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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: March 15, 2019
Departmental Overview Facilities Services works to maintain a campus built environment that is conductive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community. The HVAC Shop places a priority on maintaining a comfortable working and learning environment for students, faculty and staff. The shop maintains cooling and heating equipment controls and completes repairs to all environmental systems in buildings. The HVAC Shop is comprised of three service groups - Steamfitters, Refrigeration and Insulation.
Responsibilities Trade Expertise and Problem Solving
Under supervision of HVAC Shop Manager, work is not restricted to the following: Direct the steamfitters and refrigeration mechanics to physical repair of campus buildings including research labs and animal facilities. Tasks routinely performed include the following: Specification of appropriate materials if needed for each job.
Coordination of work with other shops in buildings, classrooms, research labs and animal facilities. Reading blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, and instructions for assembling and installing materials for each job. Knowledge of all processes and procedures utilized by each individual shop. Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, work with manufacturers' reps and technical support.
Maintain working knowledge of state-of-the-art tools and software through training and reading. Service, troubleshoot and repair all trade related equipment and other systems. Provide the end user with application information and technical support when needed. Coordinate warranty repairs when required.
Must possess excellent ability to analyze work load and prioritize jobs. Provide field technical assistance and support. Work with other trades to coordinate shutdowns and maintain all buildings in good working order. Act as training resource and establish training for tradespersons.
Interact with UC shop personnel. Balance MOP and recharge responsibilities as directed by management. Duties include using the Work Order Scheduling Program to schedule and dispatch work requests and using the Campus Refrigerant Monitoring software to maintain and keep records for the EPA. Check completed jobs for accuracy and perform timekeeping duties.
Consult supervisor/or project superintendents who administer requirements and standards for modification projects.
Keep accurate work records and complete paperwork in a neat and timely manner. Define and describe materials, tools and/or equipment, work methods and task sequences. Serve as liaison with clients, relaying their needs and requirements to the appropriate department or superintendent.
Obtain materials and equipment when requested. Maintain records of materials ordered, utilized and billed to others. Support craft workers with any administrative duties pertaining to jobs.
Adhere to all university and departmental safety guidelines. Attend job-related and safety training as required. Schedule and document monthly shop safety and craft meetings.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must have completed a five year HVAC apprenticeship program or equivalent.
Employee must possess five years journeyman experience in a comparable position or related experience in a university, hospital or large building complex.
Education and training can be through documented experience and/or professional development through an accredited college or university.
Must possess certification from the EPA to work with refrigerants.
Must be able to interpret complicated mechanical drawings and good understanding of latest mechanical national codes.
Must be able to work in confined spaces (manholes, crawlspaces and under floors).
Must be able to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Must be available to respond to emergencies, work on-call, weekend on-call, rotating swing shift, watch and holidays.
Adhere to Facilities Services' work rules and Code of Conduct.
Employee is personally responsible for following health and safety guidelines/instructions.
Must possess knowledge and ability to utilize the Work Order Scheduling Program to manage and assign shop work orders.
Must possess knowledge to utilize correct tools, techniques and methods for handling specific tasks and projects by applying thorough knowledge of codes and the skills of a craftsperson.
Extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of trade specific tasks and systems.
Experience in commercial, institutional and computerized repair and maintenance systems.
Must have the ability to operate all machinery and state-of-the-art-tools needed to perform skilled related job tasks.
Ability to safely move supplies and objects up to 75 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Must possess excellent communication skills and ability to interact in a positive manner with campus community, including students, building managers, academic personnel, and craft personnel, in a diverse multi-cultural environment.
Ability to track jobs to completion and prioritize requirements.
Ability to read and interpret information from equipment manufacturers manuals, service requests, layout sketches, blueprints, appropriate state and local government codes, trade-specific manuals and practices, draft diagrams and schematics and to determine how the fixture or equipment should perform.
Knowledge of relevant building codes, DHI Standards, ADA Regulations, Fire Codes and University Accessibility guidelines.
Ability to communicate clearly over the telephone and two-way radio.
Ability to execute all job assignments in a timely manner.
Salary & Benefits Hourly Rate: $60.48 For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Physical Exam Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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