HVAC Trades Specialist I - Facilities & Services 13516
The Facilities Management department at West Virginia University is seeking applications for two (2) HVAC Trades Specialist I positions. These positions will provide maintenance troubleshooting, repair, and installation of various types of HV/AC/R equipment. These positions also perform various construction and repair methods as required to maintain buildings and equipment.
In order to be successful in these positions, the ideal candidates will:
Function as a team member providing input and working with other technicians as required. Maintains assigned resources and shop equipment in a safe, clean, and serviceable condition. Responsible for leaving all work sites in a clean orderly condition prior to departure and is expected to secure any resources that may be required to be left on-site for any unoccupied length of time.
Receive and obtain work orders. Interface with Work Control, Supervisor, and requesting party to finalize project needs and scope. Communicate work schedules, goals, and completion to customer, creating efficiency and a timely completion of assigned tasks. Provide timely updates for critical situations, routinely documents labor and comments within CMMS and reports any deficiencies to Supervisor or Lead as applicable.
Repair, rebuild, overhaul, and maintain refrigeration and chiller systems such as screw chillers, centrifugal chillers, reciprocating chillers, and steam absorption machines.
Utilize test equipment for proper diagnosis of failed mechanical systems. The test equipment will include instruments such as refrigerant gauges, velometer, electric meter, amprobe, acid test, and vacuum meter. The use of this equipment will require strong mathematical skills and analytical ability. Will also use various hand tools and power tools. Will have ability to solder and braze refrigerant piping and components utilizing the proper torch and material.
Must have complete knowledge of refrigerant and reclaiming equipment. Must also maintain knowledge of regulations that apply to such equipment. The use of this equipment is governed by specific EPA regulations. Must also complete required documentation associated with refrigerant use.
Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair air handling units, lab equipment, chilled water distribution, heating water distribution, mixing boxes, duct systems, and all associated controls and safety devices.
Fabricate, maintain, repair, and install components associated with compressor replacement and installation for cooling units up to several hundred tons capacity. The tolerances of this equipment can be extremely tight and must be handled properly. This also includes support components such as block dryers, sight glasses, expansion valves, hot gas bypass valves, headmaster controls, fan cycling switches, condensing fans, temperature control boards, and service valves.
Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair cooling towers, condensers, and associated controls to maintain proper temperature, capacity, and flow. Will also monitor water treatment systems and ensure proper adjustments are made. Will work with and advise Supervisor on any problems associated with the water treatment program to ensure corrections are made and preserve life expectancy of equipment.
Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain ultra-low freezers, ice machines, air dryer systems, centrifuge, fish tank coolers, environmental chambers, window air conditioners, evaporative coolers, water coolers, refrigerators, gas fired appliances and any other devices utilized for temperature control or ventilation. These systems support many years of experimentation and thus are very important to the operation of West Virginia University.
Maintain and install building control systems using pneumatic and electrical controls. Interpret blueprints and specifications and develops as-built sketches of completed projects. Operate and maintain computer systems and coordinates projects and service with control vendor.
May be required to perform general maintenance duties either in relation to normal journeyman responsibilities or assisting other trades such as but not limited to: low level electrical connections, lighting, sheet metal fabrication, painting, carpentry, plumbing, millwright work, custodial,etc.
May be required to move, load, and carry all materials and equipment necessary to complete all phases of assigned maintenance and construction projects. May be required to assist in the effort of moving any existing conditions which interfere with the flow of the project. When project is completed, work site must be left in a clean and orderly fashion. Must be able to respond during off hours to cover emergency situations.
Must be able to operate computers utilizing various software programs such as: Facilities Management Building maintenance management programs involving work orders and materials accountability, building support systems, and other systems as necessary.
May be required to perform duties in response to emergency situations in order to meet operational needs. The response can be during off hours or as an extension of the duty day, to include short or no notice notifications. An emergency situation is characterized as an abnormal environmental condition that impacts personnel or equipment and if left unchecked, can result in an unhealthy or monetary loss to the University.
Work Hours: Monday-Friday; 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pay Grade: 13, WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes related experience and education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.
Completion of vocational / technical training program in HV / AC / R of up to 18 months beyond high school or equivalent work experience.
At least two (2) years of experience in the following:
Experience in HV / AC/ R and HVAC controls
Experience with electrical, sheet metal, plumbing, carpentry, painting, and general building maintenance preferred
Universal Refrigeration License - EPA requires this license for working on refrigerant containing equipment preferred but must be obtained within first year of employment.
Valid Driver's License
Physical Demands include:
Stooping, walking, standing, crouching in very confined areas daily.
Climbing ladders, scaffolds, platforms at various heights and levels daily.
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://careers.wvu.edu/ .
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Jan 30, 2020
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 191723
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.