Trade Specialist 2, HVAC (Multiple Opportunities)

Pima Community College

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Position Title: Trade Specialist 2, HVAC (Multiple Opportunities)

Department: Facilities Operations - West Campus

Starting Rate: Band 3 - $25.29 - $27.8 2

Benefits: Summary

Closed Date: February 20, 2024, 5:00 PM Arizona Time

Position Summary:

The Trade Specialist 2, HVAC performs heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) maintenance, repair, and replacement. Troubleshoots the Energy Management Control System (EMCS) for operational needs. Schedules, performs, and reports on a wide variety of central plants and unitary HVAC systems. Coordinates with internal and external stakeholders to address needs of the various campuses to optimize equipment relating to the central plant and multiple units of the HVAC system.

The work schedule for this position is flexible and may include working evenings, weekends, on call rotation and local travel.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Schedules, performs, and reports central plant and unitary HVAC work duties. Coordinates with other staff, vendors, and inspectors to meet the operational needs of the various campuses.
  • Performs preventative maintenance of all central plant equipment including chillers, boilers, pumps, cooling towers valves, and electric actuators.
  • Monitors, adjusts, and repairs a wide array of energy management controls systems including informational technology remote monitoring systems.
  • Services and maintains all air handler and air filtration systems. Adjusts belt tension and alignment and regularly changes filters to maintain clean coils and air delivery to the space intended. Inspects and lubricates bearings, valves, and actuators that control chilled and hot water delivery through the interconnecting pipe.
  • Monitors, troubleshoots, and maintains Energy Management Control Systems (EMCS).
  • Coordinates, conducts, and assists outside vendor work and equipment inspectors to assure adherence to scheduling, safety, and performance guidelines.
  • Provides first line onsite support for HVAC when campus needs arise and supports the roving HVAC crew.
  • Maintains and adjusts facilities maintenance and repair operating scheduling and tracking system.
  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor

Job Requirements:
  • High school diploma or GED and
  • Vocational or technical training in HVAC maintenance and
  • One to three years of related journey level trade experience and
  • EPA certification/license and
  • Valid Arizona driver license
  • An equivalent combination of certification, education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above
  • Three to five years of related journey level trade experience
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Knowledge of skilled trades expertise required to complete assigned responsibilities for the position
  • Journey-level central plant and commercial direct expansion equipment maintenance and repair
  • Basic repair and maintenance of a variety of commercial facility systems, including basic
  • mechanical/electrical systems and basic construction
  • Use of computers and applicable software applications
  • Basic inventory and record keeping
  • Read blueprints, schematic drawings, and/or construction drawings
  • Principles of estimating job materials and work hours
  • Leadership, managerial and supervisory principles
  • Skill in effective communication (both written and oral)
  • Skill in performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature
  • Skill in HVAC maintenance
  • Ability to adapt and maintain professional composure in emergent and crisis situations
  • Ability to operate relevant equipment required to complete assigned responsibilities for the position
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance principles and practices
  • Knowledge and application of organizational and time management principles
  • Attention to detail, comfortable with working on repetitive tasks with a high level of accuracy
  • Skill in positive, productive, and flexible customer service
  • Skill in problem solving
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective and positive working relationships
Physical Requirements: : Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an non-traditional work setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, balance, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy (over 50 pounds) amounts of weight; to operate various equipment required to perform job; may be required to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. May be exposed to various hazardous conditions such as extreme heat, extreme cold, infectious disease, moving vehicles, electrical current, chemicals, tight spaces, or high places, moving mechanical parts, etc.

Vision: Ability to see in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Ability to hear in the normal audio range with or without correction

Heavy Work: Exerting force up to 100 pounds occasionally, 50 pounds frequently, and 20 pounds constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Incumbents may be working in areas with moving mechanical parts, electrified equipment, vibrations, fumes, compressed gases, flammable materials, dusts, poor ventilation, chemicals, extreme temperatures, low lighting, workspace restrictions, loud noises, working on roof tops or confined spaces, and travel.

Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as required for job, i.e. safety shoes, gloves.

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