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Certified HVAC Technician

alfreduniversity · 30+ days ago
Alfred, NY
$23-25 / hour
Full-time
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This position is responsible for the maintenance and operation of all heating, ventilation, plumbing, electrical, pneumatic, and DDC equipment on campus;  installing, maintaining, and repairing ventilation and air conditioning systems and equipment; identifying maintenance risks on equipment; diagnosing electrical and mechanical faults for HVAC systems; cleaning, adjusting, and repairing systems, and performing preventative maintenance services. Must be available for overtime and on call situations. This position has been evaluated for compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and is subject to premium pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a payroll week.

Salary: $23.00-$25.00/hour, depending on experience

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain all heating plant equipment in good working order.
  • Monitor, operate and trouble shoot campus-wide energy management systems.
  • Replace and rewire energy management system devices.
  • Operate and maintain stand-alone boilers both steam and hot water.
  • Repair and replace various HVAC systems.
  • Do both minor and major plumbing repairs and installation.
  • Test, and repair water softeners.
  • Wire motors, motor starters, relays, contactors, and other electrical devices.
  • Troubleshoot, repair and replace electrical devices, such as bulbs, ballasts, wiring, switches, outlets, and breakers; install new lighting.
  • Read and understand building blueprints for mechanical systems, plumbing and electrical lay-out.
  • Read and understand electrical schematics.
  • Test and troubleshoot electronic, computerized fire alarm devices.
  • Test emergency electrical generators.
  • Analyze and handle any emergency or maintenance problems that occur.
  • Supervise student workers.
  • Perform periodic scheduled preventative maintenance on HVAC units, generators and chillers.
  • Troubleshoot failing equipment, request replacement parts and perform repairs.
  • Remove decommissioned equipment and install new equipment.
  • Assist other areas of the Facilities team as needed for emergencies, projects or events as assigned by your supervisor.
  • Maintains a safe working environment within and around their facilities and associated equipment and supplies including, but not limited to, obtaining Safety Data Sheet (SDS) information pertaining to any hazards associated with their work environment.
  • Safety: Participate in safety training and comply with safety rules, regulations, and protocols.
  • Perform additional duties and assist with special projects as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of power generation, HVAC and/or chiller equipment commercial maintenance and repairs.  Ability to troubleshoot equipment failures.  Ability to lift 50+ pounds.  Knowledge of local HVAC codes.
  • Formal Education:  High School diploma/GED required. Technical degree preferred, or equivalent experience in steam boilers, electrical, hot water and steam heating and air conditioning systems, troubleshooting equipment failures, performing repairs and/or new installations.
  • Experience:  3-4 years of experience in operation and maintenance of low-pressure boilers, electric, air conditioning, ventilation and plumbing. 
  • Additional Knowledge/Skills:  Ability to run and understand various types of equipment, including, but not limited to, welders, torches, pipe-threaders, drills, grinders, man-lifts, forklifts, multi-purpose meters and computers. Must have a working knowledge of applicable regulatory code (fire, electrical, boiler, etc.).  Must be able to read electrical and mechanical blueprints.  Must be able to be trained in confined spaces, lockout-tag out, fall protection, bloodborne pathogens, hazardous waste, and forklift, respirator use.

Essential Functions:  With or without reasonable accommodations the incumbent must be able to read and write and speak the English language at a college level, be capable of performing sometimes complex mathematical calculations, statistical calculations and other higher mathematical operations, must be able to communicate with all levels of the institution in written and spoken form.  The individual must be able to work independently.  The ability to maintain regular and prompt attendance is essential to the successful performance of this position.  Other essential functions may be required.

 

Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Last updated on Mar 8, 2024

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