The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is seeking applications for the position of Trade Specialist I . This position is full-time and responsible for providing the necessary maintenance repairs, trouble shooting, and installation of plumbing, HVAC and electrical equipment and controls, ability to operate building automation through Siemens Apogee along with and preventative and general maintenance for athletic facilities and areas including the Milan Puskar Center, North End Zone Suite/Club, Press Box and Press Box Suites, and all other facilities which are athletics facilities, including Milan Puskar Stadium, Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium and Coliseum concession, club and kitchen.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Receive work orders and interfaces with Athletic Facilities office, Maintenance Supervisor and/or Sr. Manager, to review and completed project scopes. Assist Managers and Associate Athletic Director with multi-craft projects related to overall work assignments. Communicate work schedules to trade workers, and helpers creating efficiency and timely completion of assigned tasks.
Provide continual inspection of assigned area to ensure maintenance is completed on schedule. Recommend major repair needs; assist in developing, updating deferred maintenance.
Work HVAC/Automated Controls Manager and outside contractors as needed on various upgrades and major repairs.
Read and review blueprints, O&M manuals for new and existing building projects for repair; develop as-built sketches of completed in-house projects with auto cad.
Maintain knowledge of state, federal, and local codes and requirements pertaining to maintenance and construction; attend project meetings in the absence of the supervisor and interact with contractors, vendors and engineers as needed.
Determine and recommend the needs of the project in regard to crew size, types of crafts, material availability, equipment, paperwork, safety checks to maintain proper work and material flow in order to maintain schedule.
Provide daily or weekly reports as needed or required for progress on projects (repair or new work). Maintains the original scope of the project to ensure project cost control's, weekly reports and invoices necessary to complete assignments.
Respond when called during off hours to cover emergency situations.
Provide direction and assistance to HVAC/Automated Controls Manager and contracted service providers on game days for Football and Men's Basketball.
Operate computers utilizing software programs for Siemens Apogee along with others, such as GroupWise, Excel, Word, etc.
Work Hours: Varies - Requires on-call, shift work and overtime beyond the normal 37.5 work week.
Length of Assignment: 12 months
Pay Grade: 13
Completion of vocational/technical training program in HVAC or electrical field of up to 18 months beyond high school, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
An Associate's degree in engineering technology or a 2-year trade school diploma relating to two or more of the following fields: electrical, plumbing, building maintenance, HVAC, welding, or mechanics is preferred.
Two (2) years of related experience in plumbing, HVAC, electrical, refrigeration, and mechanical maintenance.
Knowledge of Siemens Apogee controls and Graphics.
Knowledge of absorption machines, screw chillers, centrifugal chillers, and all other HVAC systems
Knowledge of plumbing systems and technical terms related to plumbing equipment.
Knowledge of HVAC control systems.
Knowledge of mechanical systems.
Working knowledge of all materials, methods, tools, equipment, occupational hazards and safety precautions in the electrical field.
Knowledge of electrical systems.
Working knowledge of local, state and federal electrical and building codes.
Ability to read blueprints and electrical schematics.
Ability to operate a personal computer.
Ability to operate diagnostic tools.
Ability to communicate well utilizing both written and oral instructions.
Ability to identify and operate several types of industry specific power tools, bending tools, basic welding equipment, threading tools, pipe fitting tools, and testing equipment.
Ability to cut, bend, thread, hang, support various types of pipe including copper, black, PVC, etc.
Ability to perform proper installation of valves, valve assemblies, pipe fittings, and couplers.
Ability to recognize and complete proper installation of HVAC controls, electrical and pneumatic.
Ability to modify and install metal and flex duct systems, diffusers, return grilles, balancing dampers.
Knowledge of VAV supply system installation and maintenance.
Knowledge for various HVAC filter systems maintenance, repair, replacement and installation.
Valid Driver's License
Ability to climb over 10 feet.
Ability to lift objects weighing 25 - 75 pounds.
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Job Posting: Oct 2, 2018
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 152980
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