HVAC Technician II

Job description


Under the supervision of the Shop Supervisor and Lead HVAC Technician, the HVAC Technician will be responsible for the installation,  preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of various HVAC and Refrigeration equipment, local HVAC control systems and ancillary support equipment.  The incumbent will coordinate with other groups within the Department and throughout the Laboratory to ensure long-term, safe and efficient operation of HVAC and Refrigeration systems.


Install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair a wide variety of HVAC and Refrigeration equipment in a timely and cost efficient manner, as well as support commissioning efforts, on-going sustainability initiatives and energy efficiency programs at the Laboratory. Incumbent utilizes thorough knowledge of heating and air-conditioning theory, mechanical layouts, pipefitting, electrical and electronic theory, direct digital controls, airflow, pneumatic systems, hydronic systems and other techniques. 


Assist with work in the shops when necessary to support severe weather work, corrective and preventative maintenance activities on facilities infrastructure, mechanical, electro-mechanical, hydronic and/or pneumatic systems.


Coordinate the activities of subcontract personnel to maintain continued and efficient operation of all building heating, cooling and ventilation systems. 


Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • High School Education or equivalent and formal post high school vocational training in HVAC repair and maintenance including de-humidification systems.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the installation, operation, maintenance, calibration and repair HVAC and refrigeration systems in commercial and/or industrial setting. 
  • General knowledge of the National Electric Code, Life Safety Code, OSHA and standard industry practices. Conform to industry standards concerning safety, lock-out/tag-out, inspections, and operations when dealing with electrical systems. Maintain high consciousness of safety for all personnel and areas involved. 
  • EPA Certified Universal Technician in accordance with CAA Sections 608 and 609 to handle CFC’s, HCFC’s and HFC’s. 
  • Ability to be on-call, and work overtime, off-shifts, weekends, and holidays. 
  • Maintain good communication between departments and other shop personnel. Maintain good customer service relationships. 
  • Reads and understands blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams and layouts.



Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary GradeTSS, 03Standard Weekly Hours40.00Eligible for OvertimeYesBenefits EligibleYesEssential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)NoPhysical Capacity Exam RequiredNoValid Driver's License RequiredNo




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Posted: 8/8/2018
Application Due: 9/6/2027
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