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HVAC I

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Facilities

If you are looking for an exciting career and great benefits, look no further!

UMass Dartmouth is the place for you! 

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.

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 ta temporary basis) over 1-5 trades personnel.

THEIR STAFF- None.

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

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 https://www.mass.edu/forfacstaff/classificationspecs/home.asp

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AT HIRE (List knowledge, skills, abilities)

  • 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.

 

LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

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

 

Additional Information:

Department:  HVAC

No. of Positions-1

Internal/External -X

Trust-Funded-X

Weekly Salary: $818.24*

*Recruitable position/Salary commensurate with experience.

Hours:  Monday – Friday, 6:00am – 2:00pm

Grade: -13

Union: AFT Maintainers

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits* such as:

  • 75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • State Pension Retirement Plan
  • Optional Retirement Savings Plans
  • Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
  • Twelve (12) paid holidays
  • Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
  • And More!

Benefits: Benefits at UMass Dartmouth

QUALIFICATIONS ACQUIRED ON JOB (List knowledge, 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.

REMARKS:

Position requires employee to be “on call” at the discretion of Facilities Management to respond to situations that arise during holidays, weekends or evenings after assigned shift hours.

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

Effective September 27, 2021, UMass Dartmouth requires that all members of the campus community are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Additionally, all members of the campus community must obtain a Covid-19 booster shot by January 21, 2022, and provide proof when requested. Individuals who are not yet eligible to receive a booster shot must obtain one within 30 days from the date they become eligible.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

The deadline for INTERNAL applicants is July 6, 2022.

The review will then be ongoing.

 

 

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