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HVAC Technician, UMKC Campus Facilities

Employer
University of Missouri Kansas City
Location
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 19, 2024

Job Details



Hiring Department

UMKC Campus Facilities Management (CFM)

Location: UMKC Health Sciences Campus

Job Description

The UMKC Campus Facilities Management (CFM) team is seeking an experienced, customer-service focused HVAC Technician to join our team. Our team supports both the UMKC Volker Campus which is just south of the Country Club Plaza as well as the UMKC Health Sciences campus which is part of the UMKC Health Sciences District in downtown Kansas City. As a UMKC employee you will belong to an engaged and diverse community. There is never a dull or typical day on campus as we have a wide variety of buildings that range from over 100 years old to just under 2 years old, and some of our most iconic buildings have great history in Kansas City, for example Scofield Hall. This job could be the refreshing change and new opportunity you are looking for – apply today!

We are seeking an individual who is known for their positive, team-oriented attitude, and who is able to successfully work with frequent interruptions, while meeting deadlines and producing high-quality work. Successful applicants will have excellent communication skills, be able to take instructions, and troubleshoot and come up with good resolutions.

Duties include but are not limited to:
Install, repair, and maintain HVAC systems, including hot water and steam heating systems and chilled water cooling systems
Perform preventative maintenance procedures on HVAC pneumatic, electric, electronic and DDC control systems; diagnose control problems and overhaul, either individually or as part of a team, various building pneumatic, electric, electronic and DDC control systems
The individual in this position must be committed to top quality customer service. This is a busy campus, with public contact, and many customers who are seen on an ongoing basis. This person must make a strong, professional first impression, and establish strong, positive rapport with customers.
Due to necessary fluctuations of workloads in the skill area, an incumbent in this class may be required to perform duties outside his/her trade area, which may include plumbing and electrical duties. Normal safety requirements, scheduling and the most efficient use of staff and equipment are taken into consideration in such assignments.
Utilize testing equipment to check controls and to balance air flow.
Read blue prints, plan drawings, and writing drawings in order to complete assignments.
Perform sheet-metal work and duct and diffuser installation.
Operate and maintain centrifugal chillers and steam absorption chillers.
Clean, maintain, safely operate and properly store all tools and equipment.
Observe and enforce all safety requirements related to equipment operation.
Must be able to work outside in cold and snowy/icy conditions
Other duties as assigned

Shift

Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; occasional nights and weekends, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary.
  • Five years actual work experience and training, including the equivalent of apprenticeship or vocational training, in the trade.
  • Ability to read blueprints, plans, drawings, and wiring diagrams.
  • Skill in maintenance and use of tools, equipment and materials of applicable trade.
  • Ability on a daily basis to:
  • Grasp, lift, maneuver, rotate, and otherwise use small to large trades tools and equipment
  • Grasp, lift, carry, and set down heavy objects (50-80 lbs.)
  • Grasp, turn, twist, pull, push, lift, and otherwise move equipment, controls, parts, etc. Visually assess maintenance, construction and repair needs
  • Climb and work from ladders, stairs, and scaffolding
  • A valid driver's license is required
Preferred Qualifications
  • Three or more years of experience installing, repairing and/or replacing pneumatic, electric, electronic and DDC heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) control systems according to design drawings and/or specifications.
  • Experience with Honeywell control systems.
  • Experience with heat pumps
Anticipated Hiring Range
Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately; position will remain open until filled. Apply today!

Community Information

Kansas City offers the best of both worlds—a vibrant, urban community with Midwestern appeal. The city’s rich history and its modern-day, innovative thinking come together to create an eclectic group of neighborhoods that offer a little something for everyone. From thriving arts districts, an energetic downtown nightlife, casual to upscale shopping and champion sports teams, you will have no problem making yourself at home. Of course, one of Kansas City’s biggest claims to fame is its food, especially its world-famous barbecue. Foodies will delight in the culinary scene found throughout the city. Ranging from award-winning chefs to cozy pizza joints, Kansas City definitely is not lacking any flavor.

UMKC’s campuses are conveniently nestled in the middle of all the action. Volker Campus is just minutes from the legendary Country Club Plaza, perfect for shopping or restaurants for lunch or after-work happy hours. Surrounded by hip neighborhoods and eateries, the Health Sciences Campus is located downtown near University Health Truman Medical Center and Children’s Mercy Hospital.

UMKC is proud to be “Kansas City’s university,” and the campus and its people celebrate all the characteristics of the surrounding community. To learn more about life in Kansas City and find more resources, visit VisitKC.com.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/hr/eeo or call Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 816-235-6910.

Company

UMKC

The University of Missouri-Kansas City, one of four universities of the University of Missouri System (UM System), is a doctoral research-intensive public university offering traditional and interdisciplinary programs. The University is designated as a high research activity university by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is home to 13 colleges and schools; indeed, few urban universities have the depth and breadth of disciplines (ranging from medicine to the performing arts) offered at UMKC. The University enrolls more than 16,000 students, coming from 48 states and more than 95 countries, in more than 125 academic areas. The student population includes 47% undergraduates, 31% graduates and 22% dual-enrolled HS students. Providing a stimulating classroom experience is paramount at UMKC. The institution’s diverse and international faculty hold doctorates or the highest degree in their field at an impressive 83%. UMKC has earned national and international recognition for the quality of its faculty, students, research and community leadership.

UMKC VISION
UMKC aspires to be an exemplary public urban research university of the 21st century, pursuing excellence as a human-centric learning and discovery community, fostering equity, diversity and inclusion to enrich the lives of the people and region we serve.

MISSION STATEMENT
As an urban research university, our mission at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is to promote learning through the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge of public value across a broad spectrum of disciplines and fields of study. UMKC celebrates the individual and embodies diversity and inclusion by intertwining these goals with innovation to enable transformational impact aimed at bringing cultural, social, health, and economic prosperity to the metropolitan, regional and global communities we serve.

KANSAS CITY INFORMATION
The University is located in a Kansas City metropolitan area that is among the most entrepreneurial cities in America with a population of more than 2.4 million and a diverse portfolio of industries and businesses. Home to a diverse base of corporate centers, high-tech firms and prominent non-profits, Kansas City is an inspiring example of 21st century economic transformation, with UMKC sitting at its heart. From thriving corporate headquarters such Garmin to tech startups such as ZOLOZ and ShotTracker, KC’s business community is strong.

Kansas City offers the best of both worlds—a vibrant, urban community with Midwestern appeal. The city’s rich history and its modern-day, innovative thinking come together to create an eclectic group of neighborhoods that offer a little something for everyone. From thriving arts districts, an energetic downtown nightlife, casual to upscale shopping and champion sports teams, you will have no problem making yourself at home. Of course, one of Kansas City’s biggest claims to fame is its food, especially its world-famous barbecue. Foodies will delight in the culinary scene found throughout the city. Ranging from award-winning chefs to cozy pizza joints, Kansas City definitely is not lacking any flavor.

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