Washington University of St. Louis Maintenance Operations in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

Schedule is 7:45 am - 4:15 pm Monday through Friday.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Maintenance Operations. This position is for the Danforth Campus.

Essential Functions

Perform those tasks which will maintain the campus physical facilities to support the teaching and research mission of the University including but not limited to:

  • Maintain and troubleshoot HVAC and building systems using a variety of diagnostic tools including Johnson Controls MetaSys, hand tools, meters, etc.
  • Pro-actively identify, communicate and address needs without direction when appropriate.
  • Respond to work orders and other requests in a timely, efficient, competent, knowledgeable and friendly manner.
  • Maintain data per departmental policy.
  • Utilize materials, supplies, tools and other University property in a safe, productive manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • High school graduate required, technical school training in maintenance related courses strongly preferred.
  • 24 hour availability for emergencies and willingness to work overtime.
  • A strong background with HVAC and Johnson Controls (or equivalent) expertise and/or training with commercial work, including substantial on- the-job experience.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively/appropriately with members of the campus community and other employees within Facilities.
  • Understands the importance of satisfying the needs of the campus community (customer oriented) and providing value to the University.
  • Ability to read and understand blue prints.
  • Capable of doing extensive walking, climbing stairs/ladders, lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs. and other similar physical activity.
  • Must be willing to provide one’s own hand tools.
  • Must have a State of Missouri Class E or above driver’s license or the equivalent from another state prior to employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Capabilities/competency, plus multi-craft capabilities.

Salary Range

$29.26 per hour

Pre-Employment Screening

Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.


  • Retirement Savings Plan

  • 10 vacation days

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Sick Time

  • Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children

  • Free Metro Link/ Bus pass

  • Free Life Insurance

  • Health, Dental, Vision

  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

  • Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Flex Spending Plan

  • Other Benefits

Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Mechanic (HVAC) - Maintenance Operations - 37510

Job ID: 37510

Location: Danforth - Main Campus

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular