HVAC/Refrigeration Systems Technician

Employer
Phillips Exeter Academy
Location
New Hampshire, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Nov 3, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Purpose

This position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of campus heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Primary duties include preventive maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting of mechanical systems, and programming, installing and troubleshooting HVAC System Equipment / Controls, Building Automation controls, and energy management systems.

Key Accountabilities
  • Function as the primary technician and subject matter expert for HVAC systems and controls.
  • Maintain inventory of mechanical systems and develop preventive maintenance programs utilizing a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)
  • Operate and maintain all computerized, microprocessor, electronic, and pneumatic based controls, ensuring proper operation to ensure a safe and comfortable indoor environment for the Academy community
  • Monitor the performance of controls and systems – provide analysis and troubleshooting and perform repairs and modifications
  • Lead and perform installation, repair and preventive maintenance on all campus HVAC equipment
  • Develop and implement solutions to building heating/cooling/air quality issues
  • Assist in developing and implementing standards and specifications for the construction, operation and maintenance of automated building systems
  • Review plans, specifications, and technical submittals and provide input to the project team during the design phase of projects
  • Assist in project turnover and final testing and commissioning of mechanical systems and controls.
  • Assist in evaluating the effectiveness of current energy management strategies and building automation controls
  • Participate in the evaluation and selection of new and replacement hardware and software for automated building systems
  • Provide support to plumbers, electricians, and carpenters as needed with a scheduled “On-Call” rotation
  • Lead and assist IT and Network infrastructure/IP based Networks throughout campus with regards to HVAC and Refrigeration equipment/systems.
Computer and Other Qualifications for Position

Knowledge and familiarity with Apple iPhones that are utilized on campus. Computer literate and ability to operate Preventative Maintenance System that is used on campus. Familiar with Microsoft Outlook for sending/receiving emails, use of the calendar, and contact lists.

Degree of Independent Action Performed

Incumbent will exercise a high degree of initiative and autonomy and work under the guidance of the Mechanical Systems Manager, but will be expected to work without direct supervision, exercising considerable independent judgement and initiative in completing work for assigned buildings.

Direct/Indirect Reports

No direct reports

Internal & External Contacts



Frequent contact with FM managers and personnel, PEA administration and academic offices, faculty and staff. External contacts could include pool chemical suppliers, HVAC contractors, prospective students, parents, alumni, State of NH regulators, visitors, and local community members / neighbors.

Position Requirements

Skills & Knowledge
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency in all aspects of Academy life
  • Learns, and adheres to all safety rules and academy safety policies.
  • Communicates well and collaborates with other department leaders across campus.
Experience
  • A minimum three years as a technician in HVAC systems installation, operations and maintenance, including direct experience with a computer based controls and energy management program required.
  • Knowledge of and experience with building automation controls similar to those currently in use within the Academy is preferred.
  • A working knowledge of mechanical operations and hands-on HVAC maintenance, including electrical, electronic and pneumatic control equipment, steam and hydronic heating systems and air conditioning systems required.
  • Strong refrigeration systems experience preferred
  • DDC control experience is required.
  • Familiar with Andover Controls strongly preferred
  • Proficiency with computer applications required.
  • Able to troubleshoot and Diagnose HVAC/Refrigeration systems.
Education
  • Associate's Degree preferred, preferably in HVAC technology or a related field.
  • EPA Section 608 Certification
  • Formal specialized training in DDC (Direct Digital Control) controls required.
Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  1. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  2. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example using a keyboard.
  3. Communication skills using the spoken and written word.
  4. Ability to see with normal parameters.
  5. Ability to use a visual display terminal with continuous wrist movement on a keyboard.
  6. Ability to hear within normal range.
  7. Ability to lift and transport up to 60 lbs without assistance.
  8. Ability to climb stairs, ladders and scaffold and work at heights.
  9. Ability to work in confined spaces.
  10. Ability to work in extreme hot or cold conditions.
  11. Ability to wear personal protective equipment as appropriate for the assignment.
Additional Requirements
  1. Successfully complete a criminal background check (reviewed every 5 years)
  2. Clean Driving record (reviewed annually)
  3. Will be required to wear personal protective equipment as appropriate for the work assignment.

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