HVAC Chilled Water Systems Tech

Job description

Posting Number:


Working Title:

HVAC Chilled Water Systems Tech


FMD O&M-Building Hvac Shop

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The University of Georgia Facilities Management Division is the largest of seven (7) divisions reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. The exceptional staff of over 900 personnel within the division manage, operate and maintain campus landscapes, buildings and infrastructure to promote the long-term sustainability of the University.

College/Unit/Department website:


Posting Type:


Retirement Plan:


Employment Type:


Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday- Friday 8am- 4:30pm. Some nights and/or weekend work may be required to meet the needs of the business.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Posting Date:


Open until filled:


Closing Date:


Proposed Starting Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

FLSA: Non-exempt

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Skilled Craftsperson

Job Family:




Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, formal training programs, or on-the-job training. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

This position has an expert level of technical knowledge and skills for the operation and maintenance of the UGA campus building chilled water production system. This system is comprised of various sized chillers, cooling towers, chilled water and condenser water pumps, distribution piping, control valves, actuators, the systems automation control and the chiller microprocessor control, and other components. This position has an expert level of mechanical skills and technical knowledge to monitor, troubleshoot, maintain, and repair the system at the district plants and at various buildings on campus. This position works independently to complete tasks within this competency.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

This position has expert level technical knowledge and skills in the operation, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of building chilled water and hot water production systems and components. The application of this expertise includes but is not limited to performing checks and taking corrective action to ensure the building chilled water production systems are delivering chilled water per the designed flow, quantity, and temperature requirements as set forth in the engineering design specifications. This expert level worker has the knowledge to independently diagnose and solve a wide range of operational issues that arise from the mechanical, electrical, and automated controls of the building chilled water and hot water production systems including the following:
*Chiller and cooling tower operation, troubleshooting, and repair.
*Chilled water and condenser water treatment.
*Troubleshoot and install chiller sensors, boards and relays.
*Troubleshooting, testing and assisting in the commissioning of new building chilled water production systems.
*Building Automation System (BAS) chilled water production control.
*Reading and interpreting mechanical plans and wiring diagrams.
*Analyzing and correcting communication issues.
*Analyzing and measuring fluid and air dynamics.
*Adherence to and the implementation of EPA refrigerant handling guidelines and be able to obtain universal refrigerant license.

Physical Demands:

Lifting, bending, stooping, squatting, crawling, working overhead, climbing stairs, using regular and extended ladders throughout 8-hour work shift. Lift up to 75lbs and work under adverse weather conditions (heat, cold, rain, etc.).

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:


Is this a Position of Trust?:


Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:


Does this position require a P-Card? :


Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :


Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Perform checks and take corrective action to ensure the chilled water production systems and associated cooling towers are operating per designed flow, volume and temperature requirements.

Percentage of time:



Install, maintain, and repair the building chilled water mechanical components such as rods, condensers and evaporators.

Percentage of time:



Diagnose and solve a wide range of operational issues that arise from the mechanical, electrical, and automated controls of the building chilled water production systems such as chiller sensors, boards, starters, relays, and actuators.

Percentage of time:



Troubleshoot, test and assist in the commissioning of new building chilled water production systems.

Percentage of time:



Assist and support with other duties as assigned by the Building HVAC Shop Manager.

Percentage of time:





Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 3/30/2021
Application Due: 5/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time