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HVAC Mechanic

Position Information

POSTING DATE: April 23, 2024

Essential Job Functions

Under the general supervision of the Building and Grounds Superintendent, the primary responsibilities of this position include the performance of HVAC preventative maintenance and HVAC equipment operation.  This includes investigating, resolving, and responding to trouble calls and complaints.  This position will also maintain the proper operation of heating and cooling distribution systems, ensure proper operations of HVAC instruments and controls, coordinate work with perform work on various other projects.

What You'll Do

  • Monitors, tests, maintains, and repairs Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, related equipment, and controls according to established policies and procedures
  • Performs scheduled preventative and routine maintenance and documents activity on equipment and systems to ensure optimal and safe operation
  • Inspect, clean, lubricate and repair or replace belts, bearings, shafts, impellers and drive motors
  • Receives, prioritizes, and responds to service requests according to established timelines and policies
  • Works with established vendors/suppliers to obtain necessary work and parts to keep campus HVAC equipment operational
  • Maintains proper operation of all heating and cooling distributions systems on campus
  • Maintains ductwork, steam traps, heat exchangers piping and insulation on campus
  • Repairs leaks and any mechanical problems in the HVAC pipework, valves and other distribution equipment around campus
  • Checks and balances air volumes
  • Identifies, prioritizes, troubleshoots, and escalates system problems, equipment malfunctions, and repair needs
  • Understand and be able to operate the energy management control system
  • Performs all keyboard control functions, edits and program changes
  • Maintains scheduling of all building functions, occupied and unoccupied programming on a back-up basis to main scheduler
  • Uses Campus Energy Management System to monitor/ troubleshoot campus HVAC equipment
  • Works with Campus Energy Management authorized vendor to troubleshoot and repair issues with the campus system
  • Installs or relocates new ductwork, dampers, grills, coils, piping and controls, as needed for campus projects
  • Develops and schedules operational work plans for staff occasionally



  • High School Diploma and 4 years of extensive mechanical experience in the operation and repair of HVAC equipment or Associates degree in HVAC or similar field at time of application
  • Working knowledge of computerized HVAC systems as well as mechanical systems
  • Experience with troubleshooting, monitoring and resolving malfunctioning or unsafe conditions in Mechanical equipment 
  • Completed safety training with experience in recognizing occupational hazards and working with proven safety techniques in the maintenance and use of building mechanical systems
  • Possession of or eligibility to obtain a valid Wisconsin driver's license upon appointment


  • 5 years in the HVAC field


  • Physical strength and stamina to perform required work, including being able to bend, kneel/crawl over duct work or equipment, climb up and down ladders, lift loads up to 30 lbs. and work on your feet for long periods of time

The Successful Candidate

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites 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

Occasional evening and weekend work may occur for this position depending on campus emergency mechanical needs. Work duties will require the incumbent to be outside in various temperatures and conditions such as rain, wind, snow and freezing or hot temperatures. Work duties may be stressful and have imminent deadlines. Areas of work may include high frequency noise and hot temperatures in mechanical spaces.

Position is a full-time University Staff appointment.  The work hours for this position will be 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 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.

All final candidates will be asked to provide names, email contact information, and/or phone numbers for three (3) references during the interview process. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

Compensation and Benefits


Minimum salary of $26.00. 

This position will earn an additional $0.80 per hour for all weekend hours worked, as well as for all hours worked between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

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


The UW System provides an excellent benefits package to meet the diverse needs of its employees. This includes several health insurance options, with annual deductibles as low as $250/individual and $500/family. Our benefits package also includes dental, vision, several life insurance options, AD&D and Accident insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts. We participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), where employer contributions begin immediately and employees are fully vested after 5 years of service. The UW System also provides supplemental retirement savings programs including a 403(b) and Deferred Compensation.

In addition, employees receive several types of paid leave benefits, which are prorated for employees working less than 100%. This includes 9 legal holidays, 36 hours of personal holiday and between 96-130 hours of sick leave annually. Employees earn 13-27 days of vacation each year, depending on years of service and employment type.

For more details, please review the benefit quick guide linked below.


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 "Search Jobs" screen:

  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "HVAC Mechanic"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • 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
  • Resume

You must select "Submit" to 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 Sunday, May 12, 2024.

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 Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

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.