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HVAC Technician

Employer
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location
Chapel Hill, NC

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Department:

FS-Bldg Svcs-EMCS-Controls-245501

Career Area:

Facilities and Skilled Trades

Is this an internal only recruitment?:

No

Posting Open Date :

04/23/2024

Application Deadline:

06/06/2024

Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

Position Title:

Facility Maint Tech - MechTrd - Advanced

Salary Grade Equivalent:

GN10

Working Title:

HVAC Technician

Position Number:

00060637

Vacancy ID:

P018987

Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Full-Time Permanent

Hours per week:

40

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Work Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Location:

North Carolina, US

Hiring Range:

$57,095 - $74,402

Pay Band Information:

To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.

Be a Tar Heel!:

A global higher education leader in innovative teaching, research and public service, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top public universities. Known for its beautiful campus, world-class medical care, commitment to the arts and top athletic programs, Carolina is an ideal place to teach, work and learn.One of the best college towns and best places to live in the United States, Chapel Hill has diverse social, cultural, recreation and professional opportunities that span the campus and community.University employees can choose from a wide range of professional training opportunities for career growth, skill development and lifelong learning and enjoy exclusive perks for numerous retail, restaurant and performing arts discounts, savings on local child care centers and special rates on select campus events. UNC-Chapel Hill offers full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package, paid leave, and a variety of health, life and retirement plans and additional programs that support a healthy work/life balance.

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

Building Services provide full maintenance and repair services for all UNC facilities and ensure the proper operation of those facilities in support of the UNC mission of teaching, research and public service. Building Services supports more than 300 campus buildings with more than 18 million gross square feet of space. The teams that provide quality maintenance, repair and construction services that support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the University include Campus Maintenance, EMCS, Facilities Operations Support, Housing Support, HVAC Systems, Life Safety Services, and the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling. The HVAC and Energy Management Controls systems shops are responsible for the maintenance of HVAC and building automation control systems. The shops’ mission is to ensure that buildings are maintaining indoor air quality (IAQ) requirements, that building conditions are adequate for the program needs of the occupants, equipment, and research being conducted therein; and to ensure that space conditions are kept within the state and university energy policy guidelines, unless exemptions have been granted based on special needs in accordance with the policy guidelines.

Position Summary:

A SIGN-ON BONUS OF $5,639 IS AVAILABLE FOR THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT OF THIS POSITION PAID IN 2 INSTALLMENTS WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF HIRE:
$2,819.50 WITHIN 30 DAYS OF HIRE DATE & $2,819.50 12 MONTHS AFTER HIRE DATE.


This position, which is assigned to the EMCS/HVAC Control Shop, ensures the proper maintenance and operation of building HVAC and associated systems with emphasis on Building Automation controls in the pneumatic and direct digital arena. It troubleshoots, repairs/replaces all related control components for HVAC fans, pumps and associated equipment with personal safety in mind and minimizing damage to equipment and property as a primary concern. Operates HVAC systems within their design standards in as much of an efficient manner as possible while maintaining indoor air quality and adequate building conditions for the program needs of the occupants, the equipment and research within that facility.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalency; or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Some positions may require special licenses or certification. Optional Guidelines: experience in the trade(s) areas related to the area of assignment may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

Must possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to operate as an HVAC Controls/first responder technician in developing, coordinating and executing various HVAC maintenance strategies for new and existing buildings as well as construction strategies in renovation projects. Ability to use air and water balance devices, design and repair pneumatic, electronic, and electromechanical controlled devices, sensors, flow and pressure regulators; and understand front end graphical user interfaces and how controls are implemented in buildings. Ability to operate building control devices within the design sequence of the systems for proper utilization and energy efficient operation and at times recommend software improvements to others. Must understand the theory and have good working knowledge of pneumatic systems, direct digital control systems, electrical control systems, hydronic systems, air side systems, refrigeration and steam systems as well as load calculations, air distribution, indoor air quality, and energy. Knowledge of safety needs and air exchange rates of lab systems and vivariums are also required. Strong communication skills for diverse customer populations are also required. Ability to read and comprehend both mechanical and electrical blueprints as well as control drawings. Valid North Carolina Driver’s License or ability to obtain one prior to hire.

Weekly building heat and air on-call duty is required approximately every 20 weeks. Candidate must have the knowledge, skills, and ability to provide oversight to other trades supporting these calls.

This position is designated as mandatory (severe weather essential). Weather conditions and needs of the university dictate the requirement to be at work even when the university may be closed, to assist in getting the campus and buildings safe and secure for students and faculty to return to work following an adverse weather event.

An EPA universal refrigerant certification is required within the first year of employment.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:

Progressive experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC mechanical and electrical systems preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

An EPA universal refrigerant certification is required within the first year of employment.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements :

Ability to climb ladders to roofs, ceilings or catwalks and crawl over walls to repair valves, dampers and associated operators, wiring, conduit and related equipment to HVAC units; crawl under buildings to trace out electrical problems; transport components possibly up a ladder and onto a roof or isolated area; and carry necessary tools and equipment to job site for use and installation.

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities:

Not Applicable.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Evening work occasionally, Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, Exposure to Hazardous Materials, Night work occasionally, Non-Healthcare TB exposure, On-call, Overtime occasionally, Respirator, general use, Valid NC Driver’s License, Weekend work occasionally

Special Instructions:

**ELIGIBILITY FOR SIGN-ON BONUS

The selected candidate for this position may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Qualified applicants must apply and be selected from the candidate pool of this posting and meet the State policy following requirements:

To be eligible for a Sign-on bonus, an individual must not have worked in a probationary, permanent, or time-limited appointment in the last 12 months as an employee in North Carolina state government, including without limitation the judicial system, state executive branch agencies, and the university system.


A newly hired permanent full time or permanent part-time (more than 20 hours a week) employee are eligible for a sign-on bonus (this will be prorated for employees working more than 20 hours and less than 40 hours per week).

This SHRA Sign-on Bonus is contingent upon budget and final eligibility determination as of the effective date of hire. All recipients must sign the Pay Back Agreement form. Additional information regarding the SHRA Sign-on Policy can be found
https://oshr.nc.gov/policies/sign-and-retention-bonus-policy.

Organization

The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.


Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television. housing.unc.edu

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid. studentaid.unc.edu

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services. www.unc.edu/depts/career

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI. www.unc.edu/cci

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas. www.unc.edu/depts/abroad

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies. www.unc.edu/depts/honors

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them! www.unc.edu/depts/union/student/listintr.htm

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