Tech I/II, HVACR (1st Shift)



Position Details

Requisition Number

S506P

Home Org Name

Preventive Maintenance

Division Name

Assoc Vice President Facilities

Position Title

Tech I/II, HVACR (1st Shift)

Job Class Code

ND18/ND19

Appointment Status

Full-time

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

No

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Level I (Grade 31: $31,300 – $52,100): Under close supervision, performs routine repairs and preventive maintenance to a variety of building heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration ( HVACR ) equipment.

Level II (Grade 33: $39,300 – $65,500): Under general supervision, responsible for performing routine installation, replacement, or repairs to a variety of building heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration ( HVACR ) equipment.

Essential Functions

Level I: (1) Performs routine repairs and preventive maintenance to a variety of building heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration ( HVACR ) equipment including air handling units, chillers, heat pumps, exhaust fans, fan coil units, variable air volume boxes, motors, pumps, air distribution machinery, pneumatic and digital controls, hot and chilled water distribution and variable volume systems. Performs seasonal transitions of systems to and from heating and cooling. (2) Performs basic repairs of HVACR systems and equipment including air handling units, chillers, heat pumps, exhaust fans, fan coils units, variable air volume boxes, motors, pumps, air distribution machinery, pneumatic and digital controls, hot and chilled water distribution and variable volume systems. (3) Assists in major component replacement and systems repairs under the supervision of higher level technicians. Assists in executing HVACR system repair projects, such as the replacement of air handling units, chillers, or boilers as well as emergency repair efforts to repair such units. (4) May be responsible for meeting and maintaining training and certification requirements as outlined by the Auburn University Facilities Management Policy: “Training, Education, and Certification Requirements for Mechanical and Electrical Trades Personnel.” (5) May be required to serve in an on-call status and remain work-ready when scheduled for an on-call period or rotation. Work-ready status requires an employee to return to the worksite within forty-five minutes while being physically and mentally unimpaired and fit for duty, able to safely perform all essential job functions with no risk to self, coworkers, students, public, or property.

Level II: (1) Performs installation, replacement, or repairs to a variety of building heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration ( HVACR ) equipment including: refrigeration, air conditioning, electric motors, heating units, heat pumps, hermetic compressors, light commercial furnaces, boilers, burners, intake and exhaust fans, economizers, humidifiers, capacity controls, semi-hermetic compressors, split systems, flame safeguard controls, air compressors, air driers, and packaged units. (2) Assists in planning, scheduling, and executing major HVACR system repair projects, such as the replacement of air handling units, chillers, or boilers and to lead emergency repair efforts to repair such units. (3) Inspects and troubleshoots HVACR systems and their components (e.g. air handling units, chillers, heat exchanges, heating units, building exhaust fans, ventilation equipment, etc.) for the purpose of evaluating operating status and material condition, identifying necessary repairs and recommending a proper course of action. (4) Oversees and plans assigned work orders using Facilities Management AIM work order system to prioritize and schedule work to best meet the need of Auburn University and its customers. Identifies options, develops solutions, and takes action when responding to customer requests. (5) May be responsible for meeting and maintaining training and certification requirements as outlined by the Auburn University Facilities Management Policy: “Training, Education, and Certification Requirements for Mechanical and Electrical Trades Personnel.” (6) May be required to serve in an on-call status and remain work-ready when scheduled for an on- call period or rotation. Work-ready status requires an employee to return to the worksite within forty- five minutes while being physically and mentally unimpaired and fit for duty, able to safely perform all essential job functions with no risk to self, coworkers, students, public, or property.

Education Level

Level I: High School diploma. Level II: Some college; vocational or associate's degree.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Level I: 2 years. Level II: 5 years

Area of Experience

Experience as an HVACR technician.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level I: High School diploma required. Associate’s degree or vocational training in HVACR Building Control Systems or related field preferred.

Level II: Some college; vocational or associate’s degree in Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Systems, Refrigeration, Building Control Systems or related fields of study.

Education Level

Level II only: When a candidate has the required experience, but lacks the required education, they may normally apply additional relevant experience toward the education requirement, at a rate of two (2) years relevant experience per year of required edu

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Level I: Knowledge of HVAC and refrigeration theories, principles, and systems operations. Knowledge of understanding of all major HVACR system components; what they do, how they work, and how to install or replace them. Knowledge of preventative maintenance practices for HVACR systems. Basic knowledge of electrical systems, single phase and three phase electrical systems including wire sizing. Basic knowledge of generator operation and repair, workplace safety, and safe work procedures. An understanding of industrial safety procedures and practices pertaining to working around operation equipment.
Skills: Ability to perform preventative maintenance on HVACR equipment, such as changing filters and belts, cleaning units, working on thermostats, valves, ductwork, gauges, diffusers, etc. Ability to troubleshoot and repair HVACR systems including proper recovery/reclaiming or refrigerant, finding and correcting superheat or sub cooling, sweat cooper, soldering/brazing, insulating refrigerant lines, performing leak test, flush lines. Ability to assist in the installation, repair, and/or replacement of common HVACR system components such as AHUs, VAVs, DX Units, Hydronic systems, chillers, boilers, variable frequency drives, and heat exchangers. Ability to wire circuits/components. Ability to read blueprints and electrical and mechanical system drawings.

Level II: Journeyman level knowledge regarding the installation, maintenance, repair and proper operation of a wide array of complex HVACR systems. Journeyman level knowledge regarding a wide array of complex HVACR systems components such as AHUs, VAVs, DX Units, Hydronic systems, chillers, boilers, variable frequency drives, and heat exchangers. Journeyman level knowledge regarding troubleshooting, assessment, and diagnostic techniques for complex HVAC and refrigeration system problems. Journeyman level knowledge regarding project management and the planning, directing, scheduling, and managing of HVACR system repair projects; HVACR control systems and the ability to install repair, and replace control components; digital controls and the ability to install, repair, and replace digital control components; pneumatic controls and the ability to install, repair, and replace pneumatic control components. Journeyman level knowledge in the use of air and water flow measurement equipment and the ability to accurately use such equipment; building air and water “test and balance” procedures and practices and the ability to test and balance a building system. Basic knowledge of fire alarm systems and how they interact with HVACR system operation and controls.
Skills: Supervisory skills, along with the ability to communicate tasks and direction to subordinates in a clear and concise manner. Ability to install, repair, and/or replace a wide array of HVACR system components such as AHUs, VAVs, DX Units, Hydronic systems, chillers, boilers, variable frequency drives, and heat exchangers. Ability to troubleshoot, assess, and diagnose routine HVAC and refrigeration systems problems. Ability to assist in planning and executing HVACR system repair projects. Ability to install, repair, and replace HVACR control components, digital control components, pneumatic control components. Ability to accurately use of air and water flow measurement equipment. Ability to test and balance a building system. Ability to use building automatic systems (such as Johnson Controls Metasys system) to find and trouble shoot issues.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Level I: Valid Driver’s License or the ability to obtain prior to selection. Universal Refrigerant Card or must obtain within the first 90 days of employment.

Level II: Valid Driver’s License or the ability to obtain prior to selection. Universal Refrigerant Card. North American Technician Excellence ( NATE ) HVAC Support Technician Certification or approved equivalent per Auburn University Facilities Management Policy: “Training, Education & Certification Requirements for Mechanical and Electrical Trades Personnel.”

Desired Qualifications

Salary Grade

31

Salary Range

$31,300 - $65,500

Job Category

Facilities/Skills Trades

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Posting Date

11/16/2020

Closing Date

11/30/2020

EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required DocumentsOptional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • Newspaper
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • HR email
    • Social Media
    • State Employment Service
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    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How many years of experience do you possess as an HVACR Technician?
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years or more
  5. * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection?
    • Yes
    • No


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