Detailed Job Description The HVAC/R Repair & Preventative Maintenance Technician III assists in performing Preventative Maintenance (PM) work, repairs, installations, and safely operate all components and sub-components of all types of commercial and industrial heating and cooling equipment on campus including pumps, fans, terminal units, main Air Handling Units (AHU), roof top units, air compressors, exhaust fans, Medium Temperature Hot Water boilers and related equipment, and packaged refrigeration equipment.
Schedule: The schedule for this position could encompass various shifts, weekends, holidays, and times other than normal work schedules. The successful candidate must provide contact information to be used for an on-call phone listing for reporting to work in off hours or urgent situations such as extreme weather conditions including when the campus is closed.
Assists in performing PM work on existing Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment including Air Handling Units (AHU), roof top units, exhaust fans, air compressors, pumps, fans, and terminal units, etc.
Assists in performing repairs on existing installations of HVAC equipment listed above including pumps (seal/bearing replacement and alignment), mechanical system piping repairs, tracing air and water systems, and repairing control valves. Assist with the installation and check out of new HVAC equipment.
Learns how to access drawings, Operating and Maintenance information, and PM information in various electronic formats. Learn to use computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to track PM/repair work orders and equipment history. Learn how to assess equipment condition and make recommendations to keep the equipment in good condition.
Other duties as assigned
Department/College Description The FMS department is a dynamic orgainziation striving to collaboratively design, construct, operate, and maintain an exceptional and cost effective living, learning, and working environment for the RIT community.
Minimum Qualifications Education and Experience
High schoold diploma or GED
0-1 years of progressively responsible experience in the HVAC, mechanical, plumbing, refrigeration, or equivalent field in a commercial, industrial, or institutional setting or working for a contractor in an equivalent setting.
Must have mechanical and electrical troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
Must have good verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to perform physical activities such as standing or walking for long periods, repeated bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, crawling, and climbing ladders or scaffolding.
Must be able to work from various heights on ladders and lifts up to 35 feet, work on equipment from stooping or kneeling positions.
Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Must be able to distinguish colors used for piping service and electrical wire insulation.
Must follow all OSHA, EPA, and NYS codes for HVAC work.
Willingness to learn energy management systems (EMS) to utilize the systems for troubleshooting and verifying equipment performance.
Willingness to learn how to trace out and understand mechanical and domestic piping and air side systems.
Must have computer skills using Outlook, Word, and Excel.
Willingness to learn Confined Space entry procedures and Lock Out/Tag Out procedures.
Must be able to work in irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather or temperature conditions, dirt, dust, unpleasant odors, and loud noises while utilizing appropriate PPE.
NOTE: The successful candidate hired for this position will be required to drive on occasion, and therefore will be required, upon hire, to immediately enroll in the NYS LENS program.
How to Apply In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff. Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number. The direct link to this posting can be found here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/
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