With direction from the Zone Manager and Working Supervisor, the Mechanic works with a team of 10-12 multi-craft mechanics to provide routine and emergency HVAC and multi-craft maintenance for campus buildings. Additionally, the mechanic works closely with internal customers including students, faculty and staff to resolve maintenance issues and work orders. Typical craft-specific work includes, but is not limited to the inspection, troubleshooting, and repair of HVAC equipment and systems using a variety of diagnostic tools such as DDC (Johnson Controls, multimeter, drawings, etc.).
Multi-craft maintenance activities may include working with various plumbing systems, basic electrical work, paint and carpentry.
This position is a member of the collective bargaining unit, Local #148 International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing a variety of HVAC systems to support the teaching and research mission of the University. Repairing and maintaining fan coil units, building loops, pumps, heat exchangers and forced air components including hoods and exhaust fans (VAVâ™s, circuit setters, and controls, etc.).Â
Troubleshooting HVAC controls systems with the use of our energy management system.
Pro-actively identifying, communicating and addressing needs without direction when appropriate.
Responding to work orders in and other requests in a timely, efficient, competent, knowledgeable and friendly manner.
Performing preventative maintenance based on the building needs and individual skillset (e.g. general equipment room inspections, etc.).
Maintaining data per departmental policy.
Utilizing materials, supplies, tools and other University property in a safe, productive manner.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Benefits for this position are in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement with IUOE Local 148. Union employees receive generous health, retirement and tuition benefits, as well as sick time and paid vacation. Union employees also receive 10 paid-holidays and two floating holidays each year.
Capable of doing extensive walking, climbing stairs/ladders, lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs. and other similar physical activity.
Must be willing to provide oneâ™s own hand tools.
Must have a State of Missouri Class E or above driverâ™s license or the equivalent from another state prior to employment.
Universal refrigerant license.
Ability to communicate and work effectively/appropriately with members of the campus community and other employees within Facilities.
Understands the importance of satisfying the needs of the campus community (customer oriented) and providing value to the University.
Ability to read and understand blue prints.
Excellent attendance record.
The successful candidate must have a proven record of effective troubleshooting and repair of variety of HVAC systems including (but not limited to) hydronic, DX, heat pumps, large air handlers, roof top units, CRAC, packaged and split systems, makeup and fresh air systems, and exhaust.
Must be capable of repair and maintenance of building loops, pumps, heat exchangers and forced air components (VAVâ™s, circuit setters, and controls, etc).
In addition, they must possess a thorough understanding of pneumatic and digital control systems and be proficient with all diagnostic tools necessary to effectively troubleshoot. These tools include, but are not limited to, electrical schematics, sequences of operation, blueprints, JCI Metasys, and handheld diagnostic tools such as multimeters, magnehelics, etc.
Must have successfully completed a recognized craft apprenticeship program, a technical school training program (such as a Ranken Technical College two-year certification program) or other equivalent training program.
Minimum of five yearsâ™ experience working in a particular craft or multi-craft position.
Must be able to obtain a Missouri Class E Driverâ™s License by the end of the Probationary period and cannot drive University owned vehicles until Class E Driverâ™s License is obtained.
Capable of doing extensive walking, climbing stairs/ladders, lifting/carrying up to 50 lbs. and other similar physical activity."
The salary rate for this position is determined by the current union contract. Please note that there may be salary differentials for working second or third shifts.
If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailÂ CandidateQuestions@wustl.eduÂ or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. This position is eligible for benefits according to the bargaining unit agreement.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
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