Vanderbilt University has an exciting opportunity for an HVAC Mechanic to join the Zone Maintenance Team in Plant Operations and Facilities Management. The HVAC team is responsible for heating and air conditioning systems, chill water systems, heating/hot water systems, steam systems, etc. As an HVAC Mechanic Lead you will be tasked with maintaining the comfort heating & cooling systems for academic buildings, dormitories, and athletic buildings on campus. As an HVAC Mechanic Lead in Plant Services, you will also troubleshoot & repair refrigerators, ice machines, air machines, chillers, and do preventative maintenance (PM) on all equipment.
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.
Facilities annual budget exceeds $100 million in operating expenses and includes over 400 employees. Facilities manages major capital project expenditures totaling ~$125 million annually and facility renewal, replacement and large maintenance project expenditures totaling ~$20 million annually.
Duties and Responsibilities
Respond to hot/cold calls
Change filter in FCU
Change filter in AHU
Repair PRV station
Repair or replace pump motor
Repair fan motor
Repair exhaust units
Repair intake fans
Check building pressure
Check building temperature
Check condition of electric motors
Check condition of pumps
Check condition of AHU
Check condition of intake fans
Check control compressor
Check equipment for proper and safe operation
Perform all PM tasks on HVAC equipment
Repair steam/condensate/AHU piping, including replacing valves, traps, using any applicable tools and equipment
Repair, rebuild, replace pumps
Remove/install pop-off valves on steam stations
Keep equipment rooms clean and free of clutter/debris
Assist zone technician, plumber, and carpenter in performance of their duties
Utilize work order system in all aspects, including parts ordering, printing work orders, parts look-up
Set up and monitor personal work order query
Process daily work order time sheet
Operate vehicle/golf cart and perform operator level maintenance
Other duties related to classification
High School Graduate or GED is required
Must have Universal Certification
Prefer to have completed a formal HVAC training program
Must have a valid Driver License
5 years of experience in a relevant position
Must be able to bend, stoop, reach or stand for extended periods of time.
Must be able to lift as at least 70 lbs
Proficient at troubleshooting and making necessary repairs to FCU
Proficient in troubleshooting and repairing HVAC split systems
Working knowledge of pneumatic and DDC Control systems
Experience with refrigerant recovery systems
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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.
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