The Preventative Maintenance Technician is part of the Facilities department at Vanderbilt University and is a key individual responsible for preventive maintenance on equipment around the University. This position will complete preventive maintenance on equipment maintained by Facilities using a variety of hand tools and metering devices. Reporting directly to the Preventative Maintenance Manager, the Preventative Maintenance Technician works with other stakeholders both within and outside of Facilities to maintain equipment through scheduled preventive maintenance activities.
Plant Operations provides facilities support for all construction, renovation, and routine maintenance of University Central space and facilities; housekeeping services for approximately 5.8 million square feet of academic, administrative, residential, and recreational space; grounds care for 330 acres that are a registered arboretum; turf care for athletic fields; and utilities for the University Central and the Medical Center.
Duties and Responsibilities
Complete required Preventive Maintenance on equipment including but not limited to the following:
Belt replacement, sheave/shiv replacement, bearing lubrication, filter replacement, coil cleaning, cleaning of each component within equipment, and detailed cleaning of equipment from top to bottom.
Use various metering devices on both energized and de-energized equipment (Manometer, Amp Meter, Temperature probe, Tachometer, etc.)
Stand, stoop, crawl, work on elevated surfaces and be in awkward positions for extended periods of time.
Operation of Automated Logic and Johnson Controls automated control systems via computer and/or tablet device.
Communication with stakeholders specific to HVAC equipment outages
Use of tablet and/or computer to interact with work management system.
Use a variety of hand tools.
Understand and interpret building floor plans and construction blue prints.
Maintain flexibility to work overtime and/or weekends as required.
High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent is required.
HVAC training program certificate is preferred.
General knowledge of industrial HVAC systems is required.
Ability to work safely around rotating equipment is required.
Strong communication skills are required.
Ability to stand, stoop, crawl, work on elevated surfaces, and be in awkward positions for extended periods of time is required.
Ability to push, pull, lift, and carry at least 50 pounds is required.
Ability to work in various weather conditions is required.
A valide drivers's license is required.
A strong work ethic is required.
Four (4) years of HVAC maintenance experience or formal education is preferred.
General computer knowledge is preferred.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office products (primarily Outlook email and Microsoft internet browser) is preferred.
Ability to understand and interpret construction drawings is preferred.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.
Internal Number: 10000290
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