This position is responsible for the proper operation and maintenance of building HVAC and auxiliary systems. This includes air handlers, exhaust fans, pumps, and air compressors. Most of this equipment is large/heavy and industrial/institutional, using three phase 208 or 480 VAC. This position will need to be able to extend the life of building equipment as much as possible. Concurrently, this position must help direct and optimize those resources to the most critical needs. As evidence of impending failure and corresponding occupant impact develop, this position must communicate replacement priorities to management. The goal is to avoid unscheduled down time, and this position is critical for minimizing down time by ensuring availability of parts, equipment, and well trained professional staff needed to safely and quickly return UNC back to normal operations. For projects and construction, this position participates in defining the scope, reviewing plans, performing inspections, and commissioning. Projects may use contractors and/or in-house staff; for the latter, this position may perform hands-on work to land the project on time and schedule. This position also must constantly consider energy efficiency and water use to meet UNC's sustainability and energy reduction goals.
This position may be required to work in active high containment labs. This requires a baseline blood draw, a physical, and vaccines (currently flu and tetanus) as well as annual medical certification, respirator fit testing, and specific training. Entry into such labs requires escort from Environment, Health, & Safety, respirator use, safety attire, and possibly shower in/out.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalency; or demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work. Some positions may require special licenses or certification. Optional Guidelines: experience in the trade(s) areas related to the area of assignment may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
Candidates must be skilled at and capable of technically directing and coaching others in the operation and maintenance of large and complex mechanical and associated electrical systems for a regulated biotechnology/life sciences research and healthcare campus. Tasks include troubleshooting motor controls/VFDs and starters, resolving indoor air quality or noise complaints, maintaining vacuum and hydronic pumps, repairing oil free rotary screw air compressors, resolving condensate and other leaks, diagnosing and replacing two and three phase motors, performing laser alignment for couplings and sheaves, properly tensioning synchronous drive belts, cleaning coils and air handlers, maintaining and replacing bearings and fan wheels, analyzing vibration in rotating machinery, evaluating air filtration, and measuring and adjusting laboratory fume hood airflows. Excellent communication skills are required to coordinate shop activities with diverse customer populations including building coordinators, project managers, researchers, and trade staff.
This position requires the ability to use a Windows 7 PC and other devices such as tablets and smartphones for UNC's computerized maintenance management system (AiM). Excellent organizational skills are required for ordering and tracking materials. Candidates must also be skilled in reading and interpreting electrical/mechanical engineering drawings.
This position requires the ability to serve as a mandatory employee and report to work in support of mandatory University operations, even when adverse weather or other emergency conditions require the University to close.
Diploma in industrial or HVAC technical trades; minimum of 3 years experience in a commercial or industrial environment performing HVAC equipment maintenance and repair (e.g., air handlers, exhaust fans, air compressors).
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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