Performs the full range of HVAC maintenance and installation tasks. Reports to HVAC Supervisor or other designated supervisor.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Repairs air conditioning, refrigeration and heating units and systems, refrigeration systems, pneumatic controls, steam traps, pressure regulators, steam separators, pumps, fans and motors and related heating, cooling and refrigeration equipment and periodically overhauls air conditioning and heating systems.
Inspects air conditioning, refrigeration and heating systems and performs preventive maintenance (e.g. cleans or changes filters, lubricates motors, tightens belts) to ensure serviceable condition of systems.
Installs air conditioning (i.e. window and central systems) and heating units and installs piping, pumps, motors and refrigeration systems; handles and disposes refrigerants.
Assists trade personnel (e.g. plumber, carpenter, electricians, etc.) and /or contractors in maintenance repairs and /or performs building maintenance and trade tasks (e.g. troubleshoots and maintains all restaurant equipment); performs maintenance and repair of all HVAC related equipment ;orders and /or picks up parts; obtains price quotes/bids; maintains required reports and records; maintains equipment (e.g. manifold gauges, hand tools, power equipment, leak scanner); attends required meetings and training.
Maintains chemical levels and control systems for chilled and condenser water treatment systems.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
High school diploma or equivalent. A minimum of three years experience in analyzing and repairing HVAC equipment: chillers, cooling towers, condensers, etc. Completion of vocational education program or apprenticeship in a related field may be substituted for one year of experience. May be called to work in emergency situations. Requires on and off-campus travel.
"Universal" technician certification as issued by EPA approved certifying organization per Section 608 of Clean Air Act. Valid Ohio driver’s license with safe driving record.
Air conditioning, refrigeration and heating technology * Tools and equipment used in the repair and maintenance of air conditioning, refrigeration and heating units * Local, state, and federal regulations related to electrical codes and OSHA standards *
Reading blueprints (schematics and wire diagrams) * Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration maintenance, repair, and installation.* Mathematics associated with trade applications such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division * Reading (e.g., technical manuals), writing, (e.g., work logs), and accurately follow oral, written, and graphic instructions * Utilizing computerized equipment (e.g., laptops, personal computers and direct digital controllers) * Utilizing hand and power tools
Diagnose problems and determine appropriate action * Communicate with University personnel and public (e.g., to gather information about needed repairs, to explain problems encountered) * Maintain accurate records Work in high places, tunnels, and crawl spaces Lift 100 lbs. *
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
HVAC trades school.
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Exposed to dirt, odors, moisture/wetness, heights, variable temperatures and weather conditions, loud equipment noise, potentially dangerous equipment (e.g. hand and power tools), light chemical substances (e.g. cleaning solutions), electricity and occasional high voltage; requires moderate physical exertion to include frequent lifting of up to 50 pounds (e.g. motors, repair parts), occasional lifting of up to 100 pounds (e.g. purge pumps), climbing ladders, extended periods of walking and standing, and working in crawl spaces.
Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; however, hours may vary to meet departmental needs..
Must pass a security check.
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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
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Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.