HVAC Mechanic

Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Title

HVAC Mechanic

Position Number


Position Summary

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
recovery certification.

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

Advertised Pay

24.50 per hour

Work Schedule

Monday - 8am-4:30pm, Tuesday - 8am-4:30pm, Wednesday - 8am-4:30pm, Thursday - 8am-4:30pm, Friday - 8am-4:30pm


Full Time

Average Hours per Week


Months per Year






EEO Statement

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.

Posting Number


Background Check Required?


Driving History Checked?


Drug Screen Required?


Anticipated Start Date

Position End Date (if temporary)

For earliest consideration apply by


Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled?


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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * 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.)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you a graduate of an apprenticeship program or HVAC certification program?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have five years of experience in HVAC troubleshooting and/or repairs?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience with steam boiler operations?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * 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.
  7. * Do you have a CFC refrigerant recovery certification?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required DocumentsOptional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation
  4. Certificate(s)

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