Supervisor, HVAC Controls

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description:

DIVISION: Facilities Management


BASIC FUNCTION: Responsible for the day-to-day HVAC operations and maintenance of the equipment, maintains up-to-date records of inventory and equipment. Performs complex and routine repairs and provides preventative maintenance on all heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment; possesses familiarity with and ability to read electrical and mechanical drawings and is familiar with low voltage controls, motor controls and DDC controls; ability to service small gas burners and residential A/C units; installs new or repaired equipment; responsible for the cleanliness and safety of equipment in designated buildings; completes documentation; provides training and guidance to HVAC Assistant Mechanic; provides backup support and interacts directly with Department Manager and other supervisors.

UNUSUAL WORK CONDITIONS: Capable of working alone and able to lift reasonable amounts of weight with no physical restrictions. Position is normally 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


EDUCATION : High School diploma; trade school or equivalent related

experience. Boilers license preferred.

EXPERIENCE : 4 years experience in a systems-oriented environment with direct

exposure to servicing; familiarity with tools and instruments related to HVAC industry. Demonstrated knowledge of electrical techniques; ability to read floor plans, electrical schematics, etc. Possession of S1 or S2 licenses preferred. Possession of EPA, OSHA or state licenses or certifications is desirable. Must have a valid State of Connecticut driver’s license in good standing and be in good physical condition.

Oversees HVAC Facilities Mechanics

REPORTS TO: Associate Director, Energy Services


1. Perform routine and complex repairs and provide preventative maintenance

on all heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment located in campus

buildings, dormitories, townhouses, apartment complex and the Central

Utilities Facilities complex. This involves:

- maintaining air handling units with filter replacements, air

compressors, pneumatic controls, air conditioning motors and

towers and rebuilding water pumps, exhaust fans, etc.,

- familiarity with and ability to read electrical and mechanical


- ability to service small gas burners and residential A/C units,

- familiarity with low voltage controls and motor controls; familiarity

with DDC controls (e.g., Alterton and Carrier Comfortworks),

- ensuring the adequate operation, temperature, pressure and safety

of equipment,

- notifying Manager of any abnormal pressures and temperatures

before adjusting,

- interacting with contractors as needed.

2. Supervise and aid in the installation of new or repaired equipment utilizing knowledge of electrical and mechanical technique.

3. Complete appropriate documentation. This involves:

- assessing and completing requisitions on supplies needed for


- maintaining and logging accurate records on malfunctions and


4. Assign work orders to HVAC mechanics and inspect their completed work.

5. Develop staffing schedules to ensure required coverage as well as the equitable distribution of overtime.

6. Provide appropriate training and guidance to the HVAC Mechanics.

7. Provide backup support if the Associate Director of Energy Services is absent.

8. Interact with the Department Manager on major equipment problems and recommending corrective action.

9. Participate in the growth and development of the department. This


- participating in regularly scheduled staff meetings and attending

seminars as needed,

- promoting an image of efficiency and courtesy throughout the

university community and consistent with the department’s mission,

- providing recommendations on system modifications, upgrades,

policies and procedures.

8. To promote safe and secure working conditions. This involves:

- promoting the proper utilization of equipment and materials,

- reporting immediately to supervisor any unsafe working conditions.

9. To perform other related duties as dictated or directed by responsibilities.

Duties may be changed and/or be added at any time.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the

general nature and level of work performed by employees within this

classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive

inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees

assigned to this job.


Facilities - Staff

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

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