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Senior Trades Specialist HVAC + up to $5,000 Sign-on Bonus

Richmond

Senior Trades Specialist HVAC + up to $5,000 Sign-on Bonus

  • req2954
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Facilities Management, Facilities Operations
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
Summary

The VCU Facilities Department has a competitive starting salary and a generous package of state benefits.

Benefits include:

• 28 days of annual paid leave
• 16 days of annual holiday leave
• Competitive health benefits package commences within 30 days of employment
• All uniforms, safety boots and tools provided
• Paid training
• Retirement offered Virginia Retirement System
• Tuition waiver with up to 2 classes per semester
• Parental and Care Giver Leave

Multiple vacancies available

Shifts Available/Work days and hours:
  • Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
  • Rotating days including rotating weekends 11am-11:30pm/11pm-11am
  • Overnight shifts available

Responsibilities include:

Utilize knowledge of the HVAC trade to perform preventive maintenance, repair and installation of building infrastructure ensuring efficient operation of Zone facilities.

Provide exemplary customer service to all faculty, staff and students supporting the University’s mission of teaching, high-impact research and creative expression.

Identify and document system deficiencies using diagnostic tools and advise management of tasks requiring priority attention.

Provide quality workmanship and service to maximize system availability and minimize unscheduled downtime.

Minimum Hiring Standards
  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent required
  • Several years' experience in commercial/institutional HVAC and mechanical maintenance
  • Ability to diagnose, repair, and service a wide variety of HVAC, mechanical, and electrical systems, including cooling towers, chillers, VFD's, and large central air handling systems
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing to supervisor, other employees and customers
  • Knowledge of appropriate building codes
  • Ability to read/interpret drawings, plans, specifications and scopes
  • Ability to use a wide variety of hand tools and power equipment
  • EPA Universal Refrigerant Certification required
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU

Preferred Hiring Standards
  • Five or more years of experience in commercial/institutional HVAC and mechanical maintenance preferred
  • HVAC courses I, II, Ill, code classes, basic and advanced training or equivalent combination of experience and trade/craft training
  • State of Virginia Journeyman HVAC License required or the ability to obtain within the first year of employment

Required Licensure/Certifications
  • Virginia Driver's license
  • EPA Universal Refrigerant Certification required
  • State of Virginia Journeyman HVAC License required or the ability to obtain within the first year of employment

Physical and Cognitive Requirements

Physical Demands & Activities

Light Lifting ( Moderate Lifting (20-50 lbs): Essential
Heavy Lifting (>50 lbs): Essential
Pushing/Pulling: Essential
Standing: Essential
Sitting: Marginal
Repetitive Motion: Essential
Walking: Essential
Climbing: Essential
Reaching: Essential
Bending: Essential

Environmental Conditions

Extreme heat/cold: Essential
Extreme Noise: Essential
Vibrations: Essential
Fumes: Marginal
Mists/gases: Marginal

Emotional Demands

Fast pace: Essential
Average Pace: Essential
Multiple Stimuli: Essential
Intense Customer Interaction: Essential
Frequent Change: Essential

Mental/Sensory Demands

Memory: Essential
Reasoning: Essential
Hearing: Essential
Reading: Essential
Analyzing: Essential
Logic: Essential
Verbal Communication: Essential
Written Communication: Essential

ORP Eligible: No

VCU Slotting: HVAC FM 1-3 through Sr levels (17051-17056)

Closing Date: February 8, 2023

 

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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