Montgomery College is seeking to hire a full-time HVAC Mechanic III to work in the College's Facilities Department. Work hours are typically between 6:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday with some evening/weekend hours required depending on the need. This position is a bargaining, non-exempt, grade 25 position. The position is located in Takoma Park, MD.
Under supervision and/or direction, incumbents in this job class perform highly skilled HVAC work including installation, operation, modification, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, retrofitting, and programming building automation systems (BAS) and HVAC controls. This is master level work involving installing, servicing and repairing heating and ventilation systems, air conditioning systems, boilers and associated equipment. Incumbents will provide guidance and training to apprentice and journey level HVAC Mechanics.
Contacts and interaction vary and may involve multiple constituencies such as direct interaction with the faculty, colleagues, managers, directors, students, vendors, assigned staff, contractors and consultants for the purpose of providing and receiving instructions and information.
Duties include but not limited to:
Maintain, install and repair commercial heating and air-conditioning systems, controls and related subsystems and components.
Inspect buildings to ensure safe comfortable learning environments. Inspect heating ventilation and air conditioning equipment, electrical, plumbing, elevators, and life safety systems for proper operation and maintenance.
Diagnose and troubleshoot air distribution, air balancing, stratification, building insulation and vapor deficiencies.
Repair or replace failed sensors, transmitters and transducers for control systems.
Adjust boilers, chillers, air handling units, motor controls, refrigerant systems' operating parameters from their own interface panels or the building automation systems (BAS).
Install, maintain and retrofit new electro-mechanical relay logic control circuits, pneumatic logic controls, damper or valve actuators and/or variable frequency drives.
Perform program maintenance work and routine checkups to ensure the DDC system continues to operate as commissioned including backups and database server maintenance.
Monitor and inspect construction projects and contract work to ensure compliance with contractual agreements and with national, state and local code requirements.
Maintain records of work performed and parts and materials used.
Maintain records of equipment operation logs to include temperature, pressures, volts, amps, combustion efficiency reports, safety inspections and equipment refrigerant records.
Maintain records of equipment failures and repairs.
Establish safety guidelines and oversee proper handling of hazardous materials.
Perform periodic inspections throughout the day to ensure all heating, plumbing, electrical and life safety systems are operating properly. If any system is found inoperable or in abnormal conditions take all steps necessary to correct the abnormality in order of priority or inform you supervisor if not able to correct.
Perform daily routine and emergency work order requests as assigned. These work orders can include checking/calibrating thermostats, ensuring proper operation of VAV boxes, pumps, and troubleshooting HVAC challenges including plumbing repairs as necessary, light bulb changes, minor plumbing work.
Perform preventive maintenance as assigned. These include seasonal repairs and upgrades to HVAC systems, including proper alignment of belts, replacement of bearings and motor cages, air filters replacement. changing light fixtures, ballast and bulbs; repair and/or replacement of toilets and sinks; grease motors and repair or replace parts to air handlers; adjust and clean electrodes for fuel burners and filter replacement.
Help to maintain clean and organized shops and work areas. Ensure tools are returned and report damaged or missing parts.
Request work tickets for issues found during inspection. Fill out work orders for closing as soon as the work is assigned. The goal is to have the work ticket finished before the due date.
Restore, replace, or install new equipment as needed.
Exhibit professional and positive behavior towards the College community and fellow team members.
The Mechanic may also be required to perform other duties as assigned, supporting other trades with the understanding that all efforts are ultimately in support of Montgomery College's mission statement.
Track all assigned work orders and keep them updated as the work progresses using the database software.
Assure that all task performed are documented by requesting or creating work orders daily.
Attend all suggested seminars. Fill out equipment reports as requested. Assist when needed in servicing non-assigned building equipment.
Qualifications: Minimum Education:
High School diploma or GED required plus seven (7) years of experience in heating, cooling and ventilation systems. The equivalent combination of education, training, certification and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and expertise to perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.
Licenses and Certifications:
Maryland Master level HVAC license.
EPA Universal 608 certification.
Valid driver's license is required.
Advanced demonstrated knowledge of the design, maintenance, repair and use of DDC and HVAC systems, chiller operations and related software. Recognized as a subject matter expert.
Advanced demonstrated knowledge of operations and maintenance of buildings and building systems to include heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing and energy systems.
Advanced demonstrated knowledge of the methods, procedures and techniques of the HVAC trade.
Comprehensive knowledge of occupational hazards and ability to proficiently and safely use tools and equipment pertinent to the trade.
Working knowledge of building and fire codes related to work performed in the HVAC trade.
Ability to read and interpret blueprints, control diagrams, HVAC equipment and electrical schematic control wiring diagrams.
Ability to understand material and supply requirements.
Demonstrated ability to read, understand and follow written, verbal and visual instructions. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively verbally and in writing.
Ability to instruct and train lower level employees.
Ability to work cooperatively with others. Basic computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), the Internet and Windows-based applications.
A thorough understanding in the operation, troubleshooting, repairs and preventive maintenance of HVAC equipment (systems), and related components.
Full understanding of air distribution systems.
Ability and experience to operate power and hand tools. Knowledge of Knowledge and experience with boiler and hydronic distribution systems.
Ability and experience to operate a PC desktop computer using commercial management software. Ability to work effectively with others.
Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.
Hiring Range $28.88 to $42.98 per hour. Initial salary placement is based on candidate experience and internal equity. New hires are typically placed between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range.
Position is open until filled.
For consideration, you must attach a resume which provides the month and year(s) worked at each employer and detailed experience to reflect the duties and responsibilities performed at each employer.