HVACR Technician, 1st Shift-External
Job Title: HVACR Technician, 1st Shift-External
Location: GRCC Main Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 975
External Posting: Open to any qualified candidate.Date: June 7, 2019Title: HVACR Technician, 1st ShiftPosition number: 975Work Schedule: 52 weeks/40 hours, Monday through FridayCompensation: College Employee Benefit Association (CEBA) $23.86 per hourReports to: Associate Director of FacilitiesClose Date: Open until filled (position reviewed 6/26/19) SUMMARY Under the direction of the Associate Director, The HVACR position performs skilled work in the repair, maintenance and installation of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, steam and hot water generation and distribution equipment, as well as building control and energy management systems (especially Trane Tracer, Summit, and Ensemble). The position makes recommendations to Facilities administration on building control, energy consumption and general energy conservation measures. This position reviews and provides documentation on materials, maintenance, parts, building drawings/schematics, energy conservation, and/or conveying other essential information to the Facilities office. The position gathers data for bidding, estimating and proposal development for mechanical work and equipment. The technician provides mechanical systems analysis and problem solving. The technician provides a safe, energy efficient and comfortable environment to students, faculty, staff and general public using GRCC resources.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIESCoordinate own and others’ work between HVACR and maintenance, electrical, plumbing and carpentry departments, administration and outside vendors. Inspect, install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain all types of heating, cooling, pneumatic and refrigeration systems, building controls and automation systemsExecute preventive maintenance tasks related to HVACRWrite and receive work orders; plan, organize, and monitor work of mechanical systems and building management programs and equipment Inspect and evaluate condition of HVACR equipment and systems in existing College buildings and recommend corrective action; implement repairs or revisions, including design changes, for both-in house or on outside projectsEnsure installation and repairs are performed in accordance with federal, state, and local codesComply with all safety related responsibilities including MIOSHA, OSHA, ADAMonitor installation and repairs performed by outside contractors to ensure requirements are metMonitor building equipment status and temperatures, report alarms and equipment malfunctionsProvide estimates for repairs, replacement, and installation of large and small mechanical HVACR equipment. Provides cost estimates for future projects and equipmentEnsure appropriate personal safety training and compliance guidelines are metApprove and communicate building control and management routines in support of building automation systemsProvide expert judgment and analysis for engineering design in regards to mechanical systems, building management software / hardware and sub-systemsService and repair production and control air compressors and air dryersProvide recommendations and resolve compound technical issues, and identify building control system innovations in order to assure comfort, safety, management of energy costs and consumption, and to avoid air quality issuesOperate and maintain cooling towers and related equipment to ASHRAE guidelinesSupport and assist Information Technology Department and their third-party vendor responsible for maintenance, design, and operation of the campus data center cooling infrastructure. Report weekly to administration the status of the college mechanical systems in regards to energy consumption and occupant comfortAssist and serve as back up to other Facilities employees. Provides direction as necessary to college personnel on the proper operation of associated HVACR equipmentProgram and coordinate campus building’s time-of- day schedules to ensure energy conservation, proper equipment operation and occupant comfortProvide information to the college staff and vendors on the operation, control and programming of the various building automation systems, and related HVACR equipmentPerform other vocations (i.e. plumbing, electrical) at a fundamental level with understanding of fluid mechanics, electrical and pneumaticsAnalyze and interpret technical data regarding building control and HVACR systems/equipment.Communicate data to non-technical individualsInstall, repair and rebuild swimming pool related equipment (e.g. chlorinating equipment, pumps and motors, pool heating and control equipment etc., to ensure swimming pool equipment is in proper working orderProvide informational tours to various groups, such as, HVACR classes, etc., with supervisor approvalTravel throughout all GRCC campuses and Satellite Learning Centers using personal and/or company vehicles.Perform other duties as assigned.Regular attendance during normal scheduled hours is required.Being present is essential for serving customers and performing the essential functions of this position JOB SPECIFICATIONS Education and Experience High School Diploma or GED Certified in refrigerant handling per EPA 608 guidelineA valid Michigan driver’s licenseMust furnish all small hand toolsWork Experience Minimum 7 years’ experience in maintaining and troubleshooting HVACR systems, building controls and building automation equipmentKnowledge of, and experience in all types of chillers (compression, absorption, condensers, etc.), their operations and upkeepMust be able to operate, troubleshoot, repair, and clean gas and electric boilers, including water and condensate chemistry.Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with people are various levels of the organization, including administration and non-technical individualsDocumented experience in servicing Variable Flow Refrigerant (VRF) systems preferredMechanical Contractor license preferredCity of Grand Rapids boiler engineer’s license preferredAbility to perform weekly, monthly and annual CSD-1 boiler testing and reporting preferredMental Demands Must be able to comprehend and follow manufacturer’s information and directions. Must be able and willing to take Job Enrichment Classes, seminars, etc. Annually complete up to 20 hours of professional development training (College provided) Ability to plan, layout, organize, and execute work with minimum or no supervisionMust be self-motivated in the pursuit of effective work performanceMust value and offer excellent customer service to coworkers, staff, students and visitorsPhysical Demands Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must be able to lift, carry, push or pull a variety of tools, equipment and materialsMust be able to operate hand and power toolsMay be required to work in vicinity of labs containing bio hazardous substancesAbility to work from ladders, lifts or scaffoldingAbility to work inside or outside in hot or cold conditions METHOD OF APPLICATION To apply for this position, please visit our website at GRCC Job Openings. Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position.Submit a cover letter and resume.The opportunity to apply for this position will be open until filled (position will be reviewed June 26, 2019, at 11:59 p.m).Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.Grand Rapids Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics.The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.