Primary roles of this position is to troubleshoot, maintain and repair HVAC/Control systems on College Facilities.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities: • Troubleshoot and repair heating-related HVAC issues as directed or via work order. • Troubleshoot and repair cooling-related HVAC issues as directed or via work order. • Troubleshoot and repair refrigeration issues as directed or via work order. • After diagnosis, work with supervision to order necessary repair parts and install after receipt. Communicate status of repairs with requestor. • Assist in the capturing of refrigerants from equipment before disposal or recycling. Track all usage of refrigerants. • Work with contractors to obtain quotes, schedule work and perform follow up duties when installation/repairs are outsourced. • Use computerized building automation systems to troubleshoot and control building temperatures and use for scheduling special purposes such as holiday setbacks. • Review proposed HVAC/control system installations and make recommendations related to the maintainability of the systems. Periodically monitor the installation of new HVAC/Control Systems. • Perform other duties as assigned within Facilities Management which may require necessary overtime and emergency call back. • Perform other duties as assigned within the Facilities Management Department which may require necessary overtime and emergency call back hours. • Expected to work as a team member and assist in maintaining the Berea College Commitments • Attend job related continuing education, training, seminars to maintain knowledge required to perform assigned duties • Assumes a degree of responsibility for the care and preservation of College property. • Presents an effective role model for other team members and students by acting with integrity and showing concern for others.
Education required to ensure success in this position: • High school diploma or GED, two years of college or technical training • Substitution: A diploma or certificate from a recognized trade or vocational school, at high school level or higher with a major in one of the trades specified above may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.
Experience required to ensure success in this position: • Trades certification preferred; or willing and able to obtain a journeyman or master’s license within 1 year of employment. • 5-7 years’ experience in HVAC maintenance and repair with at least 3 years’ experience with Building Automation/Controls. A diploma or certificate from a recognized trade school beyond the High School Level may be substituted for 1 years’ experience.
Special skills, knowledge and abilities: • Ability to troubleshoot, repair and maintain HVAC Systems and Components including but not limited to Boilers, Chillers, Heat Pumps, Air Handling Units, Energy Recovery Units, Compressors, Pumps, Motors, Distribution Systems and Building Automation/Control Systems. • Ability to read and interpret documents such as plans, blueprints, and drawings. • Knowledge of the types and uses of safety equipment, PPE and safety procedures to perform required duties.
License, certification, or registration necessary: • Valid driver’s license; • EPA refrigerant certification; • HVAC Journeyman License – or the ability to obtain the license within 1 year of employment.
Physical requirements: • Ability to do manual labor; • Ability to climb ladders • Lift 25 lbs frequently, 75 lbs occasionally • Possess mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity.
Environmental conditions: • May be exposed to noise and noxious fumes with required personal protective equipment; • May be exposed to the hazards of sharp tools and running machinery; • May work in confined spaces; • May operate fixed and hand-held power equipment; • May work varied shifts; • May work outdoors in extreme weather conditions.
Ability to operate the following vehicles or equipment: • Ability to operate car, truck, fork lift, power tools and other equipment for maintenance work. • Computer
Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls 1,600 students from 40 states and 70 countries. The College has a longstanding commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal arts colleges in the United States. It admits only students whose families are unable to afford the high cost of tuition and awards each of them a Tuition Promise Scholarship, meaning no student ever pays tuition. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in which they work 10-12 hours per week. Washington Monthly Magazine has consistently ranked Berea in the top 3 of Liberal Arts Colleges for its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities; in 2016 and 2017, the magazine ranked it number 1.