George Mason University
Fairfax, VA
Closing date
Dec 8, 2023

Job Details

Department: Facilities

Classification: Trades Technician 3

Job Category: Classified Staff

Job Type: Full-Time

Work Schedule: Full-time (1.0 FTE, 40 hrs/wk)

Location: Fairfax

Telework Friendly: No

Pay Band: 03

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience

Criminal Background Check: Yes

Motor Vehicle Records Check: Yes

About the Department:

George Mason University Facilities ensures a quality physical environment supporting the mission of the university. We will be the technical and business experts of choice with the total trust and confidence of our students, faculty and staff.

About the Position:

Performs series of skilled tasks in HVAC by assisting more senior-level trades workers and performs related duties as required or assigned. Shift Monday - Friday, 2:00 pm - 10:30 pm.


Under limited supervision, the employee assists with installation, modification, maintenance, and repair work on University HVAC systems and equipment to include:
  • Locates causes of failure or malfunction by observation and testing of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic components, and application-specific computer programs;
  • Maintains cooling towers, hot water and chilled water piping and controls, direct expansion systems, fans and blowers, starters, pneumatic and electrical controls, condensate drains, domestic and commercial refrigeration, walk-in coolers and freezers, water fountains, and ice machines;
  • Installs new motors, pumps, compressors and other parts as necessary;
  • Cleans, repairs, replaces, and/or adjusts pneumatic, electric, and motor controls, and related safety devices;
  • Make initial settings and final adjustments of refrigeration and heating and air conditioning systems; modifies existing installations to obtain required results;
  • Repairs or replaces other functional components of HVAC equipment or systems as necessary;
  • Carries out designated preventive maintenance and seasonal start-up and shut-down procedures;
  • Analyzes HVAC systems and controls to determine problems and initiates repairs as directed by supervisor;
  • Drives a vehicle to and from locations and keeps vehicle supplied with tools and materials and keeps it maintained and in an orderly, clean condition;
  • Performs miscellaneous duties such as cleaning and painting the equipment and mechanical areas;
  • Picks up materials from suppliers when requested;
  • Inspects areas and reports problems to supervisor;
  • Maintains paperwork and electronic communications, including work orders, including recording time, orders and includes materials on work orders in an expedient manner;
  • Follows established university and departmental policies and procedures; follows established safety procedures and reports accidents and problems to supervisor promptly;
  • Performs assigned progressive on-the-job training tasks to develop skills in the HVAC trade; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned, including snow removal during inclement weather events.

Required Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent;
  • Demonstrated progressive experience (generally 4+ years) in the HVAC trade;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the equipment, materials, methods, practices and tools used in the HVAC trade;
  • Knowledge of the common hazards and necessary safety precautions;
  • Knowledge of local, state, and national mechanical codes;
  • Ability to use necessary hand and power tools and testing equipment;
  • Ability to analyze HVAC systems and controls to determine problems and initiate repairs as directed by supervisor;
  • EPA-approved universal refrigerant recovery type I, II, & III CFC licenses; and
  • Valid driver's license: must currently possess an appropriate, active, valid motor vehicle operator's license that meets all of GMU's requirements for operating state vehicles and equipment under Mason's Vehicle Use Policy 1411 https://universitypolicy.gmu.edu/policies/vehicle-use/. The Office of Risk Management reserves the right to review the driver's licenses and Motor Vehicle Reports (MVRs) of all candidates selected with employment contingent upon a favorable review.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated progressive experience (generally 5+ years) in commercial HVAC.

Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, applicants must apply for HVAC Tech II at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and provide a resume and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Posting Open Date: November 7, 2023

For Full Consideration, Apply by: November 21, 2023

Open Until Filled?: Yes

Mason Ad Statement

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

Campus Safety Information

Mason's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at http://police.gmu.edu/annual-security-report/


George Mason University is a university with three campuses, each with a distinctive academic focus that plays a critical role in the economy of its region. At each campus, students, faculty, and staff have full access to all the university's resources, while duplication of programs and support services is minimized through the use of technology. In addition to the main campus in Fairfax, the university has campuses in Arlington and Prince William Counties.

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