HVAC Mechanic III

Towson University
Towson, MD

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Responsibilities and Duties
Installs and repairs HVAC equipment such as centrifugal, reciprocating, and screw compressors, hydronic pumps, natural and propane gas burners, and central station air handler fans of forward curve, vane axial and backward incline design.  Diagnoses, repairs and maintains low pressure steam piping equipment, vessels and valves.


Installs, diagnoses and repairs all facets of temperature control systems to maximize system performance.  Diagnoses, repairs and maintains variable speed drive devices and power electronic devices.  Programs Direct Digital Controls (DDC).


Diagnoses airside and hydronic deficiencies from field observations.  Performs indoor air quality (IAQ) analysis of facilities making necessary modifications to correct deficiencies.


Supervises contractors and performs warranty notification for assigned projects.  Provides guidance and training in the HVAC trade to other maintenance personnel.


May direct the work of other mechanics in the fabrication, installation, testing and servicing of HVAC systems. 


Interprets technical data manufacturer and supplier information.  Recommends equipment selections.  Develops analysis of system operation based on mechanical drawing and specifications.


Performs all duties of the HVAC Mechanic II.

Qualifications and Skills


    High School Diploma or equivalentEight years progressively responsible experience in any combination of air conditioning, refrigeration, temperature control, steam distribution, or heating tradesThorough knowledge of OSHA regulations related to the refrigeration trade and of National Electric CodeThorough knowledge of plumbing, steam fitting, and the electrical trades as they pertain to HVAC systemsCFC Refrigerant Certification Types I & II or UniversalAbility to manipulate heavy equipment, tools and supplies and/or exert force up to 50 lbs.; to concurrently manipulate multiple controls on machinery and equipment; to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather or temperature conditions; to wear and work in personal protective equipment


Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Organization: Administration & Finance Division
Primary Location: Main Campus
Job Posting: Apr 18, 2022


Towson CampusTowson University (TU; www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, and is Baltimore’s largest comprehensive university, and the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and nearly 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Towson University offers many cultural, educational and athletics programs and events that are open to the public ranging from concerts and lecturers to Division I college sports.

Towson Students Our centrally located campus sits on 330  rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of  Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington  D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.  The town of Towson, MD. has a population  of approximately 52,000, with tree-lined  streets, shops, restaurants, movies, bookstores, a county library branch, live music venues, and is in walking distance of the TU campus. Towson was established in 1750 and is the seat of Baltimore County government.

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