Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Control Specialist

Job description

General Summary

Install, control, maintain and repair pneumatic, electrically and computer controlled HVAC equipment campus wide.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Repair, maintain, alter, install, and operate ventilation equipment, peripherals, and associated control systems.

Repair, maintain, alter, install, and operate heating and ventilating units, including heating and cooling coils, pre-heaters, and dampers.

Repair, maintain, alter, install, and operate mechanical refrigeration systems.

Repair, maintain, and install residential and commercial appliances.

Work on pneumatic, DDC, and mechanical control systems and components associated with HVAC/R systems.

Lubricate fans, motors, and pumps, change filters and bolts, and adjust controls as needed.

Test equipment for leaks and make corrections, where necessary.
Check gauges and make inspections for preventive maintenance.

Dismantle malfunctioning systems and test components, using electrical, mechanical, and pneumatic testing equipment.

Perform corrective and preventive maintenance as directed.

Erect and work from ladders, scaffolding, swing stages, boom trucks, and similar devices.

Perform periodic visual inspections of equipment, components, tools, fixtures, and vehicles to ensure against hazards.

Read and interpret blueprints, sketches, manuals, schematics, manufacturers' literature and job specifications.

Train, oversee, and assist support staff and other trades as needed.

Prepare and maintain records, logs, reports, recommendations, and similar information as requested.

Record daily time as directed utilizing paper forms, pda's, and/or computers as directed by supervisory staff.

Maintain cleanliness of work and storage areas, mechanical rooms and all tools, vehicles and equipment used in the performance of duties.

Requisition materials and parts in accordance with the University's procurement system.

Assist in and/or perform work on other electrical/mechanical systems, as capable.


The ability to read, write, interpret instructions, and perform basic arithmetic which is typically acquired through the completion of a high school education is necessary.

The ability to perform physically active work requiring frequent walking, climbing, pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling, and crouching to perform routine work functions is necessary.

Five (5) years within the last seven (7) years of demonstrated ability to independently perform the duties and responsibilities of the classification or an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to performing the duties and responsibilities of the classification is required.

Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, equipment, occupational hazards, and safety precautions of the trade.

Possession of a valid driver's license recognized by the State of Michigan is necessary.

Ability to meet departmental standards of reasonable personal hygiene is necessary.

The ability to lift 50 pounds frequently and occasionally exert 100 pounds of force to move and/or transport equipment and supplies.

Universal Refrigerant Recovery Certification with an R-410a endorsement as required by the EPA is required.

Supplemental Information

Working Conditions:
Routinely subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, including extremely cold temperatures, hot temperatures, noise, dust, odors, and heights. Also subject to hazardous conditions, such as electrical current, moving mechanical parts, fumes, oils, fluids, chemicals, and power cables.
Grade: 23




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Posted: 7/14/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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