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Facility Operator


Facility Operator

  • R0041448
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Trades & Engineering
  • The University of Virginia
Parking & Transportation Facility Operators assist in performing maintenance, housekeeping, Grounds preservation, repair, and renovation of University facilities for all on-Grounds residential undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and conference guests. University facilities include specific areas within Parking and Transportation building, Parking Garages and University Health System Garages. They handle incoming inquiries, room configurations, equipment setup and building cleanup to help create environments that support the academic, cultural, and social goals of the University. They perform customer service duties before, during, and after projects. Facility Operators receive work at the task level under supervision.

Duties Include:
  • Perform preventative maintenance and emergency repair for multiple building trades.
  • Ability to use various hand/power tools.
  • Work outside in hot and cold weather.
  • Maintain accurate daily logs of jobs and time tickets.
  • Conduct inspections of buildings and equipment to identify problems.
  • General computer skills
  • Ensure all safety equipment and personal protective equipment are used.
  • Foster a safe work environment by instructing and monitoring compliance of OSHA, federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Inform customers of job status and reasons for and duration of expected delays.
  • Receive requests for work and consequently submit work orders regarding the resolution of issues and tracking of progress.
  • Execute preventative maintenance programs and consistently review schedules for major equipment.
  • Assist in quality assurance of maintenance work based on best practices and industry standard.
  • Maintain an awareness of safety policies and enforce guidelines as required.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all constituencies, promptly responding with professionalism and expertise.
  • Assist Facility Coordinators in miscellaneous activities such as organizing meetings and training as needed.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties/shifts may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience: At least one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least four years of experience in the plumbing, electrical, or HVAC trade preferred.
  • Journeyman or higher license in either HVAC, Electrical, or Plumbing preferred.

This position is located in Charlottesville, VA.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $16.80/hour - $21.00/hour, commensurate with education and experience. This is a non-exempt level, benefitted position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit hr.virginia.edu/benefits.

This position will remain open until filled. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health screen is required for this position prior to employment.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0041448. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching ‘Find Jobs.’ Complete an application online with the following documents:

• CV

• 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 Skill Survey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process.

For questions about the application process, please contact Melanie Sponaugle, Academic Recruiter, at unw5dq@virginia.edu.

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/.


Employee will be required to crawl, kneel, squat, bend and twist in order to perform their work. Employee must travel around job sites. Employee will work with materials of different weights and perform repetitive motions.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines 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.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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