HVAC Systems Technician
About the Opportunity
Under the general supervision of the HVAC Supervisor, perform a
variety of duties to install, maintain, operate, upgrade, diagnose
and repair pneumatic, electric and electronic HVAC systems within
the University. Ability to read, interpret and diagnose problems
from work requests, blueprints, diagrams, verbal and written
instructions to install and repair HVAC systems. Troubleshoot
control systems. Repair A/C systems; make adjustments to damper
actuators, valve actuators, repairs to thermostats. Must be
familiar with the operation of all standard mechanical system
configurations, i.e., VAV, constant volume with or without reheat,
etc. Must be familiar with DDC control systems. Should be familiar
with water treatment of closed and open loop systems. Should have a
working knowledge of steam systems. Should be familiar with chiller
operations/cooling towers/pumps and associated equipment with a
general proficiency in total building operations. Position will
require working in a non-mechanical capacity when necessary, as
well as, but not limited to responding to overtime and emergency
call-ins as required or directed to insure proper plant
Massachusetts Refrigeration license plus five years' experience in
a commercial/industrial setting. EPA universal certificate to
handle refrigerants required. Familiarity with institutional and
commercial HVAC systems. Must be able to lift up to a minimum of 50
lbs. and transport piping and equipment in excess of 200 lbs. with
others. May use chain falls and come alongs for heavier lifting.
Must be able to push and pull heavy loads as required. Must be able
to stoop and bend for long periods of time; work on hands and knees
and other awkward positions for extended periods; routinely walk to
and from various buildings carrying tools, equipment and other
essentials to the job site. Must be able to work alone and climb
multiple sets of stairs, work off ladders, staging, lifts, etc.
Must be able to work overtime as needed. Must be able to respond to
emergency calls beyond the normal workday.
- Valid Massachusetts driver's license required.
- This position is 40 hours a week. *This position requires a
criminal background check.
- All University staff members must successfully complete a 90
day probationary period.
- HVAC Systems Technician is considered Essential Personnel. This
is a condition of employment.
- 40 hour work week. Multiple shifts available.
- Job description subject to change based upon the University
needs and demands.
Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work
experience, education and skills when extending an offer.
Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit
eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid
time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as
well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/
for more information.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its
forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect
that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
support of diversity and inclusion, please see
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