Schedule Information: Primarily First Shift - 7:00am to 3:30pm
Applicants who begin employment from January 20, 2022 through December 31, 2022 are eligible to receive a sign-on stipend of $1,000 one year after the date of hire.
Hours Per Week: 40
Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick, Vacation, and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense
Duties of Position: Responsible for skilled utilities work in the performance of a comprehensive heating, ventilating and air conditioning system and water, storm drain, natural gas, building automation, fire alarm and alarm systems. Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns within or outside normal working hours.
Characteristic Duties: Operates, diagnoses, inspects, repairs, replaces, services and performs preventive maintenance on all HVAC equipment, such as but not limited to:
High and low pressure boilers; steam and water traps
Commercial size furnaces and air conditioners
Hermetic centrifugal refrigeration machines
Heating, cooling, chemical, sewage, storm drain and all other pumps
Cooling towers; pipe lines, valves
Water heaters; water softeners, meters
Motors; pumps, bearings, seals, belts
Natural gas system
Steam and water system
Electrical power supply system
Plant computerized automation system and all other related HVAC equipment and emergency generating unit.
Informs co-workers regarding procedures and/or work orders (e.g. computerized energy management systems, researches parts/equipment, etc.) for the purpose of providing information for making decisions, taking appropriate action and/or complying with health & safety regulations.
Prepares documentation (e.g. records of refrigerants, daily paper work, time and materials, specifications, etc.) as required for the purpose of providing written support in compliance with regulations and/or conveying information.
Installs new parts and equipment as required.
Inspects College property and observes activities on College property for unsafe conditions which may lead to injury, takes appropriate action to correct any unsafe practice or condition and reports all other potential safety hazards to supervisor.
Responsible for housekeeping, cleaning and painting of respective areas and equipment.
Operates motorized vehicles including but not limited to: trucks, vans, gators, and lifts.
Equipment/Tools: Employee must operate the following tools:
Motorized and electric vehicles
Work Conditions: Employee is subject to both indoor and outdoor environmental conditions. Employee may be required to wear eye, respiratory and/or hearing protection and other personal protective equipment on a daily basis. Requires the ability to lift and carry 50 pounds. Work involves reaching, prolonged above shoulder level activities, ladder climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, pulling, negotiating stairs, grasping, and using hand and/or power equipment. Applicants will be required to complete a physical prior to hiring. Must be able to work shift work, weekends, overtime and holidays.
Educational Requirements: Associates in Applied Science Degree in Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating or Trade School equivalent
Experience Requirements: Five years in mechanical maintenance and operation of HVAC and related equipment. Skilled knowledge in high and low pressure boilers, hermetic and centrifugal refrigeration machines, plant water management, and energy management/building automation systems. Ability to read blueprints and wiring diagrams. Electrical and mechanical aptitude. Understand operation of Wet, Dry and Suppression Fire systems. Proficient in the following trades: electrical, refrigeration, and piping. Demonstrated ability to review, manage and commission work with engineers and contractors on new construction and renovations for the purpose of providing and receiving information with regards to mechanical electrical systems.
Valid Illinois Drivers License
Elgin or Chicago Stationary Engineer License
Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***
* Official transcripts required upon hire * Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
Harper College is a comprehensive community college dedicated to providing excellent education at an affordable cost, promoting personal growth, enriching the local community and meeting the challenges of a global society. The specific purposes of the College are: To provide the first two years of baccalaureate education in the liberal and fine arts, the natural and social sciences and pre-professional curricula designed to prepare students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities; To provide educational opportunities that enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to enter a specific career; To provide continuing educational opportunities for professional job training, retraining and upgrading of skills and for personal enrichment and wellness; To provide developmental instruction for under-prepared students and educational opportunities for those who wish to improve their academic abilities and skills; To provide co-curricular opportunities that enhance the learning environment and develop the whole person. Essential to achieving these purposes are all of the College's resources, support programs and services.