PM HVAC Trades Specialist IV – Columbia, SC 29208

Posting Number


Classification Title

Trades Specialist IV

Internal Title

PM HVAC Trades Specialist IV



Work County



Division of Administration and Finance


DAF Facilities Maintenance



Advertised Minimum Salary


Advertised Salary Range

$31,865 – $39,228

Location of Vacancy

Part/Full Time

Full Time

Hours per Week


Work Schedule

7:30 AM – 4:00 PM M-F

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Type of Staff Position

Full-time Equivalent (FTE)


12 months

Job Search Category


About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at

Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

South Carolina Retirement


State Insurance Programs


Annual Leave


Sick Leave


Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Performs preventative maintenance relating to HVAC and mechanical needs including but not limited to vibration analysis, filters, belts, lubrication, hoods, pumps, pump motors, fans, and fan motors by receiving and performing assigned work including repairs; communicating with the managers, supervisor, planner/scheduler, co-workers, and the Call Center; following the guidelines and direction; planning, inspecting, verifying, and problem solving assigned issues; ensuring that corrective measures have been provided; developing and maintaining strong customer service practices; ensuring activities are well-planned, delivered and completed; ensuring that all work performed follows the departmental and OSHA safety guidelines, policies, and regulations; ensuring that all systems are in safe working order and compliant with national and local codes and regulations; and exhibiting professionalism in conduct, appearance, and work practices.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

High school diploma and 5 years directly related trade experience.

Driver’s License required.

Preferred Qualifications

High school graduate and 5 years experience in commercial maintenance and repair services relating to mechanical or HVAC systems with knowledge of national and local code requirements for trades area with journeyman certification in HVAC .


Ability to develop and maintain strong customer service skills, maintain harmonious working relationship with departmental staff, work independently, maintain functional awareness of typical hazards with in the work place, work within established resources, communicate both orally and in writing, maintain accurate records relating to time, materials and services provided, organize, plan and prioritize work. Demonstrated ability to use a computer.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category


Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive


Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies


Desired Start Date

If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date

Job Open Date


Job Close Date


Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicant

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

We are only accepting applications submitted by February 11, 2020.

Quicklink for Posting

EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).


Do you have at least a high school diploma and 5 years directly related trade experience?




Do you have a valid Driver’s License?



Applicant Documents

Required Documents

List of References and Contact Information

Optional Documents

Cover Letter

Other Supporting Documents



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