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HVAC Mechanic

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Fox Cities and Fond du Lac Campuses
Categories: University Staff

Official Title: HVAC Mechanic
Business Title:  
Employment Class: University Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $25.00 and commensurate with experience
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Terms of Employment: University Staff Continuous 
Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the UWO Fox Cities/Fond du Lac Facilities Managers, this position installs, maintains, and repairs environmental control or refrigeration equipment to ensure proper operation of equipment for both campuses. May direct the work of other staff performing routine maintenance and repair functions.

Must pass a pre-work screen to ensure the ability to perform essential physical functions of the position. Must have a valid WI driver’s license (or the ability to obtain one) and be authorized to drive a university vehicle upon appointment. This position will require a criminal background investigation.

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  • Monitors, tests, maintains, and repairs Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, related equipment, and controls according to established policies and procedures
  • Receives, prioritizes, and responds to service requests according to established timelines and policies
  • Identifies, prioritizes, troubleshoots, and escalates system problems, equipment malfunctions, and repair needs
  • Performs scheduled preventative and routine maintenance and documents activity on equipment and systems to ensure optimal and safe operation
  • Develops and schedules operational work plans for staff occasionally


• Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent.
• Ability to perform physical labor including properly lifting 25 lbs. consistently, up to 75 lbs. individually, and 80+ lbs. with assistance with or without reasonable accommodations.
• Ability to climb stairs, ladders, scaffolding, and work at heights above 30 feet in order to reach equipment as well as to bend, stoop, and twist.
• Ability to perform duties within extreme temperature ranges to complete job assignments.
• Work experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of electrical, plumbing, heating, refrigeration, air conditioning and other mechanical systems used in office and institutional buildings and complexes. Thorough knowledge of the tools, equipment, materials, methods, and practices related to building maintenance and HVAC systems.
• Work experience with the knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions related to mechanical maintenance.
• Ability to read, interpret, and work from plans, blueprints, drawings, and sketches.
• Knowledge, understanding and ability to implement OSHA, State of Wisconsin and UWO safety regulations.
• Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

Essential functions and responsibilities of the position must be able to be performed with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Ability to enter, exit, and perform duties in confined spaces when performing assignments.
    EPA Type I, II, III or Universal Certifications
    North American Technician Excellence (NATE) Certification
    OSHA 30 Hour
    Certified Electrical Safety Technician (CEST) Certification
  • Completion of an accredited technical, vocational and/or apprenticeship program, or a minimum of 6 years work experience in building maintenance or building trades, such as plumbing, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration, welding and electrical work.
  • 2 years’ experience working with a Direct Digital Control (DDC) software program.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Resume and contact information for 3 professional references.

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by Wednesday, March 29th are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 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.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWO Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy.


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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or