Aerojet Rocketdyne Maintenance Mechanic 3 (HVAC Mechanic) in Culpeper, Virginia


Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a HVAC Mechanic to join our facility in Culpeper, Virginia . The Maintenance Mechanic (HVAC) will work under general supervision to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance using manufacturer publications, blueprints, schematics and locally generated instructions. Must be familiar with OSHA and NEC standards. Will be required to follow work procedures, work on facilities and production equipment, as well as perform general maintenance. Manufacturing background preferred.

This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Working under limited supervision:

50% - Mechanical Maintenance: Work with, troubleshoot and repair facilities HVAC equipment. Perform Preventive Maintenance on equipment such as HVAC units, dehumidifiers, humidifiers, etc.

30% - Cross train into other shop disciplines including building equipment, general welding/soldering and general maintenance activities.

10% - General shop upkeep, cleaning or organizing.

10% - Installation of new equipment.


Requires an Associate's degree in an appropriate discipline and 3 years of related experience (or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the duties of the position). Training from a trade school is desired. Continued education in a maintenance discipline and cross training into other disciplines within the department will be required.

US Citizenship required. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.

Additional Requirements:

  • Strong Mechanical experience/training in one of the following: HVAC installation, HVAC troubleshooting and repair, general mechanic background.

  • Own tools to perform normal maintenance duties.

  • Must be available to work any shift, weekends, holidays and be on call as required.

  • Must be very safety and environmentally conscious.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. Work may require the ability to operate material handling equipment (forklift, crane, hoist, man lift, etc.) in a safe manner. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels or with fume or airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, etc. requiring the use of personal protective equipment such as face protection (safety glasses, goggles, face shield), foot protection (i.e. steel toed shoes, rubber boots, etc.), gloves, hard hat, shop coat and hearing protection. Some positions may require Respirator clearance up to and including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Level A clearance. Work requires the ability to change into or out of personal protective equipment when entering or exiting manufacturing, laboratory, or other areas. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility or between locations. Work duties may also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer and/or the ability to travel by air or auto. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.

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Job ID 13929

Zip 22701

Category Facilities/Maintenance - Other