Operates, installs, maintains, and repairs building equipment and systems. Performs work in accordance with University standards and procedures for University buildings and properties. This position works 1:00pm-9:00pm, Monday-Friday.
Inspects and tests building systems and equipment.
Troubleshoots equipment and identifies and solves problems.
Dismantles defective equipment and installs new or repaired parts.
Performs preventive maintenance on HVAC equipment including cleaning and lubricating shafts, bearings, gears, and other parts of equipment.
Interprets building and equipment documentation to troubleshoot and make repairs.
Installs, repairs, and verifies proper operation of building systems and equipment.
Lays out, assembles, installs, and maintains pipe systems and related pneumatic equipment; repair and replace gauges, valves, pressure regulators, and related equipment.
Installs and verifies operation of basic systems such as HVAC and Refrigeration systems, plumbing-sinks, faucets, toilets, electrical-circuit breakers, light bulb and ballast changes.
Uses appropriate tools and equipment.
Helps introduce new employees to shop protocol, procedures and campus applications and equipment.
Requisitions materials and supplies using in-house procedures as needed. Keeps working area clean and safe.
Wears and/or uses appropriate safety equipment.
Uses computers to enter and access job related information.
Undertakes training related to job duties as deemed necessary by the University.
Handles emergency calls as directed during the day and after hours.
Assists with providing engineering coverage for events when needed or requested.
Performs related job duties as may be assigned.
Read and interpret documents.
Communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing.
Perform mathematical functions relevant to the position.
Education, Experience, or Certifications:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
Advanced job-related training program in air conditioning and refrigeration required.
Completion of HVAC apprenticeship program preferred.
Completion of job-related associateâ™s degree (AA) preferred.
A minimum of four years of related experience and/or trade school training. Â
Licenses and Certifications:
Current valid driver's license, other licenses or certificates needed for this position as required by law required.
EPA Universal Certification.
Certification as a Universal Technician for CFCâ™s or within 90 days of employment.
City of Chicago Stationary Engineer License.
Membership in the IUOE Local 399 is required within 60 days of employment start date.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Demonstrated ability to access computer programs and use or learn basic computer operations related to position requirements.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Schedule is 7:00am-3:30pm, Tuesday-Saturday.
Mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity and physically capable of strenuous activity over extended periods of time required.
Lift and move loads appropriate to job requirements and bend and work in a kneeling position for periods of time required.
Climb stairs and ladders and work at heights as required.
Enter and work within tight spaces, and withstand hot and cold temperatures required.
$46.47 per hour.
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