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HVAC II

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions, Facilities

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Installs, maintains and repairs heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Incumbent of this position performs installation of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment including related fixtures; checks heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment for malfunction; maintains and repairs heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; and performs related work as required. Supervises trades personnel. Orders supplies and equipment.

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

Receives general supervision from Facilities Operations Manager (Building Maintenance Supervisor II) or other employee of higher grade who provides policy and procedures guidance, assigns work and reviews performance through written and verbal reports, visual inspections, and annual evaluations for compliance with instructions and established standards.

DIRECT REPORTING STAFF: Exercises direct supervision of HVAC Mechanic I, HVAC Maintenance Specialist and HVAC Tradesworkers (i.e., overall work activities 1-9 Technical and or trades personnel over 1-9 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 malfunctioning 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 wiring; 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 conditioning 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.
  • Uses accepted industry standards in performing the installation, preventative maintenance and repair of heating, refrigeration, ventilating, air conditioning and related electrical systems.
  • Properly operates heating, refrigeration, ventilating, air conditioning machinery and related equipment.
  • Orders supplies and equipment.
  • Consults with Engineers/outside contractors on HVAC installations and projects.
  • Programs and manages the energy management system & controls (EMS).
  • Manages the hazardous chemicals and disposal thereof per state/local requirements (i.e. refrigerants; biocides and algaecides).
  • Employees shall be called and asked to report to work on a rotational as needed basis for emergency coverage on nights, weekends and holidays.

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.
  • Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates’ training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.

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.
  • Thorough knowledge of types, uses, storage and application of materials, tools, equipment and chemicals used in the HVAC trade and their effectiveness in accomplishing the required tasks.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time technical experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of heating, refrigeration, ventilating and air conditioning systems, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions from the Massachusetts State Classification Specifications.

LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Must possess a current Class III Massachusetts Driver License.
  • Refrigeration technician’s license.

REMARKS - none

Additional information:

Department:  Facilities

No. of Positions- 1

Internal/External-X

State Funded-X

Salary: $50,109.80-$71,040.58**** Recruitable position****

Hours: M-F 6 -2

Grade: -16

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 for AFT Maintainers

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

Important Notice

UMass Dartmouth requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all faculty, staff, and students who wish to work, live, learn or physically come to campus.  Read More.

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

 

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