Maintains and repairs all plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and refrigeration components on campus as required.
Conducts layouts for assigned jobs, reads, interprets, provides material labor estimates, orders materials, and translates prints into a finished product.
Maintains accurate records of materials used and time spent on assignments.
Maintains a working knowledge of control system principles, HVAC systems, fire alarm systems, electrical motors, chemical treatment and filtration of swimming pools, chillers, water softening equipment, and refrigeration systems.
Requires the ability to work independently, as well as collegially and effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, visitors and contractors on a daily basis.
Must be able to coordinate own work with other trade shops and departments.
Requires the ability to use computers for work order entries (material & labor needs) and campus energy management system to monitor building conditions.
At least one of the following is required:
Certificate from an accredited apprentice program in the field.
Graduation from certified trade school plus one year experience in the field.
Proof of five consecutive years' experience in HVAC, Plumbing or Electrical field.
Ability to diagnose complex system issues without guidance required.
Ability to work independently and with a team, and outside contractors required.
Must be available to work evenings, nights and weekend hours as required.
Consideration will be given to candidates that may meet a partial combination of experience, with the position being awarded at the Mechanic level. Mechanic level candidates will be required to participate in training assignments to progress, outside work schedule, towards becoming a Journeyperson HVAC Technician. Mechanics will be assigned to the 2nd or 3rd shift during their training period to Journeyperson status and will then be eligible to bid on day positions as they become available.
A trade school degree is desirable.
A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable skills are attained.
Colgate bargaining unit employees must apply by February 15, 2022 in order to be considered.
Must be able to stand for long periods of time. Must have the ability to lift and carry up to a maximum of 50 pounds.
Will be required to wear a NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Health & Safety) approved respirator and personal protective equipment, which may include a flame resistant uniform (as defined by NFPA-70E).
May be exposed to hazards of electrical shock and steam.
Outdoor work required.
Ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions as needed. Exposure to heights, high speed power tools, and outdoor work.
Responsible for following all procedures to conduct work activities in a safe manner including but not limited to wearing PPE required for specific duties and safe handling of chemicals as outlined by University policies and/or the supervisor. Responsible for immediately reporting any unsafe conditions to the supervisor and/or Environmental Health and Safety.
It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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