HVAC Mechanic/Controls Technician

Fairfield University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 13, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

DEPARTMENT: Facilities Management Department

BASIC FUNCTION: Performs routine repairs and provides preventative maintenance on all heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment; possesses familiarity with and ability to read electrical and mechanical drawings and is familiar with low voltage controls, motor controls and DDC controls; responsible for the cleanliness and safety of equipment in designated buildings; completes documentation; provides backup support and interacts with various supervisors.

UNUSUAL WORK CONDITIONS: Work on roofs and climb ladders. Must be available for emergency call-ins. Must operate a motor vehicle. Capable of working alone and able to lift reasonable amounts of weight with no physical restrictions; must cover any shift due to vacation and/or illness.

There are 3 openings. Scheduled days of work – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday / scheduled days off Thursday, Friday; followed by scheduled days of work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday / scheduled days off Saturday, Sunday.

2nd shift is 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

3rd shift is 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.


EDUCATION : High School diploma, some trade school preferred. Connecticut State HVAC license required D2.

EXPERIENCE : Experience in a systems-oriented environment with some limited exposure to servicing; familiarity with tools and instruments related to HVAC industry. Demonstrated knowledge of electrical techniques; ability to read floor plans etc. Possession of EPA, OSHA or state licenses or certifications is desirable. Must have a valid State of Connecticut driver’s license in good standing and be in good physical condition.

REPORTS TO: Supervisor HVAC, Controls


1. To perform routine repairs and provide preventative maintenance

on all heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment located in campus

buildings, dormitories, townhouses, apartment complex and the Central

Utilities Facilities complex. This involves:

- maintaining air handling units with filter replacements, pneumatic controls, exhaust fans, etc.

- familiarity with and ability to read electrical and mechanical


- familiarity with low voltage controls and motor controls; familiarity

with DDC controls (e.g., Alterton and Carrier Comfortworks),

- ensuring the adequate operation, temperature, pressure and safety

of equipment,

- notifying supervisor of any abnormal pressures and temperatures

before adjusting,

- interacting with contractors as needed.

2. Assist on installations of new or repaired equipment utilizing knowledge of electrical and mechanical techniques.

3. To be responsible for the cleanliness and safety of equipment rooms in

designated buildings.

4. To complete appropriate documentation. This involves:

- assessing and completing requisitions on supplies needed for


- maintaining and logging accurate records on malfunctions and


5. To provide backup support if the Manager of Energy Services, Plant

Systems Control Supervisor and Assistant Operations Supervisor are absent.

6. To interact with the Assistant Operations Supervisor and Plant Systems

Control Supervisor on major equipment problems and recommending

corrective action.

7. To participate in the growth and development of the department. This


- participating in regularly scheduled staff meetings and attending

seminars as needed,

- promoting an image of efficiency and courtesy throughout the

university community and consistent with the department’s mission,

- providing recommendations on system modifications, upgrades,

policies and procedures.

8. To promote safe and secure working conditions. This involves:

- promoting the proper utilization of equipment and materials,

- reporting immediately to supervisor any unsafe working conditions.

9. To perform other related duties as dictated or directed by responsibilities.

Duties may be changed and/or be added at any time.

This position is based at Fairfield University’s Fairfield, CT campus.

40 hours a week at $32.00 hourly


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the

general nature and level of work performed by employees within this

classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


Facilities - Union

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

Load a resume or CV first, then upload supporting documents including a cover letter at the bottom of the third page under the "My Experience" section where it says to upload a Resume/CV. You will be able to upload up to 5 other documents in this section. You will be unable to edit your application, so please have all documents available before applying. Faculty Positions : If you need to upload more than 5 documents, please either combine them to upload or email the additional documents to the applicable contact in the job description. Staff positions : If you need to upload more than 5 documents, please either combine them to upload or email them to hr@fairfield.edu

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