The Towson University Facilities Management department has an immediate opening for an experienced HVAC Supervisor. Under general supervision, directs the daily operations of a team of HVAC Mechanics and has total responsibility for the complete maintenance, operation, service and repair of a wide variety of large complex commercial and industrial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; including large regional heating and cooling facilities. Incumbent also serves as an expert mechanic for the equipment and systems. Ability to work with Building Automated Systems (BAS).
The HVAC Superivsior serves as a working supervisor for the HVAC specialty unit; responsible for directing day-to-day operations of HVAC personnel providing service to HVAC systems on campus buildings. Supervises and trains skilled and unskilled workers assigned to projects; assigns specific task to workers; evaluates results; participates in performance evaluations and recommends areas for individuals training and development. Services and repairs a wide variety of complex building HVAC systems; including large regional heating and cooling facilities. Inspects completed job assignments for adherence to trade standards. Re-mediates air quality issues in the zone. Implements programs to increase the life of assigned HVAC equipment and systems. Recommends facility renewal projects prior to equipment reaching it's useful life. Regularly reviews the effectiveness and energy efficiency of building HVAC through the campus's BAS using trending, time lapse and other software tools in addition to field inspections and audits.
Prepares specifications for the requisition of equipment, tools, parts, and supplies. Inspects these items for adherence to specifications. Ensures operational readiness and safety of work areas, tools and equipment; conducts routing inspections; performs routine repairs and maintenance on equipment and tools. Prepares a variety of special and recurring reports reflecting daily operations and project status. May prepare cost estimates for specific jobs/projects. Works closely with architecture, engineering, design, construction and/or operations and maintenance staff for coordination of work. Assists higher level supervisors in administrative tasks such as scheduling, occupational safety and other workplace standards.
High School diploma or equivalent and 10 years progressively responsible experience in any combination of air conditioning, refrigeration, temperature control, steamfitting, stationary engineering, plumbing or heating trades. Three years of this experience must have included the supervision of journey level mechanics in these trades. General knowledge of the principles of air conditioning and refrigeration; of the practices and techniques used in the installation, repair and maintenance of HVAC equipment and systems; of refrigerant types, environmental impact, and gas reclamation procedures and equipment. Working knowledge of OSHA regulations related to the refrigeration trade; of National Electric Code; of basic mathematics including area, volume, and weights and the practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions. Skill in the use and maintenance of the tools and equipment of the trade; in welding, brazing, soldering and silfoss; skill in repairing and servicing HVAC equipment and systems. Ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematics, drawings, specifications, and construction documents; to use Building Automation System (BAS) software , specifically Automated Logic; to use computers and related software to diagnose HVAC system problems; to prepare reports; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery; to work at heights up to 35 feet; to manipulate heavy equipment, tools and supplies and/or exert force up to 50 lbs.; to concurrently manipulate multiple controls on machinery or equipment; to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather or temperature conditions; to wear and work in personal protective equipment Candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule in order to meet departmental needs. Must possess and maintain a valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver’s license with no more than 5 points.
Strong computer skills, good verbal skills and strong background in HVAC and Direct Digital Controls preferrred. Knowledge and experience in programming Automated Logic and Master License in HVAC, Stationary Engineer 1st grade also preferred.
A Criminal Background Investigation and pre-employment physical are required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment
Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience
Salary and Benefits
$65,000 annually with University benefits including annual leave, holidays, personal and sick days; tuition remission; and excellent health, life, and retirement plans. Applicants with TU or USM service may receive salary credit. To learn more about our benefits, click here.
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