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Job Summary

A Plumber/HVAC Maintenance Technician is a skilled tradesperson who assists in installing, inspecting and repairing pipes and plumbing systems to ensure all building fixtures operate correctly. Assists in performing repairs and reactionary maintenance to a variety of HVAC and refrigeration systems located throughout campus. Their duties include finding the source of leaks and blockages, fixing or replacing broken parts, testing the plumbing systems, replacing filters on HVAC equipment, cleaning condensers and evaporator coils, check refrigerant charge and inspect for leaks, checking electrical connections, operations of units and thermostat controls, and all other installation, repair, and maintenance associated with HVAC units and plumbing systems.

Primary Responsibilities


As work orders will be assigned to this position but are not limited to, (a) visually inspect equipment and operate test equipment such as pressure and vacuum gauges to determine the cause and location of trouble and decide best way to fix them; (b) clear obstructions from sink drains and toilets; (c) repair pipes and plumbing fixtures; (d) when necessary, install/replace pipes, shower heads, sinks, toilets and all plumbing fixtures throughout the campus at large; (e) replace filters on HVAC equipment; (f) clean condenser and evaporator coils; (g) clear drain lines and pans; (h) inspect condition of belts and pullys and replace as needed; (i) check refrigerant charge and inspect for leaks if charge is low; (j) check electrical connections, operation of fans, blower motors, thermostats, controls, and any other maintenance needs associated with HVAC.


Carry out regular inspections and maintenance of plumbing & HVAC systems on campus including at all housing facilities; implement a program of preventive maintenance and repair to avoid breakdown and shutdown of utilities and facilities.


Assists HVAC/Plumbing supervisor with implementing standards, conducting training, ensuring safety and policies are followed; responsible for on-going inspections and correct any problems or notify management of findings which need a solution and remedies; help train/grow student workers to comply/learn standards, codes and increase their knowledge of maintenance in campus facilities.


Consult with HVAC/Plumbing supervisor concerning schedules, maintenance and repairs; keep a record and time of all work performed on TMA; ensure that workers are properly trained while working with machinery and hazardous materials; instruct co-workers and crew in safety rules; participate in the Energy Management Conservation Program. Perform other duties as assigned.


Education and Work Experience

One-year certificate from college or technical school; or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Understand Hawaii codes and regulations, blueprint reading, and safety. At least 2-years of work experience in the field of plumbing and HVAC.

Skill Set

Computer experience needed to receive, review and send emails, review and update work orders daily, and perform basic computer functions; must be able to multi-task and work well under stressful conditions daily; must be able to communicate well in English and have the ability to explain things correctly and succinctly.

License or Certification

Current Hawaii driver’s license required.


Who does this person report to? HVAC/Plumbing Supervisor

Who else reports to the same supervisor? Plumber Technician, HVAC Technician, General Maint. Technician

How many personnel directly report to this position?

Administrative: 0

Full-Time: 0

Part-Time: 0

Students: 1-5

Other: 0


Decisions made independently by this position:

·Day to day management of student employees

·Best methods of performing repairs

Decisions referred to the supervisor:

·All purchases need to be acknowledged or approved by supervisor.

·Hiring and terminating of student employees for Maintenance


·Report to work at 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday with a 30-minute lunch break. SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

·Must be able to work on-call.


·The employee is required to attend all training that is mandated/approved by the supervisor. In addition, the employee is expected to meet with the supervisor weekly and for the annual performance evaluation.


Miscommunication issues with customers, co-workers. Challenges in meeting maintenance deadlines.


Federal, state, institutional or other types of regulations that influence job responsibilities. All activities must conform to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Employee has a small office area in the maintenance shop which is shared with other maintenance technicians. Support areas also contains equipment, tools and supplies used in maintaining buildings on campus.


Various plumbing and HVAC maintenance tools such as wrenches, pipe work tools, clog clearing tools, safety gear, etc.


Subject to outdoor weather, gasoline-powered engines, fumes, caustic chemicals, airborne particles with exposure to high, precarious workplaces. Required to stand, have finger dexterity, stoop, kneel, and move or lift up to 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* More information may be requested as you progress through the recruiting process.


Working at Brigham Young University Hawaii

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY–HAWAII is the preeminent international center of learning in the Pacific. Its small campus is a unique laboratory of intercultural leadership development, where a diverse population of 2,500 students representing over 70 countries live, study, and work together. Small classes taught by expert faculty empower students to master challenging and relevant curriculum, while affordable tuition, financial aid, and online study options make this valuable education more accessible than ever.

Operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a total BYU–Hawaii education involves not only intellectual learning and career preparation, but also moral, ethical, and spiritual enrichment. All the while, students enjoy living and learning in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Graduates go forth to serve, prepared to promote peace and prosperity as leaders worldwide.

The spirit of Aloha is what BYU–Hawaii employees wear when performing their duties. "Aloha" means mutual regard and affection and extends warmth in caring with no obligation in return. "Aloha" is the essence of relationships in which each person is important.

BYU–Hawaii employees find fulfillment as they take part in the mission of Brigham Young University Hawaii: "to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life and in their efforts to influence the establishment of peace internationally."

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