Trades Specialist - HVAC/R

Job Details
Working Title:
Trades Specialist - HVAC/R
Building Maintenance
Finance & Business Services
Job Category:
Position Group:
Classified AFSCME
Job Description Summary:
Job ID: 5824 - AFSCME - FT (Hourly)
Position performs the installation, maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, (HVAC) and refrigeration components, equipment, and systems for a university campus consisting of approximately 200 buildings. Position's primary purpose is ensuring that all HVAC and refrigeration systems and auxiliary equipment are in good working order and that any repairs are completed promptly and properly.
Duties/Physical Demands:
Customer Service Function ? Provides assistance to internal and external customers promptly and courteously; maintains frequent communication with the customer concerning status of work requests; performs quality work consistent with manufacturer's requirements and complies with all applicable codes; maintains a professional appearance and attitude
Maintenance & Repair Function ? Performs installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC and refrigeration equipment to include air handlers, chillers, cooling towers, direct-expansion refrigeration systems, window units, pumps, fans, air compressors, air dryers, pneumatic and electronic controls, and other relevant equipment; determines the root cause of failures
Preventive Maintenance Function ? Cleans or replaces air filters, belts, bearings, seals, performs lubrication on mechanical and electrical equipment; cleans coils of all types; assists in checking alignment of rotating equipment
Water Treatment Function ? Performs operation, maintenance and repair of water treatment systems to include cooling towers and closed loop heating and cooling systems ? Contractor Coordination & Oversight ? Coordinates the activity of service contractors and new installation contractors to ensure compliance with all plans, specifications, and applicable codes and standards
Tool Proficiency ? Utilizes HVAC and refrigeration equipment to include vacuum pumps, gage sets, rigging equipment, torches, electrical testing devices, mechanical hand tools and other relevant equipment; utilizes the building automation system (BAS) as a tool to diagnose and repair HVAC and applicable refrigeration systems; maintains tools in a clean and serviceable condition; reports broken or damaged items for repair or replacement
Additional Functions ? Performs other building trades tasks in maintaining industrial equipment and in response to emergency situations as assigned
Physical Abilities ? Work may include; walking, lifting (up to 75 pounds), bending, stooping, carrying, climbing (to include extension ladders); work environment may be very hot or cold.
Assists outside contractors and craft-persons from other trades as needed. Maintains and cleans tools and equipment. Maintains work area in a clean and orderly manner. Knowledge of the procedures and equipment of a particular skilled trade; mechanical aptitude; ability to read and understand blueprints and/or mechanical diagrams.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics:
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to a wide range of persons.
Understanding of modern customer service theories, practices and methods.
An in-depth knowledge and understanding of HVAC, refrigeration, and other mechanical systems is required
Ability to maintain detailed and complete computer based work order system records of maintenance, repair, billing, timekeeping and testing activities
Working Conditions:
Work may include; walking, lifting (up to 75 pounds), bending, stooping, carrying, climbing (to include extension ladders); work environment may be very hot or cold
Must be reasonably available after normal business hours, weekends, and holidays for on-site response to serious mechanical or electrical system malfunctions
Minimum Qualifications:
Requires nine months training beyond high school in a skilled trade and two years of experience in that trade, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Driver's license required.
Preferred Qualifications:
Five or more years of verifiable previous experience in HVAC-R preferred ? NATE Certification, Journeyman Card in a relevant trade, or successful completion of an apprenticeship program
Hours Per Week/Percent Time:
Work Hours/Schedule:
First Shift - Wed through Sat (4) ten hour shifts
12 months
Benefit Eligible:
Advertised Pay Range Minimum:
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Criminal Background Check Required:
Post Offer, Pre-Employment Physical Examination:

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