“THISRECRUITMENT IS FORTWOFACILITYMAINTENANCETECHPOSITIONS”.
The FS-Bldg Svcs-HVAC department is recruiting for two Facility Maint Techs ( 00061838 & 00061839). By applying to this posting you will be considered for both positions.
Most of UNC's heating/cooling processes, including critical medical and research equipment, use water as the heat transfer medium. The various pipes, fittings, valves, heat exchangers, coils, and pumps associated with this are subject to freezing, entrained/dissolved/free air, corrosion, scale, fouling deposits, and microbiological damage. Not only does this lead to piping system failures, it causes valves to malfunction leading to comfort/noise problems and increases energy use due to reduced heat transfer. Additionally, research and medical equipment, such as lasers, environmental chambers, walk-in coolers/freezers, cyclotrons, vacuum pumps, and MRI machines depend on consistent quality cooling water flow to function. Hence, it is important to chemically treat and proactively maintain these hydronic systems to extend their life and provide reliable heating/cooling performance for occupants and equipment. The primary purpose of this position is to operate, maintain, and improve heating and cooling hydronic closed loops. Tasks include cleaning and flushing HVAC piping systems, passivating, and chemically treating with appropriate corrosion inhibitors. All work must comply with environmental and storm water regulations. Staff perform such tasks with heating hot water, closed loop chilled water, process chilled water, geothermal ground loops, boiler hot water, and energy recovery glycol closed loops. If necessary hardware or fittings are not already installed, this position modifies the system for a filter feeder, backflow preventer, pressure reducing valve, combination pressure gauge, makeup water meter, air/dirt separator, expansion tank, or similar per UNC standards. This position also sets up loops to properly operate in terms of pressure required for building height, relief valve operation, bleeding air, replacing filters, flushing strainers, allowing for thermal expansion due to energy saving temperature resets, and building level flow to enable proper function. Responsibilities include assisting other staff in troubleshooting hydronic problems, as well as routine testing, monitoring, documentation, and maintenance of HVAC water chemistry. It is critical this position contribute to the UNC safety culture and always consider safety first.
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 progressive experience in the installation, maintenance, plumbing, piping, and repair of mechanical systems. This position requires the ability to troubleshoot and correct building level hydronic problems including flow, pressure, air, suspended particles, corrosion, and microbial contamination. Such duties require knowledge of plumbing and piping components, building systems, and associated codes and regulations. Strong communication skills for diverse customer populations are required. Must be able to read and comprehend HVAC mechanical and plumbing drawings. Fundamental chemistry knowledge is required, along with the ability to perform water chemistry testing. This position requires the ability to use a PC and other devices such as tablets and smartphones for UNC's computerized maintenance management system. Excellent organizational skills are required for ordering and tracking materials. This position may be required to work in active high containment labs. This requires a baseline blood draw, a physical, and vaccines (currently flu and tetanus) 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 may be required to work in healthcare facilities, with requirements including vaccines (currently varicella or chickenpox and flu), tuberculosis testing, and overall medical certification. 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.
Preferred qualifications include a diploma in industrial or HVAC technical trades and a minimum of three years of experience in a commercial or industrial environment performing mechanical and HVAC equipment maintenance and repair.
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: 151087
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