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QUALIFICATIONS:  Associates degree in HVAC or closely related field and a minimum of 4 years of related experience or high school diploma and a minimum of 8 years of related experience.  Applicant should have knowledge and experience in all fields of HVAC including heat pump, package, and split systems, boilers, chillers, pumps, building exhaust systems, controls systems and software.  Must have minimum Type 2 EPA Certification.  Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction.  Must be able to read and work from prints and specifications and have knowledge of typical HVAC and associated electrical and other tools, materials, and equipment.  Must have a good work ethic, positive attitude, professional appearance.  Must have the ability to lift 50lbs and be able to climb ladders and frequently walk, push, pull, kneel, crawl, stand, reach, and lift.  Must be able to work safely around and with high voltage and high-pressure equipment. Must be able to work safely at height above 30 feet. Must be able to work in cramped spaces.  Valid driver's license required.

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position is a Full-time, NONEXEMPT, Lead HVAC Technician for the Facilities department. The Lead HVAC Technician will work in all areas of HVAC/R service and maintenance including but not limited to: boilers, chillers, split systems, roof top systems, domestic hot water, mini-splits, automation and controls, pumps, valves, electrical, duct, piping, etc.  The position requires performing repair and service of all campus HVAC/R facilities and equipment, and will require work inside and outside in all environmental conditions. This role has direct contact with the Converse Community and requires exceptional customer service abilities.  In the absence of the HVAC Supervisor the Lead HVAC Technician will supervise personnel and serve as the point of contact.

 

Under limited supervision employee will perform HVAC and related duties of considerable difficulty requiring a high degree of skill and technical knowledge in specialized HVAC and related areas.  Position requires performance of complex duties involving all aspects of HVAC, mechanical, electronic/electrical systems, including Energy Management systems, repair, trouble-shooting, installation and preventive maintenance measures.

Perform maintenance by changing oil, checking bearings, belts, gas, etc. Maintain and repair electronic HVAC controls.

The Lead HVAC Technician will promote teamwork, cooperation, and work to resolve challenges; the position requires work in a variety of environments and conditions.

  • Must be available to work on-call on a rotating schedule with other technicians.  This position is considered essential personnel and may be required to work during adverse weather conditions and other emergency situations.
  • Occasionally required to perform work in support of other trades and Facilities divisions as necessary to support the objectives of the college.
  • Under limited supervision perform HVAC/R system & equipment maintenance and related duties of considerable difficulty requiring a high degree of skill and technical knowledge.
  • Respond to work requests.
  • Perform diverse activities involving the repair and maintenance of HVAC/R equipment and facilities; designate and monitor/supervise the work of personnel in order to complete assigned work.
  • Adhere to safety practices and principles, and to relevant Federal, State, and Local codes as well as College procedures.
  • Perform work in adverse conditions and limited access areas including at height, on lifts, ladders and platforms and areas such as crawl spaces, attics and equipment areas.  May be hot or cold.
  • Work with machines and equipment, hand tools, fixed and portable power tools, lift trucks, man lifts, tractors, and other power equipment.
  • Ensure the maintenance and organization/inventory of assigned equipment and tools in clean, secure, and appropriate working conditions.
  • Assist the HVAC Supervisor in creation of plans, solicitation of bids, cost/quantity estimating and task organization and supervision.
  • Perform and/or assign routine and preventive maintenance tasks including but not limited to greasing of bearings, changing oil, filters, belts, alignment of pulleys, shafts, motors, chemical treatments, cleaning of coils, tubes or other components.
  • Determines needs, prepares justification for and requisitions HVAC supplies/equipment.
  • Repair overhaul and maintain refrigeration compressors, water chillers, boilers, pneumatic control systems, heating and air conditioning systems, refrigeration control valves, condenser coils, filters, switches and other devices related to the operation of industrial and commercial type heating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration equipment.
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled testing and inspection of cooling towers, boilers, air handlers, pumps, motors, chilled water, and hot water systems and mechanical rooms.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Campus facilities experience in a higher education environment; vocational/trade experience/training; experience with computerized maintenance management systems; knowledge of 3 phase power systems, building code and ASHRAE standards; prior supervisory experience a plus.  Experience with boilers and chillers in 2-pipe and 4-pipe configurations.  Experience with building automation and HVAC controls. 

 

We believe that a diverse faculty and staff are essential to achieving academic excellence; thus, we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.  Position will remain posted until filled.

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