The Facilities & Operations Department at the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma, Tennessee is seeking a Facilities Services Trades Specialist 2. One vacancy, regular, full-time position with excellent benefits. Salary dependent upon education and experience.
Maintain, service and repair all building systems including HVAC systems, heating boilers, furnaces, electrical, facilities and appliances. Install, repair, maintain, overhaul, clean and service various types of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. Follow set preventative maintenance schedule for greasing bearings, replacing and cleaning air handler filters, checking and repairing exhaust fan belts and bearings, as well as daily walk through of all campus mechanical rooms to detect potential problems and repair before they are an operational issue. Must maintain EPA certification and have knowledge of proper charging of and handling of refrigerants related to HVAC. Duties require keeping the job site clean and safe, the proper use of power tools including but not limited to drills, saws, pipe threading equipment, forklift, aerial boom lifts, plumbing as needed, and assist other tradesmen as required. Take annual safety and OHSA training as required by the state and campus safety office.
This position requires the ability to climb ladders, work in high places, to walk over extended periods, ability to navigate uneven and sometimes slippery surfaces; and work while bending and stooping. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Must have ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, staff and university personnel and work with others in a respectful, cooperative manner and be a team player. Must have ability to follow directions, pass mandatory Program for Minors training, and pass a background check. Must be reliable in attendance, clean and neat in appearance, and be able to perform moderately strenuous activities. Must be able to occasionally work on call. Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum/Required Qualifications (include education, experience, skills & abilities, licenses & certifications):
High school diploma or GED. Valid driver's license. Requires 4 years of HVAC experience or equivalent technical training and one to two years of experience.
Requires EPA certification II, III or Universal and knowledge of proper charging of and handling of refrigerants related to HVAC, and the knowledge of electrical to troubleshoot and install HVAC equipment as well as general associated electrical related to motor controls, electronic DDC energy management system actuators and related equipment, hot water boilers and associated controls, exhaust fan service, plumbing, pneumatic dampers, and air compressor service and troubleshooting.
Must be able to use test instruments related to the HVAC trade such as an electrical multimeter, refrigerant gauge manifolds, refrigerant recover units, refrigerant scales, be able to size wire and bend conduit, read schematics, and blueprints etc.
Graduation from an accredited institution specializing in technical training with a certification in HVAC or a similar specialty.
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY: To apply online go to the UTSI Employment website: (http://www.utsi.edu/about/campus-services/human-resources/employment-opportunities/). Click on "External Applicants" in right hand column. Specify search criteria by entering Tullahoma in the Location box or enter the requisition number in the keyword box. Click on position to view job description and/or apply. External candidates must create a new account to apply. If you have questions, please call the UTSI Human Resources Office at 931-393-7226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Tennessee Space Institute is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.