The HVAC Facilities Building Systems Technician Lead for FOD under the general direction of a supervisor, performs complex level tasks that ensure a safe and comfortable environment, uninterrupted operations of mechanical and utilities systems and equipment, and indoor air quality at The Ohio State University.
Provide building support service and inspecting, troubleshooting, calibrating, and repairing/replacing building systems and equipment.
Respond to emergency situations, such as electrical, mechanical, and medical gas disruptions, and evaluate and correct defects.
Initiate the correct response protocol when problems cannot be resolved.
May assist lower-level technicians.
Distribute work orders.
Assist other trades as needed.
Adhere to all safety practices and procedures.
Clean and maintain work areas and equipment.
Attend meetings and complete documentation.
Provide a high level of customer service.
Communicate to customers, coworkers, and supervisors via written, electronic, and verbal methods and devices.
Operate department vehicles.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Actively support our commitment to the university's value of acting with integrity and personal accountability to establish a culture of professionalism in the workplace.
Shift, hours, days, and/or location are subject to change based on operational need in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, may work overtime; and is subject to 24-hour emergency call.
Major Work Characteristics:
Ability to: 1) read, understand and update blueprints, schematics and as built drawings, 2) read, understand and apply safety standards and practices (e.g., hazard communication, infection prevention, lock-out/ tag-out), 3) read, interpret and understand technical manuals and systems specifications, 4) follow applicable trade specific codes, standards and regulations, 5) learn technical skills and apply new knowledge to solve problems, 6) select and use hand, power and machine tools, 7) operate and test emergency generators, 8) maintain a clean and safe work environment, 9) add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers; calculate fractions, decimals and percentages; use algebra, geometry and trigonometry, 10) instruct others to perform a task, 11) provide guidance and expert advice about technical systems or processes, 12) locate, disable and enable electrical disconnects and plumbing shut-offs, Skills: 13) problem solving, 14) conflict management (e.g. handle complaints, identify issues and negotiate with others), 15) computer (e.g., data entry, data retrieval, electronic communication, internet searches, navigate and retrieve information from websites, create basic reports using Microsoft Word), 16) customer service (e.g. demonstrate empathy, meet quality standards, actively look for ways to help others), 17) brazing and soldering, 18) planning and prioritizing work, 19) resource management, 20) troubleshooting (e.g. integrated HVAC/R systems), Knowledge of: 21) chilled water and hot water systems integration and operation, 22) air flow and water balancing principles, tools and techniques, 23) relationship of preventive maintenance and equipment life-cycle, 24) building automation systems and controls, 25) AC/DC theory, 26) hydronics theory, 27) integration of building mechanical systems and controls, 28) boilers, 29) fire alarm system monitoring, 30) recommend and implement organizational efficiencies, 31) instruct other skilled trades employees how to diagnose and troubleshoot system issues, 32) communicate with all levels of the organization
Minimum Classification Requirements:
High school diploma/GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.
High school algebra and geometry proficiency.
Minimum six years experience in building systems operations, commercial/industrial building maintenance, and/or HVAC and building automation systems or equivalent combination of education and experience with 2 of those years working on large-scale heating and cooling systems.
Candidate must have at least one year of experience equivalent to a senior level within the skilled trades series for consideration.
Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this classified civil service position, however, current Ohio State University employees in a CWA role will be given preference.
Obtain the following within the probationary period: EPA Section 608 Technician Certification- Universal and valid OSHA 10-hour General Industry Safety and Health card; successful completion of a probationary period includes demonstrated competence in each of the identified technical specialties as required for this positions level of responsibility.
May require a valid State of Ohio driver's license.
Associate or technical degree or certificate in skilled trades/maintenance-related field.
Two years experience with Direct Digital Controls (DDC) and building automation.
Boiler operators license (e.g., low pressure, high pressure).
Basic understanding of university building design standards (BDS) related to the maintenance and repair of building systems and equipment.
Basic understanding of the project process as managed by FOD Design and Construction
Must be able to push and pull 70 lbs. and distinguish colors. Climb and stand on ladders for extended periods of time.
Unusual Work Conditions:
May work in hot, cold, dusty, or dirty environments for an extended period of time. May work in cramped spaces.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world.
The Ohio State University is one of the nations largest and most comprehensive public universities and a top employer in Ohio.
As an Ohio State employee, you will also have access to many benefits such as:
Retirement Package choice of OPERS or Alternative Retirement Plan
Competitive Vacation and Sick Leave Program
11 Paid Holidays per year
Dental and Vision Insurance
Opportunity to purchase season tickets to OSU sporting events
Additional discounted rates on things such as select cell phone plans, pet care, food, dining, etc.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.