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HVAC Supervisor

The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
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Position OverviewKU's Facilities Services department supports KU's mission of learning, scholarship, and creative endeavor by operating and maintaining the university's physical plant and grounds. This full-time position within the Facilities Services department, supervises the resources and staff who provide on-site HVAC repair and maintenance services for assigned systems and/or buildings. The HVAC Supervisor plans, directs and oversees all work activities lead workers, and/or maintenance technicians, which follow a daily and seasonal plan for maintenance services. The supervisor is also responsible for providing staff training and on-site assistance as needed. Job Description60% - Assist the management of campus HVAC systems and associated resources
  • Effectively manage available staff, material and service resources towards campus priorities ensuring HVAC system reliability across the Lawrence campus.
  • Assist with the management of the campus BAS enterprise control system as it relates to HVAC.
  • Assist with Preventive Maintenance operations to reduce reactive maintenance and further
  • Ensure HVAC system reliability by developing and implementing a plan for the ongoing maintenance,
  • Repair and replacement of units in compliance with University standards in furtherance of the university's mission.
  • Directly supervises senior technicians and any related support technicians.
  • Ensures compliance with industry best practices for maintenance, safety and installation of HVAC equipment.

10% - Project/Modification work
  • Oversee, review and/or comment on new project proposals and documents from the KU and/or commercial engineering design team to ensure industry best practices for efficiency, reliability and maintainability.
  • Review, coordinate and oversee new minor HVAC modification projects including but not limited to, replacements, refurbishments, and new installations.

10% - Perform and/or oversee necessary cost accounting, time reporting, work order management and
purchasing activities to ensure necessary data is available to make effective data-driven decisions for
our organization.

10% - Communicate, coordinate and collaborate with customers, staff, peer leadership and university
leadership as activities relate to HVAC systems. Ensure affected customers are appropriately informed of
activities that impact their operations.

5% - Oversee and/or perform all new hire and/or termination activities for the unit.

5% - Performs other related duties as assigned. Position Requirements
  1. Reach, grasp, lift, carry, and place moderately heavy loads frequently, and heavy loads occasionally (50 lbs) with or without accommodation.
  2. Perform work above normal heights, in confined spaces, and in extreme temperatures – both hot and cold, inside, and outdoors.
  3. Report to work during declared periods of inclement weather.
  4. Respond to after-hours emergencies as needed.
  5. Work planned and unplanned overtime as needed.
  6. Must digitally enter work order information and perform other electronic communications as required.
  7. Must have a valid driver's license by the time of hire and maintain that license throughout employment.
Required Qualifications
    High School diploma or completion of a GED equivalency.Five (5) years of experience in HVAC maintenance work. Associate's degree or vocational school certification may be substituted for two years of the required maintenance experience.Three (3) years of experience as an HVAC supervisor or lead worker.Proven experience in HVAC building automation system(s)A valid driver's license by time of hire and maintain the license throughout employment.Experience using MS Office, including Outlook and Excel.
Preferred Qualifications
    Experience managing HVAC building automation systems - preferably Johnson Controls Metasys systems.Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) experience- preferably IBM Maximo.Knowledge of safety measures and occupational hazards of the trades.Experience working in a large university/college maintenance operation or multi-building operation.Experience working with or in plumbing, sheet metal, and/or electrical trades.
Additional Candidate InstructionsPlease include the following with your completed online application:
  1. Resume addressing how you meet the required qualifications
  2. Cover letter
  3. Names and contact information for three references
Application review will begin on Monday, July 26th and continue until a pool of qualified applicants is identified. Contact Information to ApplicantsShawn Harding
[email protected]
785.864.4535 Advertised Salary Range$54k-$71k Work Schedule7:30a-4p M-F Application Review Begins26-Jul-2021 Anticipated Start Date09-Aug-2021


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