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HVAC Trades Specialist I -HSC Facilities & Services

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Facilities Management


The Facilities Management unit of the Division of Facilities and Services is seeking applications for an HVAC Trades Specialist I position at the Health Sciences Center. Under the direction of the Manager and/or Lead, this position will repair, maintain, install or rebuild all types of HVAC systems and exhaust systems to meet building needs and/or blueprint specifications. Duties will include general upkeep, maintenance, work on all types of refrigeration units, and basic sheet metal work at Health Sciences Center facilities.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:

  • 37.5-hour work week
  • 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
  • 15 annual leave (vacation) days per year or more based on years of service (employee leave)
  • 18 sick days per year

    (for when you're ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family's, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
  • WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ's.
  • Wellness programs
What you'll do:

  • Install, repair and maintain HVAC equipment, fume hoods, exhaust hoods, refrigeration systems, coolers, chillers, sub-zero cooler and associated hardware.
  • Rebuild pumps, replace seals and trouble shoot various types of equipment.
  • Work from schematics and blueprints in trouble shooting and repair of equipment.
  • Be familiar with both pneumatic and digital controls both during installation, repair, replacement and upgrading systems as necessary to include controls and utilization of computer equipment.
  • Fabricate and install various sizes, shapes and lengths of ductwork to support maintenance and construction projects.
  • Custom design, fabricate and install various types of exhaust hoods to meet special installation needs, including installation of fans, heaters and furnaces as required.
  • Be proficient in the utilization of all sheet metal fabricating equipment and associated design/layout tools.
  • Adapt and size new ducts to accept hydronic heating and cooling coils with pneumatic controls and electronic controls.
  • Repair, install and maintain a variety of refrigeration units and similar devices.
  • Fabricate, maintain and/or repair various types of metal for kitchen equipment, laboratory equipment, shop equipment, heating and ventilation equipment, and research equipment.
  • Perform various labor duties such as digging, carrying, climbing, lifting, keeping work areas clean, tool inventory, materials storage, pick up materials from Warehouse, etc.
The Division of Facilities and Services encompasses two units that are integral to the University's success. Our units employ talented and skilled workers whose jobs range from maintaining, protecting and improving the University's buildings and grounds. Facilities and Services takes care of every aspect of WVU so that its employees, students and guests are safe and satisfied on campus.

Work Hours:7 a.m. to 3 p. m

Pay Grade: 13, WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.

  • High school diploma or equivalent, plus 18 months of additional training in HVAC field is essential to provide incumbent skills needed to execute assigned tasks efficiently and safely

  • Broad knowledge of various building trades and skill base in sheet metal fabrication and layout is necessary

  • At least two (2) years of experience in the following:

    • HVAC repairs and maintenance

    • Duct work installation

    • Refrigeration maintenance

    • Electric/electronic repairs


  • Medical monitoring
  • West Virginia HVAC Technician License
  • Type I, Type II and 410A or a Universal with a 410A

About WVU

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

Job Posting: Jul 27, 2022

Posting Classification: Classified

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes
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