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Commercial HVAC,  27741

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
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Hiring Department

Campus Facilities Management, Health Sciences Campus Maintenance

Job Description

The UMKC Campus Facilities Management department is seeking an experienced, customer-service focused HVAC professional to join their busy team. Located on the Hospital Hill and Volker campus, this individual must be known for their positive, team-oriented attitude, and be able to successfully work with frequent interruptions, while meeting deadlines and producing high-quality work. Successful applicants will have outstanding 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
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, as well as five years actual HVAC work experience and training, including the equivalent of apprenticeship or vocational training.
  • Ability to read blueprints, plans, drawings, and wiring diagrams.
  • A valid driver’s license is required
  • Skill in maintenance and use of HVAC tools, equipment and materials.
  • A person working in this classification will need on a daily basis, to be able to:
    • Grasp, lift, maneuver, rotate, and otherwise use small to large trades tools and equipment.
    • Grasp, lift, carry, and set down heavy (50-80 lbs) objects.
    • 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.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Three 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.
Full Time/Part Time

Full time position.


$18.38 - $24.36/hour, commensurate with experience and qualifications.


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

There is two openings, one on the Hospital Hill Campus and one on the Volker Campus.

Application Deadline

Position is open until filled. Review of applications to begin immediately.

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on our careers page.

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