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Maintenance Worker IV - HVAC

Job description

Job no: 493995
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Department: Facilities Maintenance
Location: Moon Campus
Position Department Facilities Maintenance

Position Type Staff Full-Time

This position performs work under the direction of department management but with a high degree of initiative and independent judgement. This is highly responsible work performing skilled tasks in building HVAC, and related controls systems. This position's primary expertise will be in HVAC maintenance and building controls maintenance, installations, and design and will act as lead on all Robert Morris University HVAC projects and control system projects. This position ensures that all HVAC systems are properly maintained and are in proper operating condition. Maintenance coverage is 24/7 - 365 days/year and overtime may be necessary to accomplish work assignments and/or shift coverage. Vacations (PTO) approval may be limited during peak activity periods. This position may be required to work as scheduled during University closings.


  • Provides leadership to less skilled employees who are assigned to assist on projects. Consistently makes proper decisions that ensure the work performed is completed in accordance with project guidelines set by management, and that the project is completed with a high degree of efficiency. Performs maintenance, repairs and installation on all types of HVAC equipment including, but not limited to: air conditioning units, heating equipment, refrigeration units, ventilation units, chillers, cooling towers, etc. Responsible for other duties such as opening clogged sinks, showers and toilets, replacing light bulbs, small electrical repairs, repairing faucets, etc. Moves furniture and completes set-ups and tear-downs for university functions and outside rental groups. Receives and unloads delivery trucks. Performs snow removal work by using hand tools to remove snow and ice from steps, walks and ramps, Ability to operate equipment such as salt spreaders, skid steers, tractors and trucks to remove snow and ice from walks, ramps, roads and parking lots. Attends seminars, conferences, and training sessions related to craft, and must be able to demonstrate and utilize the knowledge gained through this training. Maintains a functional awareness of typical hazards of the workplace as well as special hazards that may be encountered; follows established procedures for dealing with such potential hazards, promptly reporting all accidents or injuries to supervisor. Responds to emergency calls from all campus locations. May be called upon to help install or repair other equipment such as electrical motors, gas and oil operated emergency generators, transformers, pneumatic control systems etc. Will need to drive on behalf of the university. Performs related work and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Minimum of ten years' experience working with HVAC controls systems is required.
  • Minimum of ten years on-the-job experience working with direct digital control software.
  • Knowledge of all tools, materials, methods and hazards of the trade. Skilled in the use of all tools of the trade.
  • Knowledge of local and national codes as applicable to work.
  • Must have a strong background in blueprint reading.
  • Must have the ability to receive work orders and follow orders verbally or in writing.
  • Must have the ability to work without direct supervision.
  • Must have the ability to work well with co-workers.
  • Must be able to work from blueprints, shop drawings, sketches, technical manuals, or verbal instruction.
  • Must be able to complete work and operates maintenance equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Must be able to work outside in all types of weather conditions, in unpleasant areas.
  • Must be able to clean spills of various substances such as body fluids or chemical substances.
  • Must be able to maintain an acceptable record of attendance, punctuality and meeting deadlines. Must be able to work any shift, at any campus location.
  • Must be able to work overtime, limit PTO (paid time off) during peak activity periods and work as scheduled during University closings when needed.
  • Must adhere to all University and departmental policies, procedures, and safety regulations.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, as well as the ability to drive vehicles with standard transmissions.
  • Journeyman license for HVAC or equivalent experience.

Exemption Status Non-Exempt

Act 153 Clearance Required Yes

Required To Pass a Motor Vehicle Report Check Yes

Required to Pass a Credit Check No

Additional Posting Information None

Special Applicant Instructions None

Advertised October 8, 2018 Eastern Daylight Time

Robert Morris University (RMU), founded in 1921, is one of the leading universities in the Pittsburgh region. RMU provides a professionally focused education with an emphasis on engaged learning and is one of the most affordable private doctoral-level institutions in Pennsylvania. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In 2016, for the first time in its history, RMU was ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report. In 2017, RMU had among the biggest increases of all national universities in the U.S. News and World Report annual "Best Colleges" rankings released, rising 12 spots to No. 176.

Robert Morris University is dedicated to changing the lives of its students and employees so that they can go out and change the lives of others. The University combines academic excellence with a professional focus offering numerous undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. In 2011, Robert Morris University was named as a "Top Workplace" by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette , which names the best places to work in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

RMU offers faculty members an environment where teaching, research and service are supported and valued.

RMU's main campus in Moon Township features 230 rolling acres and provides all the benefits of a traditional university campus, just minutes from the airport and downtown Pittsburgh.

At Robert Morris University, we believe that institutional equity reflects our continued commitment to a community where everyone is both valued and respected. Institutional equity encompasses racial, ethnic, gender and religious diversity, cultural perspectives, national origin, sexual orientation, physical ability, as well as socioeconomic contexts, and educational backgrounds. We are dedicated to developing a diverse population by fostering an environment where intellectual and social growth, individual perspectives, and all human experiences are valued. We strive to be an inclusive community that celebrates and embraces differences as a means of responding to the cultural and social demands of a global society. Inherent in our inclusion efforts is a strong commitment to intercultural and global education to produce and include citizens who will serve as educational, social, economic and cultural ambassadors to the world. Robert Morris University is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, RMU complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.
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Posted: 10/9/2018
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