Job ID: 2021-12884
# of Openings: 1
Category: Building Trades and Technicians
The HVAC Mechanic is a member of the Facilities Operations. Possessing journey level skills and experience, and with minimum oversight, the HVAC Mechanic is responsible for safely completing a full complement of journey level HVAC tasks, including, but not limited to the inspection, troubleshooting, and repair to a wide-range of campus HVAC equipment. The incumbent follows University safety rules and regulations at all times, along with established safety work procedures.
- Safely and effectively performs a wide range of journey-level installation, inspection, and repair tasks for commercial and institutional HVAC systems.
- Troubleshoots HVAC systems, evaluates solutions, and performs appropriate repairs. In emergency and urgent situations, takes immediate steps to contain the problem and to restore the system to good operating order.
- Ensures proper care in the safe use and maintenance of vehicles, tools and equipment necessary to perform all tasks.
- Reads, understands and interprets construction and equipment related documents (such as drawings, manuals, and procedures).
- Assist other trades personnel in more complex work projects.
- Work independently off written and electronic work orders from a CMMS System and accept responsibility for work assignments. Documents records of maintenance activity in an automated work order system (Maximo).
- Performs other duties as assigned including overtime, after hours, special events and emergency call in work.
- Follows the department’s customer service standards.
- Communicates clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Performs daily tasks safely and follow safe work practices.
- Responds to after hour and emergency campus call-ins as needed.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Possess a minimum of three years experience as a journey level HVAC mechanic (beyond apprenticeship or other equivalent training).
- Must be a High School graduate or possess a GED along with related education in the installation, troubleshooting and repairs of HVAC Systems.
- Possess solid knowledge of steam and chilled water systems, and must be able to work on both high and low pressure steam systems.
- Possess a strong understanding of safe work practices.
- Able to work both independently and in a team environment.
- Must be able to follow the department’s customer service standards.
- Possess experience working with various types piping systems, including black and copper.
- Must have the ability to understand drawings and service manuals for all equipment serviced.
- Possess good knowledge of air handling systems, hot water and chilled water pumps.
- Must possess computer literacy and have the ability to achieve competency using applicable campus software systems.
- Must be available for after hours and emergency call back work.
- Possess the ability to work well with others, and effectively interact with customers and co-workers in all levels of the organization.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check.
- Must be able to learn computer basics and work with the departments CMMS Software System.
- Must be able to meet the physical requirements listed below.
- Certifications in one or more of the following disciplines:
- Welding and use of an Oxy-Acetylene torch
- EPA Universal Refrigerant License
- HVAC Certifications (ASHRAE or others)
- stand or walk up to 2 hours at one time, up to 8 hours per day;
- sit for less than 2 hours during an 8 hour day;
- operates motor vehicles or heavy equipment (e.g., forklift, high reach, cherry picker) occasionally (less than 33% of the workday)
- lift or carry up to 35 pounds frequently (34 – 66% of the workday) and 100 pounds occasionally (less than 33% of the workday);
- lift up to 100 pounds to waist height and up to 35 pounds in a range of motions from floor to overhead:
- frequently use hands for simple grasping, fine manipulation, pushing or pulling (34 – 66% of the workday);
- occasionally climb stairs or ladders, dig, use jack hammer or chipping tools, lie down, push or pull with forces up to 100 pounds (less than 33% of the work day);
- frequently bend, squat, kneel, knee stand, lift overheard, reach overhead, push or pull with forces up to 35 pounds; (34 – 66% of the work day);
- work outdoors in a variety of temperatures and environmental conditions;
- Possess ability to work at heights, full range of body motions and physical agility, and ability to maintain balance.