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HVAC Mechanic, Central Heating & Cooling

Purdue University Northwest
Hammond, Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 24, 2024

Job Details

Overview of HVAC Mechanic

This position is located on the Hammond Campus

The Central Heating and Cooling Department at Purdue University Northwest is seeking a HVAC Mechanic to join our team. The HVAC Mechanic is responsible for maintenance and operation of the campus HVAC and associated control systems. This position may travel to our Westville Campus.

  • $22.00/hour
  • Monday through Friday from 7:00am – 3:30pm
  • Subject to 24-hour callback for emergencies and needed coverage
  • You will receive compensation for using your personal cell phone as work phone
Duties and Responsibilities of HVAC Mechanic
  • Respond to any operational emergencies on campus during assigned shifts
  • Perform additional Facility Services (FS) work to support the following functions: mechanical, carpentry, electrical, roofing, grounds, and building services as require
  • Inform management of any additions or deletions that must be made to campus blueprints
  • Coordinate maintenance activities with members of the campus community
  • Assist management in the scheduling of outside contractors that may be required to complete projects on campus
  • Assist management of FS in preparing and monitoring operating indices for the division
  • Encourage FS staff to follow all safety procedures and programs
  • Coordinate and document the performance of preventative maintenance activities, in his/her respective field
  • Participation in the FS safety council desired
Benefits of HVAC Mechanic
  • Full benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Retirement, Life Insurance and more
  • Ten paid vacation days first year of employment
  • Ten paid holidays
  • University paid and matching contribution to retirement
  • University contribution to Health Savings Account –
    • Plus, a chance to earn more through participating in University Wellness Initiatives
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition remission for you, your spouse and dependent children at any Purdue campus
For more information on our excellent benefit package, please visit:

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community. We offer two campuses serving approximately 8,800 undergraduate and graduate students. At PNW, we value academic excellence, support growth, and celebrate diversity.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. You can have all the perks of a world-class city just a short drive away or enjoy the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Park and Lake Michigan just 15 miles away.

Education of HVAC Mechanic
  • High school diploma/GED
  • Journeyman certification preferred
Experience of HVAC Mechanic
  • Three years of work experience as an instrument technician, HVAC Mechanic or other related fields
  • Must have Technical expertise in the building control - pneumatic and direct digital controls, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning field
Core Competencies of HVAC Mechanic
  • Must have the ability to perform tasks using the Internet and data base query tools
  • Valid motor vehicle operator’s license
  • Must have the ability to understand basic heating, ventilation and air conditioning principles and control systems
  • Must possess good written and verbal skills in communicating with all members of the campus community
  • Trade specific journeyman certification required or equivalent experience may be substituted
  • The position requires the ability to organize, prioritize and perform under pressure in both a public contact and internal administrative capacity
  • Know and demonstrate techniques of using maintenance tools, repairing machinery and providing preventive building maintenance, when applicable
  • Ability to work from heights
  • Ability to troubleshoot or diagnose a problem and determine the best course of action
  • Ability to demonstrate teamwork and cooperation to resolve service issues, not just trade specific
  • Respond to after hour campus emergency situations
  • Must be able to provide feedback to improve performance of the entire crew and campus community, in general
  • Knowledgeable of Safety Rules and Regulations is a must
  • Demonstrate an ability to work well with people in a “team concept” atmosphere
  • Experienced in Microsoft Word and Excel in a Windows environment is desired
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 to 50 lbs. frequently, and up to 60 lbs. occasionally
Additional Information

Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check along with a motor vehicle records check if applicable.

Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana that is dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. Diverse, hardworking, and innovative, we’re where academic excellence meets real-world experience. At PNW, students from next door and students from halfway across the world come together to learn, grow, and connect.

At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

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