Facilities HVAC/R Technician

Mar 07, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Facilities HVAC/R Technician

Posting Number: R0000994
Location: Salem Campus

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Position Summary:

Operates, repairs and maintains University heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning equipment and control systems to improve energy efficiency, building performances and maintain occupant comfort. Performs skilled journeyman level technical maintenance, installations and repairs to University control systems and components. Must have experience in analyzing and implementing Energy Conservation Measures (ECM's) through the use of the campus EMS and utility records. Assists the Facilities Management staff in analyzing campus and building energy use and makes recommendations on reduction strategies.


  • Practices and encourages Facilities Management workplace expectations.
  • Operates, maintains and repairs all University heating equipment including boilers, DHW heaters and associated peripheral systems and components in accordance with good engineering standards, State laws, and safe work practices. Ensures that all preventive maintenance is accomplished as prescribed by the State of Oregon, owner's insurance company and manufacturer's requirements.
  • Responsible for all water treatment programs for boilers, chillers, and heating/cooling closed loop systems.
  • Schedules and prepares boilers, chillers and cooling towers for internal and external inspections with state and insurance inspectors. Makes or arranges for any and all repairs and returns boilers/heating/cooling equipment to service as required.
  • Troubleshoots and corrects campus heating and cooling system problems. Responds to campus IAQ/IEQ complaints, problems and questions. May perform skilled air and water balancing and balance checks as necessary.
  • Reviews and updates EMS system software and programming as needed, runs trends/trend graphs, performs periodic loop tuning, monitors and troubleshoots DDC hardware and software control components to ensure the system is performing optimally. Schedules the campus EMS to accommodate campus functions.
  • Reviews plans, specifications and schematics and makes recommendations as requested by the Facilities Management Team. Estimates time and materials for assigned jobs.
  • Maintains and repairs refrigeration equipment, air conditioning equipment, heat pumps, air handling units, air/water cooled chillers up to 250 tons and their associated equipment.
  • Insures that all refrigerant on hand or used is accounted for, recorded and its lineage documented, as required by EPA regulations, the Clean Air Act and The Montreal Protocol.
  • Maintains heating plant records according to industry standards and DEQ regulations.
  • Maintains and repairs pneumatic and electrical (both high and low voltage) controls for HVAC/R systems.
  • Maintains and repairs auxiliary equipment, such as fans, motors, pumps and cooling towers for the HVAC/R system. Performs journeyman level repairs to various HVAC equipment such as motors, starters, pumps, VFD's, valve and damper operators.
  • Performs preventive maintenance tasks.
  • Assists other engineering team members in troubleshooting and repairs to the building heating, cooling and energy management systems. Will be required to be backup on the campus EMS.
  • Fills in on weekends and holidays when required.
  • Subject to after-hours callback for emergencies.
  • Performs other maintenance related duties as assigned.


Education: Any combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. High school diploma with trade education preferred.

Experience: A minimum of 5 years of experience in the trade or successful completion of trade school required. Commercial/industrial chiller and/or comfort cooling systems experience required. Minimum of five years' experience with thorough knowledge of both oil and gas-fired boiler systems and related equipment required. Minimum of five years experience as a maintenance repair worker involving skilled work related to maintenance of equipment with five years EMS/controls experience desired.

Computer Skills: Extensive and proficient use of a personal computer and software programs such as Word, Excel, or any specialized applications desired. Keyboarding, email and maintaining database's required.


Certificates & Licenses: Must be licensed by the EPA to handle refrigerants, universal CFC certification required with a minimum of a Type II acceptable. Brazing certificate required. Boiler/Pressure Vessel Building Service Mechanic Class 3 (CL3) license preferred. Is familiar with and understands all applicable state boiler laws and CSD-1. Limited energy class A or B electrical license, Limited Maintenance Electrician (LME) or Limited Building Maintenance Electrician (LBME) license desired. Possession of a valid Oregon driver's license and satisfactory driving record or ability to obtain one within 60 days of date of hire preferred.

Other Requirements: Working knowledge of standard practices, methods, tools and materials used in the refrigeration trade. Working knowledge of energy management systems desired.


7:30 am - 4pm Monday-Friday


WORK ENVIRONMENT: Involves exposure to adverse environmental conditions as may be found working in a facilities setting which may include but is not limited to; working outdoors in inclement weather, extreme temperatures, noise, dim lighting, dust, dirt, confined spaces, high elevations, bio-hazards and other hazardous materials. Routinely and safely lift 50 pounds. Climb ladders and work in confined spaces.

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Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.


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