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HVAC Technician I (2nd shift)

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Facilities

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS DARTMOUTH

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC) Mechanic I

Full-time, Benefited Position

 

General Summary of Position:  Installs, maintains and repairs heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Incumbents of this position perform installation of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment including related fixtures; checks heating, ventilation, air conditions and refrigeration equipment for malpractice; maintains and repairs heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; and performs related work as required.

Follows the University’s best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

 

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

•     Installs heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, including control and related fixtures such as air and water filters and piping by using refrigeration, pipe fitting and structural layout techniques, blueprints, appropriate machines, tools and work aids to join tubing and/or pipes; to cut and thread pipes; to solder or braze joints; to mount compressor and condenser units; and to connect motors, compressors, temperature controls, humidity controls and circulating ventilation fans to electrical power sources.

•     Checks equipment for malfunctions by observing pressure and vacuum gauges and other indicators; by adjusting controls in testing joints and connections for leaks; by injecting refrigerant and adjustment valves, controls and pumps, and by using testing equipment such as voltmeters, ohmmeter, amprobes, etc. to ensure proper operation

•     Maintains, rebuilds and repairs by replacing worn or defective parts such as switches, fuses, thermostats and electrical wirings; by pumping specified gas or fluid into systems; by adding necessary liquids; by lubricating motors and bearings; and by changing filters

•     Calculates heat loads for new installations; analyzes and treats both open and closed water systems such as cooling towers by adding algaecides to prevent the spread of airborne bacteria

•     Performs related work such as making and assembling metal ducts and chassis parts for heating, air condition and refrigeration systems; drilling holes for mounting brackets; screwing, boring, riveting and welding parts to assemble structural and functional components such as motors, controls, switches and gauges; and installing shells and cabinets of systems.

•     Ensures proper safety practices and procedures are followed in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical systems.

•     Uses terminology, coding, symbols and standard abbreviations in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and related electrical systems.

•     Properly operates heating, refrigeration, ventilating, air conditioning machinery and related equipment.

•     Employees shall be called and asked to report to work on a rotational as needed basis for emergency coverage on nights, weekends and holidays.

•     Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

Applicants must have at least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time technical experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, refrigeration, ventilating and air condition systems, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions in the Massachusetts State Specifications which and be found at http://www.mass.edu/foremployees/classificationspecs/classpecs-pers.asp#C

  • Knowledge of the standard preventive maintenance procedures for heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning systems and related electrical systems.       
  • Knowledge of the methods for lubricating machinery and equipment.    
  • Knowledge of the methods for care and maintenance of small hand and power tools.
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of small hand tools such as pliers and screwdrivers.      
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures followed in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and electrical systems.              
  • Knowledge of the terminology, coding, symbols and standard abbreviations used in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and related electrical systems.               
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques followed in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, refrigeration, ventilating, air conditioning and related electrical systems.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of pipe threading.    
  • Knowledge of the types and uses of equipment and materials used in heating, refrigeration, ventilating, air conditioning and related electrical systems.        
  • Skill in using small hand tools such as hammers and screwdrivers.            
  • Skill in using small hand-held power tools such as saws, drills and power hammers.          
  • Skill in the use of electrical testing equipment.  
  • Skill in operating heating, refrigeration, ventilating, air conditioning machinery and related equipment.  
  • Knowledge of electrical, electronic and pneumatic HVAC control systems.             
  • Knowledge of the use of electrical test equipment such as voltmeters, amprobes, etc.    
  • Ability to understand and apply the policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities. 
  • Ability to understand and apply the laws, rules and regulations governing assigned unit activities.              
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as specifications, operation manuals and blueprints.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.    
  • Mechanical aptitude.    
  • Manual dexterity.

 

QUALIFICATIONS ACQUIRED ON JOB (List knowledge’s, skills, abilities)

  • Knowledge of the laws, rules and regulations governing assigned unit activities.
  • Knowledge of the policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.

 

Additional Considerations:

Department:  Facilities Operations

No. of Positions-1

Internal/External-X

State Funded-X

Weekly Salary: $782.63*

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 3:00pm-11:00pm

Grade: 13

Union: AFT Maintainers

*Recruitable position

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED (Name and title of person from whom incumbent receives direction)

Receives general supervision from Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic II or other employee of higher grade who provide training and instruction, assign work and review performance through written and verbal reports, visual inspections, and annual evaluations for compliance with instructions and established standards.

 

DIRECT REPORTING STAFF

May exercise functional supervision (i.e., over certain but not all work activities or over some or all work activities on a temporary basis) over 1-5 trades personnel.

 

LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Must possess a valid Massachusetts Refrigeration Technician’s License.
  • Must possess a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license and be eligible to operate a vehicle in the state of Massachusetts.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three professional references.

 

The deadline for INTERNAL applicants is September 24, 2019

The review of application will begin September 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

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