HVAC Trainee or HVAC Technician (ESM Trainee / I / II / III)
DEPARTMENT: Operations & Maintenance LOCATION: Facilities Management 39 CONTACT: Kelly Stark PHONE: 273-6210 DEPARTMENT URL: https://fm.uni.edu/ PAY GRADE: ESM Trainee: Pay Matrix 10 ESM I: 10/3 ESM II: 12/3 ESM III: 13/3 STARTING HOURLY WAGE: ESM Trainee: $16.93 ESM I: $20.21 ESM II: $22.06 ESM III: $23.04 (ESM trainee will receive an increase every six months as specified in the apprenticeship agreement) POSITION FUNDING: Appropriated Funds APPOINTMENT TYPE: Full-Time; 12 Months SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Occasional weekend and evening) SHIFT: First Shift
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Environmental System Mechanic Trainee: Under direct supervision, receives work experience and related training instruction in all phases of the HVAC occupation, including safe work practices, necessary to develop the skill and proficiency of a skilled HVAC professional. During the four year term of apprenticeship, appropriately 576 hours of related training instruction through Hawkeye Community College and approximately 8000 hours of on-the-job learning is required before a completion certificate is awarded. Individual is required to sign an apprenticeship agreement in order to participate in the program.
Environmental System Mechanic I: Under general supervision, installs and maintains environmental systems equipment and components such as air conditioning equipment, absorption units, condensers, pumps, compressors, and other pneumatic and electric machinery and computerized controls; installs and maintains cooling tower equipment and cooling water treatment equipment; reads and interprets blueprints, schematics and other drawings, diagrams and specifications; reviews construction plans and specifications of architects and engineers for compliance with university standards; assists with other personnel and trades as requested; and performs others related duties as assigned.
Environmental System Mechanic II: Under general supervision, applies knowledge and skills to install, repair, alter, replace, and maintain components of environmental systems such as refrigeration, temperature control, and support systems equipment.
Environmental System Mechanic III: Under general supervision, applies knowledge and skills to install, repair, alter, replace, and maintain components of environmental systems such as refrigeration, temperature control, and support systems equipment.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS: Environmental Systems Mechanic Trainee: High school diploma or equivalency prior to completion of the apprenticeship; possess a speaking and reading ability as essential for personal and coworker safety on the job; and ability to read and understand written or oral instructions. Must be at least 18 years old. Upon completion of the apprenticeship program, must be able to meet the minimum eligibility requirements for the Environmental Systems Mechanic I classification which is ‘four years of experience in refrigeration, heating or air conditioning work, including apprenticeship; has refrigeration certificate of at least type 2; and must possess a valid driver’s license and meet University’s Fleet Safety Program’.
Environmental Systems Mechanic I: Four years of experience in refrigeration, heating or air conditioning work, including apprenticeship; has refrigeration certificate of at least type 2; and must possess a valid driver's license and meet University's Fleet Safety Program.
Environmental Systems Mechanic II: Six years of experience in temperature and computerized building environmental automation systems, refrigeration or air conditioning work, including apprenticeship, or has two years of experience in computerized building environmental automation systems and meets the minimum eligibility requirements of ESM I; has refrigeration certificate of at least type 2; and must possess a valid driver’s license and meet University’s Fleet Safety Program.
Environmental Systems Mechanic III: Eight years of experience in computerized building environmental automation systems, refrigeration or air conditioning work, including apprenticeship, with two years of experience in evaluating and recommending system optimization changes, or two years of experience in evaluating and recommending system optimization changes and meets the minimum eligibility requirements of ESM II; has refrigeration certificate of at least type 2; and must possess a valid driver’s license and meet University’s Fleet Safety Program.
APPLICATION APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 12 , 2021.
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