The Division of Operations, Facilities Maintenance, HVAC department is searching for a full-time Senior Maintenance Mechanic to work in the HVAC Shop, Monday thru Friday from 2:30 PM to 11:30 pm, with rotating weekends. This position will perform varied tasks requiring special manual skill and a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the processes involved in heating and venting systems, lighting, basic electrical, plumbing, and basic carpentry.
The primary function of this position is to maintain and repair/replace HVAC equipment including but not limited to piping and pumps, air handling equipment, electrical motors used in HVAC systems, window air conditioners, PTAX and DX systems and to performs maintenance, testing and repairs on electronic, electrical, pneumatic and DDC systems as related to refrigeration and HVAC systems.
This position may provide functional guidance of the work performed by Maintenance Mechanic and the Jr. Maintenance Mechanic positions. This position reports to the Foreman, Engineer Operations.
Performs other work related duties as required.
Maintains and repairs/replaces HVAC equipment including but not limited to piping and pumps, air handling equipment, electrical motors used in HVAC systems, window air conditioners, PTAX and DX systems. Performs maintenance, testing and repairs on electronic, electrical, pneumatic and DDC systems as related to refrigeration and HVAC systems.
Conducts preventative maintenance on HVAC equipment including but not limited to chillers, package units, boilers, air handler units, pneumatic and digital controls and energy management systems. Documents deficiencies and when appropriate rectifying deficiencies.
Monitors DDC system, reviews alarm reports, responds to failures and alarms and reports serious deficiencies to immediate supervisor. Maintains proper operation of controls to ensure energy efficient operations.
Communicates with supervisor regularly on the status of work requests.
Serves as a resource for Maintenance Mechanic and Jr. Maintenance mechanics to consult in solving complex HVAC problems.
As a member of the HVAC team, executes work in alignment with departmental policies and procedures. Conducts work to meet the service delivery requirements of the unit (including unit metrics).
Delivers quality service to customers in alignment with Division service priorities.
Responsible for completing complex work and projects, including assessment of the problem, identification of proper repair, collection of resources (parts and any additional staff resources needed), execution of repair and close-out of work order.
Works with outside contractors to facilitate completion of outsourced work and projects.
Leads teams of mechanics (maintenance mechanics and jr. maintenance mechanics) to complete work assignments. Serves as single point of contact to Foreman for the work.
Provides on-the-job training to Maintenance Mechanics and Jr. Maintenance Mechanics or other assigned employees
Attends assigned training programs identified.
Other duties as assigned.
Incumbent may work around and/or with machine tools that present certain dangers, and all safety precautions must be followed. The use of protective equipment, such as safety glasses to shield against debris and earplugs to reduce noise may be reequired. You must exercise caution when handling hazardous or toxic materials. The job requires stamina, because you may be required to stand most of the day and, at times, may need to lift moderately heavy workpieces.
Four years or more of experience with either a) machine troubleshooting and repair including pumps, air handlers, bearings, blowers and related equipment or b) troubleshooting with both high pressure and low pressure refrigeration.
Trade school training in HVAC or related field.
Familiarity with mobile device such as ipod or ipad for daily work assignments, time management, materials purchasing, and reporting.
High school diploma/GED, or equivalent combination of training and experience, is necessary, plus 4 years of relevant professional experience.
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