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HVAC Technician

Furman University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 7, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
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Full Time
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HVAC Technician

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Job Title:
HVAC Technician

Job Family:
Service Workers

Full time

Compensation Grade:

Pay Type:


Job Summary:
To provide a quality University experience through effective and timely maintenance, repair, improvement and renovation of the University's heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

Job Description:


To provide a quality University experience through effective and timely maintenance, repair, improvement and renovation of the University's heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.


Maintain the air conditioning/heating and refrigeration systems :
  • Responsible to diagnose, repair and renovate HVAC equipment, HVAC BAS control systems, utilizing knowledge of electronics, direct digital control, airflow, hydronic systems, steam, gas/fuel, refrigeration theory and some pneumatics.
  • Understanding of Central Plant operations and maintenance preferred.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and wiring schematics
  • Daily checking of equipment by physical inspection as well as building automation system.
  • Ability to assist , coordinate ,schedule work with other trades and contractors
  • Diagnose and repair constant and variable speed air systems.
  • Service and repair commercial refrigeration equipment and limited commercial kitchen equipment
  • Familiar with mechanical, conservation, fuel gas codes and follow OSHA, Furman and industry standards concerning life/safety issues and procedures
  • Record keeping of refrigerant, chiller logs, safety forms, boiler logs, work orders and time sheets
  • Proper maintenance and cleanliness of tools ,equipment ,work areas and equipment rooms
  • Accurately recovering and recycling of refrigerant by utilizing a refrigerant recycling /recovery system outlined in the Furman University Refrigerant Compliance Plan
  • All other tasks necessary to achieve the objective of, providing the best possible Furman University experience for students, guests, faculty and staff.

Maintenance of this equipment shall include:

  • Evaluating/correcting building pressurization, CO2 ,indoor air quality, static pressure, acoustics, humidity/temperature control, economizers, system balancing, radiant heat systems, chill beam systems, heat recovery wheels, solar systems, water source heat pumps and other items involved in the HVACR trade.
  • Assisting in the university program to become more sustainable and lower the carbon footprint including energy /water conservation, basis of design, specification review, drawing review, building system startup.
  • Assist in commissioning/recommissioning, LEED and Energy Star suggestions.
  • Assist in system operations to stay within the University Energy Policy.
  • Assist supervision in meeting and exceeding common goals concerning ever changing challenges in technology.

Follows safety procedures.

Completes tasks as assigned by the HVAC Supervisor.

Cooperate in the work of the other technicians as assigned.

6. Completes performance review process with supervisor to understand job performance expectations and how they fit into the department and university goals.

7. Communicate openly and recognize contributions of co-workers and supervisor.

8. Pursues professional development to keep pace with demands for services and information; including maintaining up to date information about the department and university.


Continuous contact with members of own work unit and immediate supervisor for planning, coordinating, problem solving, presenting information and suggestions related to mutual goals. Maintain a professional attitude concerning opinions of others and tasks that are asked of them.

Frequent contact with members of other departments, students, and the general public to exchange factual information and explanation of rules, regulations, practices or functions.

Responsibility for Final Decisions:

Be responsible for your own work. Determines if equipment needs repair, renovation or replacement.

Responsible for research to determine availability and cost of parts and or systems replacement.

Determines if repairs can be completed in-house or if outside contractors are needed.

Tasks involve multiple procedures with interrelated processes or steps. Work involves choosing the appropriate option or procedure to follow and applying established rules and procedures.

Regardless of who does the repair or replacement, the tech is responsible for assuring that the work performed is complete and meets Furman University Standards.

Reports To: Mechanical Shop Supervisor

Work is performed both independently and in a group, depending upon the type of work, non-routine issues or questions are referred to the HVAC Supervisor.

Education/Skill Requirements:

Computer skills including: operating PC / lap top computers to access DDC/BAS systems, ability to go online to Access DDC/BAS system and to research sites for replacement and ordering of parts.

Willing to continue training via classes and schools to keep pace with changing technologies.

Ability to read and interpret diagrams, drawings, control schematics, and operating manuals of equipment.

EPA Technician Certification Card

High School graduate with 10 minimum combined years of commercial HVAC/BAS experience and technical training in the HVAC field preferred.

Work Conditions:

Work schedule is Monday - Friday, 40 hour work week, 7-3:30 or 8-4:30 to meet the

needs of the students, Faculty and Staff.

Work is performed in outside, in attics, buildings, equipment rooms and roofs with continuous exposure to heat, cold, dampness and noise.

Work requires
  • Continuous use of hand tools such as wrenches, screwdrivers, thermometers, pliers, hammer, cutters, drills, etc.
  • Daily climbing of stairs, ladders to reach A/C units
  • Continuous listening to units to identifying problems in operation
  • Continuous reaching, bending, stooping, to access equipment to make repairs or read gauges
  • Frequent lifting/carrying up to 50+ pounds (i.e., refrigerant, parts)
  • Occasional operation of forklift to move equipment
  • Daily use of PC or laptop to maintain building automation systems

This position is subject to scheduled and non-scheduled overtime during non-business hours, holidays, campus power shut-downs and other conditions that may arise, requiring HVAC Techs to respond. This position also requires a personal cell phone and responding to emergency callbacks.

Education Requirements:

Certification Requirements:

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Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits. jeid-0be332933ef049478dd66c9f0e81fe83
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