HVAC Specialist

Job description

Posting Code: 3004103
Work type: Classified
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Facilities Maintenance

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/boise-and-beyond/. Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Boise State's Campus Operations Division is dedicated to meeting the needs of our students while providing a quality campus experience. A division focused on the future, Campus Operations' mission is to provide a constructive, memorable and safe environment where students can pursue their educational goals. Our division oversees the grounds, facilities, campus services and operations, and strives toward constant improvement and attention to detail to create an exceptional atmosphere for our students. Additionally, we are entrusted with building an institution of higher learning, while helping students reach their futures.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

To perform journey-level installation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; perform related work.

Level Scope:

Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex. Applies full range and job knowledge; frequently adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs; may serve as lead; performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision; originality and ingenuity are often required to help establish procedures in functional area; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks.

Essential Functions:

  • Journeyman HVAC 4 Mechanic shall have the skill set and experience to install, maintain, and repair heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems ranging from 1 to 500 ton equipment.
  • Monitors HVAC systems and operations, and ensures that routine preventive maintenance is performed according to established schedules and standards.
  • Responds to hot and cold calls, then troubleshoot and resolve issues.
  • Checks, repairs and/or replaces valves, motors, controls, switches, gauges, wiring, fans, pumps, compressors, condensers, cores, pipes and other functional components of the system.
  • Services Chillers, centrifugal, cooling towers, steam boiler, refrigeration and water and air distribution systems.
  • HVAC control systems including: Siemens, JCI, Automatic Logic, Watt Master.
    Laboratory Support Systems, Flume Hoods, Exhaust Systems, Compressed Air Systems and Vacuum Systems.
  • Performs all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
  • Inspects completed work for conformance with requirements of local building and safety codes.
  • Estimates time and material costs on HVAC projects.
  • Requisitions HVAC supplies and equipment.
  • Develops capital project scope and budget for equipment replacements and energy conservation opportunities.
  • Verify and implement preventive maintenance standards on all HVAC distribution equipment.
  • Document all work in the CMMS system.
  • Operate, maintain and program building automation systems.
  • Enforces all Boise State University safety and risk management policies and procedures; reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner and identifies and corrects unsafe work conditions with management oversight.
  • Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.
  • Participate in the "On-Call" rotation.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:


  • Holds appropriate license/certification for the specific work to be done in the city and state in which the work will be done.
  • Minimum requirement is EPA CFC Universal Certificate
  • Minimum Qualifications:

    Experience: Charging, starting, and checking for proper operation of HVAC type equipment and related devices; troubleshooting and repairing digital electronic and pneumatic HVAC control systems; starting, stopping, and troubleshooting chiller operations and chilled water systems; modifying and/or installing natural gas and water piping; operating, maintaining, diagnosing problems, and repairing industrial type HVAC systems and control devices; performing basic carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and sheet metal work; welding and repairing material and brazing pipe; cutting, brazing and soldering high pressure refrigerant piping.

    Required Licenses: HVAC Journeyman Licensing AND Universal Refrigerant Licensing

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent experience
  • HVAC Journeyman License for the State of Idaho
  • Universal EPA License
  • 10 or more years of related work experience
  • Large tonnage background: Commercial and industrial applications
  • Salary and Benefits:

    This position pays $24.65 an hour. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://hrs.boisestate.edu/benefits/.

    Advertised: March 03, 2021
    Applications close: March 14, 2021




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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/4/2021
    Application Due: 3/14/2021
    Work Type: Full Time