This position is a working supervisor position reporting to the
Associate Director for Utilities Maintenance. This position is
responsible for managing and directing assigned staff in the
installation, repair/maintenance, inspection and modification to of
campus HVAC systems, associated BAS (Building Automation System)
and controls systems, air compressors and elevators. This position
is responsible for the design and execution of small HVAC related
projects to meet code requirements and University
specifications/guidelines including developing drawings, performing
heating and cooling load calculations, specifying and ordering
equipment, controls, etc., procuring contractors, commissioning
equipment and executing the project in agreed time frame.
The HVAC Supervisor shall be well
versed in all aspects of heating, ventilation and air conditioning
systems and associated equipment as well as have a background in
plumbing and electrical systems.
- Manage day-to-day maintenance activities for Controls
Technicians and assigned Utilities Technicians.
- Serve as first point of contact for all HVAC system related
emergencies during the normal work day as well as off
- Manage work order backlog in CMMS (TMA) including creating,
scheduling, updating and closing out W.O.s along with creating and
distributing reports detailing monthly performance.
- Manage/maintain spare parts inventory and order parts to ensure
repairs are made in a timely manner.
- Manage preventive maintenance program for responsible systems
and associated equipment including filters changes, lubrication and
coil cleaning for air handlers, energy recovery systems, exhaust
fans, fan coils, DX systems, chillers, air compressors and vacuum
pumps. Includes developing and revising preventive maintenance
tasks for new and existing equipment and generating PM work orders
in CMMS (TMA).
- Perform corrective and preventive maintenance tasks on HVAC and
other utilities systems and associated equipment.
- Oversee implementation of and changes to the campus Building
Automation System (BAS) and HVAC controls to maximize occupant
comfort and system efficiency and minimize energy consumption.
Includes: Modifying control system software, including operator
interface graphics and logic
o Developing reports, trends, etc.
o Monitoring building and equipment alarms and responding
o Coordinating and prioritizing tasks for BAS contractors including
warranty items, corrective maintenance issues and
retrocommissioning (RCx) activities.
- Design and execute small HVAC/controls related projects to meet
ASHRAE code and University guidelines. Includes developing drawings
and schedules, providing cost estimates, specifying and ordering
parts, securing contractors, commissioning systems and
communicating status to meet timelines.
- Provide support for large projects including reviewing
drawings, specifications and control “sequence of operations” to
ensure design meets University guidelines/standards. Additionally,
coordinate outages related to projects, perform quality assurance
inspections and attend project walks-thrus as required.
- Coordinate, schedule and communicate system shutdowns for
maintenance with appropriate department personnel across campus.
- Supervise and provide direction to staff including, but not
limited to, providing technical direction, preparing and delivering
annual performance reviews, enforcing work rules, rules of conduct,
performance standards and University and department policies,
procedures and regulations. Train or direct training of personnel
to develop their maximum effectiveness and potential, along with
creating and implementing new facility programs.
- Work closely with Plumbing Supervisor to ensure manpower is
assigned appropriately to meet campus wide maintenance needs and
capital and maintenance project timelines.
- Work with Campus Energy Manager to provide technician support
for energy management initiatives.
- Adhere to OSHA standards, employ safe practices, and follow
safety policies/procedures. Uses PPE in a safe manner, set examples
for others, notify supervisor of potential hazards, and demonstrate
good housekeeping habits.
- Support and promote the University's sustainability
- Other duties as required.
- High School Diploma or equivalent with strong math and shop
- Ability to understand oral and written instructions and
- Minimum five years commercial/institutional experience in the
installation, maintenance, adjustment and repair of heating,
ventilation, air conditioning and refrigerant equipment/systems and
associated pneumatic and DDC controls.
- Thorough working knowledge of commercial, institutional, and
residential heating, ventilation, air conditioning and
refrigeration systems including air handlers and associated
components, pneumatic and electronic controls and Building
Automation Systems (BAS), DX systems, hydronic pumping systems and
components, chillers, boilers and air compressors
- Working knowledge of water, sewage, oil, gas, steam, condensate
and fire sprinkler/prevention systems and associated
- Demonstrated ability to interpret engineering and control
drawings and read wiring diagrams.
- Thorough working knowledge of methods, materials, tools,
instrumentation and equipment used in the HVAC trade as well as
applicable code requirements including ASHRAE and federal, state
and local health and safety codes.
- Knowledge of computers and programs including MS
- Familiarity with industry standard safety procedures related to
the operation of mechanical and electrical equipment, use of tools
and equipment, personal protective equipment, etc.
- A valid driver's license.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
- This position is classified as part of essential services.
Individual is required to report to work even if campus has a
delayed opening, early closing, or is closed, unless instructed
otherwise by facilities supervisor; or when the individual has
concerns related to their personal safety.
- Must understand and adhere to department's safe practice
guidelines, including but not limited to trenching, lockout/tagout,
and confined spaces.
- Criminal background and driving record check, as well as a post
offer drug screening and physical, will be conducted.
- Must communicate closely and effectively with supervisors,
peers and various groups and departments throughout the campus to
provide reliable building/utility systems, keep customers informed
and support campus activities and events.
- Uses sound judgment and makes decisions by gathering all
relevant information and analyzing it in a logical manner. Seeks
advice and assistance from peers and supervisors when
- Able to work as a valuable team member with other maintenance
technicians, contractors and University personnel. Willing to share
information and provide assistance at all times. Willing to accept
work assignments and follow directions.
- Works with minimal supervision. Takes the lead in identifying,
analyzing, and correcting problems and deficiencies, with
appropriate input from coworkers and supervisors.
- Two year technical degree from a qualified technical or trade
school with emphasis in HVAC or electronics.
- Three years of experience supervising or managing technicians
and/or leading projects in a construction or maintenance
- Experience utilizing Building Automation Systems (BAS) or
Energy Management Systems (EMS) such as Johnson Control (JCI),
Automated Logic (ALC) and Analytika to troubleshoot system issues
and optimize energy efficiency.
- Experience managing work orders through a Computerized
Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) such as TMA.
- EPA Refrigerant Recovery Certification.
- Knowledge of electrical systems.
● Ability to move around the entire
work site including climbing ladders, stairs and scaffolds and
entering confined areas and crawl spaces.
● Must be able to carry up to 75 lbs. unassisted.
● Daily exposure to dust, dirt, weather, and temperature
● Position works indoors and outdoors.
This is a full-time, year round, benefits eligible position.
This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all
candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of
submission of the application.
This is a Staff Non-exempt position with a hiring range of
$27.61-34.51. The offer rate will be based on a review of the
candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the
position, internal equity, and our overall compensation
Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base
salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not
- flexible scheduling options determined by role;
- medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term
disability insurance options
- an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan
(no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
- generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a
community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full
weeks off for Winter Break!)
- full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are
eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally,
full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition
remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for
various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time
benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher
education will be applied to waiting periods.
- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program
- a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee
assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of
your Bucknell ID card
To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click
here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity,
equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a
climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse
campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and
capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We
encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in
admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on
the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion,
disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or
expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military
or veteran status, or genetic information.
To apply, visit https://careers.bucknell.edu/en-us/job/497297/hvac-supervisor