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Missouri State University Posting Details in Springfield, Missouri

Posting Details

Position Title Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanic

Work Location Springfield Campus

Department Facilities Maintenance

HR Home Department 060118 FAC MGMT-MAINTENANCE

Pay Grade 26

Proposed Salary $18.00/hourly

Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.

Appointment Type Full Time Regular

Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt

General Function

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanic performs skilled technical work, on a journeyman level, in the installation, operation, maintenance, modification, service and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems ranging from a half ton to one-thousand tons capacity. The HVAC Mechanic inspects and tests both high and low pressure refrigerant systems to locate and diagnose faults and malfunctions, performs required repairs through replacement of inoperative parts or adjustment of thermostatic controls and blowers, and provides an estimate of repair(and/or replacement) costs beyond the capability to perform. The HVAC Mechanic also complies with federal regulations governing environmental protection, hazardous waste disposal, and the use of refrigerants, chemical substances and materials.

Description of Primary Duties

First Shift

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Monday – Friday

The Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Mechanic performs skilled technical work, on a journeyman level, in the installation, operation, maintenance, modification, service and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems ranging from a half ton to one-thousand tons capacity. The HVAC Mechanic inspects and tests both high and low pressure refrigerant systems to locate and diagnose faults and malfunctions, performs required repairs through replacement of inoperative parts or adjustment of thermostatic controls and blowers, and provides an estimate of repair(and/or replacement) costs beyond the capability to perform. The HVAC Mechanic also complies with federal regulations governing environmental protection, hazardous waste disposal, and the use of refrigerants, chemical substances and materials.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Performs journeyman level heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) work in the installation, operation, maintenance, modification, service and repair of high and low pressure refrigerant systems, including lithium bromide absorption systems, by inspecting and testing those systems to locate and diagnose faults and malfunctions, performing required repairs through replacement of inoperative parts or adjustment of thermostatic controls and blowers, and providing an estimate of repair(and/or replacement) costs beyond the capability to perform.

  2. Ensures that HVAC systems provide an appropriate living and working environmental for the campus by troubleshooting and repairing control devices and wiring within the HVAC primary system, and maintaining, repairing, modifying secondary refrigerant systems including pumps, valves, cooling, air moving equipment and local temperature/pressure controls.

  3. Contributes to efficient and effective HVAC operations by advising the designated supervisor on the quantity and types of materials that should be ordered and stocked for use in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) projects.

  4. Minimizes institutional liability regarding the University’s compliance with federal regulations by complying with policies, laws, and regulations governing environmental protection, hazardous waste disposal and the use of chemical substances and materials, utilizing specialized equipment in the recovery and recycling of regulated refrigerants, and maintaining and submitting monthly records of refrigerant recovery-recycling activities as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  5. Provides technical assistance on the purchase of new or replacement mechanical equipment or systems by reviewing and preparing equipment specifications, and advising the Maintenance Supervisor on equipment capability and compatibility, installation requirements and costs, and potential operations and maintenance expenses.

  6. Assists with documenting the cost of heating, ventilation and air conditioning maintenance repairs and services by keeping records of time and materials to be charged to each job, and providing periodic status reports to the designated supervisor and the Maintenance Supervisor.

  7. Assists the Maintenance Supervisor with ensuring that contract heating, ventilation and air conditioning services meet specified results and/or work orders thus minimizing future operational problems by observing (spot checking) the work performed and advising the Maintenance Supervisor when contracted services fail to meet specifications or endanger University property or lives.

  8. Promotes preventive maintenance as a strategy in maintaining electronic test equipment and mechanical tools by keeping accurate records on each piece of equipment indicating all required and performed maintenance, performing spot checks of equipment to determine their working condition, and scheduling and supervising the periodic cleaning and servicing of tools and equipment.

  9. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

  10. Contributes to the overall success of the Mechanical Maintenance Department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent is required. Completion of a formal technical training program within the field of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning is preferred. However, significant work experience beyond that required for the position may be substituted for the required education.

Experience: At least six years of progressively responsible experience in the repair, maintenance, installation and modification of commercial and industrial heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems is required. Work experience must include a thorough knowledge of high and low pressure HVAC systems. Experience with building automation control systems is preferred.

Skills: The ability to interpret wiring diagrams, blueprints, and electrical schematics is required. The ability to use test equipment and small hand and power tools, such as drills, oxygen-acetylene torches, volt-ohmmeters, circuit testers, and manifold gauges, is required. Computer literacy is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Must be able to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis; prolonged standing and frequent bending, stooping, and reaching on a daily basis; and working in confined spaces. A full range of physical motion is required in order to operate manual and electrically-powered tools and test equipment, to move throughout campus, including climbing stairs in all University buildings, and to work at heights. Work is performed indoors and out-of-doors, occasionally in environments that are dusty, noisy, or which could have work hazards. Some positions in this job classification (job title) are designated as essential employees who must report to work as scheduled when University offices are closed due to severe weather; the supervisor will communicate whether the particular position is considered essential and under what situations.

License: A valid Missouri driver’s license is required. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal Certification for handling all types of refrigerants is required. A journeyman HVAC license is preferred.

Other: Positions associated with this position classification may be located in facilities requiring the position to be designated “sensitive” as defined by University policy. Positions associated with this position classification may include job duties, responsibilities, or activities that are subject to export control regulations. The scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, and cleaners common to HVAC work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed.

Additional Qualifications

Link to Job Description http://www.missouristate.edu/human/jobdescriptions/21816.htm

Open Date 03/12/2021

Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled) 04/23/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants

First Shift

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Monday – Friday

Please use License/Certificate – 1 to attach the required Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Universal Certification for handling all types of refrigerants.

EO/AA and Diversity Statement

Non Discrimination Statement

Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, TitleIX@missouristate.edu, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Number 20200210FTS

Quicklink for Posting https://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/51869

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * How did you hear about this vacancy?

  • Missouri State University Website

  • Web Postings

  • Print Publications

  • Diversity website posting

  • INSIGHT into Diversity

  • HigherEdJobs.com

  • (HERC) Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

  • Job Board (CareerBuilder.com, Monster, etc.)

  • Other Professional Conferences or Meetings

  • Personal Contacts / Networking

  • Newspapers

  • Other

  • * Please specify the recruitment source where you located this posting.

(Open Ended Question)

  • * Are you a current full-time regular Missouri State University employee?

  • Yes, I am a current full-time faculty/staff University employee.

  • No, I am not currently employed by the University.

  • No, I am a current per course faculty member.

  • No, I am a current part-time staff University employee.

  • No, I am a current University graduate assistant or teaching assistant.

  • No, I am a current student University employee.

  • * Do you have a High School Diploma or Equivalent?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Do you have at least six years of progressively responsible experience in the installation, repair, and maintenance of industrial or commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), electrical, plumbing and refrigeration systems?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Do you have a thorough knowledge of high and low pressure HVAC systems?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Do you have a valid driver's license?

  • Yes, I have a valid Missouri driver's license.

  • Yes, I have a valid driver's license from another state.

  • No, I do not have a valid driver's license.

  • * Are you certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for universal handling of Type I, Type II, and Type III refrigerants?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Do you have a current documented journeyman HVAC license?

  • Yes, I have a current documented journeyman HVAC license

  • No, I have an expired documented journeyman HVAC license

  • No, I do not have a journeyman HVAC license

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Certificate/License-1

    Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)

  • Letter of Recommendation-2 (Non-confidential)

  • Letter of Recommendation-3 (Non-confidential)

  • Unofficial Transcripts - 1

  • Other Documents -1

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