HVACR Technician, 1st Shift-External

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Job Title: HVACR Technician, 1st Shift-External
Location: GRCC Main Campus
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 975

External Posting: Open to any qualified candidate.

Date: June 7, 2019

Title: HVACR Technician, 1st Shift

Position number: 975

Work Schedule: 52 weeks/40 hours, Monday through Friday

Compensation: College Employee Benefit Association (CEBA) $23.86 per hour

Reports to: Associate Director of Facilities

Close 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 systems

Execute preventive maintenance tasks related to HVACR

Write 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 projects

Ensure installation and repairs are performed in accordance with federal, state, and local codes

Comply with all safety related responsibilities including MIOSHA, OSHA, ADA

Monitor installation and repairs performed by outside contractors to ensure requirements are met

Monitor building equipment status and temperatures, report alarms and equipment malfunctions

Provide estimates for repairs, replacement, and installation of large and small mechanical HVACR equipment. Provides cost estimates for future projects and equipment

Ensure appropriate personal safety training and compliance guidelines are met

Approve and communicate building control and management routines in support of building automation systems

Provide expert judgment and analysis for engineering design in regards to mechanical systems, building management software / hardware and sub-systems

Service and repair production and control air compressors and air dryers

Provide 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 issues

Operate and maintain cooling towers and related equipment to ASHRAE guidelines

Support 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 comfort

Assist and serve as back up to other Facilities employees. Provides direction as necessary to college personnel on the proper operation of associated HVACR equipment

Program and coordinate campus building’s time-of- day schedules to ensure energy conservation, proper equipment operation and occupant comfort

Provide information to the college staff and vendors on the operation, control and programming of the various building automation systems, and related HVACR equipment

Perform other vocations (i.e. plumbing, electrical) at a fundamental level with understanding of fluid mechanics, electrical and pneumatics

Analyze and interpret technical data regarding building control and HVACR systems/equipment.Communicate data to non-technical individuals

Install, 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 order

Provide informational tours to various groups, such as, HVACR classes, etc., with supervisor approval

Travel 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 guideline

A valid Michigan driver’s license

Must furnish all small hand tools

Work Experience Minimum 7 years’ experience in maintaining and troubleshooting HVACR systems, building controls and building automation equipment

Knowledge of, and experience in all types of chillers (compression, absorption, condensers, etc.), their operations and upkeep

Must 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 individuals

Documented experience in servicing Variable Flow Refrigerant (VRF) systems preferred

Mechanical Contractor license preferred

City of Grand Rapids boiler engineer’s license preferred

Ability to perform weekly, monthly and annual CSD-1 boiler testing and reporting preferred

Mental 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 supervision

Must be self-motivated in the pursuit of effective work performance

Must value and offer excellent customer service to coworkers, staff, students and visitors

Physical Demands Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Must be able to lift, carry, push or pull a variety of tools, equipment and materials

Must be able to operate hand and power tools

May be required to work in vicinity of labs containing bio hazardous substances

Ability to work from ladders, lifts or scaffolding

Ability 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.




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