The primary purpose of this position is to operate, perform preventive/predictive/condition-based maintenance, and repair building mechanical and associated electrical systems.Tasks include troubleshooting motor controls and starters, maintaining vacuum and hydronic pumps, repairing air oil-less compressors, resolving condensate and other leaks, diagnosing and placing single and three phase motors, performing laser alignment for coupling and sheaves, properly tensioning synchronous drive belts, cleaning coils and air handlers, maintaining and replacing bearings and fan wheels, analyzing vibration in rotating machinery, and measuring and adjusting laboratory fume hood airflow. This position is for a senior level mechanic who innovates better and more efficient ways to do things, is willing to perform any duty assigned, mentors less experienced staff, and wants to learn from others in areas they are still developing in. In performing these duties, it is critical the employee demonstrate the TOPSERVICE values of Teamwork, Openness, Professionalism, Stewardship, Excellence, Responsiveness, Versatility, Innovation, Competence, and Efficiency. Employees must also contribute to the UNC safety culture and consider safety first always.
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.
Candidates must have skills in preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and rebuilding for air handlers, exhaust fans (general and fume hood), hot water pumps, air compressors, fan coil units, vacuum pumps, motor controls and electrical safety devices. This position requires abilities to diagnose complex system-wide issues affecting critical research, health care, teaching, and public service operations. Candidates must safely, for example, clean coils and air handlers (including mold), modify fan speeds, replace belts and bearings, align couplings, and diagnose motor and starter problems with minimal down time. Knowledge of air conditioning, refrigeration, steam, chilled water, lubricants, compressed air, vacuum systems, single and three phase electrical power, air handling and distribution, fluid flow, heat transfer, sound and vibration, thermal comfort, indoor environmental health, air contaminants and odors, energy use, and duct and pipe design and sizing is required. Computer skills are required to operate the Computerized Maintenance Management System. 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 may be required to work in active BSL3 labs. This requires a baseline blood draw, a physical, and vaccines 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 is required to work in healthcare facilities, with requirements including vaccines, tuberculosis testing, and overall medical certification.
Diploma in industrial or HVAC technical trades; ability to read and interpret mechanical and electrical diagrams; minimum of 3 years of experience in a commercial or industrial environment performing mechanical and HVAC equipment maintenance and repair (air handlers, exhaust fans, air compressors, etc.).
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.
Internal Number: 140289
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