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HVAC Mechanic

Haverford College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 28, 2023

Job Details

Haverford College invites applications for our full-time (40 hours per week), non-exempt, benefits-eligible HVAC Mechanic opportunity.

Haverford Offers Great Benefits : The College offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes possible work-from-home opportunities, automatic 10% retirement contribution to your retirement account upon eligibility (no match required), a 50% tuition benefit for dependent children upon eligibility, 14 paid holidays (including the week before New Year’s Day off), Health Savings Account contribution of $650 for individuals and$1300 for families (no match required), affordable medical plans, and a beautiful arboretum campus with walking trail and easy public transportation access. Please visit the Benefits page ( ) for more information.

About the Position
Under minimal supervision, the HVAC Mechanic performs journeyman level mechanical maintenance, troubleshoots problems, and repairs and/or renovates buildings, facilities, and equipment in mechanical HVAC equipment and controls.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Installs, maintains, adjusts, and repairs equipment incident to the operation of and performs journey level work in any or all of the following four categories: 1) underground steam piping mains and laterals and related appurtenances and equipment; 2) building piping including but not limited to air, gas, vacuum lines, and heating and cooling piping; 3) mechanical equipment including but not limited to heaters, heat exchangers, pumps, fans, and other equipment and components connected to piping and air handling systems; and 4) controls including but not limited to meters, valves, regulators, safety devices, and other components necessary to properly control liquid, steam, and air systems
  • Maintains, troubleshoots, adjusts, and repairs building HVAC systems
  • Plans and creates bills of materials for all HVAC repair projects and purchases materials associated with these projects once approved
  • Cooperates and interfaces with the EMCS Technician in the daily operation and repair of HVAC control systems
  • Acts as the assistant CHP operator in the absence of the regular operator; assists the operator as needed
  • Reads and interprets blueprints, specifications, shop drawings, schematics, and other reference materials to determine appropriate job requirements and procedures
  • Promotes a safe working environment by following Haverford College safety policies and procedures; recognized industry standards, practices, and operational guidelines; OSHA regulations; and relevant building codes and regulations
  • Maintains written records including, but not limited to, time sheets, work orders, and inventory control documentation
  • Plans work to ensure cost effective use of labor and materials. Prepares and submits to appropriate supervisor, as needed, lists of materials required to complete assigned tasks
  • Collaborates with other trades in replacement and renovation work as required
  • Maintains an acceptable attendance record, is punctual and meets deadlines; informs supervisor of any unscheduled leave time in a timely manner
  • Performs duties and responsibilities with view toward Division, Department, and College goals and in support of faculty, staff and institutional missions
  • Establishes and maintains a positive and cooperative working relationship with members of the Department and the College Community
  • Maintains proficiency at current level and continually updates knowledge through appropriate courses, seminars, publications, and contact with others in the trade Participates in training sessions and seminars
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the normal scope of the department’s responsibilities and the individual’s capabilities in support of the mission of the College and its programs
Line of Report: The HVAC Mechanic reports to the Manager of Central Plant and HVAC Services.

Minimum Qualifications
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Three years of work experience with mechanical building equipment including HVAC controls
Professional Competencies
  • Ability to demonstrate skill in the use of basic hand and power tools, and other tools related to the trade
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical, electrical, and pneumatic blueprints and to read and understand specifications and operating and safety procedures
  • Ability to effectively work individually or in teams as well as with diverse groups of people; to interact with students, faculty, administration, and peers in a positive and helpful manner
  • Ability to work effectively in a service-oriented environment subject to frequently changing priorities; to follow through and carry out assignments; to effectively communicate orally and in writing in English; and to follow both verbal and written directions in English
  • Knowledge of pertinent OSHA rules, including the ability to understand and apply related Haverford College policies and procedures
  • Ability to observe and practice safe working habits and to maintain security of buildings, spaces and systems
Special Requirements
  • Possession of a valid U.S. Drivers’ License and ability to pass a Motor Vehicle Record check
  • Ability to obtain and maintain PA Act 153 background checks
  • Must be in good physical condition and be able to perform heavy-duty work requiring physical exertion. Must be able to bend, crawl, reach, kneel and sit. Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs. and to enter and move through limited access and confined spaces, and to assemble and climb tall ladders and scaffolding
  • Must provide basic hand tools in order to install and adjust HVAC controls
To Apply : Interested applicants are invited to submit an application, to include a cover letter and resume by visiting . The application deadline is January 2, 2024. Application review will begin after the deadline has passed. Please email recruiting @ with questions about submitting your materials. Should the search committee be interested in pursuing your candidacy, you will hear from them directly. Finalists will be asked to provide three professional references.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary and transgender individuals, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.


Haverford College

Haverford is a leading liberal arts undergraduate college located outside Philadelphia that is known for its academic rigor, Honor Code, and beautiful arboretum campus. There is no place where students are more trusted, are more directly engaged with their education, and have more opportunity to shape their own path.

The campus has 200 acres of award-winning architecture and landscaping, more than 50 academic, athletic and residential buildings, and a nationally recognized arboretum with 400 species of trees and shrubs, a 3.5-acre duck pond, gardens and wooded areas.

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