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HVAC Technician - Facilities and Engineering

The Citadel
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 9, 2024

HVAC Technician - Facilities and Engineering

Job no: 496520
Work type: Full Time Permanent - Staff
Location: Charleston
Categories: Facilities/Grounds
Payscale: Band 5

Job Responsibilities:

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina is accepting applicants for a HVAC Technician in the Facilities and Engineering Department. This position is responsible for the following:
  • Repair maintenance of all campus Mechanical, Air Conditioning, Heating, & Ventilation systems and refrigeration equipment, ice machines, walk-in cooler & freezers, kitchen equipment, dishwasher & cooking equipment, & computerized energy management systems.
  • Performs Preventive Maintenance on all HVAC and auxiliary equipment.
  • Assists in making repairs to all air conditioning and chiller systems; chill water pumps and cooling to water pumps, cooling towers, hot water, and steam heating systems, mechanical systems and associated equipment.
  • Responsible for operating energy management systems; as well as works on low and high voltage control systems which are parts of HVAC equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must have a high school diploma and four(4) years of experience in mechanical trades field or four years in the Mechanical/Electrical trades area. Must be certified in Refrigerant Transition & Recovery.

Knowledge required in the operation and maintenance of: industrial rotary screw, centrifugal and ice storage, chilled water systems ranging from 100 to 350 tons; hot water and steam heating systems; commercial and residential refrigerant, split air conditioning systems, gas package unit heaters and heat pumps ranging from 1.5 to 120 tons; residential gas appliances; refrigerant equipment, and other auxiliary equipment including but not limited to commercial galley and kitchen equipment. Must be capable of: reading blue prints, drawings, and electrical schematics and be able to demonstrate a proficiency at brazing and soldering of piping and tubing. Must understand and repair chemical feed pumps. Take water sample of PH levels. Add chemical as needed. Have open communication skills. Continuing education of CFC refrigerants and future alternatives and safety standard.

Work independently or as a team, with limited supervision, using oral or written instructions. Work conditions subject to 24 hour emergency callout on evenings, weekends, and holidays, including extreme weather and climatic conditions of humidity, heat and cold. Must be capable of: repetitively lifting objects weighing 50 pounds to waist height and transporting a distance of 10 feet; working off roofs, scaffolds, ladders and platforms at high elevations up to 100 feet off of the ground.

Additional Comments:

The Citadel is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual, or group of individuals, on the basis of age, color, race, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, pregnancy, national origin, genetic information or veteran's status in its employment practices. The Citadel has a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment. We encourage applications from minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Benefits of Working at The Citadel
  • Extensive Health Plans
  • Great Retirement Options
  • Tuition Waiver Program
  • Tuition Exchange Program for dependents
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Discounts
  • Isle of Palms Beach Club
  • Swain Family Boat Center
  • Community Service Opportunities
  • Read more about our benefits, on our HR website

  • About The Citadel College

    The Citadel, also known as the Military College of South Carolina, is a public senior military college located in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1842, The Citadel has a rich history and educational reputation. With our current location on the banks of the Ashley River in downtown Charleston, you are close to great restaurants, shopping and much more. Ranked #1 Public College in the South (U.S. News & World Report, 2022) for schools with up to a master's degree, the opportunities are endless.

    There are about 2,300 undergraduate students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Out of the Corps of Cadets, 1 out of 3 graduates earn a military commission. Students can choose from 31 Majors, 57 Minors, pre-health professions, and pre-law (a concentration in political science). The 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio guarantees students a quality education. Another 1,000 students attend the Graduate College, evening and online programs.

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