Job Category: Services/Maintenance/Crafts Unit: Facilities Position Code: SFAC7893A Status: Open
Closing Date: Review of applications will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Salary: $64,290 - $71,013 Annually Location: Merced and Atwater Background check: Background check and fingerprinting may be required
Description: The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With a little more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced. To perform skilled journeyman level work, with an emphasis on HVAC/R work in the installation, modification, servicing, troubleshooting and repair of the campus heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment and systems; including centrifugal chillers, hermetic type refrigeration units, hot water and steam boilers, and associated controls (i.e. electromechanical, electronic, and pneumatic). Experience in programming and troubleshooting Direct Digital Controls and EMCS Systems. Installs, replaces, adjusts and repairs pressure regulators, compressors, evaporators, condensers, motors, variable frequency drives, chemical fume hoods, glove boxes, kitchen equipment (e.g. walk in boxes, display coolers, ovens, fryers) electrical water pumps, refrigerators, freezers and ice machines. Adjusts and balances air distribution systems; uses various testing devices to locate defective parts; adds refrigerants and oil; flushes boilers; de-scales tubing; solders, brazes, cuts, threads, connects and repairs pipe; makes necessary electrical connections and repairs. Requires the ability to read and interpret mechanical, electrical, and plumbing schematics and drawings, ability to prepare estimates, plan and manage own projects within allotted budgets; instruct and guide HVAC I, semi-skilled or unskilled assistants.
Work is performed on a variety of building systems, sometimes in emergency repair situations. This class must take the necessary safety precautions when working around machines, equipment, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Judgment is required in troubleshooting system problems and in determining methods of repair. This class is expected to resolve problems occurring in daily assignments and discuss unusual problems with the supervisor. Incumbent must possess excellent customer service skills. This class must take the necessary safety precautions when working to follow department guidelines, equipment service and operation manuals, and code regulations.
This class is the first journeyman level position of this series. The HVAC II class involves full responsibility for the performance of the more advanced HVAC tasks. Incumbents in this class perform work independently with considerable latitude for determining work methods used and are subject to periodic spot checks. This class may assist other mechanics in diagnosing and repairing HVAC equipment with complex, unusual and/or very difficult problems; assist other skilled trade workers in maintenance and repair of buildings and campus facilities; and performs related work as required.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
This position will be required to work a non-standard work schedule with the ability to work variable and irregular hours and shifts, weekends and holidays, and participate in an on-call program.
Qualifications: Completion of a State or Federally recognized (minimum four-year) apprenticeship in the HVAC trade; and/or possession and maintenance of a California State C-20 or C-38 License; and, possession of a high school diploma or GED certificate required.
EPA Universal Certification, section 608 Clean Air Act required.
Five or more years of progressively responsible related experience in HVAC trade as a journeyman required.
Must possess and maintain a license to operate a Class: C motor vehicle in the state of California.
Any combination of experience and training may be evaluated to determine if it provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Fingerprinting and complete background check required of final candidate.
Must have technical skills in:
HVAC/R principles, concepts and theories. Utilities, distribution systems, including maintenance, troubleshooting and repair. Construction drawings, blueprints, sketches, diagrams, and specifications. Data recording procedures for facilities equipment and utility system problems. Familiar with physical and electrical hazards involved with HVAC/R systems troubleshooting.
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu
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UC Merced is the first new American research university built in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service. The campus opened Sept. 5, 2005, in the San Joaquin Valley. The university is about an hour north of Fresno, two hours south of Sacramento, two hours southeast of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, and 90 minutes west of Yosemite National Park.