history as a renowned research university.

In January of 1819, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s General Assembly chartered what would become the University of Virginia. Entering our third century, the University has served Virginia, the nation, and the world by: educating responsible citizen-leaders; advancing, preserving, and disseminating knowledge; and providing world-class patient care. These responsibilities are enduring and continue to inspire our efforts.

The UVA Health System is renowned for providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow's health care leaders, and discovering new and better ways to treat diseases. The UVA Medical Center and Physicians Group, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing are recognized for their excellence in patient care, education, and research.

At UVA, we offer a rich collection of benefits, which have long been recognized and valued for their comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, time off, and retirement, UVA offers an array of other benefits and services to support faculty, staff, and UVA Health team members with their personal and family needs.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and welcome diversity in all forms. For more information on the University of Virginia and the surrounding area, visit our Why UVA ( and Why Charlottesville ( webpages