Lead HVAC Technician

Job description

Lead HVAC Technician

Job ID: 226504
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Responsible for all aspects of the installation, maintenance, inspection, operation and repair of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC). Assists with the supervision of staff.


  1. Inspects buildings, fixtures, machines and other structural and/or mechanical units; performs minor and preventative maintenance
  2. Assists other technicians on emergency and corrective maintenance
  3. Performs independent and high-level complex maintenance work including detection and correction of mechanical systems
  4. Performs brazing, soldering, threading, compression joints, flaring and other methods common to the trade
  5. Performs installation or modification work on all building equipment
  6. Schedules in house contracting work for facilities operations projects and repairs
  7. Assumes duties and responsibilities during leadership absence
  8. Accurately maintains equipment inventory and historical records

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
High School diploma or equivalent

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid and unrestricted Georgia driver's license
EPA universal refrigerant certification

Required Experience
Four (4) years related experience

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
ICC Mechanical Inspector Certificate or ICC Plans Examiner Certification (Active)

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Able to diagnose malfunctions and defects in equipment; determine the appropriate corrective measures
Able to understand and comply with building, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing codes and other technical standards and specifications as required
Able to adapt to changing work environments
Able to operate heavy machinery and equipment, i.e., forklifts & manlifts
Able to read and interpret blueprints, schematic drawing charts and technical instructions
Able to build upon existing knowledge in technical application of maintenance work
Able to work with and maintain hand tools in a safe manner
Able to use and understand all meters/test equipment related to HVAC, electrical, and plumbing maintenance components
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Knowledge of EPA chemical disposal procedures and documentation
Knowledge of the methods, practices, tools, equipment and materials, used in a variety of building and mechanical trades
Knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions in the use of tools and equipment
Knowledge of appropriate safety standards
Knowledge of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning (ASHRAE) standards
Advanced working knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite) Strong attention to detail and follow up skills Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
Yes, this position will be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 1% - 24% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + DMV + Drug

To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=43000&JobOpeningId=226504&PostingSeq=1

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Job No:
Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 4/29/2033
Work Type: Full Time