This Advanced level competency position primarily performs preventive, predictive, and reactive maintenance on complex refrigeration equipment supporting an intensive biotechnology/life sciences research and health care campus. Systems supported include DX units, environmental chambers, walk-in coolers and freezers, air dryers, ice machines, packaged units, CRAC units, dehumidification systems, refrigerated scientific equipment, ultra-low and cryogenic equipment, small chiller-sand complex hot water and steam boiler systems. Tasks include troubleshooting complex control circuits, replacing compressors, repairing refrigerant leaks, replacing fan/blower motors, changing out various refrigeration mechanical and electrical controls, and maintaining EPA refrigerant management logs. The primary work area will be maintaining and repairing complex boiler systems, calibrating boilers to run efficiently, and preparing boilers for state inspections. This position also performs some equipment replacements and installations, and may work on construction or renovation projects. For contractor installations, this position provides comments in writing for items that may not meet plans, specifications, codes, or guidelines.
It is critical that this position contribute to the UNC safety culture and always consider safety first. This position also must consider energy efficiency and water use to meet UNC's sustainability and energy reduction goals. In performing these duties, the employee demonstrate the Facilities Services TOPSERVICE values of Teamwork, Openness, Professionalism, Stewardship, Excellence, Responsiveness, Versatility, Innovation, Competence, and Efficiency.
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.
This position requires experience in the HVAC/Refrigeration field. Candidate must have the ability to accurately read various types of refrigerant gauges including sub-heat and super-cooling. Prospective employee must accurately and efficiently troubleshoot HVAC/R equipment and determine corrective action. This requires proficiency with a multimeter as well as knowledge of testing methods for various electronic/electrical components or circuits. Must have the ability to read electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, and mechanical drawings. Candidates must have experience in refrigerant recovery and maintaining a refrigerant log. 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 customer service skills are required.
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.
This position may be required to work in healthcare facilities, with requirements including vaccines (currently varicella or chickenpox and flu), tuberculosis testing, and overall medical certification.
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.
This position is required to periodically serve on call duty including nights, weekends, and holidays. While on call, this position will be responsible for emergency response for all Auxiliary and Refrigeration shop equipment.
Candidates with experience in troubleshooting and repair of large DX and refrigeration equipment are preferred. Additionally, experience in variable refrigerant flow systems, DX zone systems and controllers, dehumidification systems, boilers, refrigerators, ice machines, and large capacity air dryers is preferred. Knowledge in electrical, plumbing, and equipment installation is preferred. Licensed as a refrigeration contractor, heating contractor, certifications in ultra-low temp refrigeration equipment, and/or a diploma in industrial or HVAC technical trades is also preferred. A minimum of five years of experience in HVAC-Refrigeration is preferred.
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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