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HVAC Technician Group IV Lead

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 15, 2024

HVAC Technician Group IV Lead

Primary Purpose:
The HVAC Technician Group IV Lead is responsible for the repair and maintenance of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, systems, food service, kitchen equipment and appliances.

Essential Functions:
  • Repair and maintain compressors, motors, pumps, blowers, refrigeration equipment, starters, VFD’s, boilers, chillers, pneumatic electronic, gas, steam, hydronic systems, and components.
  • Read and interpret schematics, blueprints, and technical manuals.
  • Direct the work of unskilled and semi-skilled helpers assisting in projects, assuring that proper safety practices are followed.
  • Provide on-the-job training to apprentices.
  • Coordinate work with customers project managers, other crafts and inspectors, inspects job sites and review detailed plans, drawing and oral directions to plan work.
  • Prepare detailed estimates including labor and materials and prepares list of materials.
  • Assist other crafts as needed.
  • Coordinate with architects, engineers, contractors, and other units in the department to complete mechanical projects.
  • Purchase requisitions and materials inventory for installation, maintenance, and repair projects.
  • Maintain accurate records on project and departmental work orders.
  • Respond to emergencies and implements repairs of campus buildings - emergency, weekend shift or after hours when other crafts are unavailable.
  • Plumbing: clear drains, repair water leaks.
  • Electrical: reset breakers, troubleshoot electrical malfunctions.
  • Structures: board up broken windows and doors.
  • Assist with mechanical, HVAC-R deferred maintenance needs of university buildings and make recommendations for necessary repairs and upgrades.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Five (5) years of experience in HVAC-R and/or plumbing, which includes three (3) years in a lead role.
  • Certificate of completion of a recognized apprenticeship, accredited trade school or the equivalent amount of experience and training comparable to journey level crafts, status in HVAC Controls or Building Automation. A credentials committee will determine equivalency of alternate training experience approaches.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Exercises a high level of independent judgement.
  • Reads and interprets plans, diagrams, drawings, instructions, programming books and text and related technical materials.
  • Job Planning and basic estimating.
  • Math is required for performing calculations related to HVACR controls other building automation, and recordkeeping.
  • Ability to interpret blueprints, diagrams and sketches.
  • Ability to read and write at an appropriate level and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
May require ability to stand or walk for prolonged periods of day. Ability to perform repetitive duties involving use of arms and hands, stooping, bending and kneeling. Ability to solder, braze and weld. Manual dexterity to perform duties assigned. Work is performed both in a standard office environment and outside areas in various weather conditions.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work performed during standard business hours. May work outside regular work hours to meet department’s business needs and deadline. Overtime is expected.

Requires Asbestos Physical and Respiratory Fit Testing.

Union membership required.

Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range: $38.90 per hour. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.


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