Miami University Trades Specialist AQT (HVAC/R) in Oxford, Ohio

Job Description Summary:

Job ID: 4413 - AFSCME - FT (Hourly)

Position performs the installation, maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, (HVAC) and refrigeration components, equipment, and systems for a university campus consisting of approximately 200 buildings. Position’s primary purpose is ensuring that all HVAC and refrigeration systems and auxiliary equipment are in good working order and that any repairs are completed promptly and properly.

Duties/Physical Demands:

  • Customer Service Function – Provides assistance to internal and external customers promptly and courteously; maintains frequent communication with the customer concerning status of work requests; performs quality work consistent with manufacturer’s requirements and complies with all applicable codes; maintains a professional appearance and attitude
  • Maintenance & Repair Function – Performs installation, maintenance and repair of HVAC and refrigeration equipment to include air handlers, chillers, cooling towers, direct-expansion refrigeration systems, window units, pumps, fans, air compressors, air dryers, pneumatic and electronic controls, and other relevant equipment; determines the root cause of failures
  • Preventive Maintenance Function – Cleans or replaces air filters, belts, bearings, seals, performs lubrication on mechanical and electrical equipment; cleans coils of all types; assists in checking alignment of rotating equipment
  • Water Treatment Function – Performs operation, maintenance and repair of water treatment systems to include cooling towers and closed loop heating and cooling systems
  • Contractor Coordination & Oversight – Coordinates the activity of service contractors and new installation contractors to ensure compliance with all plans, specifications, and applicable codes and standards
  • Tool Proficiency – Utilizes HVAC and refrigeration equipment to include vacuum pumps, gage sets, rigging equipment, torches, electrical testing devices, mechanical hand tools and other relevant equipment; utilizes the building automation system (BAS) as a tool to diagnose and repair HVAC and applicable refrigeration systems; maintains tools in a clean and serviceable condition; reports broken or damaged items for repair or replacement
  • Additional Functions – Performs other building trades tasks in maintaining industrial equipment and in response to emergency situations as assigned
  • Physical Abilities – Work may include; walking, lifting (up to 75 pounds), bending, stooping, carrying, climbing (to include extension ladders); work environment may be very hot or cold.
  • Assists outside contractors and craftpersons from other trades as needed. Maintains and cleans tools and equipment. Maintains work area in a clean and orderly manner. Knowledge of the procedures and equipment of a particular skilled trade; mechanical aptitude; ability to read and understand blueprints and/or mechanical diagrams.
  • Communication and customer service skills

  • Work may include walking, lifting (up to 75 pounds), bending, stooping, carrying, and climbing (to include extension ladders)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required

  • Three years verifiable previous experience in HVAC-R and an HVAC-R certification through an accredited technical school required or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Universal refrigerant handling certification required

  • 410A refrigerant handling certification required

  • Maintain a valid driver’s license

Working Title: Trades Specialist AQT (HVAC/R)

Department: Building Maintenance

Division: Finance & Business Services

Campus: Oxford

Posting Date: 06/19/2017

Job Category: Staff

Position Group: Classified AFSCME

Hours Per Week/Percent Time: 40hrs/100%

Work Hours/Schedule: 2nd shift, (qty) 4 -ten hr shifts Wed through Sat

Duration: 12 months

Temporary: No

Benefit Eligible: Yes

Date to Begin Screening: 06/26/2017

Advertised Pay Range Minimum: $17.20

Pay Zone: G1M2

Application Types Accepted: Classified

Criminal Background Check Required: Yes

Post Offer, Pre-Employment Physical Examination: No