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PLANT SERVICE - HVAC Technician

Job Classification

  Hourly Full-time (35-40)

Position summary

Maintains, repairs, and installs HVAC and refrigeration equipment in campus housing and university buildings

Qualifications summary

Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or at least two years related experience and / or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Current Driver’s License, Refrigerant Recovery License.

Duties and responsibilities

Lights gas or oil fed burners.  Cleans boilers and auxiliary equipment.         5%

Installs and services heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment by performing the following:  Assembles and positions heating units in accordance with diagrams.  Cuts holes in floor and walls to form air duct outlets.  Installs air ducts, smoke pipes, blowers. Wraps insulation around air ducts.  Connects and adjusts timers and thermostats.     5%

Inspects inoperative heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration units to locate causes of trouble.  Disassembles heating unit and replaces or repairs defective parts.  Cuts, bends, and crimps sheet metal to repair furnace and stovecasing and pipes.  Reassembles and starts heating unit to test operation.  Recovers and adds Freon as needed.            30%

 

Adjusts valves to regulate temperature and flow of water thru system; repairs and replaces circulating pumps; moves controls to regulate speed of fans and to adjust vents and ducts.  Inspects equipment to detect excessive noise and heat.  Replaces gauges and tightens and caulks leaky fittings.  Cleans carbon deposits, pitch and grease from fans, vents and ducts.          20%

Lays out reference points for installation of structural and functional components, installs mounting brackets and hangers into floor and walls as necessary, lifts or hoists and aligns components into position.  Screws, bolts, rivets, welds, and brazes parts to structural and functional components such as motors, controls, switches, gauges, wiring harnesses, valves, pumps, compressors, condensers, cores and pipes.  Cuts, threads, and connects water pipes or power systems.  Pumps specified gas or fluid into systems.

Starts system, observes operation, reads gauges and instruments, and adjusts mechanism such as valves, controls, and pumps to control level of fluid, pressure, and temperature in system.    5%

Dismantles malfunctioning systems and tests components, replaces or adjusts defective or worn parts to repair system.            35%

Supervisory responsibilities

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Qualifications

  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and / or EXPERIENCE

Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or at least two years related experience and / or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Current Driver’s License, Refrigerant Recovery License

Physical demands

   The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee frequently is required to walk and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  

The employee must frequently lift and / or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and / or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 

 

 

 

 

 

Technical competencies

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Interpersonal interactions

   Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Work environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and / or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.