Troubleshoots equipment and identifies and solves problems.
Dismantles defective equipment and installs new or repaired parts.
Cleans and lubricates shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of equipment.
Interprets building and equipment documentation to troubleshoot and make repairs.
Installs, repairs, and verifies proper operation of building systems and equipment.
Lays out, fabricates, assembles, installs, and maintains pipe systems and related pneumaticÂ equipment; repairs and replaces gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment.
Uses appropriate tools and equipment.
Helps introduce new employees to shop protocol, procedures and campus applications and equipment.
Requisitions materials and supplies using in-house procedures as needed.Â Keeps working area clean and safe.
Wears and/or uses appropriate safety equipment.
Uses computers to enter and access job related information.
Undertakes training related to job duties as deemed necessary by the University.
Performs related job duties as may be assigned.
Education, Experience, or Certifications
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.Â
Advanced job-related training program in air conditioning and refrigeration required.
Completion of an apprenticeship program in HVAC preferred.
Completion of job-related associates degree (AA) preferred.
Five years directly related experience required.
Licenses and Certifications:
Current valid driver's license required.
Other licenses or certificates needed for this position as required by law.Â Â
Universal Technicianâ™s certification in refrigeration as approved or required by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)
Advanced coursework completion or certification in one or more of the following core competencies â“basic electrical, plumbing, piping and fluid-handling systems, HVAC, building automation systems or an encompassing certification such as in physical plant maintenance preferred.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Access computer programs and use or learn basic computer operations related to position requirements.Â
Read and interpret documents.
Communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing.
Perform mathematical functions relevant to the position.
Ability to problem-solve.
Perform job-related welding.
Attention to detail; perform within deadlines; reading; confidentiality; handle ambiguity and exert informal authority; and manage multiple competing priorities.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:Â
Must demonstrate mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity and be physically capable of strenuous activity over extended periods of time.Â
Must be able to lift and move loads appropriate to job requirements and be able to bend and work in a kneeling position for periods of time.
Must be able to climb stairs and ladders, be capable of working at heights as required, be able to enter and work within tight spaces, and be able to withstand hot and cold temperatures required.
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