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HVAC Specialist

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Work type: University Staff - Permanent
Location: Baraboo
Categories: Facilities, Maintenance

Position Summary:

Are you ready for a great career opportunity with unmatched benefits: immediate WRS retirement package, health insurance that meets YOUR needs, paid time off, paid legal holidays, and sick leave all while working with an amazing team of professionals? Then look no further! Say hello to UW-Platteville-Baraboo!

Under general supervision of the Branch Campus Facilities Director, this position is responsible for the operation and repair of campus mechanical and HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) equipment with a high level of independence and self-initiation. This position is responsible for the trouble-shooting of building mechanical problems, identifying, correcting, reporting and communicating building operational and maintenance needs, performing specialized repairs on equipment, performing preventive and corrective maintenance on equipment, and ensuring satisfactory operation of building systems to meet the needs of the campus.  This position will also work with maintenance staff at the campus to ensure general maintenance (including grounds work) is completed. Pay is $24.31 per hour.  



-Preventative maintenance and repair of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning systems.

-Preventative maintenance and repair on building mechanical and operational systems. 

-Preventative maintenance and repair of building plumbing, carpentry, and electrical systems.

-Problem diagnosis, identifying and communicating building maintenance and operational needs. 

-Grounds maintenance and operational activities.

-Additional duties as assigned. 


What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Your resume and cover letter should be a detailed overview/summary of your qualifications and must clearly identify your experience and/or training.

Graduation from a technical college with an associate degree in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology OR with a Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating Service Technician technical diploma.


Certified as a Senior Level Technician by NATE (North American Technician Excellence) with certifications in Air Conditioning, Light Commercial Refrigeration, Gas Heating and Hydronics.

EPA Section 608 Universal Refrigeration Certification

Qualified applicants will have education, training, and/or work experience related to:

-5 plus years of experience in Commercial/Industrial HVAC, building and equipment maintenance.

-Knowledge of operation, maintenance, and repair of electrical, plumbing, heating, refrigeration, controls, and other related mechanical systems.

-Prior welding experience

-Previous experience operating and using Building Automation Systems

-Previous experience working with commercial electrical systems

-Knowledge of OSHA safety regulations.

-Ability to react quickly and make sound independent decisions in an emergency.

-Flexibility and willingness to learn and apply new methods and procedures required from changes in facilities, equipment, retrofitting, technology, priorities, and standards.

-Ability to interact positively and provide outstanding service to fellow campus staff, students, and the general public.

-Awareness of sound safety procedures.

-Previous computer experience; including Microsoft office products.

-Ability to read & interpret plumbing, electrical, and control sequence diagrams.

-Ability to read & interpret building plans and building control sequences.

-Willingness to work in all weather and industrial conditions

-Ability to withstand repeated lifting, climbing, bending, and crawling in tight or confined spaces.

-Be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations; including necessary training and drills. 

 -Additional duties as assigned 


Why it's Great to be a Pioneer:

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County is proud to be your local UW campus! As part of the University of Wisconsin Platteville, we offer the foundation coursework for over 200 majors, along with a wide range of collaborative, non-credit, and special programs.

At the Baraboo Sauk County campus, you get all the benefits of a small, liberal arts college, along with the resources of the world-class University of Wisconsin-Platteville. We provide a supportive environment where you can work directly with professors who are dedicated to teaching. That, along with a wide range of outstanding academic and co-curricular options, makes UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County your best path to a college degree and unlimited career opportunities.

Just a short drive from Devil’s Lake State Park, Madison, and Wisconsin Dells, our campus is surrounded in natural beauty, history, and culture. Take some time to explore our website and learn more about us, or stop by and pay us a visit! We think you'll like what you see.


Application Deadline:

Applications must be received by January 13th, 2020, but will be reviewed until the position is filled. 


How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration, and must be submitted through our careers portal: 

  • A current resume and cover letter 
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as required 


We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

As a member of the campus community for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville‚ it is essential that you support and foster a diverse‚ inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty‚ staff and students.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. 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-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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