Maintains and repairs all heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC/R) 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 and stays current on operations of new systems such as HVAC/R, fire alarms, electrical motors, chemical treatment and filtration of swimming pools, chillers, water softening equipment, and refrigeration systems.
Review and understand project plans and specifications to accomplish project goals and objectives.
Maintain sensors, thermostats, controllers, valves, actuators, and other HVAC/R control related equipment.
Must use and strengthen knowledge in Building Automation systems for use in daily monitoring and troubleshooting. Attends training related to such systems.
Work independently, as well as collegially and effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, visitors and contractors on a daily basis.
Coordinate work with other trade shops and departments.
Proficient use of personal 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 of HVAC/R
Graduation from certified trade school plus one-year work experience as HVAC/R technician.
Proof of five consecutive years as a Journeyperson working in the field of HVAC\R.
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 combination of additional education and/or experience related to instrumentation and control systems.
Working proficiency specifically in Schneider Electric EcoStruxure and BACnet.
Experience working with system sequence of operations, system graphics and configuring & mapping system points.
A demonstrated knowledge of control theory, automatic temperature controls, building automation systems and other building subsystems.
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.
Internal BU members must apply by 07/12/2023.
Must be able to stand for long periods of time, as well as stoop, bend, reach and climb.
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.
Ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions as needed.
Exposure to heights, high speed power tools.
Must have the ability to work outside as required.
Those assigned to second and third shift will be deemed essential personnel under the University's essential personnel policy.
Ability to work evenings, weekends and overtime, as required.
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.
Position requires safety shoes be worn.
Required to wear a uniform, as provided.
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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