Perform a wide variety of duties to successfully complete assigned HVAC trade tasks and, in the absence of the Supervisor, assist in supervising technicians to ensure the timely, accurate completion of assigned jobs.
Prioritize and assign work to HVAC personnel in a fashion that maintains developed Service Level Agreements with a focus on customer needs. Direct workflow and ensure all work is completed both physically and administratively in a timely and accurate fashion. Assist the HVAC Supervisor as needed to run the everyday needs of the HVAC unit including, but not limited to; training staff and ensuring adherence to safety standards. Assist supervisor in maintaining weekly computerized timesheets and records for overtime, absence and vacation records. Assist in maintaining a positive working environment, notifying the supervisor of concerns relating to employee morale.
The Foreperson position position is primarily to oversee, assign and on occasions when staffing and schedule require, perform a variety of HVAC duties to complete maintenance and repair tasks. Maintain work area and equipment in a clean, safe and orderly condition. Follow prescribed university safety rules and regulations. Maintain necessary files and records; prepare periodic reports as directed. Assist HVAC Supervisor with the scheduling and agenda for regular Shop Meetings that discuss updated work processes, equipment, staff concerns, safety and campus updates. Oversee vendor scheduling of outsourced maintenance and repairs.
Position is the primary contact for responding to overtime and emergency call-ins to ensure proper plant operations. Must also be willing to act as a backup on emergency call-in list in the event that other HVAC staff are not available and, as necessary, to assist other HVAC personnel on overtime projects. Special projects and added assignments as needed and directed by Plumbing & Mechanical Supervisor.
Must have a minimum of five years HVAC experience with both a MA State Journeymans License for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, and a Universal Refrigeration Certificate. Must be skilled in troubleshooting and using the tools and equipment associated with air conditioning and refrigeration areas. Must be able to lift up to a minimum of 50 lbs. and transport piping and equipment in excess of 200 lbs. with others. Must possess the ability to use computer based software tools including Building Automation Systems (BAS) and Computerized Maintenance Management (CMMS) Systems. Must have the ability to provide leadership and direction to the HVAC trade Staff.
Requirements: Valid Massachusetts drivers license required. Must be able to lift up to a minimum of 50 lbs. and transport piping and equipment in excess of 200 lbs. with others. May use chain falls and come-alongs for heavier lifting. Must be able to push and pull heavy loads as required. Must be able to stoop and bend for long periods of time; work on hands and knees and other awkward positions for extended periods; routinely walk to and from various buildings carrying tools, equipment and other essentials to the job site. Must be able to work alone and climb multiple sets of stairs, work off ladders, staging, lifts, etc. Must have the ability to effectively interact with people at a variety of different levels with a focus on customer needs. This position requires a criminal background check. All University staff members must successfully complete a 90 day probationary period. HVAC Foreman is considered Essential Personnel. This is a condition of employment. 40 hour work / non-exempt Hours: Monday Friday 7:00 A.M. 3:30 P.M. Must be able to work overtime to maintain the HVAC facilities of the entire university plant. Job description subject to change based upon the University needs and demands.
Additional Information: A criminal background check is required for this position.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.
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