Skilled Craftsperson (HVAC)

Vacancy Number:  997

Job Summary:  The HVAC Skilled Craftsperson will be responsible for performing routine building maintenance and repairs on mechanical equipment, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), and plumbing, etc. on buildings throughout the campus.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspects buildings and other structures to determine mechanical systems defects and needed repairs making notes and recommendations for repair.
  • Performs mechanical repairs on HVAC equipment, to include residential, commercial and industrial.
  • Responds to campus work orders that relate to mechanical equipment failures
  • Performs minor electrical repairs on mechanical equipment
  • Performs monthly maintenance on HVAC equipment, including air handlers, condensers, exhaust fans, boilers, chillers and cooling towers
  • Works with third party contractors to service, maintain and repair mechanical equipment
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications Minimum:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Two (2) years experience working in facility maintenance or related trade
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Possess a basic understanding of HVAC and electrical concepts
  • Experience reading and interpreting blueprints
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Customer services oriented
  • Use miscellaneous office equipment (e.g. calculator, computer, fax machine, copier, etc.)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English fluently

  • Ability to meet or exceed the University’s attendance and punctuality standards
  • Ability to work flexible hours and be on-call on a rotating schedule
  • Ability to evaluate objectively, fairly and consistently
  • Ability to use common hand tools
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions
  • Ability to work in a team environment or with minimal supervision


  • Technical school training in HVAC repair

Working conditions:

  • Some local travel required in surrounding areas
  • Some evening, night and weekend work will be required
  • Working in extreme heat or cold conditions

Physical requirements:

  • Bending at waist, sitting, kneeling, laying horizontally, climbing, walking, etc., as job may require
  • Ability to push 75 pounds and lift 30 pounds (Material handling)
  • Ability to climb ladder and step ladder
  • Ability to work in extreme heat, cold, and noisy areas


 Interested persons MUST submit a complete application packet which includes:

  • FVSU Application (include Job Title and Job Number)
  • Cover Letter (include Job Title and Job Number)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) – Diploma copies are not accepted in lieu of transcripts
  • List of three (3) Professional References including their contact information

Complete application packets should be emailed to, with the Job Title and Job Number in the subject line. Application packets that do not contain ALL required information will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

The review and interviewing of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.