Career Opportunities

Facilities Management

HVAC/Refrigeration Specialist - Advanced

Posting Date

2/19/2018 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  HVAC Specialist
UW System Title:  HVAC/Refrigeration Specialist

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to Heating Plant Superintendent and assists in carrying out the mission and philosophy of the Office of Residence Life at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.  This position is responsible for working collaboratively with others in providing services for a residential community housing 2,200 students and 2,500 summer guests residing in 29 University housing facilities.

Primary responsibilities of this position include Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning (HVAC)/Refrigeration equipment troubleshooting, adjusting, modifying, inspecting, maintaining, repairing, performing preventative maintenance and assisting with major installations of HVAC/R projects.  This position will also assist with the repairs of mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems; building security and fire safety systems; and general facilities repair.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoot, adjust, modify, repair and replace HVAC/R equipment and their controls.
  • Perform technically advanced levels of maintenance on HVAC/R equipment.
  • Insure proper operation of all cabinet heaters, exhaust fans and related controls.
  • Maintain parts inventory for repairs and preventative maintenance of all equipment.
  • Troubleshoot, adjust, modify, repair and replace heating, hot water, air handling systems, and appliances.
  • Check and balance supply, return and exhaust air volumes and boiler hot water distribution piping systems.
  • Troubleshoot, adjust, modify, repair, and program facility security and safety equipment.
  • Ensure all products are properly labeled and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are on file.
  • Perform maintenance repair work in residential facilities, office, and shop.
  • Open and close maintenance work orders on computerized maintenance program.
  • Prevent or minimize equipment failure.
  • Assist supervisor in maintaining records of all equipment failures and an inventory of frequently used replacement parts.
  • Utilize the Total Maintenance Authority system (TMA) to ensure all equipment is maintained in the preventative maintenance program.
  • Perform light maintenance on vehicles.
  • Maintain carpet and floor cleaning equipment.
  • Check roof, bathroom, and sewer vents. Repair and replace all types of exhaust fans.
  • Inspect roofs for missing shingles or leaks and repair.
  • Inspect, clean and repair gutters and downspouts.



  • Basic knowledge of HVAC
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to troubleshoot and repair appliances such as refrigerators and stoves


  • Knowledge of hot water boilers
  • Knowledge of zone heating
  • Basic understanding of refrigeration

The successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, the ability to communicate with a diverse campus population, and the willingness to be part of a collaborative team. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions of Appointment

Position is a full-time University Staff appointment.  The work hours for this position will be 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  A criminal conviction investigation and pre-work screen examination will be conducted on the finalist(s).  A six-month probationary period is required for this position. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

A criminal conviction investigation and pre-work physical will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


Hourly salary of $19.30. This position is not exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click in "Keywords" box.
  • Enter Job Opening ID "13897"
  • Click "Search."
  • Select "HVAC/Refrigeration Specialist"
  • Click "Apply."
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit Application." Selecting "Save as Draft " or "Exit" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Human Resources
Phone: (920)465-2390

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Communitysection. For Campus Safety information see our Office of Public Safety website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.