This position fulfills the duties of an HVAC Mechanic.
Essential Job Functions of Position
Employees are expected to use chemicals, supplies and equipment to manufacturer and University standards and to comply with University and OSHA policies and regulations. Employees new to this job title must complete safety training within 6 months of hire.
Employment at Washburn University will be conditioned upon satisfactory completion of a background check.
Work assignments for this position may include any or all of the following plus other duties as assigned.
Operate heating and boiler systems, monitoring steam boilers on site for scheduled operations. Make needed repairs to all boilers, pumps and support equipment.
Install, maintain and repair duct work, refrigeration piping; air conditioning units; exhaust equipment; kitchen equipment such as walk-in coolers, freezers, refrigerators and ice makers; doors and door closers; and other materials and mechanical equipment as needed by campus departments and buildings.
As lead worker or in cooperation with other trade specialists and/or contractors, assist with troubleshooting and repairing systems and equipment.
Work with and assist engineers, contractors and consultants who evaluate building systems operations for maintenance, expansion and repair.
Inspect and/or test buildings; plumbing, electrical and HVAC equipment and systems, fire sprinkler piping systems and report identified deficiencies.
Perform maintenance and repair work on buildings and mechanical systems as assigned from inspections or Computerized Maintenance Management System work orders.
Assist in relaying information and serve as a resource by answering questions about job assignments. Work may include but is not limited to tasks such as the following:
Non-Essential Job Functions of Position
Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED equivalent. Graduate of an apprenticeship program or
HVAC certification program. Stable/continuous work history. Five years of experience in HVAC and experience troubleshooting equipment controls. Experience with steam boiler operations.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to communicate
effectively. Ability to read and apply information from schematics and building blueprints.
Ability to move and/or maneuver equipment and materials weighing as much as 50 pounds. Ability to work
from a ladder or lift. Ability to respond to emergency service calls outside regularly scheduled work hours.
Preferred: Training in PLC controllers. Familiarity with frequency drives.
College coursework. Experience in energy management. Master Mechanic’s license. Experience with a
Computerized Maintenance Management System. Familiarity with refrigeration process for trouble shooting
skills. Experience with Building Automation Systems ( BAS ).
Licenses, Certifications & Registrations
Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record under University standards. CFC refrigerant
Preferred: HVAC certification.
Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)
Ability to move and/or maneuver equipment and materials weighing as much as 50 pounds. Ability to work from a ladder or lift. Ability to respond to emergency service calls outside regularly scheduled work hours.
Campus Security Authority
Special Instructions to Applicant
24.50 per hour
Monday - 8am-4:30pm, Tuesday - 8am-4:30pm, Wednesday - 8am-4:30pm, Thursday - 8am-4:30pm, Friday - 8am-4:30pm
Average Hours per Week
Months per Year
Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.
Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.
Background Check Required?
Driving History Checked?
Drug Screen Required?
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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Do you have a valid driver's license? (A valid license is
required for this position and a motor vehicle report will be
conducted to verify the validity of your license.)
- * Do you have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent?
- * Are you a graduate of an apprenticeship program or HVAC
- * Do you have five years of experience in HVAC troubleshooting
- * Do you have experience with steam boiler operations?
- * I have the ability to read and apply information from
schematics and building blueprints.
- Yes, at least 2 years experience.
- Yes, 3-4 years experience.
- Yes, more than 4 years experience.
- No, I do not have experience.
- * Do you have a CFC refrigerant recovery certification?
Required DocumentsOptional Documents
- Cover Letter
- Letter of Recommendation
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